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3-Day Personal & Professional Development Course For Educators and Mental H...

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Yale Child Study

Cohen Auditorium

230 South Frontage Road

New Haven, CT 06511

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3-Day Personal & Professional Development Course

For Educators and Mental Health Professionals

Increase Awareness & Clarity

Build Connections for Success

Course Timing:

  • Friday, February 23 (6:00PM - 9:30PM)

  • Saturday, February 24 (9:30AM - 3:00PM)

  • Sunday, February 25 (9:30AM - 3:00PM)

After the initial 3-day workshop, in addition to receiving materials for home practice and offline support, graduates will be invited to attend an entirely free, two-hour weekly follow-up session to support the continued development and implementation of skills and techniques garnered in the course.


Yale Child Study, Cohen Auditorium,

230 Frontage Road, New Haven, CT 06511

The Educators and Mental Health Providers Meditation Course is a personal development program for educators, mental health providers, and other helping professionals. The initiative was born out of a collective desire to extend the benefits of our widely popular and much-appraised educator development workshop to specifically reach out to mental health professionals.

Targeted Course Benefits

  • Increased awareness and mental clarity

  • Improved ability to connect with colleagues, students, and clients

  • Mastery of stress management skills and emotional regulation

  • Enhanced workplace performance, job satisfaction, and overall well-being

Why Is This Important?

We live in a complex and changing world with increasing demands on and expectations for helping professionals. It is widely recognized that helping professionals make a key difference in the lives of others. Helping professionals are key to the success of our schools and communities. People who are drawn to helping others often put other people’s needs before their own. But in neglecting their own needs, they become more vulnerable to illness and everyday stresses.

By better equipping helping professionals and teachers to manage their stress and emotions, we can transform the daily experiences of those they assist. We know that helping professionals are stressing out, burning out, and turning over in their jobs at alarming rates, even those who are well-educated, trained at top institutions, and passionate about their work. Every day, science reveals more about the impact of stress on our lives as a primary cause of illness, low performance, depression, and reduced efficacy.

Course Components

This course is customized to suit the specific needs of educators, mental health providers, and other helping professionals. It includes the following components:

  • Interactive processes that improve client/group/classroom management, interpersonal relationships, and team spirit

  • Practical knowledge and life skills to eliminate counterproductive activity and enhance leadership ability

  • Revitalizing breathing techniques that increase energy and deeply relax and recharge the body and mind including research-based rhythmic breathing techniques and easily learned tension-releasing physical stretches and exercises

  • Recharge the body and mind in as little as ten minutes; people perform better when their energy is renewed, and the mind is refreshed

Course Objectives

  • Participants will be able to recognize the science behind stress/burnout and its effect on the mind and body.

  • Participants will be able to identify the connection between mind, body, and breath, as well as the role of breathing techniques in stress reduction.

  • Participants will be able to apply techniques and skills during the program to reduce stress in their lives, thereby allowing them to be more effective caregivers.

What Is SKY Meditation?

Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) has been reported to bring immediate, positive shifts in practitioners’ energy, clarity, and state of mind. SKY is a unique and effortless practice unlike anything taught in yoga classes.

SKY breathing meditation settles the mind into deep meditation by using the breath’s built-in ability to quiet the mind naturally, so practitioners slip into deep meditation without thinking about it. Practitioners do not have to focus, clear their mind, or watch their thoughts, and it is natural, easy, and contributes greatly to positive health outcomes. Even beginners can see results immediately.


Educators and mental health providers report that the course improves work–life balance, fosters greater ethics and integrity, boosts team morale, and promotes a positive attitude that supports a healthy learning environment.

Course Cost and Registration

The early-bird registration rate is $150 is available for educators, mental health professionals, and other helping professionals until February 8, 2018. This rate will then increase to $250. (This is a special disconted rate the regular course fee is $395)

The early-bird registration rate is $40 until February 8, 2018. This rate will then increase to $70 (This is a special disconted repeater rate the regular repeater course fee is $100)

Our Team

Dr. Deep

Dr. Deepmala graduated from Duke University in 2011 in psychiatry and then completed a pediatric psychiatry fellowship at the University of Arkansas/Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she worked as an assistant professor for two years before moving here. Currently, she works with MultiCare Behavior Health. She has experience in various areas of psychiatry—pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, research, administration, teaching, and public mental health initiatives. For the past two years, she has focused on the role of yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques in mental health. She has been trained in teaching the breathing-based meditation, Sudarshan kriya.

Denise Richardson, Senior Faculty, International Association for Human Values

Denise Richardson is a national leader in the human potential movement. She has over forty years of meditation experience, and she brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of the mind–body complex.

Denise is a senior faculty member with the International Association for Human Values, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides educational programs in stress management and self-development and undertakes service projects around the globe in the areas of conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, empowerment for women, prisoner rehabilitation, and organizational excellence.

She has taught thousands of people from all walks of life how to use breathing and meditation techniques to conquer stress and increase their capacity to bring positive energy into their daily interactions. She leads programs for people dealing with cancer or depression, as well as specialized programs for military veterans.

Juan Mosquera, Youth Empowerment Seminar, YES! Teacher, Eastern Regional Coordinator

Juan joined the YES! Team in New York full-time in 2014. A native Spanish-speaker with his roots in Colombia, Juan was raised in Ohio and attended Ohio State University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing. During his time in university, he served in several leadership positions and became very involved with Yes!, the college­-aged programs.!

Juan has a passion for serving youths in schools and has spent the last three years overseeing services for John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, Long Island, supporting school climate change through the curriculum, SEL practices, and working together with the committed staff toward a stress­-free, violence­-free school. He is now excited to bring programming back to the Midwest and oversee model school development as a regional coordinator.

Cynthia Randolph, Social Worker and Community Organizer

Cynthia Randolph, LCSW, is a Behavioral Health Program Manager for state of Connecticut. She graduated in 1983 from the School for International Training with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut. She has worked for the state of Connecticut for twenty-three years and has extensive experience working with youths and adults with severe mental health challenges.

For over thirty-seven years, Cynthia has studied and used various alternative modalities for healing in her own life and to help others. She seeks to empower mental health practitioners with alternative healing practices as an adjunct to conventional psychiatric treatment. She now teaches these techniques to youths and adults in her community. She also sits on the Connecticut State Board of the National Association for Mental Illness.

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