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Staying Grounded Amidst Uncertainty

Date: Friday - May 08, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: eSeminar

Online via zoom, led by Dave Mochel
Target Audience: Everyone


In this interactive eSeminar, educator, neuroscientist and mindfulness expert Dave Mochel helps people learn to respond peacefully and powerfully to anxiety, stress, challenge, and change. Participants will be provided with specific, research-supported strategies for remaining grounded and resourceful in the midst of uncertainty. We will discuss the cultivation of acceptance, compassion, and confidence and their positive impact on how we experience the world, and how we can help our students in their current online experience. There will be time for discussion, Q & A. 

Included in the session is a short ebook with strategies for incorporating these practices into daily life. 

Dave Mochel, a frequent leader at NYSAIS conferences and institutes,  has done extensive mindful self-regulation training with thousands of faculty, staff, parents, and students. After a twenty-year career teaching neuroscience, human development, and mindfulness in independent schools, he founded Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting. His clients have included VAIS, ISACS, ISAS, NYSAIS, Colorado Academy, Heritage Hall, The Urban School, Albuquerque Academy, The University of Wisconsin, Subaru, Bank of America, and The Federal Reserve Bank. He has served as a lecturer at Stanford’s School of Health and Human Performance and holds degrees in biology,  geology, and Humanistic and Multicultural Education. You can watch his TEDx Talk here.

Feedback from past participants:
"Really powerful! I learned that a meaningful experience is possible despite being virtual."
"Great self-care strategies in this crazy time."

NYSAIS member schools - $25.00

Non-members - $50.00

Register here

Registration closes 1 hour before the start of the event.

Be sure to enter all attendee email addresses correctly.

The Zoom link for this eSeminar will be sent in the confirmation email after you finish the registration process. Please do not consider yourself officially registered until you receive the email.

This eSeminar will be recorded and provided to registrants. It will be available to others on our website one month after the presentation.

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