INSPIRE ​​​​​​​​​change your mind

  And  Relax

mindful meditation

  Write Away

your STRESS

​​        Let's Talk

​ family communications

   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

   respectfully heard.​​

    

   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:

  • Expressive writing - to remove obstacles and move beyond an emotional event.
  • Transactional writing - take care of unfinished business and convey your feelings, expectations, and intentions.
  • Story telling - your story as you wish to tell it.
  • Affirmative writing - express your intentions for your best future self. 
  • Legacy writing - tell loved ones about your values, major life lessons and turning points.


​       This writing workshop is a 5 week/90 minutes series.​

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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

or llanham@inspireInc.org 



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:    


  • premature aging 

  • degenerative disease 

  • insomnia

  • indigestion

  • high blood pressure 

  • heartburn 

  • 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

   research studies.

   Recent scientifically-proven benefits include:


  • Boosted serotonin levels
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Stabilized blood sugar levels
  • Released muscle tension
  • Prevention of premature aging and illnesses​