"Resilience is the internalization of co-regulation."
~ Mona Delahooke, PhD ~
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
"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