Erinn Beck LMHC
Gen Z has been called the most anxious and depressed generation in modern history. More high school students are waking up to the necessity of intentional community for mental wellness. Pablo del Real and Erinn Beck, co-teachers of the Mindfulness Club at Atlantic Community High School since 2018, will lead a demonstration of a mindfulness club meeting — together with teens from the program.
The Mindfulness Clubs program serves high school students seeking personal growth beyond the standard school curriculum. Most high schools today don’t offer a class on how to manage difficult emotions, nor do they teach students how to train the mind, how to forgive, or how to relax. In short, high schools today are not designed to teach teens how to be a human being. Mindfulness Clubs teach this most basic need — being human.
The Mindfulness Clubs program started at Atlantic High in 2017. In 2020-2021 it was at four Title I high schools in Palm Beach County.
- · Define mindfulness and meditation in ways that are accessible to adolescent clients
- · Demonstrate an understanding of how group mindfulness increases emotional and mental resilience in adolescents
- · Understand how to help clients become more skilled observers of their thoughts
- · Experience relevant mindfulness practices and understand how to use mindfulness with clients
- · Demonstrate an understanding of how to help families improve communication and connection with their adolescent child through mindfulness
- · Understand and explain the 4 spheres of awareness and conceptualize treatment plans for their adolescent clients integrating the 4 spheres
PABLO F. DEL REAL S.
Pablo is the Founder and Director of Education for The Way Mindfulness Education, a mental health and wellness company providing mindfulness education and practice to companies, groups, individuals, and students.
Pablo is also the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Programs for Soil and Soul, a nonprofit organization that has incubated over a dozen projects and programs in Palm Beach County, including the Delray Beach Children’s Garden, High School Mindfulness Clubs, Tiger Territory Education Garden, and the Interfaith Café.
In 2012, Pablo earned MLK Nonviolence Reconciliation Trainer certification (Level I) from Bernard LaFayette, PhD. Dr. LaFayette was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, participant in Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, and an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 2009, Pablo received the Five Mindfulness Trainings from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at the end of a five-day retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York.
Pablo has a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Rutgers College. He has been studying and practicing mindfulness since 2005.
ERINN F. BECK, MS, LMHC
Erinn Beck is Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been in private practice since 2010. She joined the group practice, Restoring Hope of the Palm Beaches in 2019. She specializes in working with adolescents. Her therapeutic approach utilizes mindfulness based cognitive therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Erinn has served on the board of the Mental Health Counselors Association of Palm Beach as the Vice President since 2016. She has served on the board of the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors since 2019. Erinn joined the board of governors of the Delray Beach Historical Society in 2021. Additionally, she served on the board of the nonprofit, Soil and Soul from 2015 to 2018.
Erinn is a mindfulness meditation teacher with the Way Mindfulness Education (The Way). Her teaching experience with The Way includes, mindfulness meditation teacher training, the Atlantic High School Mindfulness Club, the 2019 Youth Summit and Mindfulness at the South County Civic Center, as well as co leading mindfulness retreats at local nonprofits and in the community. She earned her 200-hour Mindfulness Teacher Training certificate with the Way Mindfulness Education in June of 2021. Erinn is a trusted media resource and has appeared on WPTV as a mental health expert for topics such as "How to Manage Constant Smartphone use at Home and School" and "How to Improve Kid's Mental Health During the Summer". She is an active presenter in the community, teaching about topics such as: Mindfulness of Eating, Mindfulness of Emotions, Teenagers and social media, The Teenage Brain, Healthy Boundaries & Work, and Healthy Dating Relationships. Erinn was awarded the Business Acceleration award from the TED Center in 2019. Erinn holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She has been studying and practicing mindfulness since 2010.