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Colleen Gallagher

Mindfulness Educator, Speaker and Social Worker

Franklin Lakes NJ USA

Home Phone: 201-416-9878 Website: http://www.mindfulconnect.org

About My Work

Profession/Role

  • Mental Health Professional

Ages

  • PreK
  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed

Environments

  • After School
  • Agency / Mental Health
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One

Specialties

I specialize in helping others to integrate mindfulness into curriculum, existing programs, subject matters, relationships, environment, and everyday living at home and in school. Specific specialties:

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Behavioral Health
  • Positive Psychology
  • Movement/Art
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • School culture & performance

Biography

Finding mindfulness for herself and her kindergarten class nine years ago, Colleen has trained in mindfulness at and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn and is a MBSR-QT. A long time educator with experience in a variety of school settings and roles, Colleen loves children of all ages and brings a fresh, engaged and playful approach to mindfulness as an integrative tool for schools, children and families. She’s an educator and social worker, with a background in art, expressive movement, voice-overs and as a Broadway actor. Yoga Alliance Instructor E-RYT200, a Certified Meditation Teacher (Interdependence Project, Ethan Nichtern), and a Mindful Schools CMI. Currently, she works with families, children, adolescents and special needs populations. She’s a MSW/LCSW candidate.