2016 National Organization of Forensic Social Work Conference

This year’s conference will explore the courage already displayed as well as needed in the future to advance just and anti-racist individual, organizational, and systemic change. Conferences attendees will increase their knowledge, values, and skills for working with forensic populations in healthcare, social service, and legal settings, including the courts and corrections. Dr. Calderon is a keynote speaker, and will be presenting on Friday, June 17th from 12:30-1:30pm.


 

Bringing the Mind Home: Applied Mindfulness in Education and Mental Health

A day of mindfulness from Eastern and Western perspectives, featuring
morning keynote presentation by highly-acclaimed expert, Ngakpa Karma Lhundup Rinpoche, who translates the Eastern perspective of mindfulness to Westerners; afternoon panel discussion with local professionals sharing their experience integrating mindfulness into their work; and the opportunity to discuss models for applying mindfulness to schools, universities, campuses, and therapeutic settings for children and adults.
Organized in association with: Louisiana Himalaya Association, Mindful Living Program, Tibetan House


 

Out to Lunch Radio Broadcast on WWNO 89.9

Thursday January 21st at 1pm and Friday January 22nd at 6:30pm

WWNO 89.9 or listen anytime here

Out to Lunch is a radio broadcast hosted by economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti, who invites guests from the new world of the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. Dr. Calderon will be speaking on the show about Mindful Psychiatry and alternative provisions of health care in New Orleans.


Tulane Mindfulness Collaborative Training

January 9th 2016, Tulane University

Mindful Psychiatry will be teaming up with the Tulane Wellness Center to provide a comprehensive, day-long training to Tulane University faculty and staff to continue to build and spread a culture of mindful living throughout the Tulane community.


 

The Mindful Way to Recovery Series: Mind-Body Skills Therapeutic Intervention for Recovery and Relapse Prevention

This group, led by Dr. Calderón and Dr. Stock, is designed to teach basic, scientifically proven techniques (such as meditation, biofeedback, autogenic training, guided imagery, walking meditation, and body scan) to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and symptoms of many other chronic conditions.

COURSE RESCHEDULED. NEW DATES WILL BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE.


Mindfulness Workshop

Wednesday November 18th, 6-7pm

Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St. 

Learn the basics of the contemporary and ancient meditation practice of cultivating awareness and balance in our lives. What is it? How do we do it? What is the evidence for it? This session is for adults and adolescents, and is free. No prior meditation experience needed.


Embodied Mindfulness: An Exploration of Wholeness through Movement and Stillness

Sunday October 18th, 1-4pm

Freret Street Yoga, 4608 Freret Street

This collaborative workshop, offered by Dr. Calderon and Geoffrey Roniger of Freret Street Yoga, will introduce students to the mindful movement practices of Yoga and Qi Gong and will culminate in the more contemplative practices of conscious breathing and seated meditation. Whether you are brand new to these healing arts and interested in learning effective stress reduction techniques, or you are seeking to deepen your existing mind-body-spirit practice, this workshop will both de-mystify these ancient technologies and re-inspire your commitment to them. The Yoga and Qi Gong exercises are simple yet profound. The conscious breathing and seated meditation practices are subtle yet accessible. All together, these methods are powerful tools for calming the mind and cultivating compassion.


Round Table Discussion on Addictions

Saturday September 5th, 5-9pm

Discussion in conjunction with Touro Synagogue


Mindfulness, Transformation and Change at NOMA

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Friday August 28th, 5-8pm

Mindfulness discussion and guided meditation at the New Orleans Museum of Art to honor New Orleans ten years post-Katrina. This program is an invitation to hold the personal and communal transformation of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina through the wisdom and heart of mindfulness practices. This reflective-experiential session has three, half hour segments, you are welcome to attend all or some of them. These sessions are open to all those new to mindfulness practices and experienced practitioners alike.

6-6:30 Remembering loving-kindness

6:45-7:15 Movement and change

7:30-8 Gratitude and growth


4-week Mind-Body/Mindfulness Skills Group for Stress Reduction

Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave, Thursdays May 7th-28th, 7-9pm

This group, led by Dr. Calderon-Abbo and Dr. Stock teach basic, scientifically proven techniques (such as meditation, biofeedback, autogenic training, guided imagery, walking meditation, and body scan) to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and symptoms of many other chronic conditions.


 Towards a New Psychiatry Radio Broadcast

102.3 WHIVFM live Wednesday 5-6pm

Dr. Calderon will speak about mindfulness and the new mental health paradigm live on WHIVFM. Tune in to 102.3 or stream it live, http://www.whivfm.org.


Cultivating Resilience Workshop Using Mindfulness

Tuesday May 26th, 8-10am

Private workshop for the New Orleans police department sponsored by the Children’s Advocacy Center.


Discovering Buddhism: Mindfulness for Beginners & Experts

Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas St., Wednesday May 20th, 7pm, $10


Mindfulness Talks

Loyola University, Monday April 27th 2015, 6:30-8pm

Dr. Calderon will speak at the Asian Fair round table discussion about mindfulness and addiction medicine, and mindfulness and compassion.


Mindfulness Question and Answer Roundtable Discussion

Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University, Friday April 17th 2015, 4:30-8:30pm

Dr. Calderon will speak at this conference presented in conjunction with the Tulane School of Social Work, advocating for mental empowerment, emotional support, and greater health awareness. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards outside of the auditorium.


Mindfulness for Beginners

New Orleans Children’s Hospital, Tuesday April 14th 2015, 10am-12pm


Mindfulness and Addictions

LSU Medical School, Friday March 27th and Monday March 30th 2015, 8-10am

Dr. Calderon will speak about the latest research in mindfulness and addiction medicine.


Mindfulness and Addictions

LSU Medical School, Friday March 27th and Monday March 30th 2015, 8-10am

Dr. Calderon will speak about the latest research in mindfulness and addiction medicine.


Mindfulness and Law

Tulane Law School, Thursday March 26th 2015, 4-5pm

Dr. Calderon will be speaking about mindfulness in the legal profession.


LSBA Committee on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Annual Seminar:

Baton Rouge, Friday March 13th 2015, 8:00am to 4pm

Dr. Jose Calderon will be speaking about Mindfulness in the Legal Profession. The seminar includes 4.75 hours of CLE credit.


Embodied Mindfulness Workshops:

Offered in conjunction with Freret Street Yoga, these workshops will introduce students to the mindful movement practices of Yoga and Qi Gong and will culminate in the more contemplative practices of conscious breathing and seated meditation. The intention is to de-mystify these ancient technologies and embrace them as powerful tools for calming the body/mind and cultivating compassion. Next workshop TBA.