Video: “Mindfulness and Mental Health” with Runcie, Jennings, Brewer and Leifman.

“Mindfulness and Mental Health” discussion as part of “Mindful South Florida” event at The Biltmore Hotel in Miami on Dec. 6, 2019 hosted by Valerie York-Zimmerman and Gus Castellanos.

Robert W. Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, nation’s 6th largest school district including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Florida 2016 Superintendent of the Year. (intro by Knellee Bisram at 01:26 and starts at 03:05)

LAWRENCE FELDMAN represented the host city and district by welcoming the impressive community gathering and speaking briefly about mindfulness in Miami. (starts at 30:37)

Patricia (Tish) Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education. (starts at 0:39:57:00)

Judge Steven Leifman is an Associate Administrative Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami Dade County and Chair of the Board of the South Florida Behavioral Health Network. (introduced at 1:01:57 and starts at 1:04:37)

Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., psychiatrist, neuroscientist, internationally known expert in behavior and mindfulness training for addictions, researches mindfulness approaches that effectively help quell cravings of all kinds. (introduced at 1:39:13 and starts at 1:42:01)

Valerie York-Zimmerman guides the constructive momentum of the evening into a proposed #MindfulSoFla Coalition (at 2:21:34)