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XPIRED - Mindfulness and Self-Care for Helping Professionals and Educators in the Time of COVID-19

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Helping Professionals and Educators in the Time of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic can feel daunting due to uncertainty in virtually all areas of your life. It is important to pause for a moment, collect your thoughts, check in with your emotions, and remain calm. It is normal to feel stressed or overwhelmed during these ever-changing times. Emotional responses may include anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness. You also may feel helpless, discouraged, and occasionally out of control. Taking care of yourself is important so you can be equipped to be present for and engaged with your family and your work.

Mindfulness is about being fully aware of moment-to-moment thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations in regard to whatever is happening without the lens of judgment. Mindfulness is the practice of observing, watching and examining, and becoming aware of our authentic self, all to cultivate a still calmness within. Mindfulness involves a set of techniques and methods for systematically developing this awareness.


  • Early Bird Registration - $75
  • Regular Registration (after March 31st) - $100

**Fee covers training, materials and lunch.  Seating is limited - register early!! 

April 23, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle 
Abingdon, VA 24212


Angela Cardenas, LPC
Deneen Evans, Ph.D, LCSW(s)
Alan Forrest, LPC, LMFT, Ed.D.



The training will encourage participants to be mindful that people of different cultures might view the world through a different cultural lens.  By being mindful during exchanges with others, not only do we understand that differences may be there, but we also appreciate and welcome these differences. 

This highly experiential session will provide an introduction to mindfulness and how you can use it to skillfully manage stress, embrace change, and cultivate self-care strategies during these challenging times.


  • understanding the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation

  • increasing awareness of the application of mindfulness to diversity and cultural competency

  • acquiring necessary mindfulness focused self-care skills and strategies to maintain vitality and resiliency

For assistance with the registration site, please contact Radford University Conference Services: or by calling (540) 831-5800.

For inquiries about the course, please contact the Office of Academic Outreach: or by phone at (276) 619-4314.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing.  Cancellations may be sent by email to, by mail to Conference Services at Radford University, PO Box 6911, Radford, VA 24142 or by fax to (540) 831-6363.  Cancellations will not be accepted over the telephone.  Attendee will be responsible for any credit card transaction fees associated with initial registration or refund when cancelling this event.