Previous Speaking Engagements

Contra Costa Childcare Council Annual Early Learning Conference.
April 23, 2016

Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd. Pleasant Hill, CA

This conference is entitled "Opening Doors to Family Engagement"
I will be speaking on “Increasing Consciousness and Connections with Children.”
Early Registration starts March 2016

Teens Tackle Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs and Youth Wellness Conference.
March 3, 2016

UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Conference Center
2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA

I will be speaking on “Staying Focused Amidst Daily Pressures of Teenage Life.”
Conference Fee: $85 (no refunds; substitutions allowed). Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

Parenting 2016 & Beyond Conference
February 27, 2016

California High School
9870 Broadmoor Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583

I will be speaking on "Parenting with Consciousness and Presence" and also selling my book "Squirmy Learns to be Mindful"

International Education Conference
January 3, 2016

Hawaii International Conference on Education
Honolulu, Hawaii

Joree will be speaking on Mindfulness in Education, at the International Hawaiian Conference on Education.
Follow the link for more information.

The Innovative Schools Summit
July 1, 2015

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
Atlanta, GA

Iron Horse Mother's Club - Mindful Parenting Talk
September 18, 2014

San Ramon Club Sport
San Ramon

Event Free for IHMC Members

Lamorinda Mother's Club - Mindful Parenting Talk
September 10, 2014

Lafayette Library
Lafayette, CA

3491 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 385-2280

National Conference for Innovative Counseling Strategies
June 12, 2014

LVH Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Joree will be presenting on how to use mindfulness as a tool in working with students grades K-12. She will be offering experiential and hands-on exercises for developing your own mindfulness practice, as well as ways to introduce and implement age-appropriate tools for cultivating a mindfulness practice with kids.

Mindful Parenting Workshop
May 17, 2014

The Lounge at Civic Park

Experiential Training to
Parent with Greater Awareness, Presence and Calm
And Become the Parent You’ve Always Wanted to Be!

In this 4-hour workshop you will be guided in how to:
• decrease your yelling, frustration and ineffective discipline
• develop techniques to strengthen the connection with your child
• cultivate your own inner place of calm and peace, to help find the joy amidst the chaos
• increase your moment-to-moment presence, allowing you to respond and not react
• generate greater interpersonal awareness and communication for optimal co-parenting
• let go of expectations of how you thought parenting was supposed to be and accept what is

Location: The Lounge at Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm – bring your own lunch; snacks provided
Cost: $125/couple, $75/individual
RSVP by May 10th

Parenting 2014 & Beyond, Annual Parenting Conference
March 8, 2014

San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs
Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA

Joree will be presenting on Mindful Parenting – the practice of being present, living with awareness and attention, and how to parent consciously and with intention to deepen and strengthen your relationship with your children. Joree will provide tools and experiential techniques for ways to cultivate your own mindfulness practice and role model these skills to your kids.

The Mindfulness Movie Screening and Talk
February 27, 2014

The Seven Hills School 7-8:30pm
975 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

The Mindfulness Movie is a new documentary featuring interviews with mindfulness leaders including Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Rick Hansen highlighting the secularization of mindfulness in American society. After the one hour screening will be a discussion about applying mindfulness to daily life hosted by Joree.
The cost is free, but space is limited and a RSVP is necessary. Email Joree at [email protected] to secure your spot.

Creating Peaceful Schools Conference
February 1, 2014

Seven Hills School
975 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Creating Peaceful Schools is a program of the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, whose purpose is to work for a culture of peace through education, advocacy, and community building.
This will be a day of educational programs addressing peace and justice that have been developed for children of all ages, kindergarten through high-school.

Introduction to Mindfulness
November 17, 2013

1001 Golden Rain Rd. Walnut Creek, CA 94595

This introduction to mindfulness will guide the participants through an experiential practice. In addition, I will provide specific tools on how to integrate mindfulness into your way of being and how to adopt new strategies for coping with the many stressors of life.

SureFire Girls Conference
October 12, 2013

Santa Monica

Taking place in Santa Monica, CA, the SureFire Girls Conference is for high school girls to gain tools and attend workshops on being their best self. Joree will be presenting Mindful Parenting at the concurrent conference for the mothers. She will be guiding the moms through the foundations of a mindfulness practice, along with the tools to truly be a mindful parent, which is recognizing your child’s true nature and parenting accordingly.

Northern California Regional Meeting
March 11, 2013

California Association of Independent Schools

Joree spoke to independent private school educators and administrators on the benefits of Mindfulness in Education. She explained current brain science, which scientifically demonstrates that neural changes occur in the brain when practicing mindfulness, which result in greater emotional regulation, increase in test scores and decreases in stress and anxiety. Joree also provided tools and methods for teachers to develop and maintain a mindful classroom. Additionally, Joree presented ways that schools can adopt an overall culture of mindfulness, and ways that can be implemented.

Creating Peaceful Schools Conference
February 2, 2013

Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center

Joree hosted two different breakout sessions on Mindfulness in Education. The conference was open to the community, as well as to those who work with children in any capacity, including teachers, educators and administrators. The focus was on ways for those who work with children to cultivate their own mindful awareness with the intention for creating more peaceful classroom environments.