Mindful Moments for Families and Schools
By Kelly Winkler
Mindful Moments for Families and Schools Jun 10, 2021
Focusing on Our Strengths of Character Can Lead Us to Resillience: a conversation with Marjorie Aunos, a psychologist, inspirational speaker, author, and researcher
Yoga For Special Needs Children: a conversation with yoga teacher, Sophie Spoor
Finding Community: A Conversation with Extra Lucky Moms, Taryn Lagonigro and Jessica Quarello
Finding Freedom from Negative Thoughts: A conversation with Author, Nikki Hedstrom, on how to teach children to let go of negative thoughts and create positive affirmations.
Nikki is a first-time author from Vancouver, BC, Canada with a passion for helping people and creating change. She has been working in the advertising industry for the past 15 years, creating immersive brand experiences, using interactive displays and meaningful dialogue to engage and shift minds. She has leveraged this skill to help make the discussion about thoughts tangible and to create activities that help households reduce anxiety. Her methodology and concepts stem from the work of Eckhart Tolle, Bréne Brown, Don Miguel Ruiz, Maya Angelou, Jen Sincero, and stoicism, along with many others whose mission/work is to reduce human suffering caused by our thoughts.
Where to find her:
Instagram: @nikkihedstrom, @athoughtisathought
Mindfulness As a Therapuetic Tool and an Everyday Practice: a conversation with OT and Yoga and mindfulness teacher, Michelle Amussen
Michelle currently works as an occupational therapist in the school district. She is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of yoga and mindfulness both emotionally and physically.
Michelle has received specialized training in teaching mindfulness to children using Dr. Amy Saltzman’s, A Still Quiet Place, Curriculum; and Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescent to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention and Performance. She is a 200 RYT yoga instructor with additional trainings and certifications in trauma sensitive yoga classes and yoga for at risk youth through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Center. She is currently in training with Brown University to become certified in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Decision Making and Mindfulness: How to use mindfulness when you are overwhelmed with making decisions
A Conversation with Best Selling Author, Educator, Yoga Teacher, and Owner of GoGo Yoga for Kids, Sara J. Weis
Everyone Is Good At Something by Susan Rose Read aloud
Visit www.susanroseyoga.com for more information on the book, and other kids yoga resources.
Connecting with Children Through Mindful Play and Imagination: a conversation with Betty Larrea children's yoga teacher, author, and mentor
Betty is the founder of Be Yoga Be Love and provides her yoga and arts curriculum, author visits, enrichment programs, staff development training, and events for children, families and educators in schools, libraries, bookstores, and yoga studios throughout the country. She enjoys integrating yoga with poetry, art, music, storytelling and mindful play to inspire kids to BE and express themselves while promoting literacy and life skills. Betty is also a book doula who offers mentoring for aspiring children’s book authors and Mindful Play Shops to support parents, teachers and caregivers in connecting with and inspiring cooperation with the children in their lives.
connect with Betty:
A Montesorri Approach to Parenting: A conversation with intuitive parenting coach Jelena Basrak
Connect with Jelena:
FB Page: www.facebook.com/sunshinereconnect
Emotional Freedom Technique: A Conversation with Maria Jones All About EFT or Tapping
Mindful Monday Meditation: Light Circle by Amanda James
Nature, A Path To Joy, Peace, and Connection: A conversation with intuitive coach Rachel Strivelli
Being Kind To Ourselves: Teaching our children to talk kindly to themselves starts with us.
Mindfulness and a Positive Mindset: A conversation with author and educator Daniel Olcsvary
Connect with Daniel:
Social Emotional Learning with Allie Szczecinski: How and why we should address emotional needs
Are Transitions a trigger for you and your kids? 3 Tips to ease big transitions
Creating Your Best Life: A conversation with women’s life coach, Jessica Klasnick
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From Bedtime Battles to Bedtime Bliss: Mindfulness tips to ease bedtime struggles
Sleep Struggles? Take a holistic approach with pediatric sleep consultant, Ashley Olson
In this episode I am joined by Ashley Olson, a certified pediatric sleep consultant. We talk all about normalizing the sleep struggles, tips on how to approach sleep difficulties in a holistic way, and so much more. Listen in to help find the way to sleep that will keep your entire family well.
connect with Ashley:
Mindful Mealtime: Tips to go from mealtime battles to connection and calm around the table
Do you find mealtimes to be a battle? Have trouble getting your kids to eat what you prepared or even getting them to the table? Listen to this episode to learn mindfulness tips on how to keep calm and help to create more enjoyable mealtimes with your family.
A Mindful Approach to Healthy Eating: A conversation with Mandi DeGennaro
Mindful Monday Meditation: create inner dialogue that will allow you to be more positive.
PLANT SEEDS OF COPING SKILLS AND POSITIVE SELF TALK: A conversation with Dr. Sandy Zanella, author of Happy Yogis
CREATE CALM CORNERS/BINS: Physical cues and reminders can help us all to remember to access our regulation tools
Do you often get swept up in moments of overwhelm and stress? Does your child struggle with big emotions and meltdowns? In this episode I am going to talk about how you can create physical spaces and cues to remind you and your children that you have tools to help you calm down.
Calm Jars https://pin.it/5fuzjA6
Weighted Stuffed animals https://pin.it/2RMFtvl
Sensory Toys https://pin.it/6bDi6ia
Big Changes Can Start With Little Practices: A conversation with Lauren Buckles the creator of Nestful - Mindfulness practices to nurture your nest
connect with Lauren on her website www.nestfulminds.com/
Building Self Confidence by "filling our own buckets"
In this episode I talk about ways that we can help build our children's self confidence and self esteem. So often we look for external approval to feel good about ourselves. This sets us up to constantly basing how we feel about our selves by other's opinions. I give suggestions on how we can fill our own buckets and find confidence in ourselves. If you want to help your child be secure and confident in who they are then listen in to find out some ways to encourage them to look within and to find their strengths.
Yoga and Mindfulness Through the Ages: Part 3 School-age kids
MAKING MISTAKES: Do mistakes equal shame and embarrassment or learning and growth?
Yoga and Mindfulness Through the Ages: Part 2 Tweens and Teens
To connect with abby www.abigailwilber.com/
If you missed Part 1 of this series you can find that here: anchor.fm/kelly-winkler/episodes/YOGA-AND-MINDFULNESS-THROUGH-THE-AGES--PART-1--Exploring-the-early-years-infants--toddlers--and-preschoolers-with-Margot-Harris-etsfu6
Shaking is not just for the getting our sillies out UPDATE with bonus song
YOGA AND MINDFULNESS THROUGH THE AGES ( PART 1 ): Exploring the early years (infants, toddlers, and preschoolers) with Margot Harris
Such as, body awareness, learning to listen to our bodies signals, and learning to regulate our emotions and energy to just name a few. Margot also gives us great tips on how to both introduce these practrices and use them daily with our young children. We also chat about Margot's new children's book Cookie Doughga.
Margot is a certified children's yoga and mindfulness teacher and author based on Long Island, NY with a background in early childhood education. She taught as a classroom teacher for over 10 years. In 2015 she left the classroom to become a full time yoga and mindfulness teacher. She’s honored to work with Yogi Beans, and Little Flower Yoga providing school based programming, and enrichment as a contractor. She mentors new children's yoga teachers, and leads professional development for educators and parents.
Additionally, Margot teaches in several schools across Long Island and in parts of Brooklyn and Queens under her own budding brand: Calm Cookie Yoga and Mindfulness. She also teaches at a variety of wellness and play spaces for children and families, libraries, and with private clients. She serves children as young as 6 weeks, all the up through high school.
Margot is certified through Little Flower Yoga, Yogi Beans, Trauma informed teaching from United We Om, and Baby yoga and development from Karma Kids Yoga.
Margot's recently authored her first children's book, titled: Cookie Doughga: A Book about Yoga, Mindfulness, and Cookies! It's perfect for ages 3-8. It's her greatest hope that children from all over the world can use her story as a tool for body and mind connection, self reflection, and most of all---FUN!
Calm down Jar
Be Curious, Be Mindful
To learn more about mindfulness listen to episode 2 anchor.fm/kelly-winkler/episodes/What-is-mindfulness-eelhv7
A View from Child Life Specialist, Lisa Ciarroca: anxiety, grief, and moving forward with support
Acknowledging emotions leads to resilience in times of disappointment.
Improve Behavior, Moods, and Attitudes: A conversation with Parenting expert, Rachel Bailey
Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families for over a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist. Currently Rachel teaches parents hands-on tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children... and helping parents find the time and energy to incorporate these tools into their lives. rachel-bailey.com/
Mindful Monday/Meditation episode: Open up to new possibilities
Turning Toward Yoga and Midfulness During Challenging Times: A comversation with yoga teacher and mom, Taryn Lagonigro
Setting Intentions lead to shifting mindset
Teaching Children's Yoga: An Opportunity for Healing and Support
For more information visit :https://kiddingaroundyoga.com/
Empathy A Path To Change: 6 ways to encourage empathy in your home or classroom
YOGA IN SCHOOLS: a conversation with Emily Fleming M.A.T., RYT500, RCYT, YACEP, an educator and yoga teacher
Do you want you and your children to focused and steady? Mindfully pay attention to your feet!
How self-care looks in real life. Mom and Entrepreneur Lara Kitts gives us a new perspective
Emotional awareness: allow space to feel and then release emotions
Let”s Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children a conversation with parent coach Stephanie Pinto
The Power of Opposites in teaching Body Awareness and Self Control
A conversation about Mindfulness and parenting with Adrienne Carci, owner of Life in the Moment
Facing challenging behavior with Mindfulness and a better mindset
A conversation with music therapist, Alison Hughey. music is a powerful tool for mental health and self care
Carolina Music Therapy www.facebook.com/alisonmtbc and www.carolinamusictherapy.com
Mindfulness bringing new perspectives and deeper connections
A conversation with Lauren Chaitoff, owner of Yogi Beans and mom of two.
In this episode Lauren gives us tips on finding a yoga practice that works for us, starting mindfulness practices, and tips to get your kids breathing, meditating, and moving mindfully. You can find more information about the offerings at Yogi Beans here https://yogibeans.com/