Pablo strives to "bring mindfulness to life in us and around us."
PABLO F. DEL REAL S. — Founder, Lead Teacher, and Director of Education
Relevant Experience and Accomplishments
• Founder of The Way Mindfulness Education, the first company to offer Mindfulness Teacher Training in Palm Beach County (2018-present)
• Founder of Soil and Soul, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization regenerating youth and green spaces through nature and mindfulness education (2007-present)
• Founder of High School Mindfulness Clubs, program serving students at Title I schools (2017-present)
• Co-founder of Gandhi Talk, annual lecture co-founded with Florida Atlantic University's Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative, helping bring high-profile leaders to South Florida, including three of Gandhi's grandchildren (2016-present)
• Executive Director, T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, BIPOC medical society of Palm Beach County, addressing health disparities for BIPOC / people in poverty (2016-208)
• Panelist for "Hate Crimes in the Heartland", panel discussion about documentary examining racial hatred in Tulsa (2014)
• Moderator of "Race & Class in Delray Beach", a public forum marking the 50th anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (2013)
• MLK Nonviolence Reconciliation Trainer (Level I), University of Rhode Island (2012)
Learned from Bernard LaFayette, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and colleague of Martin Luther King in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
• Five Mindfulness Trainings, Blue Cliff Monastery (2009)
Received from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of the Plum Village Tradition.
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – English (1994)
State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
• M.A., Teaching, University of San Diego (1994)
• B.A., Communications, Rutgers College (1990)
Erinn Beck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Erinn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Restoring Hope of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.
Erinn specializes in working with adolescents, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, while maintaining a general practice working with individuals, couples, and families.
Erinn holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She specializes in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
After a lifetime on the road as a Recording Artist, Joi was called to bring her enthusiasm and energy back to the community. Her mission is to continue to expand initiatives in Health and Healing with BIPOC neighbors and beyond.
Joi is the founder of Jump for Joi, a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit organization providing mind-body interventions and holistic health offerings to underserved communities.
Joi Cardwell is co-teacher of the Mindfulness Clubs at Inlet Grove High in Riviera Beach and Lake Worth High.
Neil serves people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress.
Neil Wolfson is a mindfulness teacher and licensed clinical social worker who has a private practice in Boynton Beach. Neil focuses on working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress who are looking to make changes in their lives. Neil has a passion for helping others develop a greater awareness of why stress arises and how it can be alleviated. Neil uses mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, as well as concepts rooted in emotional intelligence, to help clients achieve their goals.
Neil has a master’s degree in education, concentrated in school counseling, and a master’s degree in social work. Neil has also trained under Pablo del Real of the Way Mindfulness Education in South Florida and is the mental health board member for the chronic illness non-profit organization Invisible Me Warriors.
Neil has been interested in and has been a student of mindfulness-based concepts for over 20 years. Having grown up with Crohn’s Disease, Neil sought ways to help him manage the pain, stress, and anxiety that comes with chronic health issues. This exploration of ways to reduce suffering and increase well-being led Neil to the invaluable teachings of mindfulness, including meditation.
Neil has also worked as a high school counselor and college advisor in Queens, NY, as well as an addictions therapist in South Florida. Through his career and through his own personal experiences, Neil has developed a keen appreciation for how our pain and suffering develops as we grow, as well as how we can learn to free ourselves from this pain.
In 2016, Shona was awarded the Palm Beach Martin Luther King Leadership Award for her work in raising awareness of community issues, cultivating an appreciation for volunteerism among students, and engaging others to be a part of the solution.
Shona is the Program Director of CROS Ministries' Caring Kitchen, a hot meal program, located in Delray Beach, Florida. CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin County through community collaboration. She is the mother of two young boys and lives in Boynton Beach.
Shona is a winner of Palm Beach County Martin Luther King Leadership Award.
High School Mindfulness Club Interns
Kalysta is our
I am a graduating senior at Inlet Grove Community High School. I’ve been a member of the Mindfulness Club for three years. I am the student leader and facilitating intern of the club. I plan to major in Biology/Health Sciences and I’m studying to become a pediatrician.
I’m a graduating high school senior at Inlet Grove Community High school and I’ve been a part of the Mindfulness Club since my sophomore year. I intend to further my education by majoring in Heath Science on a Pre-Professional track to achieve my goal of becoming a pediatric physician. As a pediatrician, I’ll be a part of the system that heals others. But it will be equally important for me to take care of myself and mindfulness will help me do that!
Deborah is our Communications Intern.
Carly is our Research Intern.
Carly is a rising senior at Inlet Grove Community high school. She’s been a part of Inlet Grove’s Mindfulness Club since her sophomore year, and has been the club’s Research Intern. Following high school Carly wants to be a developmental pediatrician and aims to specialize in behavioral studies with a concentration on autism spectrum disorders.