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Breathe with Calhoun

Slowing down and taking a breath can be hard when surrounded by uncertainty and change. That’s also when it can be most beneficial. Explore these resources to help you pause, relax and recharge.

Upcoming Live Mindfulness Events

Note: Registration is required to join all live Zoom events.

Seated Meditation with Cathy Deckelbaum Subscribe to Alerts

Accessible to beginners and experienced meditators, this is an opportunity to connect as a community. 
There will be a few minutes of guided movement, breathing and settling into the meditation followed by a few minutes of silence.

Please plan to be in a quiet space, or have earphones to help reduce external distractions, and anything you need to be comfortable in a seated position.

Cathy Deckelbaum: Since moving to New York from Montreal over 20 years ago, studying the connection between the mindbody and health has been Cathy’s vocation and passion. After her son, William, and her daughter, Katya, were nestled at Little Calhoun, she completed multiple yoga teacher training programs and completed certifications and workshops in YinYoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Marma therapy, and taught group and private classes to adults, adolescents, and young children with autism. She is also a certified Feldenkrais Method practitioner and is currently in an advanced training program. 
Cathy is delighted to be facilitating meditation for our community, especially during these challenging times when it is so important to connect with each other and with ourselves as a means to improve our resilience and to enhance our quality of life.




Counselors' Corner

Connect with Calhoun counselors and explore curated resources you can access at home.

Hear what our counselors have to say at this moment, and see the resources they recommend to guide us.

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Mindful Minute with Kevin

You may know Kevin R. from 6th grade math, the volleyball court, ASP, or the Middle School Dungeons & Dragons club. But did you know he’s been exploring mindfulness for the last few years? Follow along as he invites us into his process, and shares a guided meditation.

Mindfulness Minute with Kevin



What's Centering You?

We asked community members to weigh in on what’s helping them slow down and feel grounded.

Alba Polsey: MS Science Teacher

Content: Wonder Media Podcast "Ordinary Equality" | LINK

Why: I have been trying to stay active during this shelter in place time. Being active has always given me space for myself, it is the one hour of the day where I can do something that is entirely just for me, for my body, for my mind.

I know a lot of people like to listen to music that gets them going during a workout. Not me. I like to listen to a podcast that gets my blood pumping by listening to some social justice issues and that will allow me to deal with frustration in a different way: working out.

This podcast is called Ordinary Equality, and it is a brief history of women's rights and how, after almost 100 years, the Equal Rights Amendment has another chance to change our country's history "once and for all."