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.
 

Ten Reflections on Starting A Mindfulness Practice

 

Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D. © 2010

 

1.  The practice of mindfulness starts with a small commitment of time grows over a lifetime.  Please review my past articles with resources for starting a mindfulnesspractice on my web site at www.drpantaleno.com.

2.  Find a time in your busy day where you can carve out 5-10 minutes and just breathe slowly while you observe the sensations of your breath.   Your “monkey mind” will wander as it has done your whole life.  Just acknowledge where it went off to and gently escort  your attention to your  breath as often as needed.

3.  Make a small investment in a set of mindfulness CDs.  I would highly recommed the series by Jon Kabat-Zinn available at   www.mindfulnesscds.com.  If you really want to treat yourself, you can  purchase a mat and a sitting cushion at  www.dharmacrafts.com

4. Try to set aside a daily time to use the CDs in what is called “formal” meditation   practice.  Remember to do informal meditation practices like eating a meal mindfully, showering mindfully, doing the dishes mindfully, etc.

5.  Watch some online video materials on Youtube which will enhance your understanding of the roots of mindfulness.

6.  Review the books, DVDs, and audio CDs available at www.soundstrue.com and www.newharbinger.com.  When someone asks what you’d like as a birthday or holiday gift, ask for an item that will build your own mindfuness library. 

7.  Join the Mindfulness in Education listserv (www.mindfuled.org )  or  check out area mindfulness classes and retreats at www.eomega.org.

8.  There is no such thing as a “good” or a “bad” meditation.  If you did it, you’re good!

 9.  Be aware of your “doing mind” evaluations (This is boring, my leg hurts, when willthis be over?).  Make friends with it, just let it know that sometimes, your “being” is more important than your “doing”.

10.  Be gentle, forgiving, and kind to yourself.  Be patient, accepting, and open.You are cultivating a lifestyle that has enormous benefits for the rest of your life.