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2023 Children’s Mental Health + Parenting Conference

This Virtual Online Conference is designed for parents, caregivers, educators, and mental health professionals who want to learn about the latest research, innovations, and techniques pertaining to children’s mental health and evidence-based practices.

This conference is one of a kind, and the only one like it in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to make the difference in the life a child. Let’s raise a generation of children who don’t need to recover from their childhoods.

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Our 2023 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Dr. Becky Kennedy

Our Guest Speakers

Cmhc Speakers 2023 (5)
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Cmhc Speakers 2023 (2)
Dr. William Stixrud
Dr. Lawrence Cohen
Dr. Laura Markham
Julie King, B.A., J.D
Dr. Michael Gurian
Dr. Lyndsey Kite & Dr. Lexie Kite
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Ned Johnson
Cmhc Speakers 2023 (1)
Dr. Larry Mitnaul
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Jennifer Anderson MSPH, RDN
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Jennie Abbot
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Chazz Lewis
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Dr. Anne-Louise Lockhart
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Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psych
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Tania Johnson, R. Psych

Virtual Workshops that will give you a greater understanding of:

  • Exploring Conscious Parenting
  • Understanding Childhood Trauma
  • Developing a toolkit to help children through stressful events
  • Working with Anxious Children
  • Creating playful connections to help children with anxiety
  • Fostering Executive Functioning in Children
  • Nurturing Optimal Brain Development
  • Navigating low self-esteem
  • Empowering parents with holistic health and wellness tools
  • Learning to lead Children effectively
  • Exploring how to talk so kids will listen
  • Creating stronger connections with your child
  • Helping Children with Depression
  • Exploring How to help Females with Body Image
  • Building Motivation and Stress Tolerance in Our Children
  • Creating a Nutritional Toolbox for Optimal wellbeing
  • Connecting families in the Age of Social Med
  • Nurturing children’s social and emotional intelligence
  • Understanding how your history impacts your relationship with your child or the children you work with
  • Exploring how to implement yoga and breath work as a mental health strategy
  • Fostering Emotion Regulation in Children
  • Exploring Peer Orientation: Putting Parents back in the drivers seat

Hear from REAL attendees! What they have to say about our Virtual Online Conference...

EARLY BIRD GIFTS

When you purchase your weekend pass before March 15 you will  SAVE 20%
and you will receive TWO special gifts from our team.

1. Exclusive edition of “Fostering Emotion Regulation”
This will be released to you after early bird ticket sales close (within 7 business days)

2. “No Drama Discipline”  Presented by Dr. Tina Payne-Bryson followed by an intimate Q&A

Fostering Emotion Regulation
(6.5 hour e-course)

Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psych
& Tania Johnson, R. Psych


Intimate & Interactive Q & A

2023 Children's Mental Health & Parenting Conference Schedule

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EXCLUSIVE offer ONLY for past Virtual Conference attendees!

Full Weekend Pass [USD]

PRE-SALE PRICING:
118.99
$83.99 usd Your Pass Includes:
  • Access to both Keynote Addresses by Dr. Shefali Tsabary & Dr. Becky Kenndy
  • Access to 16 workshops
  • 52 hours of live-streamed instruction
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days post conference

Friday April 21st
1-Day Pass

PRE-SALE PRICING
46.99
$32.99 Your Pass Includes:
  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address by Dr. Shefali Tsabary "The Parenting Map: A Guide to Conscious Parenting"
  • Access to all 7 workshops
  • 27 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops will be recorded and available for viewing for 60 days- post conference

Saturday April 22nd
1-Day Pass

PRE-SALE PRICING
$46.99
$ 32.99 Your Pass Includes:
  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address by Dr. Becky Kennedy “From Anxiety to Resilience: Helping Kids with Worry, Hesitation & Fears
  • Access to 7 workshops
  • 27 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops will be recorded and available for viewing for 60 days- post conference

Friday April 21st
Keynote Address

PRE-SALE PRICING:
$19.99
$ 13.99 Your Pass Includes:
  • Full access to our 1st Keynote by Dr. Shefali Tsabary "The Parenting Map: A Guide to Conscious Parenting"
  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content created especially for parents, professionals, and caregivers
  • Keynote presentation recording available for 60 days- post conference

Saturday April 22nd
Keynote Address

PRE-SALE PRICING:
$19.99
$ 13.99 Your Pass Includes:
  • Full access to our 2nd Keynote by Dr. Becky Kennedy “From Anxiety to Resilience: Helping Kids with Worry, Hesitation & Fears
  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content created especially for parents, professionals, and caregivers
  • Keynote presentation recording available for 60 days- post conference

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Subsidized tickets

The Institute of Child Psychology offers subsidized tickets for families facing financial hardship or who are low-income.

Please email our Conference Team for qualifications: conference@instituteofchildpsychology.com

Virtual Online Conference Information

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Dr. Shefali- Workshop

This session will help parents with the step-by-step HOW TO of conscious parenting and leave with incredible tools and strategies to help them become better parents

Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psych
Childhood Trauma: Finding A Way Through

Description

Has your child or a child you are supporting experienced physical or sexual abuse? Exposed to the foster care system? Suffered through a tragic event? Experienced neglect? Witnessed or experienced violence? Endured extreme bullying? Or been impacted by a high-conflict divorce?

Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. Children with trauma can present significant challenges, and they often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them.

During this course we will explore the impact of trauma on neurological development and how this presents in children’s behaviours. The impact on the attachment system will also be examined, as will the role of relationship in healing and growth. Strategies to support children following experiences of trauma will be presented, giving attendees concrete ways in which they can support the children in their lives and care for themselves.

This course aims to offer practical information to caregivers and professionals on why certain behaviours may be present, and how they can support their children in moving towards growth and healing.

This evidence-based course is taught by Registered Child Psychologist, Tammy Schamuhn, M.Sc, B.Ed., RPT-S, who specializes in childhood anxiety and trauma (Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology) who is also a former elementary teacher, and mother of three.

Objectives

  • Examine the impact of trauma on neurological development
  • Explore the impact of trauma on attachment systems and relational patterns
  • Foster a greater understanding of behavioural patterns commonly associated with traumatic experiences.
  • Develop tools and strategies to support the children impacted by trauma
  • Learn about appropriate treatment options available based on the type of trauma a child has experienced and the timing of the incident
  • Highlight the importance of self-care for those who are supporting children that have experiences of trauma

The Opposite of Worry:
Helping children (and their parents) with anxieties and fears

Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, licensed psychologist, president of Playful Parenting International, Inc.

1. Course Description: Children and parents are more anxious than ever before. This course will provide parents with a deeper intellectual and emotional understanding of anxiety—what it is, where it comes from, how it operates, and how to reduce it in their children and themselves. Participants will learn why common tactics such as reassurance and logic don’t usually work well, and what to do instead. The unique aspect of the Playful Parenting approach to children’s fears and anxieties is called The Second Chicken Approach, which will be described in detail. The session will include practical techniques and strategies, experiential exercises, and time for Q and A.

2. Learning Objectives:
1. To understand the sources of anxiety in children and parents
2. To know and be able to use the 1-10 scale, and strategies for reducing anxiety at every level of the scale
3. To learn and be able to use the Stop and Go Game
4. To be able to explore emotions using SUBIO
5. To learn 3 techniques for helping parents reduce their own anxiety

Healing the hurt. Educating the mind. Inspiring the soul.

Workshop: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 9:00-12:00 pm MST (3 hours)

Title: Executive Functioning: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Presented by: Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, Pediatric psychologist & parent coach

Description: It’s so hard to know how exactly to support your teens. Teens are already faced with so much pressure, so when they feel the weight to make good decisions online, at school, in the home, and with peers, it can feel extremely overwhelming. It’s even more overwhelming for parents to know how to guide, teach, and discipline their teenagers.

Should you make every interaction a teachable moment? Are you supposed to praise the effort and not the result, or is it the other way around? Can you compliment your teen or is that wrong now? Should you let them struggle or will that mess them up for life?

This is not a workshop that will tell you what you’re doing wrong and what to do instead. Besides, that expert opinion will likely change. This conversation is about you, your teen, and your home.

You will leave understanding why teens behave, think, and feel the way they do. You will leave with foundational knowledge about executive functioning, one of the primary building blocks to making good decisions and regulating emotions. You will learn how to motivate them and teach the skills they need to move toward feeling good about themselves. Isn’t that what we all want?

Ultimately, you will learn how to help both you and your teen make more informed decisions when faced with new challenges and when things change again.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will leave the workshop:

1. Understanding the role of the prefrontal cortex in adolescent development.

2. An in-depth understanding and appreciation of the executive functioning skills that impact a teen’s development, attitude, emotions, and behaviours.

3. An awareness of the theory of motivation and the role of dopamine in getting chores and homework done, decisions made online and on social media, and peer/sibling relationships and interactions.

4. Implement evidence-based and effective strategies to help with cognitive flexibility and emotional regulation in your teen.

5. Learn ways to reconnect and repair broken interactions and relationships with your teen.

Michael Gurian
Three Hour Training: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys and Girls

In this humorous, practical, and science-based training keynote, educator and New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian (Saving Our Sons, The Minds of Girls, Boys and Girls Learn Differently) focuses on helping children of all ages to succeed in school and life.  Because boys and girls experience their home and school life differently, Michael explores how the minds of boys and girls develop distinctly—and how educators, parents, and concerned citizens can care for and support the emotional needs of all our children.

Based on more than thirty-five years of research in brain science, education, and practical parenting, this keynote traces how a child’s learning and social-emotional mind grows, how girls and boys learn and grow differently, how acculturation influences them, and how crucial school success has become to life success. Gurian further explores brain-based research on transgender brains, the gay/lesbian brain, and the gender-brain spectrum.

A marriage and family counselor in private practice, Michael brings to life not only the developmental science of children’ minds and emotional life, but practical methods by which to raise and educate.  Michael also focuses on learning and life difficulties that boys and girls experience as distinct groups, including the effects of digital life on the growing brain.

Michael has been called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to dynamically combine cutting edge science with stories from people’s everyday lives.  His presentation leaves educators and audiences with vision of what children need both in school and in life, new tools by which to interpret the emotional and intellectual signals of our children, and new confidence to educate and care for their emotional lives in a high-pressure world. 

See Michael’s biography on www.michael gurian.com.  For further information, also see www.gurianinstitute.com.

Dr. Laura Markham
How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Emotional Intelligence means being smart about emotions. That means noticing, accepting and understanding one’s own emotions, which allows more control of one’s behavior. It also means understanding the emotions of others and responding mindfully. In this keynote, you’ll learn:

  • What the research says about how children develop Emotional Intelligence.
  • Why EQ is more important to your child’s success in life than IQ.
  • The link between emotions and managing behavior.
  • Parenting tools and strategies to support children and teens to become more emotionally intelligent.
  • How parents can develop the skill of emotion-coaching.
  • Secrets every parent needs to know about crying and anger.
  • How parents can help children grow a calmer nervous system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the theory and research related to the development of emotional intelligence.
  • Develop and apply practices to support children in developing emotional intelligence. 
  • Assess and manage difficult situations and emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance and empathy.
  • Transform habitual responses to children’s emotions.
  •  Apply understanding of nervous system development and regulation to interactions with children.
  • Demonstrate emotion-coaching skills with children, even during times of heightened emotions and limit-setting.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen workshop led by Julie King

  • Are you getting worn down by morning mayhem, bedtime battles, sibling scuffles, dawdling, and defiance?
  • Do you try to avoid using threats, bribes, and punishments but find yourself using them anyway, just to survive the day?
  • Would you like to learn practical and effective methods that will make life with kids easier and more satisfying?

“How To Talk So Kids Will Listen” is an experiential, effective and highly engaging program for parents and caregivers. We’ll do practice exercises and role-plays, share tools, tips and scripts for common challenges, and answer your questions. You’ll leave the session with practical strategies that you can implement immediately to improve communication and discipline and strengthen your relationships at home. 

Feedback from workshop participants: 

“Julie is such a kind, honest, and down to earth person! She has great ideas to help troubleshoot real-life situations.”

 “This workshop was WONDERFUL! It was so helpful to talk to Julie and hear her wise and experienced take on so many of the struggles that we go through as parents to little children every day. … I highly recommend it!”

“My husband and I attended Julie King’s recent workshop and are still espousing its virtues. Julie helped us transform difficult situations into fun adventures and conversations with our daughter. The new tools in our parent tool box not only bring us closer to our daughter but make parenting more fun. It’s one of the best investments we’ve ever made”.

Learning objectives:

  • You will learn how to help children deal with difficult feelings (eg. sadness, frustration, disappointment, anger).
  • You will understand the connection between how children feel and how they behave, and why focusing on underlying feelings is effective in improving behavior.
  • You will learn to distinguish between strategies that motivate children to cooperate and strategies that often backfire, and you’ll be able to apply effective strategies for engaging the cooperation of children.
  • You’ll learn why punishment is not the most effective way to address misbehavior, and you’ll learn more effective strategies for enforcing limits and guiding behavior.

Dr. Becky Kennedy
From Anxiety to Resilience: The Good Inside Approach to Helping Kids with Worry, Hesitation, and Fears

Did you know that our attempt to help kids “not worry about things” or “feel less anxious” often makes a child’s anxiety worse? It’s no wonder that well-intentioned parents feel ineffective. Not here. Dr. Becky’s approach is totally different from what’s out there. It’s based on her deep understanding of child development, emotion regulation, and attachment theory. You’ll walk away with a brand-new approach that will grow with your child – an approach that both helps in the short-term and sets the stage for confidence and resilience in the long-term.

Learning Objectives:

  • A new framework and set of strategies for managing anxiety
  • How to help your child feel more confident
  • Exactly what to say and do when your child’s worries show up
  • A system for coping with fears and phobias
  • How to keep your anxiety separate from your child’s anxiety



Tania Johnson, R. Psych
Childhood Depression

Description

Poor self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, loss of concentration, poor attention, inability to make decisions,  loss of confidence in abilities, difficulty in thinking, chronic feelings of guilt, suicidal ideation, history of self-harm, low energy, apathy, change in appetite, shifts in sleep patterns, or poor motivation.

Depression can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. In this workshop parents and professionals will learn more about childhood depression and how to best help children and teens manage it. All strategies are science-informed, and practical for working with children and youth. This workshop will empower adults to be agents of change in a child’s life offering concrete ways in which they can support the children in their lives.

Objectives

  • Learn to differentiate between sadness/depressed mood and Clinical Depression (DSM-V)
  • Explore what depression looks like in young children verses adolescents
  • Introduction to the neuropsychological, genetic, and developmental roots of depression
  • Recognize the societal factors/modern day environment that contribute to the current increase in depression amongst children
  • Discover how to nurture resiliency in children, and the impact of a connected relationship
  • Identifying parenting tools and strategies for coping with depression
  • Discovering holistic treatment options for wellbeing

 

Dr. Larry Mitnaul
Connecting Families in the Age of Social Media

Session Description:
Each generation claims that parenting is the hardest it has ever been. I believe it is most true today. Our children and teens have more of the world at their fingertips than ever before. Yet, most parents will admit to feeling isolated and unsure of the degree to which virtual friendships, gaming groups, or the desire for technology-laden diversions are undermining their child’s desire for closer connection to the family unit. In my clinical practice, I encounter an increasing number of well-meaning parents who struggle with walking the balance of setting appropriate screen-time limits AND helping their child(ren) develop into great citizens in the real world and online.

My experiences as a parent, social media content creator on multiple platforms (including TikTok which hosts my most popular video to date at around 4 million views), and psychiatrist offer me a unique view into the ways in which social media holds the attention of our children. By helping you to better understand this, we can empower parents to feel more confident in setting limits and help parents to use those insights to regain the attention of their child.
This talk will equip you with a better understanding of the current research for gaming and internet-use disorders. We will review trends in social media consumption for children/adolescents and its profound effects within the family system. Finally, we will reflect on the attachment parenting lens to bring together practical tips and insights for helping families to find a balance and ultimately, come closer to the family life they desire to have.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand how families are using social media and gaming
2. Understand Internet Gaming Disorder
3. Better differentiate between Dysfunctional Gaming/Internet Use and Obsessive Compulsive-like behaviours
4. Understand how social media interact with family systems
5. Gain practical ideas for conversation and guiding parents using attachment theory

The Opposite of Worry:
Helping children (and their parents) with anxieties and fears

Presentation Overview:

Co-authors of “More Than a Body” and identical twin sisters, Lindsay & Lexie Kite, PhD, will present “To Our Girls: Your Body Is An Instrument, Not An Ornament.” In their dynamic presentation, the Kites use original research and personal anecdotes to teach their unique approach to body image education and building resilience against objectification. Their work centers on the truth that positive body image isn’t believing your body looks good, it’s knowing your body is good, regardless of how it looks. This refined definition of positive body image provides the foundation for their work to arm people with the tools to build resilience in a culture that objectifies and commodifies bodies. Whereas approaches like body positivity and body neutrality can feel short-sighted, impractical or unachievable in a culture that values women as bodies first and people second, the Kites’ approach centers on helping people build Body Image Resilience – a practical and continuous process of facing body shame triggers and responding in strategic ways that reconnect you to your body and your greater sense of self.

The presentation will cover:

– The ways media and shared cultural messaging shapes ideals and expectations about bodies by objectifying them, and how this impacts girls’ and women’s body image in powerful ways
– The effects of fixation on appearance (self-objectification) on body image, self-worth, mental and physical health
– The Kites’ unique model for helping people build Body Image Resilience, starting with identifying the harmful and ineffective ways people cope with body shame
– How to use difficult experiences with body shame as catalysts to practice new strategies for building Body Image Resilience, including strengths and skills to cope with shame in healthy, productive, and empowering ways
– What rising with Body Image Resilience looks like in real-life examples and how to sustain it

Presentation Objectives:

Through this presentation, audience members will:

– Gain a better understanding of positive body image in general, including the ways it has been warped in popular messaging and why cultivating and promoting positive body image is so crucial
– Learn to identify objectification generally and self-objectification, along with the negative outcomes associated with each for individuals
– Understand the framework for how individual body image functions – from normative discontent to disruptions that prompt increased body shame and self-objectification
– Recognize the most common ways individuals respond to body image disruptions and how those reactions keep people in cycles of shame and harmful coping mechanisms
– Learn practical skills for navigating body image disruptions in ways that build Body Image Resilience, including media literacy, reconnecting with your body and sense of self, redefining health and fitness in accurate and achievable ways, and the instrument/ornament paradigm shift.

Dr. William Strixrud and Ned Johnson's Workshop

This course will be taught by Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of the national best-seller, The Self-Driven Child

It is based on their latest book, What Do You Say?  How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home.  The primary focus of the course will be helping parents and educators learn to communicate with kids in order to (a) build a strong emotional connection and (b) support the autonomy and self-drive that are so important for the healthy development of children and teens.  Although the class will be informed by extensive research, Dr. Stixrud and Mr. Johnson will present dozens of practical communication strategies for building relationships, fostering intrinsic motivation, teaching values, and helping young people find their own reasons to change when they’re struggling.  Because communication is hardest when things are not going well, the presentation will emphasize how to maintain a non-anxious presence when kids are upset and how to manage conversations when emotions run high.  The material presented will be illustrated by dozens of anecdotes and experiences from Dr. Stixrud’s and Mr. Johnson’s decades of talking with children, teens, and young adults one-one-one.

The class will begin with a discussion of ways to communicate empathy and validation, two of the most important tools for helping adults develop a strong emotional bond with kids.  The course will start here because a close relationship with a trusted adult is like a “silver bullet” for protecting kids from the harmful effects of stress.  Dr. Stixrud and Mr. Johnson will then turn to the “language of a parent consultant,” through which parents and other adults can support young people’s development of autonomy and communicate confidence in kids’ ability to manage their own lives.  The course will also cover healthy versus toxic expectations, ways of helping kids understand what makes people happy, the futility of trying to change kids, and methods of helping young people regulate their sleep and use of technology.  The class ends with a discussion of ways to help children and teens learn from their experience – which is the true meaning of discipline.

Jennifer Anderson - Workshop

Navigating childhood feeding and nutrition can be challenging for parents and caregivers, even more so in communities steeped in diet culture, food marketing, and extreme food lifestyles. Learn frameworks and knowledge for advising parents through baby’s first bites, typical toddler eating, extreme picky eating, eating disorder prevention, and more.

Jennie Abbot
Building Resiliency in Children through Mindfulness Practices

Are you a Parent, Educator or Healthcare Professional who is ready to learn how to help children develop resiliency using mindfulness tools? Children in today’s world face many challenges and the most crucial skill for being able to move through those challenges and experience growth is resiliency. Inner resilience is not a skill that children are born with, but through regular engagement in mindfulness practices, children will discover that resilience skills can be strengthened over time. 

The Building Resiliency in Children through Mindfulness Practices course is designed to offer you ways to teach children how to manage their emotions and reframe their responses to failures and mistakes. The Resilient child is able to bounce back from challenges, develop confidence and determination, and move through adolescence and adulthood with the ability to grow from life’s challenges. Discover the many benefits of Resiliency and Mindfulness for children and how to incorporate these practices into daily life at home, school or in the therapeutic setting.

The hands-on practices shown in the course offer ways to experience how resiliency and mindfulness can work together to strengthen the four key areas of resiliency skill development including physical, mental, emotional, and social. 

Physical Resiliency strategies for children include tools to manage feelings of stress and overwhelm including breathwork, mindful movement for strength and confidence, and the distraction game to develop inner resolve. 

Mental Resiliency tools are offered to help children when facing challenges, including noticing negative self talk, reframing thoughts, strategies for dealing with feeling stuck and positive affirmations to find happiness. 

Emotional Resiliency tips include ways for children to learn to identify different feelings, use body scan practices and experience self-regulation techniques to find a sense of calm. 

Social Resiliency tools include practicing a self compassion meditation, developing healthy societal connections and building an emotional safety net with kindness-focused self care. 

Included in the course are two resource guides, one for adults and one for children, which are both designed to provide everyday strategies to incorporate simple mindfulness practises for building resilience over time, learning how to cope in spite of setbacks, and view mistakes as opportunities to grow. 

Mindfulness tools for children have been shown boost emotional intelligence, resilience, and feelings of self-worth for children of all ages. This course is designed to offer mindfulness techniques that help children develop confidence and determination, placing them on the path to lifelong happiness and success. 

The course is taught by Jennie Abbot, Founder and Director of Harmony Kids Yoga Mindfulness Company. Jennie has shared the tools and techniques demonstrated in the course with over 75,000 children to date, ranging between the ages of 1-18 years old in a variety of educational settings. Jennie is the mother of two mindful kids and her life passion is sharing the joy of yoga and mindfulness with people everywhere, so they can live healthy and fulfilling lives! 

The Learning Objectives of this Course Include:

  • Ability to identify the benefits of resiliency in children and understand the variety of ways that mindfulness can support children to develop strong resiliency skills 
  • Ability to confidently support children when they are feeling frustrated, disappointed, stuck on a problem, lacking confidence, or overwhelmed with stress 
  • Understanding of the four main areas of resiliency development and how each of these areas can support children through adulthood
  • To learn specialized techniques that enable parents, educators and healthcare professionals to confidently deliver mindfulness based resiliency programming to children
  • Worksheets to develop resiliency skills including: reframing negative self talk, recognizing growth mindset traits, self care plan for difficult times, strategies for when times are hard