I am excited to announce the availability of my new e-book: A Way Out – Meltdown Prevention Tool for Kids with Sensory Overload. If you care for a child with SPD, high sensitivity, or on the Autism spectrum, you may enjoying reading the book and learning how to make a customized tool for developing a child’s sensory and emotional awareness. The book is a parent-to-parent guide to communicating with your child, creating your own customized meltdown prevention tool and learning to extend compassion and acceptance to your child and yourself in the process. Check it out at:
I like this video she made called 4 Easy Ways to Communicate With Kids Without Even Thinking About It I wish I could have learned from her when my son was younger! She has lots of helpful advice in general about how to create new parenting paradigms. Check it out:
Life Mastery for Kids
Assisting Wednesdays at Reach School, Sebastopol 9-11 am
Inner Discovery Private Sessions for Kids
Inner Discovery sessions for kids are unique, open ended explorations involving play, creative art, relaxation tools, imagination and guided meditation. Children are encouraged and gently guided to discover their passions, explore and own their gifts, nurture and take care of themselves emotionally and spiritually, and expand their imaginations in order to connect with their one of a kind, vital essence.
$45 for 1 hour and 15 minute session $300 for series of 10
Reiki for Kids
Gentle energy healing bodywork helps kids relax and learn how to access their own self-healing capacities. Wonderful way to unwind after school, a long week or before sporting events, recitals and tests.
$40/hour $20/30 minutes $300 for series of 10
Reiki for Women
One hour and 15 minute deeply nurturing sessions for women of all ages: young women just starting out on a self-healing path, busy moms, working women and elderly women. Sessions are interactive with an emphasis on self-compassion, empowerment and self-healing.
$50/hour $400 for a series of 10
To schedule call Nicole Daspit at 707-874-8104
Nature Meditation I Ages 9-14
Location: Ragle Ranch Park Sebastopol, CA
Time: July 13 1-4 pm
This afternoon will be an opportunity for your child to walk, sit, breathe, draw and enjoy quiet time in nature. We will start with an opening circle before walking and finding areas for sitting contemplation. Snack will be enjoyed under the oaks and we will close with a circle in a redwood grove.
Singing and Speaking for Girls Ages 9-14
Location: Inner Discovery Classroom, Sebastopol, CA
Time: July 27 1-4 pm
This workshop is designed for any girl who wishes to explore her voice. No singing experience is necessary. We will open with a circle, explore different breathing and voice exercises, have sharing and singing time, snack, meditation and closing circle. The focus will not be so much on singing as a performance, but rather claiming and exploring the unique voice that each girl has in a small, supportive environment.
Nature Meditation II Ages 9-14
Location: Laguna Park Sebastopol, CA
Time: August 10 1-4 pm
This afternoon will be similar to Nature Meditation I, but this time we will explore the Laguna and its treasures, while noticing our inner landscapes as well. Our closing circle will be held at the labyrinth outside the teen center.
Quiet Creative Time Ages 11-15
Location: Inner Discovery Classroom Sebastopol, CA
Times: 6:00 – 8:30 pm July 31 and August 14, possibly more dates if needed
These evening workshops are designed for creative youth who want to carve out space during their summer to work on creative projects of their own, whether writing, drawing, building, designing or anything else they can dream up, Some young people may want to start a creative project or work on a plan for accomplishing a goal or dream. Each person will be individually encouraged in their project and receive group support as well. Many art, drawing and writing materials will be available, but students are free to bring their own works in progress and materials. We will enjoy an evening snack and time around the fire pit for inspiration on these late summer evenings.
TO REGISTER: call Nicole Daspit at 707-874-8104 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFERINGS FOR KIDS
Upcoming Inner Discovery Workshops
“Nurturing Retreat for Girls” ages 8-12
Saturday October 20 Noon – 4:00 pm $50
Come and celebrate our femininity! Create natural bodycare products, perfumes with pure essential oils, and hair ornaments. Includes healthy snacks, guided meditation and quiet journaling time.
“Soul Painting” kids ages 8-12
Saturday Nov. 10 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm $45
Through guided meditation, make a connection with your unique inner spirit. Explore and express your impressions through painting on canvas. Learn how to access your creative flow. Includes snack and all materials.
“Friends and Fitting In” kids ages 9-12
Saturday Nov. 24 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm $45
Circle time, fun exercises, creative journaling, snack and meditation. Find out why it is so important to be you!
The last Inner Discovery workshop ”Fun With Feelings” turned out to be a terrific day of exploring and synchronicities. We got into looking at feelings from the perspective of choosing how we respond to them when they arise. None of the kids thought that suppressing them would be a great idea nor acting them out on others or themselves even though everybody talked about how sometimes we do that in our frustration and lack of knowing what else to do in the moment. It turned out that two of the young people had recently been on a train trip and possibly even on the same train trip! So we started to look at it like being at a train station and choosing a destination. Even if your departure city is Angerville, you can choose a different destination like Peace Valley or Awesometown! Kind of silly, but we had fun with it. Just accepting where you are at the start of your journey without judging yourself- “ok, I am in the this place of sadness, fear,” etc…. already kind of puts you on a track to another place that is allowing and therefore will feel less intensely painful. One boy talked about how runaway trains are ones without conductors that get disconnected and can be dangerous. He said that with runaways, it becomes priority number 1 to stop it and reconnect it. That was a great reminder to us all that we are the conductors and we are in charge of our emotional train. We can keep ourselves on track and prevent runaway emotions through our intentions, our allowing of the feeling to be, choosing our destination no matter where we start and making it a priority to keep a loving connection with ourselves. I couldn’t have written down ideas or planned a class as well as what emerged spontaneously. I am learning to trust that when we gather, all the important ingredients for learning together are always present if we stay open.