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Workshops & Groups

Parent Coaching

  • One-on-One coaching sessions in person or over the phone are available.

Coaching On Wheels Program: Speaker Series


Linda will come to your home, school, or parent group for any one or more of her series of seminars. Designed to build knowledge and skills for parents or professionals working with parents, children & teens.  Whether it is a Keynote Address, Lunch & Learn, Parent Educational Night, School Presentation or Lectureship the following topics are available:

  • The Nurtured Heart Approach®: Teachers Workshop
  • The Nurtured Heart Approach®: Parent Workshop
  • The HeartMath Approach®: Teachers Workshop
  • The HeartMath Approach®: Parent Workshop
  • Present Moment Parenting: Promoting Success Using Positivity & Pizazz
  • Building Social Skills Competency: Helping Your Child Find Social Success
  • Demystifying ADHD: Tools Every Parent Should Have
  • Parenting ADHD Teens: Expectations, Strategies & Staying Connected
  • Stop the Yelling! Techniques to End Button Pushing & Power Struggles
  • You’re Not the Boss of Me: Attachment Parenting for Adoptive Parents
  • ADHD Classroom Strategies & Accommodations
  • Adaptive Technology: Tools for Student’s Success
  • Stamp Out Bullying Programs for Parents or Schools
  • Conflict Management: Teacher Strategies Workshop
  • ADD Women: Uncovering Your Hidden Gifts



For Parents

HeartMath® Parent Workshops:

In our sessions, parents learn about their own & their child's emotional physiology. They acquire a set of age appropriate techniques & resilence-building tools to help manage stress, reduce anxiety, anger and embrace an energized, coherent communication that enhances & strengthens relationships.

The Nurtured Heart Approach® Parent Workshops:

Our 6 weekly sessions, are designed to promote knowledge & application of the NA approach. In our group parents:

  • learn empowering  "new" techniques to energize successes.
  • download "new scripts"- a nourishing vocabulary of "positivity"
  • the art of balancing limit setting with clear, simple consequences when rules are broken.
  • transform child's/teens negative portfolio into a flourishing, positive one.
  • create successes which transforms the lives, minds and hearts of their youth.
  • increase youth's inner strength, self esteem, ability to make good choices & maintain friendships
  • enhance & pazazz their parent-child connection..
  • not only experience successes in their children's lives, but also in their own.
Parenting Your Adolescent (parents of youth ages 11-16):
  • acquire strategies that promote success for you & your youth
  • targeted skills: balance of healthy structure & nurturance, “positivity & pazazz”, appreciation & recognition, mindful communication, button pushing strategies, co-regulation, plus appropriate homework skills & school accommodations.

Parenting Your Young Adult (parents of adults ages 18 & up):

  • promote success during this very important developmental stage of life.
  • targets:  maintaining  your connection, using mindful communication, balancing advocacy &  guidance, respecting boundaries (yours & young adult's), encouraging autonomy & learning when to let go.

For Youth & Their Parents

Individual Family & Multi-Family HeartMath® Group

In our sessions parents & youth learn about their emotional physiology. They acquire a set of age appropriate techniques & resilence-building tools to help manage stress, reduce anxiety, anger and embrace an energized, coherent communication that enhances & strengthens relationships.

Individual Family Theraplay® Social & Thinking Skills Sessions (parents & their children)

Our 8 week group format provides a safe, playful, fun, engaging, milieu for who wish to learn skills as a individual family unit.
  • children & parents incorporate new skills that foster relf-regulation, emotional control & perspective taking
  • promotes character & value building (empathy, respect, responsible, self control, integrity)
  • during sessions, amidst the giggles & hugs, we celebrate successes, acquire pro social skills, form new friendships, increase trust in self & others and enhance parent-child & peer connections.
  • parent easily transfer new skills to home life, expanding and creating new successes.

Multi-Family Theraplay® Social & Thinking Skills Groups (age appropriate groups for children / teens ages 5-14 & their parents)

  • a leading intervention that builds social competence
  • lively, fun engaging program, where parents & youth acquire new skills & friendships
  • youth explore who they are & how their behaviour affects others
  • fosters self-regulation, emotional control & peer relationships
  • develops perspective taking, flexible thinking & problem solving skills
  • presents visual concepts, Theraplay activities, social stories & games
  • utilizes our TACTICS TOOLBOX- with over 45 concrete strategies for success
  • targets: friendship skills, reading faces / body language, respecting boundaries, reactivity & anxiety reduction, compromising, negotiating, accepting “no”, bullying prevention & more.
  • promotes increase in trust, self esteem, inner strength & prosocial skills.

Self Esteem Groups for Girls:

  • group goals are to: increase self confidence, encourage positive
    choices, feel happier with who they are, deal with stress & anxiety,
    teach strategies to handle peer pressure & more.

Teen to Teen Building Character Groups (youth ages 13-16):

  • targets: active listening, empathy, accountability, respect,
    honesty,  integrity & more.

Young Adult Life Skills Groups (youth ages 17-19):

  • targets: building character skills, accountability, reactivity reduction,
    career planning, social & relationship skills.

For Adults

Adult ADHD Educational Support Groups:

  • targets: strategies for home & work: organization, time management,
    reactivity reduction, interpersonal, relationship & social skills.

School Presentations & Interventions

On request, we conduct professional workshops and classroom social skills & stress, anger & anxiety reduction programs at schools & community organizations.

The Nurtured Heart Approach®: Teacher Workshops

  • our workshops provide teachers & school staff with NH knowledge & techniques
  • educators and school staff begin to utilize skills in their respective schools & classrooms.
  • increases student's inner wealth, decreases bullying, anger & aggressive behaviour.
  • we provide teacher assistance to implement the approach in their individual classrooms.

HeartMath® Teacher Workshops

Workshop 1: Being the Resilent Educator- Using HeartMath®

  • This workshop is your full introduction into the HeartMath system & how educators can benefit from using the techniques. We do explore how this system can be used in the classroom & one-to-one environment with the student. The main focus will be on you understanding & learning the system & techniques for yourself. You will also have opportunties to practice with the technologies.

Workshop 2: HeartMath®- Working with Students

  • This workshop shows you how to integrate & apply HeartMath® techniques & tools within the classroom & in one-to-one sessions with students. This session will demonstrate how to use the in-class resources. This will allow teachers, TA.s, resource workers to see how HeartMath® is taught & make it easier to continue the follow-up after workshop 1.

Classroom  Theraplay® Social & Thinking Skills Groups

  • this format provides a safe, playful, fun, engaging  milieu within the "classroom family" that promotes rich relationships.
  • students & their teachers incorporate new skills to embrace character building, positive qualities & values.
  • youth explore who they are & how their behaviour affects others
  • fosters self-regulation, emotional control & peer relationships
  • develops perspective taking, flexible thinking & problem solving skills
  • presents visual concepts, Theraplay activities, social stories & games
  • utilizes our TACTICS TOOLBOX- with over 45 concrete strategies for success
  • decreases bullying & aggressive behaviour.during sessions, we create successes, acquire pro social & friendship skills, increase trust in self & others and self-esteem.

Theraplay® Sunshine Circles: Nurture your classroom with Play

  • adult-directed, structured interactive play groups
  • a social/emotional curriculum
  • enhances emotional well-being & social skills
  • develops warm, positive relationships & classroom communities
  • playful & fun experiential learning for all

Also check out our Coaching on Wheels Series and call to book your next workshop.

 

 

"When mindfulness embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

INTRODUCING OUR NEW FAMILY & SCHOOL WORKSHOPS & GROUPS

  • HeartMath
    Stress, Anxiety & Anger reduction workshops

  • Nurtured Heart Parent Workshops

  • Support Groups for Parents of Children/Teens with ADHD, LD & Aspergers Syndrome

  • Theraplay Social & Thinking Skills Groups for Children/Teens AND their Parents

  • Sunshine Circles for School: Nurture Your Classroom with Play

  • Nurtured Heart School & Teacher Workshops:

2009-2016
Presented as a
Guest Speaker at:

  • (QPAT) The Quebec Provincial Teacher's Convention

  • LDAQ Montreal Chapter 1 Parent Conference

  • The Bronfman Educational Teacher's Convention

  • McGill Distinguished Speaker's Seminar

  • AQETA Learning Disabilities Association Conference

  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board SEAC Parent Conference

  • Tyndale St. George

  • St. Colombia House

  • plus numerous Montreal schools