Studies continue to show that Americans are overworked and over-stressed. While we can’t always change our circumstances, we can find ways to cope with work-related stress. Total Action for Progress (TAP) aims to equip people with these coping methods through the first ever Mindfulness Conference this September.
This 1-day conference will be held on September 17th, 2014 at Virginia Western Community College. It is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the practice of mindfulness, strategies to use at work and in everyday life, and opportunities to practice applying these strategies to real life scenarios. People with high stress occupations such as those in the fields of health care, mental health, education, law enforcement, business, and human services are encouraged to attend.
Distinguished guest speakers will be:
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., a prominent psychologist, author and speaker who will share the scientific basis for mindfulness and how the practice of mindfulness can lead to lower levels of stress, improved performance, and a higher quality of life experience.
Linda Lantieri, M.A., an educator, author, and dynamic speaker who has been a pioneer in enabling teachers and their students to develop emotional intelligence through the use of social emotional learning strategies and mindfulness practice.
To register, visit https://registration.tapintohope.org/start.aspx and click on the Mindfulness Conference link. The cost of the event is $35 and includes lunch. Additionally, CEUs are available at a cost of $15 through Radford University for social workers, counselors, nurses, and educators. Payment for CEUs will be taken at the door the day of the event.
This event is sponsored by: Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Radford University Department of Counselor Education, Virginia Western Community College, Family Service of Roanoke Valley, Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley, Roanoke City Public Schools, and Total Action for Progress.