Mindful Tools for Challenging Times

with Cheryl Cummin, Roger Reynolds, Jerry Silbert, and Roberta Silbert

When living in times of change there is often conflict and polarization that can lead to fear, anger, and reactivity. Our intent for this program is to encourage a mindful pause and introduce and explore practices, frameworks and skills to help us see what really matters and respond to personal, interpersonal and community challenges with wisdom, compassion, and equanimity.

 Mindfulness practices bring balance and clarity to our bodies and minds. We will practice and explore techniques to 1) establish and build this personal balance and 2) maintain that balance while we engage with others in mindful listening and speaking that may lead to better outcomes. We will introduce practices and practical skills to cultivate compassion, transform blame, anger and resolve conflict.

Through gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves and others we open to the possibility of creative and unexpected resolutions in our own lives, in our relationships and in our communities. Fee includes program and lunch.


Jerry Silbert is a physician who has been facilitating mindfulness retreats for over 20 years. He is the executive director of The Watershed Partnership, a non-profit that works to promote safe, healthy, livable communities for present and future generations. Roberta Silbert is an activist for social justice, health and environmental issues. She uses mindfulness in her work and her own life. Roger Reynolds is the legal director of an environmental non-profit and teaches negotiation and conflict resolution. He has practiced meditation for over 20 years and focuses in his professional work on how mindfulness practices and techniques address conflict, communication and leadership. Cheryl Cummin is a psychotherapist in private practice and holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale and a Masters of Social Work from Smith College. She has a longstanding interest in the spiritual life and its connection to mind and body.


Sessions:  1
Date:  11/18/2017
Meeting Time:  Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructors:  Jerry Silbert
Roberta Silbert
$50.00   (Class Fee)