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Adolescent Psychology: The Parent Version

Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 12 PM - 1 PM EST
Host: Joani Geltman, MSW

We are all gearing up for a new season in a new environment. Joani Geltman is a child development and parenting expert who will share some helpful information for navigating life with your teenager.

  • Learn how the brain affects your teen’s behavior. It’s the battle of the thinking brain VS the feeling brain.
  • Explore strategies for arguing - The Four Ways of Fighting.
  • Develop effective strategies for keeping your teen safe as they explore the new world of teen life.
  • Gather tips on how to teen-proof your home and cell-proof your teen

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Understanding and Enjoying Play with Your Child

Wednesday September 30, 2020 at 1 PM - 2 PM EST
Host: Sarah Scott Dooling, MSW, LCSW and Registered Play Therapist

After an 8 (or 10!) hour day, it can be tough to get on the floor - though you always do - and enthusiastically consume the pretend bowl of spaghetti your child has lovingly prepared for you.

For children, play is a serious and purposeful activity. Play helps children identify and express feelings, develop new and creative solutions to problems, learn and practice ways to self-soothe and regulate emotions, and cultivate empathy and respect for the thoughts and feelings of others. Play is also an invaluable tool in addressing the complicated manifestations of toxic stress in children (for example, helping them navigate a global pandemic).

Parents know play is important, but don’t always have the time to fully explore the enriching and nurturing power of play – for their children and themselves. This exploratory and FUN workshop will provide a “boost” for parents looking to structure engaging and enjoyable play time.

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Past workshops

Surviving and Thriving During a Pandemic: Cultivating Self-Care for Parents in the Trenches

With so many of us working at home during this pandemic, we imagine there are plenty of people struggling with time management and self-care while kids are at home. Led by a licensed clinical social worker, Sarah Scott Dooling, this free 30-minute webinar with Q&A will provide parents with specialized training and support to help them cultivate personal resiliency and reinforce their sense of a job well done in the face of daunting circumstances. Participants will learn how to develop personalized resiliency techniques and survival skills that quell stress and burnout.

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How to Combat Stress with Good Nutrition

Join AllWays Health Partners’ Manager of Wellness Programs, Lisa-Beth Doyle, and Your Care Circle Nutritionist, Kara Maloney MS, RD, CDE  to learn how a healthy diet can help counter the impact of stress on your mind and body. During this 30-minute webinar, you will discover how stress can affect your food choices and identify ways to improve your diet to manage stress. You’ll also uncover some key nutrients to maintaining your health during these stressful times, and in what foods to find them.

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Five Elements of Health and Healing

Join AllWays Health Partners as we host Sheri Damon, LMHC as she explores the five elements of health and healing--C.O.P.E.R: Connection, Optimism, Play, Empowerment, and Resilience--she uses to manage the long term disruption we are all facing. Using these core elements may help to create a sense of security and manage stress and anxiety as we navigate a “new normal”.

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Strengthen your immune system: It's as simple as A-B-C

We all learn our Alphabet in Grade School, but we’re never taught the basics about how to keep our immune systems strong and thriving. It’s never been more important to learn these simple ABC’s. Dr. Jan Seward, integrative Psychologist and health educator, will take you through some simple basics, from managing anxiety, coping with complexity, and even some basic nutrients that will keep your immunity strong and thriving during even the most challenging times!

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Burnout Prevention and Recovery

In today's day and age, more and more people are experiencing burnout and finding it difficult to manage all that comes with this current health pandemic and civil rights movement. Now more than ever, it is essential that we make our own overall health a priority. The better that we’re able to take care of ourselves, the better equipped we are to show up, and give, and contribute, and love, from a place of overflow, rather than from the practiced place of overwhelm and exhaustion. In this workshop Maria Milagros, author, speaker and coach, will discuss the why and how of self-care, as well share practical and relevant tools to implement it into our everyday lives, in order to prevent or recover from burn-out.

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Strengthening Relationships During Quarantine

This virtual workshop is all about building, strengthening and sustaining relationships during the stress of the Covid-19 situation. Whether you are living with people or socially distanced from the people you love, Susan Trotter, PhD., Relationship Coach and Public Speaker, will share tips and advice to grow your relationships during the age of quarantine and social distancing.

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Mindful Parenting

Parents have a lot on their plates right now trying to manage during Covid, keeping kids occupied and teaching our children in a difficult world. Sheri Damon, LMHC will offer attendees strategies to stay present with their children while role modeling self-care. Mindful Parenting can aid in reducing overall stress and emotional reactivity which can lead to improved mental and physical health and wellness. Areas such as productivity, focus and responsibility growth can also be positive side effects of mindful parenting.

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Be Your Own Hero

Mary Ellen Wasielewski is a Transition Coach, speaker, author, motivator and Chief Engagement Officer of BLT Strategies. In this workshop, Mary Ellen will guide you to create your own framework for a life of possibilities, purpose and passion unencumbered by the continual changes around us. Explore the strengths and traits that superheroes have - honesty, integrity, perseverance - and see how we all have them too.

Discover limiting beliefs that we take on that can hold you back, the power of words and how to uncover your unique talents or gifts.

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