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Mindful Mondays: City Bar Series on Well-Being and Mindfulne

Mindful Mondays: City Bar Series on Well-Being and Mindfulness
Mindfulness in the First Response

Monday, April 5, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

Please Note: A final confirmation containing the Zoom link and Access Code to join the event will be sent to ALL registrants the evening before the event.


This program aims to explore the construct of mindfulness through a variety of evidence-based lens. Particular attention will be focused on the affective benefits of mindfulness application in daily routine. ‘Everyone is a first responder in their own lives’- is a theme that will be further explored as a part of the human condition, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Decision-making processes and emotion regulation are areas where mindfulness can be of incredible support both in emergency decisions and non-emergency daily life choices alike where cultivating a response rather than surrendering to a reaction may make all the difference. Drawing from personal experience as a chaplain for police, and other essential occupations, the presenter will share how lessons for first responders may benefit us all. This session will also feature a brief period of meditation.  

This program will: 
Define the construct of mindfulness 
Enhance awareness of various benefits of mindfulness and participate in a short period of meditation
Explore how mindfulness can support decision-making and help cultivate first responses rather than first reactions.

Reverend Qalvy Grainzvolt is a native New Yorker and an ordained Shinnyo-en Buddhist priest. In 2018, Qalvy helped bring mindfulness and meditation to the New York City Police Department as part of its official crisis intervention team (CIT) training curriculum. He continues to promote mindfulness as a faculty member at New York University’s Global Spiritual Life program teaching weekly meditation classes. Qalvy also holds a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and continues work in psychotherapy with incarcerated individuals in the jail system of the Westchester County Department of Corrections.

Program facilitator:
Qalvy Grainzvolt, Psychotherapist; Shinnyo-en Buddhist priest, the Shinnyo Center for Meditation and Well-being; Meditation Instructor at NYU, NYPD, and Westchester County Police Academy

Sponsoring Committee:
Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law, Cecilia B. Loving, Chair

Co-sponsoring Committees:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Charles M. Newman, Chair
Government Ethics & State Affairs, Edward L. Murray, Chair
Mental Health Law, Karen P. Simmons, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Lawyer Assistance Program, Eileen Travis, Director
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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