"My child is struggling and we need support..."
Modern kids are navigating so much! Just because your child needs help, doesn't mean you've done something wrong or that you've failed them. In fact, you reaching out for help is one of the bravest and most supportive things you can do.
Using a strengths-based approach, I teach kids how their brains work to focus better, increase confidence, understand emotions, and express themselves authentically and appropriately.
Here's an example of an exercise I use with kids to help them understand how to move through feelings of anger, worry or sadness.
Kids Mindfulness Coaching
Calmer, Happier Kids
Our kids experience stress like never before. Without the right tools we can feel helpless watching our kids struggle under huge burdens of stress. I believe that all kids are trying to be their best selves but sometimes experiences or struggles get in the way and make it hard for kids to thrive. When this happens, there's often a snowball and we see kids begin to struggle in multiple areas. I teach kids ages 6-18 to move through these hurdles and build confidence, emotional awareness and feelings of calm using tools from yoga, mindfulness and child development theory.
Here's how it works:
I meet with you for 30 min and we have a conversation to clarify the ways your child is struggling.
You fill out a brief survey about your child so we can get clear on our goals.
I set up a unique plan that incorporates your goals for your child as well as your child's strengths.
I meet with your child for 30 min on zoom each week for a playful mindfulness practice.
(Think of it like piano lessons)
I meet with you every 2 months to check on progress and re-assess goals.
After 6-12 months your child graduates having built a mindfulness "toolbox" to help with stress, worries, school and social struggles.
Here's what parents have to say:
"Before working with Lindsay my son had a hard time looking people in the eyes and engaging in conversation. Had feelings of anxiety and depression. Was withdrawn and often hit and yelled at his brother. Was not confident in himself and was failing most of his classes.
After working with Lindsay he seems happier. His grades are all A’s and B’s. He has tools to help him feel and process his emotions. He is able to communicate his needs more effectively. Has a healthy relationship with his brother.
I’m so glad I have my son working with Lindsay because she is kind, patient and wise. She mirrors his body language and words and he has come to trust her. She has taught him ways to empowered himself. She never makes him feel stupid. She is extremely genuine. She has given him evidence that he can trust people in his life. She is intuitive and flexible and always has his best interest in mind." -Lisa
"The kids know she cares because she listens to them and has such an effective way of communicating with them. She has expertise in helping kids empower themselves. I have seen her in action as a teacher, counselor, problem-solver and manager and it is always done in a fun, positive and caring way. Lindsay's professional qualities of intelligence, dependability, flexibility and team work cannot be overstated. She is always well-prepared. She has the ability to adapt as needed to the kids different ability levels and learning styles." -Travis
"I knew my child needed something to help her with excessive worry but I wasn't sure I wanted to take her to therapy. She loves Lindsay's mindfulness class and now she asks when her next mindfulness meeting is!" -Allison
"At first my daughter fought me about doing mindfulness but I knew she needed it. I made her a deal that she could skip one day of piano practice for every mindfulness class she attended. Now she looks forward to it. I can always tell when she's had mindfulness class too. She's more positive and calm. The other day after the call she walked around the house playing mellow music!" -Irene
"Thank you so much, these lessons are extremely valuable for me and my four kids." -Hannah
"My daughter says you're really understanding!" -Mariah
"I can tell my child is connecting with you and I can see a difference after just 2 sessions." -Ann