Middletown Keynote

Find out how mindfulness can reduce stress and promote physical and mental health. Learn how
mindfulness can help support a sense of community and connection with others, improve performance,
and enhance quality of life. Incorporate mindfulness on a daily basis, using the tools learned in this
presentation.


Jennifer Ju, MD is a family medicine physician who completed her residency training at Brown
University. During her residency, Jennifer participated in a mindfulness based stress reduction
program, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in
Medicine, Health Care and Society at University of Massachusetts. In 2016, Jennifer attended a 2-day
workshop on Mindfulness in Education at the Omega Institute at Rhinebeck, NY, where she networked
with numerous specialists in the field of mindfulness within the field of education. She also attended a 5-
day silent meditation retreat, focused on mindfulness and self-compassion at the Copper Beech
Institute, in November 2018. She has also participated in mindfulness meditation programs developed
by leaders such as Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson, PhD, and Deepak Chopra, MD.


Most recently, Jennifer has been educating the community about mindfulness and its benefits. In August
2017 and August 2018, Jennifer gave the keynote presentations on mindfulness and wellness at the full
day professional development event, One Day For Day One, sponsored by the Milford Education
Foundation and Milford Public Schools. She also gave the keynote presentation on mindfulness and its
benefits on March 3, 2018, at Milford's Minds in Motion. In addition, Jennifer has conducted a half day
professional development conference on mindfulness at the Early Childhood Center in Fairfield, and
has also given presentations on mindfulness at numerous schools, such as Jonathan Law High School,
Joseph Foran High School, and Fair Haven Pre-K-8 School.

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