We provide professional development and self-care strategies via adult Brain Breaks, trainings and webinars. We also offer ongoing support for our partner districts and organizations. Continuing ed unit opportunities available.
In this 45-minute interactive session, high school students will learn about the neuroscience of stress and engage in strategies to help address its impact on the mind and body.
Anne Contreras, MACP, MFTi is Director of Programs and national trainer for Pure Edge, Inc. whose work centers around supporting administrators, educators and students with self-regulation tools to equip them in dealing with the many stressors that can be part of our public education system.
She holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (focus area: global development in South & SE Asia) from San Francisco State University.
She is certified in both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Advanced Group Therapy Process and has practiced yoga for over 20 years and meditation for over a decade. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Psychology with a Trauma Services Concentration. She was born and raised in San Francisco and currently lives in the South Bay.
"I believe in everyone's ability to be "present" and gain awareness which takes slowing down. In that alone, what we do when we train others to simply take a "breath" begins the process..."