Mindfulness + New World Symphony

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Regrets but this NWS concert has been postponed.

2019-20 NWS BLUE PROJECTS

NWS BLUE projects allow all Fellows to pursue musical activism based on their personal interests with their own original initiatives, from concept to execution. These special projects guide their continued development, while demonstrating music’s ability to have a positive impact on the community, and benefiting South Florida programs and businesses.

The 2019-20 season’s BLUE projects fall into three main categories: audience and community engagement, education and media, and will reach diverse audiences.

SOLO SPOTLIGHT: MUSIC AND MINDFULNESS

Monday, April 6 at 7:30 PM, SunTrust Pavilion

Fellows: Carson Marshall, Amelia del Caño, Eric Windmeier

Audience is guided through a series of sonic meditations during performances of works by Bach, Beethoven, Pauline Oliveros and others.

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

Fall 2019 Classes

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program

UPCOMING FALL 2019 MBSR PROGRAM Reduce the symptoms of physical, psychological or emotional distress.

  • Call 305-668-3590 to add your name to the Participants List. Space is limited.
  • Format: Eight 2-½ hour weekly classes, All-Day Retreat, audio files and Workbook.
  • Orientation: Thurs., Sept. 19, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Classes 1 – 8: Thurs., Sept. 26 – Nov. 14, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • All-Day Retreat: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.
  • Tuition: $600 (general public). Some scholarships are available for public school teachers.
  • Location: Meditation hall. Free parking.

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MBSR Grads program (new)

  • Evening MBSR Grads Group begins again Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:00 — 8:00 pm.
  • If you are a graduate of MBSR, please sign up by sending your RSVP email to Valerie York-Zimmerman at ijourney@att.net.

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Improved Mental Health Through Mindfulness-Based Programs

Judson Brewer,
M.D., Ph.D.
The Honorable
Steven Leifman
Patricia (Tish)
Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D

JOIN US in Miami for cutting-edge talks and a conversation with three exceptional national leaders in behavior, addiction, wellbeing, education, community-based treatment, and criminal justice.
DATES: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 2019

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Compassion Fatigue, Provider Burnout & Vicarious Trauma

FREE WORKSHOP

When: Jan. 9, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: United Way of Broward County, 1300 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Presented with the support of United Way of Broward County.

Gus Castellanos, M.D. is a retired neurologist that has been teaching mindfulness-based programs since 2009 to a variety of audiences including school teachers, first responders, military, inmates, treatment centers, medical students and the general public. He is certified to teach mindfulness by the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.

Register Now! Spots are Limited!

Bill Porter: Visiting China’s Poets of the Past

JOIN OUR FRIENDS from the Miami Meditation Center for a special evening with Bill Porter / Red Pine.

When: Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 PM – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Key Biscayne Beach Club

Bill Porter, who uses the pen name Red Pine, is an American author, scholar and translator of ancient Chinese texts and poetry. Following graduate studies at Columbia University, Bill traveled extensively throughout China and East Asia. Red Pine is the 2018 winner of the American Academy of Arts & Letters Thornton Wilder Prize for Poetry and Sutras.

This event is sponsored by the Miami Meditation Center.

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Tim Ryan to Visit Miami Classrooms to Raise Awareness About Violence and How to Develop Safe Schools and Mental Health

JOIN US NOW IN A CALL TO ACTION!
Support Mindfulness-Based Programs in Your School to Improve Mental Health and Reduce Stress, Bullying & Violence.

Berger Singerman Law Firm, 1450 Brickell Avenue #1900, Miami FL

Monday, April 23, 2018,  5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan to Visit Miami Classrooms to Raise Awareness About Violence and How to Develop Safe Schools and Mental Health

Tim Ryan with family

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News Release: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan to Visit Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Monday, April 23, 2018,  5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

U.S. CONGRESSMAN TIM RYAN, AUTHOR OF ‘A MINDFUL NATION,’ TO SPEAK ABOUT MINDFUL PROGRESS IN CITIES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, HALLS OF JUSTICE, and BUSINESS

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan speaking to voters

YOU ARE INVITED TO MEET CONGRESSMAN TIM RYAN (D-OHIO) WHOSE PUBLIC SERVICE IS FOCUSED ON:

long-term economic recovery and growth across the U.S.;
getting people back to work through innovative and high-tech initiatives;
a transformational approach to mental health across America;
Safe Schools that foster learning and healthy students;
a just and mindful approach to criminal justice and immigration;
long-term public policy for our future and environment;
and other important issues impacting our families and our community.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS INSPIRED WORK IN EDUCATION – HEALTHCARE – MENTAL HEALTH – CRIMINAL JUSTICE and BUSINESS WITH LEADERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

Prior to Reception in his honor, Representative Ryan will visit South Florida inner-city public schools to talk about Safe Schools – Importance of Mental Health – Ending Bullying, Aggression and Violence – Improving Learning Environments – Fostering Happy, Healthy Students.

JOIN US FOR MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE TO CONSIDER WHAT WE CAN DO IN OUR OWN MIAMI and FT. LAUDERDALE COMMUNITIES!

RECEPTION IN HONOR OF CONGRESSMAN TIM RYAN

At the home of  SHARON and MITCHELL BERGER
(Founder of South Florida Berger Singerman law offices)

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018,  5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

For reception details and
to make your secure online donation,
please make your contribution here.

Please R.S.V.P. to:
justinedwardbrennan79@gmail.com
to confirm your attendance.


Dr. Leonard Zimmerman and Valerie York-Zimmerman invite you to join us.
Together we can build “A Mindful Miami.”
Valerie York-Zimmerman
Web: MiamiMindfulness.com
Facebook:  MiamiMindfulnesstraining
e-mail: ijourney@att.net Tel.: (305) 668-3590

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Finding ‘Second Circle’: An Embodied Path to Power and Presence in Every Moment

Monday, February 13th, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Do you find yourself shrinking from valuable opportunities for connection or driving others away with unintentional intimidation? Based on the work of renowned British acting coach Patsy Rodenburg, this experiential workshop will show you how to inhabit “Second Circle,” a physical and attitudinal way of being that generates resilient confidence, creative power, and authentic connection.
Through safe and playful movement, breathing, and speaking exercises, we’ll learn how to return easily and consistently to this place of grounded, mindful presence. We’ll also see how we often inhabit the less productive spaces of “First Circle” (hesitant hiding) and “Third Circle” (overconfident overbearing) and how they each can prove useful or productive at limited times. Lastly, we’ll explore how Second Circle applies to mindfulness and body awareness in general.
Guaranteed to shift how you move in the world!
The Way of the Mindful Improvisor:
A Playful Path to Courage, Creativity, and Connection
Wednesday, February 15th, 6-9 pm
Modern research suggests that mindfulness makes a powerful tool for developing young people’s resilience, self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and performance in academics, athletics, and the arts. Growing evidence shows that improvisational theatre does the same.
Woven together, the two transform into a single, compelling cloth. Mindfulness gains a playful, interactive expression. Improv develops a well-grounded depth. Working in concert, they cultivate the kind of charismatic, creative, connected presence that helps kids—and teachers—respond artfully to the challenges of any given moment.
This workshop will offer participants a glimpse into the power of these combined traditions. Together, we’ll create a safe learning lab that uses experiential exercises to sharpen self-awareness and revitalize relationship with the outside world. We’ll train the muscles of playful attention, introduce the power of “Yes, and,” retrain our reactions to so-called “failure,” and learn to connect with ourselves and others more resourcefully. And we’ll do all that while laughing a lot.
Enrollment for this second workshop will be limited to 18 participants.
For More Information:
.b teacher training: www.animalearning.com/dotb
Mindfulness and Improv workshops: mindfulnessandimprovmiami2017.peatix.com

 

Or Contact Valerie York-Zimmerman HERE or call 305-668-3590