Wednesdays at 12:10-1:00 pm Pacific/3:10-4:00 pm Eastern.
BWW is an ongoing series of drop in sessions to support your well-being. Each session includes an experiential practice (meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, journaling, etc.) and/or facilitated discussion about sustaining well-being in public defense. Sometimes there is an introductory overview but these sessions focus more on participatory experience and less on presentation. You can join the BWW list by sending a blank email to BeWellWednesdays+subscribe@NAPD.groups.io to receive zoom link updates, schedule updates, announcements, and shared materials.
BWW is brought to you by this planning team: Jenny Andrews, Gina Pruski, Justin Heim, Tatiana Kline, John Lopez, Marilena David and Jeff Sherr. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback, or to propose a session.
PAST BWW SESSIONS. Many sessions were recorded, and are kept at the Wellness page within mygideon at the NAPD member site.
12/29/21 Topic: Jenny Andrews: Anything But Resolutions!
12/22/21 Topic: John Lopez: Ancestor Practice
12/15/21 Topic: Justin Heim: Transformative Justice: The Role of the Public Defender in Re-Imagining the Future.
12/8/21 Topic: Tatiana Kline: Gratitude Exercise
12/1/21 Topic: Gina Pruski: An Introduction to Sound Bath Meditation
11/17/21 Topic: Caitlin Becker and Dr. Maya Prabhu: Building Resilience and Sustainability in Defender Communities
11/10/21 Justin Heim: Parenting in Public Defense Discussion
10/27/21 Topic: Christine Start: Healing Circle
10/20/21 Topic: Marilena David-Martin: Establishing Boundaries to Maintain Balance
10/13/21 Topic: John Lopez: Forgiveness Meditation
10/6/21 Topic: Tatiana Kline: Imposter Syndrome
9/30/21 Justin Heim: 3 Minute Breathing Space (from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)
9/22/21 The Stress of Injustice, a talk with researchers Valerio Baćak, Sarah Lageson, and Kathleen Powell
9/15/21 Lori James Townes: Forgiveness is Self-Care
9/8/21 Tatiana Kline and Marilena David-Martin: Happy Birthday BWW: How to Build Celebration in Public Defense
9/1/21 Christine Start: A Healing Circle for the Public Defender Community
8/25/21 Justine Heim: Conscious Transitions: Channeling your Inner Mr. Rogers
8/18/21 Tatiana Kline: Stress Management Tips and Tricks
8/11/21 Gina Pruski: Time to Get Our Brag On
8/4/21 Marilena David-Martin: Navigating Current Challenges
7/28/21 Justin Heim: NAPD Principles for Creating Sustainability in Public Defense: Principle 4: Staff Promote Values that Align with a Healthy Work Culture
7/21/21 Tatiana Kline and Jenerra Crenshaw: Micro Aggressions
7/14/21 Jeff Chapdelaine: How to Support LGBTQIA+ Colleagues
7/7/21 Dee Glickman: Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Colleagues
6/30/21 Sharing Models and Ideas That Are Working: Using Surveys and Assessments: facilitator: Jenny Andrews. Panel: Meryl Carver-Allmond, Sarah McCarthy, Ali Erbes.
6/23/21 Sarah McCarthy: Mindful-Ethical Communication
6/16/21 Dave Klaus and Luke Wientzen: Breathwork
6/9/21 Gina Pruski and Justin Heim: Growth Through Conflict
6/2/21 Joseph Clark: Brain waves, Heart waves, and Well-being
5/26/21 Caitlin Becker: Building Resilient Defenders: Strategies for Supervision + Training.
5/19/21 Justin Heim: Walking Meditation
5/12/21 Tatiana Kline: How to Give A Wellness Training
5/5/21 Marilena David-Martin: 4 Things You Can Do to Improve Mental Wellness That Have Nothing to Do With Anyone Else
4/28/21 Sharing Models and Ideas That Are Working: NAPD Principle 6: Coverage and Time Off. Facilitator: Heather Rogers.
4/21/21 Lisa Lunt: Fill Up Your Cup: Brain and Body Boosts for Tumultuous Times
4/14/21 Gina Pruski: Our Feelings in Color: A Mindful Writing Practice
4/7/21 John Lopez: Hope Based Journaling
3/31/21 Marilena David-Martin and Justin Heim: NAPD Principles for Creating Sustainability in Public Defense Offices
3/24/21 Marilena David-Martin and Justin Heim: NAPD Principles for Creating Sustainability in Public Defense Offices (Part 1)
3/17/21 Justin Heim: A Mindful Eye: Meditating with Art
3/10/21 Tatiana Kline (San Diego, CA), Sarah McCarthy (Santa Clara, CA), Erin Biggs (Colorado), Jenee Bowden (Colorado), Jenny Andrews (Santa Barbara, CA): Discussion of Well-Being Committees and Initiatives
3/3/21 Bernadette Rabuy, Ray Ibarra, and Facilitator: David Klaus. Mentorship Part 2: Perspectives of Mentees and Mentors and the Value of Coaching Skills for Supporting Well-Being.
2/24/21 Jenny Andrews, Renate Lunn, Melanie Foote. Mentorship Part 1: The Value of Mentorship and How to Design a Structured Mentorship Program.
2/17/21 Robin Konrad and Edvique Shaver: Meditative Doodling
2/10/21 Kirstyn Wentzel: Poetry
2/3/21 John Lopez: Lovingkindness Practice
1/27/21 Elizabeth Vartkessian and Katherine Atkins: Part 2: Addressing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience in Criminal Defense – Focus on Your Office
1/20/21 Elizabeth Vartkessian and Katherine Atkins: Part 1: Addressing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience in Criminal Defense – Focus on You
1/13/21 Justin Heim: Orderly Chaos: A Meditation on Noise
1/6/21 Tatiana Kline: “New Year, Better You”
12/30/20 Jenny Andrews: Resolutions, Goals, Micro goals, and SMART goals.
12/23/20 Marilena David-Martin and John Lopez: Accepting Gifts of Support and Paying it Forward.
12/16/20 Jeff Sherr: The Public Defender Motivational Triad and Resiliency
12/9/20 Justin Heim: Poison as Medicine: Tonglen for Public Defenders
12/2/20 Dave Klaus: Mediation Introduction Sampler
11/25/20 Tatiana Kline: Giving Thanks Gratitude Practice
11/18/20 Anupama Vishwamitra: EQ>IQ
11/11/20 Jenny Andrews: Dynamic Mindfulness
11/4/20 Caitlin Becker: Connecting to Your Intention
10/28/20 John Lopez: The Tree of Life
10/14/20 Gina Pruski: The Five Senses: Our Gateway to the Present Moment
10/7/20 Tatiana Kline: Gratitude/Journaling Practice
9/30/20 Justin Heim: Investigating our Experience of Self and Identity
9/23/20 Jenny Andrews: Dynamic Mindfulness for Reducing Stress Response
9/16/20 Justin Heim: Wellbeing Happens Here and Now: An Intro to Meditation
9/9/20 Marilena David-Martin: Finding Balance through Boundary Setting
9/2/20 John Lopez: Self-Care Vision and Creating Space