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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Contemplative Practice Course for Professionals Begins in September

Jan Fielder and Jeanette Sandor

Jeanette Sandor and Jan Fielder, co-founders of Empowered Living Community, will lead a 10-session workshop, Contemplative Practices for Mental Health Professionals and Life Coaches, beginning in September at the Center for Empowered Living, in Briarcliff Manor. “Research has shown that contemplative practices help with stress management, emotional regulation and cultivating resilience,” Sandor says. “They help us achieve inner peace, rewiring our brain for increased happiness and improved coping skills.”
    Both certified life coaches, Fielder and Sandor graduated in 2016 from Columbia University with a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Spirituality Mind Body Institute. They also received two-year certification from the Nalanda Institute’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Program in 2019.
    Their workshop is designed to help mental health professionals and life coaches who want to incorporate contemplative practice into their work with clients cultivate their own practices and become knowledgeable with the research supporting the use of the practices, Fielder says. Sessions will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the following 10 Mondays: September 23 and 30; October 7, 21 and 28; November 4, 18 and 25; and December 2 and  9.

Location: Center for Empowered Living, Briarcliff Manor, NY. To register, visit For more info, email [email protected] or [email protected].