Fall Mental Health Series #1

October 25th, 2017

Mindfulness for Youth: Removing Barriers to Connection and Community in Schools

October 25, 2017

Charismatic National Basketball Association (NBA) Sports Psychologist George Mumford will be featured at this conference and tell his deeply moving personal story and explain how mindfulness is a powerful tool to build resiliency and reduce stress. Adapting the practice of mindfulness in schools and law enforcement has the potential to bring calmness, self-regulation and focus into classrooms, families, and the community. Thank you to Enterprise Bank for the generous contribution to support this event. 


35 Warren Street, Lowell

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 Conference

COST: $50/members or $150/nonmembers

Special group rate for members: MPY members may bring up to 10 staff for $150. (Staff must register as a group to receive membership rate)

Speakers include:

  • George Mumford, The Mindfulness Performance Whisperer, Board President of Ivy Child, Inc.
  • Mitch Abblett, Ph.D, clinical psychologist
  • Jessica Morey, M.A., Executive Director, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
  • Rose Pavlov, Founder, President and CEO, Ivy Child International


Speaker Bios:

Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and is the Executive Director of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non-profit focusing on education and training at the intersection of mindfulness and treatment. For over a decade, he was the Clinical Director of a Harvard-affiliated special education therapeutic school in Boston. He maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice, speaks nationally and internationally, and has published several books about mindfulness, professional development, and family mental health

Jessica Morey, MA is the Executive Director of iBme. She began practicing meditation at age 14 on teen retreats offered by the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). She returned every year for 6 years and then participated for 10 years in an IMS young adult mentoring group. Jessica has attended longer retreats (1-3 months) in Asia and the U.S., and is the co-founder and lead teacher for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme). Before joining iBme, Jessica worked in clean energy and climate policy and finance at the World Bank, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Clean Energy Group. She holds a BA in Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth and Master’s degrees in Sustainable Development and International Affairs.

PDPs and CEUs

PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two linked conferences.  To earn PDPs, you must attend this event and its companion conference in the spring.  

NASW/MaMHCA are granting CEUs for the Fall Mental Health Series. 


Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 48 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.  Conference no shows are also charged a fee.  For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.

Accessibility and Accommodations

All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at Margie@mpyinc.org.



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