Founded in 2014, Minds Over Matter will deliver mindfulness training for people and institutions involved in education on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Our programs will reach students, teachers, families and community members. Through mindfulness education, we give children and adults a toolkit to achieve and sustain focus, inner calm and emotional resilience.
LPCMH, NCC, executive director
Beth works with adults and teens. She has special training in using cognitive-behavioral therapy to address problems that result from traumatic experiences, and has trained therapists throughout Delaware in this treatment. She also is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Beth Joselow is the Director of The Tides Behavioral Health.
Dr. Krista Griffin
Dr. Griffin is a Chiropractor and the owner of Lotus Chiropractic in Lewes. Throughout her 18 year career, Dr. Griffin has focused on understanding and tapping into the mind-body connection. Her method of treatment relies heavily on the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, and Dr. Griffin guides her patients to access this power with hands-on work, through education and the principles of quantum physics. Her interest in mindfulness came through the realization that her own child didn't have the tools to be able to calm himself in stressful situations.
LPCMH, program director
Karen is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and views her job description as “helping people find ease with the process of being human." To that end, mindfulness principles and practices have been a cornerstone of her personal and professional life for over a decade. Karen feels deep empathy for the challenges young people face and believes the “3 R’s” are no longer sufficiently adequate to help them pave a path towards their potential. She feels excited to help childern, and the adults who care about them, acquire the additional skills they may need to successfully meet those challenges with an increased sense of confidence and competence.
LCSW, director of educational services
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field of behavioral health for over 20 years. She currently provides mental health counseling to adolescents in a high school wellness center. Lisa recognized the high levels of anxiety students face daily and many don't have the means or the skills to cope with them. Lisa has had a personal mindfulness practice for over 15 years and believed that this life skill would be of great benefit to her students. Lisa completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. In 2014, Lisa and a fellow practitioner completed a pilot program with a group of students with great success.
MPA, creative director
Jessica, a native of New York, is a freelance writer with more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently writing for Delaware Beach Life magazine, Jess is passionate about having a role in strengthening communities, and has worked with various organizations in the areas of fundraising, capital campaigns, grant writing, events, marketing and public relations. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in public administration. As a Lewes resident and mother of two young children, Jess is dedicated to seeing the practice of mindfulness incorporated into our community schools.
Rita Karapurkar Williams
MA, CHES, community engagement director
Rita is a Health Coach at Beebe HealthyBack. She partners with individuals to foster positive behaviors and help them reach their health goals. With years of experience developing patient-centered health education programs, she strongly believes that for people to get well or stay well, they need education (knowledge + skills) and tools that empower and engage them to take an active role in their health. Rita has a master’s degree in Health Education, a certificate from the Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She has two young sons who serve as a daily reminder to be present and live life to the fullest.