Neuroscience is Cool: How Mindfulness Changes the Brain in Awesome Ways

06/24/2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET




Neuroscience: How Mindfulness Changes the Brain in Awesome Ways
Wednesday, June 24 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Webinar

Presented by: Denina Bautti, Founder & Owner, Sage Action Consulting

Offered in Partnership with: Sage Action Consulting

Neuroscience is cool. The brain is a complex and neat organ because of neuroplasticity, the ability for it to change based on experience and create new neural connections. You can consider it a mental “muscle”. Every time you practice mindfulness, paying attention to the present moment without judgment, you work your mindfulness muscle, and your brain is being rewired for improved well-being.


This webinar will explore the science behind why stress hijacks your brain and how that affects your body, your physical health, and your mental health. You will learn how mindfulness can be a tool to change your brain’s response to stress over time and increase your resilience, which is your ability to recover quickly from stress. Following a brief presentation, participants will have the opportunity to practice in-the-moment techniques to quiet the mind, including STOP, straw breathing, and belly breathing. During this time, attendees will be invited to engage in the practices directly for their own unique experience, followed by optional sharing/feedback and Q&A. All registrants will receive a copy of the presentation, and the session will be recorded for later access.


This webinar includes guided meditation/mindfulness practice led by the trainer followed by a short period of independent practice so participants can experience the techniques for themselves. If your space is unable to be set up to eliminate distractions in real time, you may want to plan to participate in the recorded session.


For a deeper dive into mindfulness, join us for the Get Mindful Summer Series, 6 half-hour sessions offered every Friday from July 10-August 14.


Single Login Cost:
$30 for PANO Members | $66 for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
Your purchase entitles you to a single login; multiple accesses to the Zoom webinar are not permitted. Please do not share the login information with others, as it may interfere with your ability to join. If multiple individuals from your organization would like to view the webinar, please purchase separate tickets for each person or consider a group screening ticket (below).

Group Screening Cost:
$100 for PANO Members | $222 for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
If you have 4 or more individuals interested in viewing the webinar, please have one person register selecting the group screening rate, then send a list of all individuals viewing the webinar (including names and email addresses) to This option makes the most sense when you have 4 or more individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option.

Materials & Login/Call-In Instructions:
Materials (PowerPoint and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.

Can’t attend? All webinar registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!

What People are Saying about Similar Programs:
“Denina is a lovely and centered facilitator. This was an excellent foray into meditation/mindfulness. I appreciate you understanding the importance of this practice and bringing it to PANO members.” – Get Mindful for the Holidays Participant, 2019

“I feel like a lot of people don’t know how important it is to take some time just to relax. I plan on sharing this newfound knowledge with others that may feel some of the same overwhelmed feelings that I do also.” – Get Mindful in May Participant, 2018

“The information seemed to directly apply to the volunteer work that we do, especially in leadership positions…I learned to breathe my way through stressful times.” – Get Mindful for the Holidays Participant, 2019

“This gave us new ways to view being mindful and show us how easy it is to take a few minutes during the day to just get centered.” – Get Mindful in May Participant, 2018

“This has helped me to become more ‘centered’ and focus on the positive before having a difficult conversation with a staff member.” – Get Mindful for the Holidays Participant, 2019

“I have decided to hire a local mindfulness group to do a presentation and practice with my staff for our all-staff development day later this month.” – Get Mindful for the Holidays Participant, 2019

“This has made me realize how truly important it is to slow down in every aspect of life.” – Get Mindful in May Participant, 2018

“Great takeaways. I am really trying to incorporate them in my everyday (or somedays) life.” – Get Mindful for the Holidays Participant, 2019


About the Facilitator:

Denina has spent most of her career working with individuals and teams in the nonprofit and government sectors. She’s been a skilled trainer, facilitator, and practitioner of mindfulness-based activities for nearly 20 years. She has studied with professionals engaged in trauma-sensitive approaches and helped to implement these approaches. Denina brings warmth and energy to her interactions with others, which makes mindfulness, self-care, and trauma-sensitivity accessible to everyone.


Denina received a Master of Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh, with a specialization in Public Management and Policy. She graduated cum laude from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a minor in French, and concentrations in International Studies, and Public Administration and Policy Studies. Denina is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator, Family Group Decision Making facilitator, and certified in Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid. Denina has expanded her formal education with extensive study of mindfulness-based practices and trauma-sensitive approaches.

Learn more about Denina’s background and experience.

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