Erinn Beck LMHC & Pablo F Del Real
***This event will be live at Hanley. Masks are required as well as proof of vaccination. Socially distanced seating is limited to first 20 participants.****
Gen Z has been called the most anxious and depressed generation in modern history. More high school students are waking up to the necessity of intentional community for mental wellness. Pablo del Real and Erinn Beck, co-teachers of the Mindfulness Club at Atlantic Community High School since 2018, will lead a demonstration of a mindfulness club meeting — together with teens from the program.
The Mindfulness Clubs program serves high school students seeking personal growth beyond the standard school curriculum. Most high schools today don’t offer a class on how to manage difficult emotions, nor do they teach students how to train the mind, how to forgive, or how to relax. In short, high schools today are not designed to teach teens how to be a human being. Mindfulness Clubs teach this most basic need — being human.
The Mindfulness Clubs program started at Atlantic High in 2017. In 2020-2021 it was at four Title I high schools in Palm Beach County.
· Understand and explain the 4 spheres of awareness and conceptualize treatment plans for their adolescent clients integrating the 4 spheres
· Define mindfulness and meditation in ways that are accessible to adolescent clients
· Experience relevant mindfulness practices and understand how to use mindfulness with their clients
· Demonstrate an understanding of how group mindfulness increases emotional and mental resilience in adolescents
PABLO F. DEL REAL S.
Pablo is the Founder and Director of Education for The Way Mindfulness Education, a mental health and wellness company providing mindfulness education and practice to companies, groups, individuals, and students.
Pablo is also the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Programs for Soil and Soul, a nonprofit organization that has incubated over a dozen projects and programs in Palm Beach County, including the Delray Beach Children’s Garden, High School Mindfulness Clubs, Tiger Territory Education Garden, and the Interfaith Café.
In 2012, Pablo earned MLK Nonviolence Reconciliation Trainer certification (Level I) from Bernard LaFayette, PhD. Dr. LaFayette was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, participant in Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, and an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 2009, Pablo received the Five Mindfulness Trainings from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at the end of a five-day retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York.
Pablo has a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Rutgers College. He has been studying and practicing mindfulness since 2005.
ERINN F. BECK, MS, LMHC
Erinn Beck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in working with adolescents. She currently is part of the group practice, Restoring Hope of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. Erinn is active on 3 boards in the community. She is the Vice President of the Mental Health Counselors Association of Palm Beach, on the board of the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors, and is on the board of governors of the Delray Beach Historical Society. In addition, Erinn is a mindfulness meditation teacher with the Way Mindfulness Education (The Way). She is an active presenter in the community, teaching about topics such as: Mindfulness and Adolescent Mental Health. Erinn holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She has been studying and practicing mindfulness since 2012.