Central Mass ATD presents: Introduction to Mindfulness

  • October 20, 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Gateway Park @ WPI,Worcester Polytechnic Institute,50 Prescott Street,Worcester, MA
  • 12


  • This registration rate is for Friends of Central Mass who are not current members.
  • Members of ATD chapters in the region can attend at the Central Mass Chapter member rate. Please email atd.centralmass@yahoo.com for the discount code to be used.

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Please join the CMATD Chapter for an exciting and engaging event focusing on the timely topic of ‘Mindfulness”!

  Presenter: Tara Healey, M.Ed.
Program Director Mindfulness Based Learning
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Improves Well-Being and Performance



This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

Tuesday October 20, 2015
5:30-6:00 - Registration
6:00-6:15 - Welcome, Chapter Update
6:15-7:45 – “Mindfulness” Presentation
7:45-8:00 - Raffle, Chapter Wrap-up
Light refreshments will be served.




Tara Healey is the director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program.

In addition to holding an M.Ed. in Health Education and having over twenty years’ experience in organizational development, Tara is a longtime practitioner of mindfulness meditation and an advocate for the health benefits associated with its practice. Equipped with many years of practice experience and guidance at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, Tara is the architect of Harvard Pilgrim’s innovative program adapting the principles of mindfulness meditation to a corporate environment.

The comprehensive suite of mindfulness courses developed by Tara at Harvard Pilgrim include modules focusing on stress management, mindful communication, mindful leadership, mindful parenting, mindful movement, and emotional intelligence; as well as intensive multi-week courses, personalized coaching and live on-line training. These courses have been conducted at companies throughout the U.S., representing industries in fields as diverse as high-tech, higher education, health care, finance, government, and law. She has spoken about mindfulness at numerous events domestic and abroad.

Tara trains and manages the growing number of instructors qualified to teach the Mind the Moment program, and oversees the e-resources and web tools available at HarvardPilgrim.org/mindfulness.



Gateway Park @ WPI
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
50 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA

Parking: in the lot next to building (Garage is card entry only)

Directions: http://www.gatewayparkworcester.com/directions.html


Event Information: 

Program Agenda:

• What is mindfulness
• Cultural misconceptions - what it is not
• Benefits
• Practice - 3 practices will be offered
• Q&A throughout
• History of how and why HPHC offers mindfulness
• Current status and future plans
• Wrap up


Registration Link & Fees:

Members: $25
Non-members: $35
Students: $20

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