Why Mindfulness?

Many of us are living our lives out of sync to the natural flow of life.

We are either worried and fearing the future or either longing for or regretting our pasts, leaving us missing out on the truly extraordinary moments of everyday life.

We are stressed, tired and overwhelmed.

Mindfulness can help us to reclaim out innermost power resources to become more resilient, compassionate and present human beings……

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Cannot express enough gratitude for the 100+ educators who traveled from school districts all across Long Island who came together for the day to dive deep into the experiential practice of mindfulness. Every time we go deeper into our own mindfulness practice we are serving others. And as educators, “We Teach Who We Are”, so why not better tend to our own hearts and minds in order to better serve the hearts and minds of the youth that we teach ❤️ - Debbie DeBetta

A big thanks to @Lynbrookteachercenter for sponsoring the day of professional development.

Monday, November 20th, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
1 Merrick Ave, Westbury, NY
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This workshop session is dedicated to educators/administrators/coaches who are looking to create or deepen their personal Mindfulness practice. Understanding mindfulness from the inside out is imperative when working or teaching it to our students. This session will benefit all who are bringing forth mindfulness practices into their schools. This session will consist of formal mindfulness practice, discussion on the neuroscience and the mind-body-heart benefits and Q & A.

Saturday January 20th, 2018
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
1 Merrick Ave, Westbury, NY
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This day long workshop is designed to help support those who are looking to deepen their personal practice and bring forth more mindfulness-based practices to their students. This program will include formal mindfulness practice for the teacher and guidance of implementation into the classroom.

We will discuss, explore and investigate the most effective ways and that mindfulness is being utilized at all levels in education. We will also look at ways to overcome challenges and obstacles that we may face along the way.

This session will include discussion and sharing of resources that can help support mindfulness in the schools.

*Participants should have a prior basic-knowledge of Mindfulness of formal practice.

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  • MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress reduction: 8-week program
  • Mindfulness Workshops: tailored to individualized groups and specific needs of the client
  • Mindfulness Meditation Groups
  • Retreats: Daylong & Overnight
  • Private Client One-to-one individualized training
  • Stress reduction for increased health and wellness of the mind and body.
  • Increased Attention and Focus
  • More compassion & awareness for Self & Others
  • Improvement in overall sense of well-being
  • Taking the Mindfulness class with Deb has transformed my life as this practice nourishes my life. I have learned to be in the here and now by not rehashing the past and worrying about the future, thus decreasing anxiety. I have learned to do so with more kindness, compassion and self-acceptance.

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    • Maria,
    • Speech-language teacher
  • I recently took the eight week MBSR program with Debbie as a way to begin to integrate mindfulness meditation in a deeper way into my personal and professional life. Debbie brings passion, wealth of knowledge and personal commitment to MBSR and effectively conveys this in her teaching. Taking this MBSR program has helped me EXPERIENCE not just intellectually learn about the benefits of MBSR. The experience of carving out sacred time to just BE, to allow myself to simply LISTEN to what emerges from within has been invaluable. Among its many other health benefits, if you are looking to develop the ability to slow down and create space to tune into your intuitive self, I highly recommend MBSR.

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    • Joan,
    • Therapist
  • Mindfulness, instructed by Deb, has helped me to be more aware and calm and accepting of what is. This shift, through the practice of mindfulness, has brought me to increased peace and thus increased ease in life. The practice of mindfulness allows for deceased stress in being-It can help to allow for an increase in happiness! It is a game changer!

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    • Chris,
    • Teacher

Deborah DeBetta

Deborah DeBetta is a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) where she studied at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She studied under Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mind-Body Medicine and continues to deepen her understanding with silent retreats and continuing educational studies with Mindful Schools. Deborah is the creator and founder of Mindfulness Based Physical Education and teaches a year-long Mindfulness elective at Lynbrook High School, as well as other Mindfulness programs throughout Long Island. She holds a MA in Physical and Health Education, BA in Psychology and Special Ed/Elementary Ed, and 200hr Registered Yoga teacher.



"Paying attention on purpose, in a particular way, non-judgmentally"

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness
Mindfulness means a "waking up" to the present moments of our lives, where the beauty, richness and our inherent power lies.

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