Social media. Stress management. Bullying. Self-care. There's no one-size-fits-all solution to personal and professional challenges. But after years as a mindfulness educator, parent and yoga student and teacher, I've identified four Spicy Mindfulness principles that can be applied to everything from creating family unity to maintaining a work/life balance.
It's easy to practice mindfulness when things are going well. But when things get spicy, these four fundamentals give us an internal framework to move forward with intentional action instead of emotional reaction.
Each of my presentations and educational workshops includes an opening reflection, a breakdown of the four principles as they relate to the topic and plenty of time for questions, validation and discussion. I also provide a handout for all attendees that outlines the workshop and has resources for further support.
Every school and organization has a unique set of participants, and hot topics. Although based on parenting, I've adapted many of the presentations below for a variety of audiences, and am always open to creating a program based on your needs. Please reach out directly for more information on pricing and proposals.
ALL TALKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE REMOTELY VIA A LIVE OR RECORDED ZOOM FORMAT!
Riding the Parental "CoronaCoaster": Supporting our Children during this Topsy Turvy Year (can also be tailored for a student audience)
Back to School Success: Making a Family Game Plan for a Great Year (*presentation can also be tailored for incoming K, 6th or 9th grade parent orientations)
Social Media... OMG! Finding a Family Strategy that Works
The Importance of Struggle: Parenting for Resilience and Grit
Strengthening the Parent/Child Connection: Understanding Love Languages
Why Do They Do That? Understanding the Teenage Brain
13 Reasons why NOT: Helping our children deal with anxiety and stress
Supporting our Children’s Success in Academics and Beyond: Developing a Growth Mindset
Healthy Friendships, Healthy Boundaries: Empowering our Children
Stress and Struggle: Understanding and Coping with Difficult Behavior
Deepening the Family Connection: Understanding Temperament
Resolving Differences: Helping our Children Develop Conflict Resolution Skills
Siblings as Soulmates: How to Foster Healthy Sibling Relationships
Parenting with a Partner: Creating a Healthy and United Parenting Team
Putting on Our Oxygen Masks First: The Importance of Parental Self-Care
Pre/post-screening discussion facilitation of three critically acclaimed documentaries:
Screenagers-Growing up in the the Digital World looks into finding balance in the digital world. (66 minutes)
Screenagers Next Chapter-Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience focuses on helping our children build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety and depression in our digital age. (69 minutes)
Race to Nowhere featuring heartbreaking stories of students who've been over scheduled, over-tested, and pressured to achieve that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. (90 minutes)
Mindful Yoga and Reflection
Whether it’s your colleagues from work, your friends, or even family members, these sessions are designed for any private group who wants to use gentle movement, guidance and reflection, to bring some clarity to life’s spicy situations.
Student workshops that involve role playing, discussions and take-home activities to involve and connect with parents on these important topics:
- Conflict resolution skills
- Healthy friendships and setting boundaries
Healthy stress management techniques and tools
Building Trust and teamwork
Staff/Teacher in-services on a variety of topics including:
Creating a Supportive Community
Teaching Growth Mindset
Guidance techniques for difficult behavior
KEYNOTE SPEAKER SERVICE
Spicy Mindfulness speaks to everyone. In addition to parent support presentations and educational workshops, I also offer Keynote Speaker services for meetings and conferences of all kinds.
Recent engagements include keynote speaker for the 2019 Long Beach Early Childhood Education Symposium on Resilience, motivational speaker on Mindfulness and Customer Service for the Alpert Jewish Community Center staff training, featured presenter on Mindfulness in the Workplace for the executive sales team at Wilmington Trust and Boingo Wireless, featured speaker on Healthy Friendships at both the National Charity League's Patroness chapter
meeting, and the Children's Home Society's 2019 conference, and keynote speaker on Self-care and Compassion for the Long Beach PTA Foundation’s Founders Day Brunch.
Let’s discuss a talk that
meets the needs of your audience.
CURRENT AND FORMER CLIENTS
Alpert Jewish Community Center
Bamboleo Spanish Immersion Enrichment Program, Long Beach
Belmont Heights Church Preschool
Cal Heights United Methodist Children's Center
Carver Elementary School
Children’s Garden Preschool
Children’s Home Society of California
Cleveland Elementary School
Colin Powell Academy
Emerson Parkside Academy
Girl Scout Council, Greater Long Beach
Helen Keller Dual Immersion Middle School
Hughes Middle School
Intellectual Virtues Academy
Little Owl Preschool
Long Beach Council PTA
Long Beach Unified School District
Longfellow Elementary School
Lowell Bayside Academy
Los Cerritos Elementary School
Millikan High School
Minnie Gant Elementary School
Naples Bayside Academy
National Charity League
Office of Councilwoman Suzie Price, Long Beach 4th District
Rogers Middle School
Seal Beach Playgroup
St. Hedwig Catholic School
Stanford Middle School