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Mindful Parenting Workshop: How to Be Less Stressed and More Loving at Home

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

In this two-hour workshop, Dr. Jonathan S. Kaplan, a clinical psychologist, and Ms. Bonnie Levine, an educator, introduce mindfulness and discuss its relevance to modern parenting. They guide participants through various exercises, including playful ones that parents can do at home with their children. Finally, they address common issues that arise when starting mindfulness practice.

As life gets faster and more complex, we find ourselves getting increasingly distracted and stressed.  We admonish our children to “Pay attention!”, yet struggle ourselves to put down our phones or engage with our kids more deeply.  Fortunately, there is a solution to these difficulties. Mindfulness (i.e., sustained awareness of moment-to-moment experience) has been shown to increase attention, improve physical health, and lower stress.  When applied to parenting and family life, mindfulness can improve relationships between family members by reducing emotional reactivity. 

About the Presenters:  
Bonnie Levine, M.S.Ed works as an elementary school teacher, Mindfulness educator and writer.  As a long time practitioner of yoga and mindfulness meditation she integrates these practices, in a secular manner, into the daily life of the classroom. As the founder of MindfulClassroom, Bonnie offers workshops for educators, school personnel, graduate students, adults and children.  She hosts a monthly drop-in group, Mindfulness for Educators, where like-minded people can practice together and share ideas.  She is working on a series of articles entitled, “What’s in your Mindful Toolbox?” which can be found at Bonnie can be contacted at

In addition to being the dad to two young boys, Dr. Jonathan S. Kaplan works as a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and adjunct professor in New York City.  His work on mindfulness has been featured in O. Magazine, NPR, BBC News, El Mundo, and other media outlets throughout the world.  He has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for 15 years, and wrote Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose in the Middle of It All.  His most recent, co-authored book, ACT and RFT for Relationships, examines love from the perspective of modern behavioral analysis.  For more information, please visit his website,

This event is sponsored by the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling at the New School for Social Research

Event Type

Workshops and Training


General Public


Creativity and Innovation, Education and Learning


The New School for Social Research


Psychology, Health, Wellness and Therapy



Tickets are $45 before June 1st and $55 after June 1.

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UV OK 05/16/14

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