Feeling like you are behind schedule as soon as you wake up in the morning?
Frequently overwhelmed with your to do list?
Having difficulty focusing on tasks, conversations, and everyday life events?
Feeling more and more stressed, losing sleep, anxious and/or uninspired by life?
Mindfulness training can help you manage many of life's difficulties by re-training your mind
to be present to what is happening right now!
You will develop this ability through simple skills you will learn from practicing them with Trish and eventually on your own. Being mindful helps you to build the ability to purposefully focus attention through your senses without judging your experience. This is a brain-based approach to managing your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Trish graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University, with a BS in Elem. Education. A mother of two grown young men, she has lived in the area for over 20 years.
She taught in the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District for 9 years. Formerly a third grade teacher at Dutch Neck Elementary School, she is trained and has taught hundreds of classroom children using the Reader's and Writer's Workshop approaches (Columbia University Teacher's College -TCRWP). While in the district, Trish was a cooperating teacher for student teachers and for juniors from Rider and Princeton University who were participating in practicum programs for their degress. She is trained in and utilized Responsive Classroom, a social emotional learning approach to classroom managment and educating children. She has been tutoring privately for the past three years in mathematics, writing, grammar, reading comprehension and organizational strategies for studying and managing homework assignments. She has recently completed a year-long certification program in Mindfulness Education Curriculum with Oakland, CA based Mindful Schools. She has taught mindfulness skills to adults, teens and inner city children ages 5-13. Trish has presented to CHADD and local PTA's about the advantages of implementing mindfulness into everyday life. Her whole-child approach to education and tutoring enable her to easily incorporate mindfulness into her academic instruction. For more information, visit her website www.trishthetutor.com.
Video: "Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman
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Mindfulness and Social Thinking - Perfect Companions
by Maura D. Fox, MS, CCC-SLP, NBCT
When Michelle asked me to write an article for Social Thinking I was more than willing to accept. You see, I found a tool that began as a journey of self-study, and has resulted in not only enhancing my life, but in transforming my teaching and the way I use the Social Thinking methodology. The tool is called mindfulness. Performance psychologist Abra Garfield (2015) explains, “mindfulness techniques stem from Buddhist practice of meditation originating about 2500 years ago. Mindfulness meditation was used widely for spiritual and intellectual development, to strengthen concentration, unlock human potential and reach a state of inner peace.” Mindfulness was introduced into Western medicine over 30 years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”