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Parent Mindfulness Workshop

We are so excited to announce that we have finally completed a NEW Parent Mindfulness workshop. We have partnered with local Therapist and Mindfulness practitioner Nishant Patel to deliver this new program. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23rd 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Dr. Rubin, Pediatrician and Owner of Happy and Healthy Pediatrics has spent years exploring, learning and practicing mindfulness. She has completed numerous courses, seminars, retreats and training. Not only has her mindfulness practice had a significant impact on her life, but she regularly uses it in practice with her patients and parents. Please read the letter below to learn more about her personal journey.

We live in an anxious world.  Anxiety is really the epidemic that we treat.  And we see it in all forms.  From new parents too anxious to enjoy their newborns, to 8 year olds having panic attacks, to us as physicians unable to sleep at night because we are worried about our patients.  I suffer from anxiety, and I know my parents role modeled those behaviors.   Every day I struggle-not only to be happy, but also to make sure I break the cycle!  I am determined to give my daughters a better life.  So they don't have to struggle.  So that they have better coping strategies.  I see the world getting harder, not easier.  I want them to be resilient.   I want them to be happy. 

We don't have kids because we have to.  We have them because we want to.  And as a parent I want to enjoy every moment with my daughters.   To know what well being feels like, and to role model that for them.  We all deserve to be happy.  And this is part of what Happy and Healthy Wellness center wants to help facilitate and foster. 

-Dr. Elissa Rubin

Dr. Rubin often discusses the level of anxiety that we see in parents today, pulled in so many directions and receiving input from so many sources, friends, family and especially social media! As a result, so many parents aren’t fully enjoying their children and this wonderful phase of life to the fullest. Creating a program to help people learn mindfulness and apply it to parenting has been a long standing vision.

Nishant Patel is a local psychotherapist who has many years of extensive experience teaching mindfulness to individuals in private practice as well as in group settings. Those that seek the support of Nishant have learned how to utilize mindfulness in their everyday lives to practically overcome anxiety and fear in their relationships with loved ones and most importantly, themselves. Through self awareness and understanding of our internal world, Nishant’s core message is that clarity, freedom, and inner peace are our birthright no matter our situation. Learn more about Nishant here - Together, we have created a Mindfulness for Parents Workshop. This workshop is designed to be an introduction to mindfulness and teach some techniques to integrate into your life as a parent. Some goals for the program include (not a full list):

  • An introduction to Mindfulness

  • Learning about meditation and how to easily integrate into a busy lifestyle

  • Understanding and reducing anxieties about our children

  • Learn to ENJOY your children, not just manage them

  • Understanding the root causes of suffering and better managing

  • Understanding appropriate expectations for our children

  • How to best role model

Whether a new parent, or one with years of experience, we believe this is a valuable experience. We are limiting attendance, so registration is first come. If you have any questions, please call the office.

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Children's Mindfulness: Thriving at a Young Age

New Dates Added

As the school season is approaching, we are thrilled to offer our Children's Mindfulness Workshop!  This program, developed by Dr. Elissa Rubin and Cory Muscara (Owner/Founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness) is designed for children from 6-11 years of age.  This course is designed to equip children with the inner resources they need to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and improve focus, joy, creativity and relaxation. This is one of the only kids mindfulness courses available on Long Island, and is often a transformational experience for participants.

We are limiting attendance to 15 children per session.  If you are interested, we encourage you to call for more information or register asap to guarantee a spot.

Dates: This is a six week course: Jan. 11th, 18th, 25th, Feb. 1st, 8th and 15th

Day and Time:  -  Thursday evenings, 5:30PM-6:30PM Class runs approx. 45 - 55 minutes with the remaining time for parent engagement and questions.


The extent of pressures put on our children today is far greater than ever before.  From increased scholastic expectations from an extremely young age, to increased social responsibility our children are faced with a daunting challenge.  Combine that with the ever increasing distractions that technology provides (gaming, social media, general connection) we as parents struggle to develop skills to help our children not just excel, but to be functioning, at ease and simply happy.

As a result, we have developed our Mindfulness for Children program.  This collaboration combines proven techniques from established Mindfulness curriculums as well as experience and perspective from pediatric medicine.  All designed for appropriate age groups to be fun and engaging!

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Develop skills to understand stresses and develop coping strategies

  • Develop skills to reduce and manage anxiety, habits that transcend into adulthood

  • Improve understanding of sensations and feelings and how to RESPOND RATHER THAN REACT

  • Improve focus and attention

  • Learn to work with difficult, self-defeating, and ruminating thoughts

  • Learn to communicate and listen with greater mindfulness to family, friends and in school and deepen interpersonal relationships

  • Deepen interpersonal relationships.

  • Learn how to practice a variety of different mindfulness meditations, and develop and sustain a simple meditation practice moving forward


The Role of the Parents/Guardian
It is incredibly important for you, as a parent or guardian, to be a part of this experience with your child. Therefore, we ask at least one guardian to be present during the class. Although the learning period will only involve interaction with the kids, it is important for you to see what tools/ideas the children are learning to support and encourage them between sessions. 

Investment: $195.00 / $350.00 for 2 (siblings) / $525.00 for 3 (siblings)

To Register please click the link below or call Brian at Happy and Healthy Pediatrics (516) 216-5910,  e-mail or click below.

 This course will be facilitated by Ximena Zembrano, Brian Cohen and Dr. Rubin.  There will be no refunds once the course begins.  Should you have a need to cancel, your tuition can be applied to a future class offering.

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We have a Suffolk County Option too!  See below.

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