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Mindfulness Seminars… At Your Location!

Jodi is a sought after speaker on a variety of mindfulness topics. Her personable, authentic, relatable style engages any audience and creates a sense of community among the participants.

Jodi can do a single Introductory Seminar/Book talk or she can host the entire Mindfulness Bootcamp series right at your venue. One hour or one day- you choose.

She has lead workshops and talks for many organizations and groups such as: UJA Federation of NY, The Center for Health and Healing, Hellerman and Associates, Bank of NY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers, Chappaqua superintendent's conference day and TheraCare- for special education teachers,  Chappaqua Continuing Education, Chappaqua PTA, Armonk PTA, Scarsdale Adult School, World Cup Nursery School, Skinny Buddha Fitness Center, Temple Shaaray Tefila, Temple Beth El, Congregations Sons of Israel, Chappaqua and White Plains Library, and more....Jodi also leads the very popular Lake Meditation for Moms in Westchester County.

Click the link below or contact Jodi directly at 917-974-9446 if you would like to have her speak for your group or event!

"Jodi - You were fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with our community. I hope that we all learn to be more mindful and continue meditation. We certainly could benefit from more calm, clarity and acceptance. Thanks!!!"
- Liz F. -Byram Hills

Serenity Now: Mindfulness in a Changing World

Our current lifestyles are already fast paced, hectic and chaotic, but politics, technology, 24 hour news cycles, and social media are pushing us over the edge. No matter what you believe politically, as a nation, we are becoming more stressed, anxious and divided than ever before. How do we manage the onslaught of triggers we are exposed to on a daily basis? One possible antidote gaining in popularity is mindfulness, and for good reason. It has been proven to decrease stress, calm the chaos and increase enjoyment and compassion.

In this talk you will learn:

How mindfulness and meditation can help you manage your overactive mind.
Practical simple techniques that you can fit into your crazy busy life.
How to find joy and peace in the face of disruption and change.

"Thank you again for such a great program and a special evening!! I hope we can plan more programs together. I think you were our best speaker so far. They loved it."
- Rabbi Bergman, Temple Shaaray Tefila

"I have heard Jodi address a group of people who wanted to learn about meditation as well as a group of social workers.  Jodi geared her presentation to each audience and was articulate, interesting and enthusiastic about this topic.  She is very knowledgeable about meditation and its applications and imparted that knowledge in a very clear and understandable manner.  Attendees were engaged in Jodi’s presentations and found the content to be very useful."

-Martha Kohn, New York State Society for Clinical Social Work

Mindful is the New Skinny: How to lighten up inside and out- for good!

 Are you fed up with feeling stressed and stretched thin—yet never “skinny” enough to be happy? Are you sick and tired of diets that never last long term?

Join psychotherapist and holistic health coach Jodi Baretz to learn a sane and sustainable approach to ending the love-hate relationship with food and, equally important, with yourself.  Baretz will share tips and techniques to change your mindset, curb unrealistic perfectionism, and combat stress for a happier, healthier, lighter you. Baretz, LCSW, CHHC, is the best-selling Amazon author of Mindful Is the New Skinny- 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter a You Inside and Out.

In this talk you will learn:

A new way of relating to food and eating that will eliminate chronic dieting forever;

A simple effective technique that will have you enjoying your food instead of avoiding it;

A short meditation technique to decrease stress, stop emotional eating and manage cravings.



"It was our pleasure to work with you.  We thought the program went flawlessly....and everyone seemed happy.
Also kudos to you for attracting such a huge audience.  I know you said you barely knew anyone in the audience, however your topic certainly attracted people.
Good luck on your tour."

- Joan Kuhn, Chappaqua Library


"First, thank you so much for an amazing and mindful experience, you were an outstanding presenter. You had great advice and the audience seemed to hang onto your every word. I already used some of your suggestions and have already shared some of your advice with a friend of mine who is going through a difficult time. As I said in my voice mail…. YOU ARE A SUPER STAR!"
- Shirley G. UJA Federation of NY

"Thank you so much! It was an honor having you be part of this event. I know everyone loved hearing you speak and participating in the meditation. And for me, it was the perfect way to introduce some calm into my highly-anxious state!"
- Amanda G. -UJA Federation NY

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Want your company to gain an edge on the competition? Google, Aetna, Nike, Microsoft and many more companies (and sports teams) are looking to mindfulness for its many benefits. A calm, stable, focused workforce gets the job done more efficiently, creatively and precisely. Jodi offers an overview of mindfulness, benefits, techniques and how one can apply it in their everyday crazy busy life to become a more effective employee (and an all around happier person).  The research is compelling, and your company can not afford not to bring this proven technique to your workforce. Mindfulness is increasingly used in corporate environments because it

  • improves focus and decreases absenteeism
  • reduces stress and interpersonal tension
  • enhances decision-making capability, creativity and emotional intelligence
  • releases potential that has been diminished by over-busyness, stress and fatigue

People who are more adept at working with their minds and mental states perform better. That benefits their teams, their colleagues, clients, customers and all other stakeholders. This training is a valuable non-monetary benefit for executive and management teams, non-profit boards, employees, constituents and fundraisers. Please contact her directly for details at 917-974-9446.

"Thank you for being our special guest yesterday. I received so many emails from the women who attended thanking me and telling me how much they loved the topic and your presentation. I did a two minute meditation this morning before heading to the gym. I need this in my life! You are so inspiring."
-Jamie O'Connell, Bank of NY Mellon

"Thank you very much for the information on your mindfulness presentation. I will forward it on to my friends. I found myself using some of your techniques last evening when I was stuck in traffic driving home from work. (breathe, blue car, sound of the rain 🙂 I was also using the techniques when I was trying to get back to sleep the other night. All good. Well worth my time!!!"
- Barb W.

Mindful Parenting

What is "mindful parenting" and how does it help us raise more resilient children? Learn how to enhance parental presence, increase attunement, and reduce parental stress and reactivity. Includes discussion on mindful parenting and a short meditation you can use for yourself and with your kids!

"THANK YOU SO MUCH Jodi Baretz for speaking with us about “Mindful Parenting!” We learned so much about living in and enjoying EVERY moment (whether sad, happy, funny, frustrating, or completely exhausting), parenting with compassion for ourselves and our children, realizing and accepting where our children are at (normal and appropriate behaviors for each age/stage of development), and SO MUCH MORE!!! I especially loved learning what to do in the moment when we aren’t being/feeling “mindful.”
- World Cup Nursery School

Mindfulness for Teachers

When teachers are knowledgeable in mindfulness techniques it can improve children's focus, classroom management as well as decreasing stress and anxiety. Kids are well trained in subject matters, but rarely are taught the social-emotional skills they need to succeed.

"Jodi, Thank you for speaking at TheraCare's teacher Conference Day! We really enjoyed your presentation, especially the interactive activities. Your practical advice and strategies have already been put to good use by the teachers!
- Debbie B.Lead teacher, Theracare

Unless otherwise noted, programs and events held in Mt. Kisco or Millwood, located in Westchester County, New York, near Chappaqua, Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville, Armonk and Bedford.