Panel Discussion for ‘Resilience’ – The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

This is a recording of an event on March 12th, 2022.

The audience screened the documentary film,

‘Resilience’ – The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

This film features an award-winning documentary about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). It was followed by five panelists discussing “wise actions” we can take to foster resilience and mindfulness in our communities.


Hon. Steven Leifman, previously served as Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida and is pioneering the innovative Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery (

Ashwin Mehta, M.D., Director, Integrative Medicine at Memorial Healthcare System (, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine, Integrative Modalities include Mindfulness.

Daniel Sheridan, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Children’s Bereavement Center (

Kimberly S. Ho Misiaszek, Ph.D. Clinical Director of UM Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (

Valerie York-Zimmerman, CFM UMass Certified MBSR Teacher, Founder of Miami Mindfulness ( and Mindful Kids Miami (, and a Founding Member of SFMC.