(1) Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance offer free sessions through their Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. These guided daily online practices are secular and open to all. Over 20 teachers offer ongoing sessions in mindful movement; bringing kindness to our stress, anxiety, grief and fear; supporting care giving during this difficult time, and expressing appreciation and love for each other. You can also choose to listen in on previously recorded sessions. To learn more and to sign up go to: https://www.chacmc.org/connect
(2) Free Recording on Having Difficult Conversations (with Kindness) featuring Dr. Roxy Manning
Description: Though conflict is part of life, many of us struggle with how to communicate during challenging situations. In this program, Roxy Manning, PhD, psychologist and expert in Nonviolent Communication, will offer strategies to address conflict (and stand up for ourselves and others) using a compassionate approach.
Click here to listen in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvuyXOMhGtI
(3) Free Webinar on Thursday Jan 27 7-8PM via Zoom when Domestic Violence Service Network presents A “Creative Heart” Toolbox: A Survivor’s Reflections on Healing At this online presentation composer, performing artist, writer, singer, and animal advocate “Saoirse” will share her story, exploring the intersections of trauma, compassion, animals, and healing through the arts.
Learn more details about this and other presentations at: https://www.dvsn.org/speakerseries/
Pre-register by signing up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016425569730/WN_3eDnPxscTzulPD0qqHKO1A
(4) Free webinar on Thursday, February 3, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST on LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond presented by OUT MetroWest
Curious about some part of the LGBTQ+ acronym? Want to support transgender people but not sure where to start? This presentation will equip participants with up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked (and frequently awkward!) questions, and basic tools for effective allyship.
ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.
The mission of OUT MetroWest is to build communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. They offer several programs for youth. Learn more about OUT MetroWest at their website here: www.outmetrowest.org
Pre-register for this presentation here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-basics-and-beyond-tickets-181119622667
(5) Did you miss Dr. Rachel Kramer’s presentation on Strategies for Coping with School Avoidance? You can watch the recording of it here:
Also, you can choose from other topics that Dr. Kramer offered presentations on here: https://www.drrachelkramer.com/covid-19
(6) Free Webinar February 22, 2022 6:00 PM EST Pediatric Immune Resilience (PLEASE NOTE this presentation is taking place on the west coast so their registration site lists the start time as 3 PM Pacific Standard Time)
The past two years has focused attention on the importance of immune resilience. Many conferences have been held discussing immune issues in adults, but there has been a lack of similar focus on immune-related problems in children. This free-of-charge virtual educational program has three renowned pediatric opinion leaders teaming with the PLM Institute to discuss the development of immune resilience in children.
Robert Lustig, MD is a pediatric endocrinologist from the University of California- San Francisco Medical School who is a New York Times best-selling author with his books Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains, and his most recent book Metabolical.
Sheila Kilbane, MD is a Functional Medicine certified pediatrician with a very busy private practice in North Carolina and the author of Happy Kids- Happy Moms. Deborah Allen, RPh is a Functional Medicine focused pharmacist working with Dr. Kilbane in the delivery of pediatric care.
This program will address common immune-related problems in children and the building of immune resilience in kids. It will integrate concepts related to the evolving understanding of the development of the immune system in children with clinical “news to use” from the experience of three leaders in pediatric health care. This topic is of critical importance during this time of immune stress and its impact on children’s health.
The Center for Parents and Teachers is grateful to be supported in part by a generous grant from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. Learn more about CPT at www.centerforparentsandteachers.org