Speaking Engagements/Workshops/Trainings

 

August 31, 2016 – Lakeland School District Mindfulness Training Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 12.57.51 PM– Cheryl will be leading a half-day mindfulness training for the Superintendents and Administrators of Lakeland School District  This interactive workshop will give educators an introduction to mindfulness, the science behind it and how mindfulness is being used in schools and in classrooms to help children and teachers strengthen intra and inter personal skills, foster better coping mechanisms and offer students life-long tools to promote their health and wellness.  We will also discuss disticit-wide initiatives and programming for developing mindful programs district-wide.

 

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Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 3.49.02 PMSeptember 2, 2016 – Rye Neck High School Mindfulness Teacher Training.   Cheryl is pleased to be working with teachers, parents, students and administrators at Rye Neck Schools to develop a ditrict-wide initiative to bring mindfulness to the Rye Neck Schools.  We begin this year with a in-depth teacher training before the start of the school year.  Cheryl is thrilled to be working with dedicated teachers, staff, parents and students throughout the school year to bring mindfulness programs and initiatives that will help promote healthy habits of the mind, which include lowering stress and anxiety, sharpening focus and attention, and improving overall health and wellbeing.  

 

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October 27, 2016 – University of Pennsylvania Law School – Cheryl is excited to be teaching a class at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law with Family Mediation, LLP entitled Mindfulness and Mediation.  In all situations, but particularly helpful when working in conflict resolution, we can learn to become more aware of our own inner experiences and learn how to use our inner world to benefit our clients and create a more constructive process.  In this interactive class for law students, we will learn and experience tools of self-awareness and self-reflection, which can help us pay attention to our own emotions, thoughts and judgments.  Skillfully working with both our internal and external worlds, we can learn to best navigate each situation, be fully present with our clients and help parties determine their best course of action.

 

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Keep Calm & Carry On at Mamaroneck High School.  Cheryl is looking forward to continuing her work this year conducting workshops and grade-wide assemblies for high school students in the 2016-2017 school year.  As teens are facing greater demands on their time and attention than ever before, they have very little time to take a much-needed “brain break” during their busy week and simply breathe.  Cheryl is thrilled to be back at MHS leading classes and workshops to teach mindfulness tools to help teens lower their levels of stress, increase their focus and attention, and improve their overall health and wellbeing so they can thrive.

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June 6, 2016 – Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New
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 – Cheryl will be the guest speaker at the FDMC Continuing Education Series.   Join us to learn what mindfulness is and why it is an incredibly powerful tool to improve overall health and wellbeing.  In this interactive workshop, we will learn and explore the meaning of mindfulness and experience through short mindfulness exercises how we can lower our levels of stress, increase our focus and attention and improve our health.  Mindfulness can be a powerful tool in both our personal and professional lives, especially for those working in the field of conflict resolution.  In particular, mindfulness practices can help us become better listeners, deal with difficult people and situations, and let go of our work at the end of the day so that is does not filter into our home lives.

 

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Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 11.29.13 AMMay 23, 2016 – Ardsley High School. Cheryl is pleased to be the guest
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school where she will present an interactive workshop for parents and students on The Benefits of Mindfulness: How Parents and Teens can Use Mindfulness to Cope with Stress.   

 

 

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April 21, 2016 – Lakeland School District Superintendent’s Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 12.57.51 PMConference Day – Cheryl and her colleagues will be conducting mindfulness teacher trainings for 200 teachers from grades K-12.  These interactive half-day workshops will give teachers an introduction to mindfulness, personal practice in mindfulness, as well as an overview of the science behind these practices and how mindfulness is being used in schools and in classrooms to help children thrive.

 

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April 4, 2016Rye Neck High School.   Cheryl is pleased to be the guest speaker at Rye Neck High school where she will present an interactive workshop for parents on The Benefits of Mindfulness: How Parents can Use Mindfulness to Help Their Teens Cope with Stress.    Mindfulness: The word is everywhere, but what does it actually mean?  What are the benefits of Mindfulness?  How can we use Mindfulness to lessen anxiety, lower stress, sharpen our focus and attention and improve our overall health? How can we use Mindfulness as parents to help our children thrive? In this interactive presentation, we will explore the growing body of scientific evidence from the fields of mindfulness, neuroscience and positive psychology that show how mindfulness can help increase our focus and attention, lower our levels of stress and anxiety, and create more opportunities to add happiness to our days.  Cheryl will also share practical tools for parents on how to use mindfulness to help our teens relax, navigate the stresses of school and social pressures, as well as cultivate a greater sense of happiness, inner resilience and optimism.

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March 2, 2016 – Hillside Elementary School, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.  Cheryl will be speaking to the teachers and staff about the Benefits of Mindfulness in Education and How to Incorporate Mindfulness into the Elementary School Day.  

 

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January – April 2016  – Cheryl will continue this series  leading workshops on Meditation for Mediators, in which we explore ways to lower our levels of stress, focus our concentration and be more compassionate to ourselves and to others through mindfulness meditation practices.  We learn how mindfulness can be a powerful tool in both our personal and professional lives. This is a continuation of series in which we explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation for mediators and those working with dispute resolution. 

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January 13, 2016 – Family and Divorce Mediation Council of New York – Cheryl will be the guest speaker at the FDMC Annual Meeting and running a  mindfulness training workshop in which board members will explore how Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 3.51.33 PMmindfulness  can be a powerful tool in both our personal and professional lives to relieve stress, focus attention, and be more compassionate to ourselves and to others, which is particularly useful for those working in dispute resolution.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 3.53.30 PMJanuary – May 2016 – Murray Avenue School   – Cheryl conducts full-day Mindfulness Curriculum Teacher Training workshops once a month to work with teachers on mindfulness curricula and best practices to integrate mindfulness into their school days.  Cheryl also presented a workshop for the Teacher Aides on Mindfulness in the Classroom.

 

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November 6, 2015 –  Cheryl will be speaking at the opening of the Ardsley High School Wellness Center  to students and faculty about benefits of mindfulness practices to help reduce stress, focus and attention and add more joy to everyScreen Shot 2015-10-05 at 11.29.13 AMday life.

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November 3, 2015 – Mamaroneck Union Free School District Professional Development WorkScreen Shot 2015-11-07 at 12.05.57 PMshop – Mindfulness: What’s It All About?
As school districts are becoming more and more committed to social and emotional learning, Cheryl is thrilled to be a part of MUFSD Superintendent’s Conference Day focusing on wellbeing.  In this series of workshops, Cheryl will lead the staff through several mindfulness exercises, while explaining what mindfulness is, what the benefits of mindfulness are in our lives and in our schools, and how we can practice mindfulness in everyday life and in the classroom?  

 

 

 

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Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 11.35.53 AMOctober 2, 2015:  Cheryl will present How to Deal with the High Demands On Your Time and Attention – A Mindful Approach to Reducing Stress So You can Thrive ” for the Future Business Leaders of America’s Fall Business Meeting in Mamaroneck, New York.

 

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October – December 2015 – This fall, Cheryl will be leading a series of workshops on Meditation for for Mediators, in which we will explore ways to lower our levels of stress, focus our concentration and be more compassionate to ourselves and to others through mindfulness meditation practices.  We will learn how mindfulness can be a powerful tool in both our personal and professional lives. This is a four-part series on mindfulness meditation for mediators and those working with dispute resolution. 

 

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Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 9.06.09 PMIMG_4651February – March 2015 – Mindfulness at Work – 6 Week Mindfulness Lunch and Learn Program.  Cheryl presented a 6 week lunchtime series on how to use Mindfulness at Work in which she presented live workshops and webinars to over 100 participants each week on : Finding Your Focus and Calm; Mindfulness Tools to Help Lower Stress; Building Community, Cooperation and Teamwork; and Unleashing the Power of Creativity.

 

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Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 7.52.42 PM2013- 2014 and 2014-2105 School Year – Mamaroneck Union Free School DistrictMamaroneck High School  – Cheryl leads Learning to Breathe program for teens on stress management, and conducts lunchtime programs in which students can learn easy tools to lower their levels of stress, and increase their focus and concentration so they can thrive.

September 10, 2014 – Hommocks Middle School – Cheryl also presented to the middle school faculty on Tools to Introduce Mindfulness into the Classroom.  

January – May 2015 – Murray Avenue School  Cheryl conducts half-day Mindfulness Curriculum Teacher Training workshops once a month to work with teachers on mindfulness curricula and best practices to integrate mindfulness into their school days.  Cheryl also presented a workshop for the faculty on Mindfulness in the Classroom and Mindful Parenting Workshop to the elementary parents.

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February 26, 2015  – HarrisoScreen Shot 2015-09-09 at 7.38.43 PMn Central School District  –  Secondary School Teacher Workshops – An Introduction to Mindfulness in the Classroom.   March 19, 2015 – Harrison Central School District – Primary School Teacher Workshop – An Introduction to Mindfulness in the Classroom.  Cheryl led a two hour workshop for teachers on the science behind mindfulness in education, as well as tools that they can use in their classrooms to help their students keep calm, and thrive.

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January 7, 2015  – Rye School District Parenting LectureHow Can We Help Our Kids Manage Stress.  Cheryl presented information to parents on the benefits of mindfulness for our children and the neuroscience behind training our brains to lower our levels of stress and to increase our focus and concentration.  She facilitated a discussion among parents on how we as parents can help our children lower their level of stress and bring greater calm into our homes.

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December 2014 – Keep Calm & Carry On! Ardsley High School – Cheryl conducted workshops with high school students teaching  mindfulness practices to help them reduce stress and manage emotions so that each student can thrive in their busy lives.

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October 2014UJA Opening Breakfast  – Cheryl and Joanna were featured presenters at the opening breakfast in which they spoke on – What is Mindfulness? We all need some peace and quiet in our lives – more precious moments to relax and enjoy where we are and who we are with.  Learn how to capture some peace and stillness each day and stop the madness of our busy lives.  

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October 14, 2014 – SEPTA Special Education Parent Teacher Association’s –  “Lessons Learned on Coping with Anxiety” Panel Discussion – Cheryl was a guest panelist with other health and wellness professional at this district-wide evening workshop for parents in which they explored how we as parents can help our children and ourselves deal with the stress and anxiety of modern life.

 

 

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Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 10.16.21 AMMindful Parenting Group2bpresent and the Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center will combine the benefits of learning to develop a mindfulness practice with parenting support and education. The mindful parenting group will be led by experienced meditation and mindfulness instructors and a psychologist. The goal of this group will be to help you bring calm, clarity, wisdom and joy into your daily life. It is the practice of using self-awareness to know how to slow down, think, and make decisions that will help both parent and child live with greater ease and happiness.

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2bpresent continues to work in and around the New York Area speaking in schools, running corporate trainings and workshops, and holding private classes.    For more information, please contact us at info@2bpresent.com