Please Join us in Cambridge June 13th!  With Christopher Willard, Janell Burley Hofmann, Daniel Lauter,  Host Vanessa Gobes, Christa O'Leary and moderator Donna Soszynski-Lauter!

For everyone who wants to learn how to meditate or would like to better understand how mindfulness can help you be a more peaceful parent, teacher, person:

Please register for an AWESOME upcoming interactive workshop at M.I.T. covering this very subject, MASTERING MINDFULNESS AT HOME AND SCHOOL, SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 10-3:30 at M.I.T. in Cambridge.

Check out the extraordinary people leading the program:


Learn how to engage mindfulness NOW and 
practice peace all summer long!

(Doesn't that sound nice???)

Saturday, June 13, 10-3:30 at M.I.T.

Teachers, parents, and caregivers are invited to this experiential workshop on the teaching of mindfulness at home and in the classroom (K-12). This is an engaging, interactive experience for beginners and for those with mature practices.

June is the perfect time to start or reinvigorate your practice! Parents can engage mindfulness with children during long summer weeks  and teachers can use the summer to strengthen practices for a solid September start! Book a sitter, grab a friend or colleague, and make your way to M.I.T. for a class that can change your life and work.

The Stata Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

(Lunch break 12 - 1)


  • Participants will leave this workshop with:
  • teachable practices for stress reduction and compassion cultivation 
  • ideas for expanding mindfulness in your hometown or school
  • a network of professionals and parents doing similar work
  • online access to guided visualizations and meditations

Your enthusiastic team of presenters  

Christopher Willard is a clinical psychologist and educational consultant in the Boston area. He is the author of Child's Mind, The Mindfulness and Anxiety Workbook for Teens, and the editor, with Amy Salzman, of Mindfulness with Youth: From the Classroom to the Clinic. He lectures on the topic of mindfulness and meditation with young people in the US, Europe, and Asia, and holds teaching appointments at Lesley University, and Cambridge Health Alliance/ Harvard Medical School. He is on the board of directors of the Institute for Meditation and Psychology, and hosts their monthly Buddhist Psychology Lecture Series.

Chris leads us in discussion on healing teen anxiety and depression through mindfulness.

Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up. She is also a speaker and consultant on topics like technology, media, relationships and personal growth. Janell engages readers, clients and audiences in relevant and meaningful conversations igniting personal empowerment, awareness and purpose. 

In her workshop, this dynamic teacher fuses mindfulness and technology, showing you how to take back your hyper-virtual home or classroom.

Daniel Lauter has been facilitating workshops in mindfulness and meditation for over 30 years and is certified as an Integrative Music and Sound Practitioner in the field of Healing Arts. He runs a meditation club for high school students at the United Nations International School and consults for mindfulness practices and curriculum development for NYC area independent schools. Daniel holds a Masters in Educational Technology and is dual certified as a Technology Integration Speciaist and Music K-12. His compositions for meditation and yoga are published internationally by Mindvalley. In 2015 he released an iOS App Meditation DJ.

Daniel focuses his workshop experience on basic tenets of mindful breathing, seeing, listening, speaking, vibrating and teaching.

Vanessa Gobes (event organizer) is a mindful mother of four from Winchester, Massachusetts. She has walked her mindful talk through joblessness and depression, kitchen renovations and pint-size bullies, college tuition payments and last winter’s ice dams. She’s spent the past five years introducing parents, children, and public school educators to mindfulness as a practical way to manage chaos, reduce stress, heal the body, build self awareness, and foster compassion. 

In this workshop, Vanessa presents *doable* ways to stay true to your practice and fire up a sustainable mindfulness practice in your home or school. It's easier than you think! 

Click here for links to these presenters and to sign up!