Introduction to Mindfulness and Social Work Practice: A One-Day Intensive

Instructor: Rev. Julie Novas, JD, LMSW

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00pm – 5:00pm

Course Code:  SWMINDSO

Room:  Silberman/318

Cost:  $210.00

Description:  When we take a moment and tune into our minds, we find that the mind is habitually oriented to the past or is focused on the future. The same is often the case for our clients. In this one-day, experiential introduction to mindfulness, we will learn ways to cultivate awareness of our thoughts, feelings and sensations to promote being in the present moment and opening up to experience as it is being known, moment to moment. The concepts and techniques shared throughout the day will support you in your professional practice and personal life. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a shawl or small blanket for seated meditation practice. All participants will receive a resource packet at the end of the intensive.

CE Hours: 6



Novas,Julie | JD | LMSW

Rev. Julie Novas  is an ordained interfaith minister, holistic health counselor, reiki master, social worker and attorney in NYC.  Currently, she works as a Mental Health Coordinator at a Community Health Center in NYC and is an Item Writer with ASWB. Julie is adjunct faculty at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, NYU Silver School of Social Work and advises students in the Health Advocacy program at Sarah Lawrence College. She has been practicing Vipassana (Insight) meditation since 2004. In 2017, Julie graduated from the Community Dharma Leader’s program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA and now teaches meditation at Mindful NYU in the role of Interfaith Chaplain and at NYC Insight Meditation Center. She engages the work with a focus on the intersectionality of oppression and examines structures and institutions through a holistic lens to promote individual healing and collective transformation.


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