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-Based Stress Reduction for Educators 

 

MINDFULNESS is a state of mind which is :

  • Friendly, welcoming, nonjudgmental 

  • Focuses on present-moment awareness

  • Fosters an acceptance of WHAT IS, with the intent of observing and not permitting anything from the past or the future to stick to us (also called “teflon mind”). 

 

Mindfulness meditation asks that we INTENTIONALLY STOP the flow of our habitual unconsciousness, inattention, multitasking, and the 24/7 flow of our thoughts.  It is the shift from the auto-pilot mode of our minds to the BEING mode of mind.  It is experiential, not cognitive.

If we can learn to be mindful of our moments, and use our breath as an anchor to keep us in the present, we are ALL capable of learning how to change our relationship to our physical and emotional pain.  We learn how to accept and work with difficult mind states instead of desperately trying to control them, change them, force them to be other than they are, or running to avoid or escape them.

Informal and formal meditation practice does not require you to purchase anything, nor does it ask that you adopt any particular religious or spiritual beliefs.  It posts no deadlines for mastery, has no white-robed guru waiting to put us in a trance, nor does it profess that there is only one way to “do it right”.

Mindfulness opens your mind by opening your heart.  Its fundamental principle is that we are asleep during most of our waking lives, and extends an invitation for us to all awake.  Practiced for 2,500 years in India and China, it has found its way into mainstream American medicine and psychology in the last thirty years, and promises to change the way we live and engage our students in the classroom.

 

 

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