Dr. Anthony Pantaleno, Psychologist

Pantaleno Psychological Services, PLLC

Helping teens, young adults, their families, and professionals who work with them

 

358 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack, NY 11725 

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Cell Phone: (631) 543-8336

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Dr. Pantaleno has been selected as the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)School Psychologist of the Year for 2013. Click here to see the award ceremony:

NASPConvention Keynote

Article in NASP May 2013 Communique

and

NYSUT Article Honoring Him

He is deeply grateful to all friends and colleagues for these honors and will strive to uphold them and the professionalism they represent.

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EVENT at Hofstra University

The Edge of Therapy: Students, Yoga and Mindful Practice.

Dr. Pantaleno is a panelist.

Monday, 3/3/14, 4PM-8PM

Click here for conference follow-up and handouts.

SPCA Private Practice Presentation by Dr. Pantaleno & Dr. Honor April 4, 2014.  Please click for details.
For SCPA Mindfulness in Clinical Practice Issue, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's article about teen suicide and cyberbullying, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's articles in Newsday, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's article about borderline personality disorder from SCPA Newsletter, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's article about Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction Practices Within Public Education Policy, please click here.

                  Mindfulness for Educators                           

 

“The Present”

 (borrowed from my favorite Chinese restaurant lobby)

 Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is a mystery

Today is a gift

That’s why we call it “The Present”

 

Why should we all take the time to learn the skill/practice of being mindful?

 1.  Being mindful helps lower our overall stress level and more effectively manage our  troublesome emotions.  We learn how to live more in the gift of the present moment and not just dwell “asleep” in our memories of the past or the worries of the future.  All we truly do have is the present moment.

 2.  Being mindful teaches us to separate our constant 24/7 tendency to judge all of the experiences in our waking day, and to separate this reality as seen through our lenses of thought and memory from reality as it really is -- undistorted by these lenses.  Mindfulness practice teaches us to accept reality by coming to our senses.

 3.  Being mindful helps to keep us out of emotion mind and allows us to enter the mind state of wise mind (Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. ) …knowing what is true from our heads and our hearts.  

4.   Mindfulness is the “mothership” of all Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills that:

  • Can be learned by anyone and taught as a daily contemplative practice

  • Can be cultivated and deepened over a lifetime

  • Can be shared with anyone with a willingness to learn it

  • Must be experienced and not just “read about”

  • Can be integrated into our daily lives as both a formal and informal practice.

 

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