May 23, 2024

Coffee Talk Addresses Stress Management, May 14

May Coffee Talk


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | IN PERSON

LOCATION: *718 Venue

718 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

PARKING: Parking is available at Riverfront Park, George Street Lot, and Sophia Street Parking Deck. Street parking is also available along Caroline Street.

Register for the May Coffee Talk


Stress Management & Mindfulness

Join us at May’s Coffee Talk as we discuss Stress Management & Mindfulness.

In this session, we will have an informal chat about the things that stress us out, along with tips and tools to decrease stress. This session will end in a guided meditation.

May’s Coffee Talk will be led by Ms. Deb Andrus-Lokrantz, Coordinator of Professional Learning – Restorative Practices & Conflict Resolution, Stafford County Public Schools.

Meet the Speaker

Deb Andrus-Lokrantz, MA, has worked and volunteered on community committees and other initiatives in Planning District 16 over the last 25 years. She believes that service to others is one of the strengths of any community. She is currently the Coordinator of Restorative Practices and Conflict Resolution for Stafford County Schools, working to build a strong and equitable culture, strengthen relationships within the school community, and facilitates discussions working toward accountability and healing when harm has been done.

For the past 11 years, she has facilitated different groups for Empowerhouse, the local domestic violence agency, encouraging growth and change in order to move on with life in a healthier and more positive way. Her last position, as Program Director for Office on Youth, she helped implement Restorative Justice by training and consulting in three local school districts – Stafford, Spotsylvania, and King George, along with supporting court-involved and at-promise youth and their families. Previously, she spent 15 years with the Family Educator Program at Spotsylvania Department of Social Services working to either reunite families when their children had been removed into the foster care system or to strengthen families so that they could stay together.

She holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a MA degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master Certificate in Restorative Justice in Education from Eastern Mennonite University, and has had further Restorative Justice training with the International Institute for Restorative Practices, the Alliance for Unitive Justice and the Richmond Peace Center. She is certified in jyoti meditation and MBSR (mindful-based stress reduction).

For more information and to register, please visit us online