Sunday, September 21, 2014
10:00am - Noon
Parents are invited to observe the workshop, free of charge,
with a registered student.
The college interview, although a key element of the college
application process at many schools, is often not given proper
attention. This workshop will teach students critical interview
skills that will help them both in the college interview process
and beyond. This workshop will:
Teach students what they need to know about the interview
process--why interviews are important
Share the secrets of college interviews
Give students an opportunity to watch and critique mock
interviews by seminar leaders
Identify student's unique qualities and “hook” for their
Engage students in a mock-interview with one of their
classmates with an evaluation; identify areas for
Workshop Leaders: Kyrie Stillman and Peggy Marx from College
Interview Counselors (www.collegeinterviewcounselors.com)
Workshops for Peak Academic Performance
Research has identified powerful skill sets that help students
perform better, feel better, stress less and work smarter. The
Get Calm & Focus™ program teaches kids how to use attention
training, compassion based emotional regulation, and positive
psychology to cut through the obstacles that get in the way of
their best work. The students in these workshops will learn a
variety of evidence-based tools for immediate and long term
The program includes the Relaxation Response, a program created
at the Benson Henry Institute’s Education Initiative at Harvard
Medical School. Controlled studies of the Relaxation Response
curriculum showed higher GPA, increased self-esteem, decreased
psychological distress, better work habits, and better
Workshop for Middle School Students (grades 6-8)
8 Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23 and 30
$425 (includes course materials)
Workshop for HS Students, Section A (grades 9-12)
3 Wednesdays, March 19, 26 & April 2
$215 (includes course materials)
Workshop for HS Students, Section B (grades 9-12)
3 Wednesdays, April 9, 23 & 30
$215 (includes course materials)
Workshops will build resilience with:
The Science of Calm:
Basic neuroscience, brain evolution, and review of
research, pertaining to emotions, behavior, and change.
Compassion focused emotional regulation and positive
Examples include: Listening exercise, gratitude, and
compassion building exercises. Breath focus and body focus
using fun biofeedback tools.
Cognitive behavioral and problem solving skills:
Examples include: Positive reframing. Problem solving
tool: ©RASOR - Recognize, Analyze, Simplify, Organize,
BEGIN each session with a short focus meditation followed
by a review of the prior session with Q & A and discussion of
how the skills were useful in the past week in real life.
Topic: The science of stress in our body and the Relaxation
Response - taught with slides, videos, audio.
Experiential: Discuss stressful situations then guide
through a Relaxation Response.
Real Life Scenario: Discuss what happens during Exam
Introduce a New Tool: Guide through visualization for
Take home: Apply the new skill in the real world and
report back next week.
END each session with a mini intention meditation with a
fun emphasis on weaving the new skill into everyday life and the
neuroscience of habits; in other words, use it or lose it!
DISCLAIMER: Sessions as listed but not limited to:
live or video, lectures, group sessions, Extra Edge and phone
conversations are not intended to replace medical advice,
treatment or diagnosis of any health condition or disease. All
of the above services, verbal, written, or email interactions
with Juna Bobby, MD, are for educational purposes only and does
not in any way replace professional services for physical or
psychological treatment by a psychiatrist, psychologist,
appropriate caregiver or physician. By signing up for a session,
you acknowledge this disclaimer.
Instructor, Dr. Juna Bobby
"Dr. Juna Bobby has mastered both the scientific knowledge and
skill required to successfully guide others into resiliency. She
also possesses a rare depth of empathy that makes the process of
learning new skills a joy."
Baim, Clinical Director of Training, Benson-Henry Institute for
Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
(Get Calm & Focus is a program
adapted from the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
The ABC’s of
Through age appropriate case studies
(middle through high school), our speaker will share innovative
and out-of-the-box tips, tools and strategies to help students
manage their schedules, schoolwork, projects and life. Middle
school and up.
Speaker: Leslie Josel
Contact Lisa Itzkowitz, 472-3300, x275,