Programs for Students

Never having been taught how to recognize their emotions, children have few, if any, strategies to manage the physical, mental, and emotional impact resulting from the pressures of their daily experiences.


Techniques for Stress Management and to Improve Performance

Academic pressures, peer pressure, social expectations, and demands on time barrage students today in ways that most of us, as children, could have never imagined.  They are exposed to more mature influences today than ever before, yet their ages, in years, are far from the level necessary to meet the demands.

We expect children to have skills to manage these situations, but no one has taught them how this can be done. Providing students with knowledge of how their brains and bodies react in different situations, and teaching them coping strategies and stress management allow students to be more emotionally stable. Then they can recognize how their words and actions matter, and make choices that can positively impact their friends, family, schoolmates and community.

Children can be empowered to lead lives that are productive, positive, and fulfilling. In each of these programs, students will be provided opportunities to offer input, share insights, problem solve with peers, and forge new paths for success. Cooperative groups and individual activities will combine to create the best atmosphere for student success.Some programs will focus specifically on study skills.

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My extensive training, plus twenty-two years in public and private schools, as a teacher and principal, provides experience and insight to meet the academic and emotional needs of children.

Mindfulness Masters

  • Minimum 10 / maximum 20
  • 8 sessions, 60-minutes each
  • Parents join for last 15 mins.
  • Sessions by grades:
    2-4;  5-8;  9-12
Register for Program

You can reserve a place in a Mindfulness Masters program that is already scheduled, request to be notified when additional programs are scheduled in the near future, or schedule a new program for your group. We can customize this presentation to the needs of your group.

Register here
Have questions?

Cost: $250 /student

Course Benefits:

Students completing this course will gain an increase in attention and focus, decline of stress, anxiety, and depression, an increase in empathy for self and others, improved self-regulation, and improved relationships. This course is stress management for kids!

Description:

Built on principles from the Mindful Schools program, each session will introduce one skill that, when combined with others, will provide students with tool kits to help them meet life’s challenges. Stress management for kids will prove helpful in high-pressure situations (test-taking, athletics, public speaking, peer interactions, family life, music/art performances). Students will learn techniques focusing on the anchors of breath and sound, identifying stress in their bodies, reacting vs responding to situations, and executive functioning. Mindfulness of movement, eating, and conversation will also be highlighted. Each session will provide opportunities to discuss their experiences with mindfulness, become exposed to an appropriate amount of brain research, ask questions, journal, and practice new skills.

Materials:

Handouts and worksheets will be available for all participants..

Complementing Programs:
  • We have Mindful programs and free introductory sessions for both parents and educators
  • Our Mindful Schools program covers the same content, only it is available for students during school time. Speak to you school administrators about bringing this powerful program to your child’s school.

Mindful Schools

  • Minimum 3 groups per school/Maximum 30 per group
  • 16 sessions twice weekly for 15-minutes
  • Students only; teacher or administrator must participate throughout each session
  • Sessions by grade level
Register for Program

You cannot register your child directly for this program. If interested, share your excitement about this program with your school principal or counselor and encourage them to contact Dr. Susie Wolbe about bringing this powerful program to your school.

Have questions?

Cost: $500 /group

Course Benefits:

Students who have completed this course have proven to have increases in attention and focus, decline of stress, anxiety, and depression, increase in empathy for self and others, improved self-regulation, and improved relationships.

Description:

Mindful Schools is a mindfulness program designed for in-school presentation where skills are introduced one session at a time and, when combined, will allow students to better meet the challenges they face on a daily basis. Topics include establishing a sound or breathing anchor, recognizing emotions and their physical/emotional impact, mindful eating, movement, and conversation, and gratitude and appreciation. Mindful Schools positively impacts: test taking, athletics, public speaking, peer interactions, family life, and music/art performances. Stress management for kids is a strong focus of this program.

Materials:

Handouts and worksheets will be available for all participants.

Complementing Programs:
  • We have Mindful programs and free introductory sessions for both parents and educators

You’ve Got the Power

  • Minimum 10 / maximum 20
  • 10 sessions, 60-minutes each
  • Students only; parents may join last 15 mins.
  • Sessions by grades: 3-4; 5-6
Register for Program

You can reserve a place in a class that is already scheduled, request to be notified when additional classes are scheduled in the near future, or schedule a new program for your group. We can customize this presentation to the needs of your group.

Register here
Have questions?

Cost: $300 /student

Course Benefits:

Students will gain insight and technique for building true friendships through honesty, compassion, integrity, loyalty, and humor, and they will practice strategies regarding peer pressure and bullies: how to respond; how to avoid; understanding why bullies do what they do.

Description:

Participants will have opportunities to discuss troublesome scenarios and role play solutions within the group. Journals will be created that focus on individual empowerment.

Materials:

Students will be provided with copies of all strategies discussed, presented in age-appropriate ways.

Complementing Programs:
  • Any of the Mindful programs for Students, Parents or Educators will offer a basis for a deeper integration of the principles.

Study Skills: Organization and Study Strategies

  • Individual or group training
  • Sessions last 2 hours
Register for Program

Study Skills: Organization and Study Strategies is a program for students that is conducted as individual or group sessions. To schedule your private session, please contact us via email or phone.

Contact Us to Register

Cost: $170/session on-site
Cost: $18 for video version here

Course Benefits:

Is your child struggling with schoolwork? Is that stress upsetting family dynamics? It doesn’t have to be that way.

When a family commits to a system of organization and study skills, and each person holds up his end of the bargain, the struggling can become a thing of the past. Children will be taught strategies based on brain research that will help information be learned and retained; adults will be included in the process. Work together to find a solution that will improve the academic experience for your child and your family.

Description:

Areas to be covered include locker and backpack, the home “work” area, time scheduling, and school expectations. The study skills of note taking, test preparation, and project planning for both long and short-term assignments will be addressed. Individual needs will be addressed in private sessions.

Materials:

Participants will receive a summary of all information

Complementing Programs:
  • Complementing programs for Students include Mindfulness Masters and Mindful Schools
  • Adults and Educators will obtain a basis for a deeper integration of the principles through Mindfulness and Brain Health programs.

Brain Train: Keeping on Top of Your Game

  • 5 family minimum / no maximum
  • 1 session; 2-hours
  • Parents may attend with Student
  • For 7th grade and up
Register for Program

You can reserve a place in a scheduled class, request to be notified when additional classes are scheduled in the near future, or schedule a new program for your group. We can customize this presentation to the needs of your group.

Register here
Have questions?

Cost: $150 /family

Course Benefits:

Participants will learn about what strategies are included in a plan for a life-long healthy brain. Using this knowledge will enable students to maximize their potential, with results impacting their academics and beyond. This seminar can be the beginning of good habits that last a lifetime.

Description:

Participants will learn basic information about the parts of the brain and the role each part plays in our daily lives. An overview will be given regarding activities resulting in a positive impact, as well as practices that can compromise the health of our brains.  Learn how nutrition, exercise, sleep, and a balanced lifestyle impact brain health. Also, gain an understanding of how a mindfulness practice could positively improve your social, emotional, mental, and physical health.

Materials:

Participants will receive a summary of all information

Complementing Programs:
  • Complementing programs for Students include Mindfulness Masters and Mindful Schools
  • Adults and Educators will obtain a basis for a deeper integration of the principles through the Mindfulness programs.

2 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Was interested in a program for my family including wife, son and daughter, 13 and 9. We have never been in a program like this but I have been meditating off and on for over 10 years.

    Please let me know what you would recommend for us?

    Anwar

    1. Hi Anwar,

      Thank you for your patience; I look forward to meeting your wife on Tuesday, Sept 16, and you and your children another time.

      Please let me know if you have further questions.