“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation,

we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

                    -Dalai Lama

Mindfulness Life Coaching for Children

 

S.M.A.R.T. Coaching is about teaching children mindfulness practices to regulate emotions and make good choices by: Staying Mindful and Regulating Together.


Have you ever watched your child get upset, and no matter what you said, it didn’t seem to help?  Does your child have difficulty regulating tough feelings?  Learning and generalizing self-regulation skills can be difficult for many children. 


I work with children to help develop and generalize an array of skill deficits including, but not limited to:


Collaboration, Cooperation, & Taking Turns

Emotion Regulation, Impulsivity, & Frustration Tolerance

Flexibility, Following Directions, & Listening

Life skills, Problem Solving, & Planning

Recognizing Non-Verbal Cues & Expressive Language

Locus of Control, Theory of Mind, & Working Memory

Self-Advocacy, Self-Monitoring and Self-Regulation


When we teach our children how to take charge of their feelings and make good decisions, the importance of respecting themselves and others, and how to set and reach goals, we are setting them up for success for the rest of their lives.


I work with children to help them appropriately express their feelings, build confidence, and develop self-monitoring and self-regulation skills.  By combining therapeutic art, play therapy, fun activities, as well as yoga and brain gym exercises, children begin to feel grounded, calm and confident. 


I also work with parents to provide effective strategies and knowledge by creating flexible and individualized parent training programs to help improve quality of life and frequency of adaptive behaviours in the home setting. 


Set up a free introductory meeting to explore

how life coaching can help you and your child.

We use ACT/AIM, Mindfulness, Self-Regulation, Therapeutic Art, Yoga, and Brain Gym

to help children facing an array of struggles and conditions, including but not limited to:


ADD/ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, ASD, Bullying,

Depression, Family Separations, Oppositional Defiance,

Peer Pressure, and Trauma.