Glenbard Parent Series to explore mindfulness, resilience, self-worth Nov. 5

  • Michael Maslar

    Michael Maslar

By Peg Mannion
Glenbard District 87
Updated 10/24/2020 1:15 AM

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Tools for Your Mental Health" with Dr. Michael Maslar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Use the following link to log in to this webinar:

What people focus on, think about and repeatedly do can change the structure of their brain. Mindfulness is a way to self-direct brain development. These days, teens and adults may be feeling overwhelmed and filled with self-doubt. Maslar will help people cultivate new patterns of thought to enhance resilience and self-worth, build emotional strength and achieve their best potential.


Attendees will learn the basics of the mindful brain and have the opportunity to experience simple techniques for mind-body wellness. When adults tap into this awareness, they can become kinder, more patient parents and guardians who enjoy healthier and more trusting relationships with loved ones and themselves.

Maslar is the director of Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies Program and Mindfulness and Skills-Based Organizational Services at the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department. This event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health at Central DuPage Hospital

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

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