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"Resilience is the internalization of co-regulation."

~ Mona Delahooke, PhD ~

Upcoming Events

Strength Based Resilience E-course

Past Events

Podcast with Robyn Roberts 

"Survive or Thrive" Workshop, 2022

"Resilience"
Workshop, 2021

"What Has Happened to This Child", 2020

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Courses

Strength-Based Learning and Parenting

Many people are becoming aware that focusing on strengths, in ourselves and our learners, is a better approach. However, something gets in the way of us putting that into practice. 

Join us for a 4-week course to learn how to integrate this new paradigm, with its tools and strategies, into your home and your learning environment.

Supporting Your Neurodiverse Children:

A Polyvagal and Trauma-Informed Approach to Challenging Behaviors

In this interactive workshop, we explore the Polyvagal Theory, the implications of the theory on building positive relationships and learning, the direct effects of trauma (both big and small), and the neuroscience of the mind-body connection. 

We will: 

  • understand the importance of safety in learning and forming relationships

     

  • develop a deeper understanding of motivations and behaviors

     

  • expand our view of strengths to see what is strong in others

 

  • acquire strategies to stay centered in challenging situations

     

  • create safer environments where everyone can learn and thrive

     

Before helping learners, adults need to be grounded, regulated, and know their own strengths. Using a polyvagal-informed lens, you can create environments and experiences that unlock the potential in children.

Strength-Based Approach to Resilience

Learn strength-based practices that are respectful and inclusive of a child’s strengths, learning style, cultural background, and developmental capacities. 

In the Strength-Based Approach to Resilience course, you will practice strategies and skills to identify and override your natural tendency to work on fixing what you and your kids aren’t doing well. You will benefit from this course if you are an educator, parent, or caregiver who:

  • would like to deepen your understanding of using strengths to promote lifelong learning

  • wants to see the positive qualities and talents in yourself and in the children you serve

  • strives to create a safe environment for children where the skills of resilience can grow

We begin by expanding our own resilience with mindfulness practices paired with the CliftonStrengths assessment, and then explore how to incorporate these insights and practices into your family or learning environment.

What Clients are Saying

"Monica has such a well rounded knowledge of the different alternative education paths and philosophies. She especially shines with a strength-based approach and working with children on the spectrum. I’ve worked with her on committees and groups and I can hardly keep up with writing down all the cool and interesting resources she always shares and is connected with. A creative person with a creative approach!"

~ Emily G., USA

"There were two things that I really enjoyed learning about more than anything else. The 5 Strengths was a big eye-opener and one I will use to help build on a child's strengths moving forward. Also, the observation tool we used to observe a child was not like what we use for academics, but more about the child as a person. It really helped put things into perspective when using it with a child who has some behavior challenges."

~ Kari S, USA,
Educator

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