Speaking & Workshops for Parents & School Communities
Speaking & Workshops for Parents & Teachers
My colleagues and I provide three speaking and workshop programs for parents and school communities: one for children in kindergarten through 5th grade, one for parents, and one for teachers. Watch the video, or read below for information on these speaking and program engagements, or contact me directly today to learn how we can help parents, teachers, and school communities find deeper connections through kindness, mindfulness, and other conscious parenting strategies.
For Children Grades K-5: Kindness & Bullying Prevention
Based on author Lisa Ozalis-Graham’s book, The Adventures of Finley and Cisco, this program has a focus on bully prevention and helping children to treat each other with kindness. Through the story of Finley and Cisco, Lisa helps children go through the process of understanding what it means to be there for a friend in need, and how the power of kindness can prevent and overcome bullying inside and outside of the classroom. The program can be done for individual classes, or on a grade- or school- wide level. We customize the presentations based on the needs of your children and school.
For Parents: Conscious Parenting
There are a variety of ways that I can help parents to create a deeper connection with their child. I offer an in-depth course on conscious parenting where you will learn how to create a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with your child. Based on the work of Dr. Shefali, author of “The Conscious Parent,” Oprah Winfrey’s favorite parenting expert, and a close mentor and friend, this intimate workshop is delivered once a week for 90 minutes for a total of four weeks.
In this course, my colleagues and I help parents understand what triggers them as parents, how their children push their buttons, and how parents can respond in a way that brings them closer to their children over time rather than pushing them away when a conflict occurs.
I also offer a variety of other workshops and webinars on parenting, discipline, anxious children, and more, including the following topics:
- Looking at Behavior through the Lens of the Iceberg
- Raising a Motivated Child
- Raising Kids in Our Digital Age Entitlement
- Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude
- Building Your Parenting Confidence
For Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom Inservice
The mindfulness program I provide for teachers focuses on dealing with stress and the importance of self care. The most effective structure we have found for this inservice is to break it into two parts — the first, introductory section for teachers and/or school administrators, and then another one a week or two later after they have had time to practice new exercises and strategies that were learned in the first section.
During this inservice, we first explore the effects of stress on teachers, followed by the importance of mindfulness and self care. We offer examples of how teachers can bring mindfulness practices into their lives — both inside and outside of the classroom as well as exercises and techniques to teach to their students.
The goals of this inservice are to help teachers feel fulfilled, reduce stress among both teachers and students, help teachers to bring the best of themselves to the classroom, and develop healthy, productive relationships with the students in their class!
For more information about having me come to speak to your organization, contact me.