Mental Health and Wellness

Shmirat Haguf v’Hanefesh Caring for the Teen Body, Mind and Soul

Parent-Teen Mental Health Summit

Parent-Teen Mental Health and Wellness Summit: Speakers and their Bios


9:15-9:30 am: Registration
9:30-9:55 am: Welcome (Sanctuary) – Rabbinic Intern Julie Bressler & Rabbi Paul Kipnes
10:00-10:25 am: Taste of Wellness Options

  • Mindful Eating (Dr. Michelle McParland)
  • Mindfulness of the Five Senses (Dr. Danny Zamir)
  • QiGong (Julie Brams, LMFT)
  • Yoga (Jen Quick)

10:30 am-12:00 pm: Dr. Dan Siegel Keynote Address and Q&A
12:00-12:40 pm: Lunch
12:45-1:45 pm: Wellness Workshops

  • Whole-Child Parenting: Supporting Life-Ready Teens (Ryan Gleason)
  • When Strong Emotions Get in The Way (Estee Diamond, MS, LMFT)
  • Listening to Nature:  How Our Relationship with Nature Improves Our Physical and Emotional Health (Julie Brams, LMFT)
  • Talk Loudly and Talk A Lot: Story Sharing from a Parent, a Teen and a Psychologist–How to Get Through Tough Times (Debby Pattiz, Dani Pattiz, Dr. Gia Marson)
  • Stress Management and Wellness with (Carol A. Polevoi, LMFT, CBS, CPC)

1:50-2:00 pm: Closing (Sanctuary)

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