© 2016 by Shaila Saint

SERVICES

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. 

  • 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 

 

Additional support

  • 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

  • Pre/post-screening discussion facilitation of two critically acclaimed documentaries: 

    • Screenagers looks into finding balance in the digital world. (66 minutes)

    • Race to Nowhere features heartbreaking stories of students across the county who've been over-scheduled, over-tested and pressured to achieve. This calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. (90 minutes)

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 at their corporate retreat, 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

Lagoon Playgroup

 

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

Wilmington Trust