Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Free Mindfulness workshop: Applied Neuroscience for Wellbeing

    Applied Neuroscience for Wellbeing
A workshop for all educators and administrators

“This is one of the most impactful things that I have ever experienced! I am so excited to take what I have learned and incorporate it into my own life! Thank you!!”
 - GT Teacher, Jefferson County School District  

Presenters: AnneMarie Rossi of Be Mindful 
            Dr. Phe Bach of C. Mindfulness

Friday: 11/04 from 4:15-6:15 PM PST
Location: Kim Quang Temple 
at 3119 Alta Arden Expressway, Sacramento, CA 95825
This workshop is FREE for all educators, administrators and parents in the CSCC and region 2.
Snacks and drink will be provided.
Give away free books.

Limited Space Available. Register NOW.  Just RSVP to
Training offered by Capital Service Center Council (CSCC)’s 
Instruction and Professional Development committee

About the presenters: 

AnneMarie Rossi.

In 2011, after more than 2 decades of mindfulness practice, AnneMarie founded the nonprofit organization Be Mindful. Our mission is to provide communities, regardless of their resources, with access to customized, highly qualified instructor-led, Applied Neuroscience and mindfulness courses, while contributing valuable research to the field.

AnneMarie has taught thousands of individuals of all ages and backgrounds the knowledge and tools necessary to transform their lives. From the world’s largest airline, Fortune 100 executives, first responder agencies across the United States, public school districts, Universities, homeless youth shelters, refugee centers, rescued sex trafficking victims and more. She is a sought after public speaker and has given much lauded Keynote addresses across the globe. Her TEDxMileHigh talk, “Why Aren’t We Teaching You Mindfulness,” has more than 400,000 views. In 2019, her collaboration with Colo. Sen. Rhonda Fields lead to the appropriation of $3 million for mental health services, including mindfulness training, in Colorado’s public schools.

AnneMarie is committed to engaging in rigorous scientific studies. She has served both as primary and co-investigator on multiple research projects in partnership with The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical school, The University of Denver, The University of Memphis, Eastern Virginia Medical School, The National Police Foundation, and The Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre. “Her most recent work, “The paradoxes of smartphone use: Understanding the user experience in today's connected world” was published on July 10, 2022 in the Journal of Consumer Affairs. 

AnneMarie graduated with Distinction as the Outstanding Undergraduate from The University of Colorado, with her BA in History with dual minors in Sociology and Educational Studies. She went on to obtain her Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Neuroscience with Distinction from King's College London. She has completed both the Mindful Schools curriculum training and is a certified Mindfulness in School (.b) instructor. AnneMarie is also the author of "First, Just Breathe: A Guide To Having Slightly Less Regret In Your Life." which has received much praise from readers. Earlier in her career, she was an award-winning stock trader and financial advisor. 

Phe Bach, EdD.
Dr. Phe Bach teaches Chemistry and Honors Chemistry at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento and is a lifelong learner and mindfulness practitioner. He is also a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and other Buddhist teachers. He has been teaching Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness in the classroom to educators in California since 2014, and he teaches classes for teacher preparation programs. He has been a Professional Development presenter with the CTA / Stanford’s Instructional Leadership Corps; a collaboration between the California Teachers Association, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford University (NBRC) since its inception. He founded C. Mindfulness LLC and is also a mindfulness instructor for Be Mindful. He is sharing mindfulness, self-care, and social-emotional learning with thousands of educators in the USA, mostly in the California Teachers Association. 

Furthermore, Phe has facilitated a variety of workshop topics across the academic curriculum, including educational pedagogy, management, educational leadership, and mental well-being. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, he then pursued the Ph.D. program in Bio-organic Chemistry and holds a Teaching Credential at UC Davis. Additionally, he earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University Sacramento and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University, with a concentration in Human Resources Development. He is a presenter and a contributor of academic papers in the USA and throughout the world, including Thailand, India, Spain, and Vietnam. The United Nations' Day of VESAK invited him to present in Bangkok, Thailand in 2015 and in Ha Nam, Vietnam in 2019. Furthermore, he is an advocate and a leader in his community.

During his free time, Dr. Phe Bach enjoys outdoor activities, sports, poetry, travel, and writing. He is married to Trang, has two sons, and resides in Sacramento. His contribution to the communities in Northern California enhances the mutual understanding, respect, and love that we have for each other. His input of mindfulness in teaching for youth groups, educators, and others enriches their life perspectives, school performances, and community harmony. Dr. Bach is a mindfulness practitioner and has been volunteering with the Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Association since 1995 and Buddhist Pathways Prison Project since 2011. He is also an author, a poet, and an outdoor enthusiast.

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