INSPIRE change your mind
The words we use can invoke powerful ideas and feelings. Research
shows clear and consistent messages from parents to be one of the
most important factors influencing a teenager's behavioral decisions
including alcohol or drug use. Direct and honest discussion benefits all
family members and creates a setting of trust where all voices can be
This unique program has been carefully designed to assist
parents in raising resilient youth. Children today face
seemingly ever-present pressures to become involved in a
variety of unhealthy activities in their lives.
Our training focuses on helping parents develop effective
skills that will allow their children to obtain the mental and
emotional foundation to succeed in life. Research shows
healthy childhood development most often occurs when a
a child :
is allowed to safely express their emotions
lives in an environment of honesty and trust
has parents who model healthy behavior
experiences love, acceptance, understanding and affection
The curriculum of this award-winning program includes
strengthening parent-child communication skills and family
bonding, defining family responsibilities and setting effective
expectations and consequences on important issues.
This parent workshop is structured as a 5 week/90 minute series.
Life is full of emotional highs and lows. Writing is a powerful means of self-expression that can alleviate stress and enhance well-being. 30 years of nationally recognized research has connected the process of writing our feelings down on paper to better health: reducing heart rate and blood pressure, minimizing stress, strengthening the immune system and improving your self-esteem.
This 5-week workshop is designed and organized as a progression of writing activities, each one building on the other. No writing experience is necessary. The guided orientation will enable you to identify what “keeps you up at night” and to express it, with pen and paper, for only you to read.
The workshop includes:
This writing workshop is a 5 week/90 minutes series.
We serve both corporate and non-profit organizations.
All of our programs are on-site, private classes that bring the teacher to you.
For more information and to schedule your INSPIRE presentation contact
Lauren Lanham, Executive Director of Programs 203.763.9474
PLEASE NOTE: INSPIRE programs are not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. If you are feeling depressed, anxious or highly stressed, we recommend that you consult a physician.
A 2014 Harvard Medical School research study has scientifically
linked mindful meditation to increased brain function. Major
increases in gray matter density were detected in the
hippocampus of participants that practiced mindfulness
exercises for 27 min. per day over just 8 weeks.
It has been estimated that stress can be an underlying cause of
nearly 80% of illnesses.
Stress comes in many forms. Often stress is so much a part of
our routine that we fail to recognize it as a problem. These
hidden stressors continually barrage us and over time they can
result in a wide range of health conditions such as:
high blood pressure
addictions to alcohol, drugs and tobacco
We offer mindfulness techniques such as guided relaxation,
mindful breathing, meditation and aromatherapy to restore
and rebalance the body and mind. The healing and therapeutic
impact of these practices has been the subject of many medical
Recent scientifically-proven benefits include: