ARTICLE DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2017
“If we think about the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and how we experience life with ruminating thinking," says Ann Arbor Public Schools psychologist Mary Spence, "we consider focus and emotional regulation as a skill set that is of benefit to those who have the additional load of trauma on top of life.”
EVENT DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2017
We were delighted to see our 2017 February retreat filled to capacity. We offered a range of mindfulness, gratitude and compassion practices to cultivate stillness and self-care. One participant who attended all three of our retreats remarked, "It was the best one yet."
EVENT DATE: AUGUST 17 & 18, 2017
In this two-day workshop, 23 participants engaged in a morning of restorative practices followed by a day-and-a-half of learning and practicing specific mindfulness activities for use with elementary and middle school students. This workshop will be followed up with two hours of virtual group-based coaching sessions.
INTERVIEW DATE: JUNE 13, 2017
Rita Benn discusses the importance of mindfulness in education with Elaine Grohman on Empower Radio.
EVENT DATE: AUGUST 23, 2017