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Maureen Healy

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Educator and author on raising emotionally healthier and happier children with insights from her best-selling book

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Keynote speaker, educator, and award-winning author of The Emotionally Healthy Child, Maureen Healy speaks to educators and parents alike about how to raise emotionally healthy and ultimately, happier children in today’s world.  She holds a bachelor's and an MBA from Clark University and completed her Ph.D. coursework in child clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Additionally, Maureen has authored a social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for K-8 students, which has been implemented in several independent schools around the world.

 

Why book speaker Maureen Healy?

  • She is an accomplished educator. Maureen co-founded the “World Happiness Summit” for parents, teachers and professionals wanting to know the how of children’s emotional health. She writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions worldwide, and her first book, Growing Happy Kids, won the Nautilus and Reader’s Favorite book awards.
  • She brings international international insights. As a keynote speaker, Maureen brings a wealth of unique experiences from her global background in teaching and counseling children on the how of becoming emotionally healthy. While living at the base of the Himalayas, she taught Tibetan refugee children and continued on across Asia, Europe and the Americas helping children and adults gain a fresh perspective and positive strategies on happiness.
  • She can teach you the path to emotional happiness, and that is her ultimate goal as your keynote speaker. Maureen has globally studied happiness with teachers round the world. The experience brought her joy and more ways than she could have imagined, and she brings those experiences and more as your keynote speaker. “Life is never boring,” says speaker Maureen, especially when you are equipped with the emotional tools she uses to listen and learn from every person you meet. Book her to begin your journey to happiness.

“I do what I do because I want to see more children grow up happier,” says keynote speaker Maureen Healy. An educator, award-winning author, and leader in the field of children’s emotional health, Maureen’s bestselling book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, gives adults the ideas they need to nurture positive emotional health in today’s children. The book also includes a preface from the His Holiness the Dalai Lama that reads, “I hope Maureen Healy’s book – The Emotionally Healthy Child – will contribute to a more wholesome education for future generations.”

Speaker Maureen’s previous book, Growing Happy Kids, focuses on cultivating confidence and notably won several awards.

Complementing Maureen’s practical experience, she is traditionally trained in the field of child development and positive psychology. She holds a bachelor’s and an MBA from Clark University and completed her Ph.D. coursework in child clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Additionally, Maureen has authored a social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for K-8 students, which has been implemented in several independent schools.

Her insight into how to help today’s children grow up healthier and happier is why audiences love her, and, as your keynote speaker, it is why you will love her, too.

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Self-Care for Students (and Educators)

With science-based lessons, and classroom routines Maureen shares how to help elementary and middle school students develop more self-compassion on their path of positive emotional health. The impact is less bullying, harsh criticism, perfectionism, and
exclusion in classrooms and schools.

Audience takeaways:

  • Awareness of emotional health and self-compassion and care
  • Self-care routines for educators
  • Science based strategies to employ in the classroom to promote student wellbeing, self-care, and compassionate connection (self and others).
  • Schools of “self-care” report less violence, conflict, and bullying, which is impactful.
Keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

The Emotionally Healthy Classroom

Understanding children’s emotional health and how to help students move toward their well-being is the focus of this program.

Participants gain science-based strategies to
build resilience and positive emotional health in their students (and themselves).

Audience takeaways:

  • Clear definition of children’s emotional health
  • Receive the “7 Essential Educational Lessons” of Emotional Health in the classroom
  • Science-based strategies to help educators in the elementary, and middle school
    classroom, especially post-pandemic. Specific issues related to our “new normal” our discussed and best practices shared.
  • Real-life activities (from Maureen’s new curriculum) shared to help students understand their emotions, and make smart choices with them.
  • Additional topics covered include, but are not limited to: Distance learning, isolation, loss and helping students, social media, and violence prevention, especially in today’s world.
Keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

Schools of Resilience

Resilience is a skill that children can learn to develop regardless of their circumstances.
If a boy or girl learns certain ideas, and practices inner-strength building strategies
(home, classroom, hospital, after-school) they can build resilience. Resilience is essential to form a healthy mindset, and create positive experiences in life (academic, social, emotional, physical / well-being).

Audience takeaways:

  • Resilience and emotional health are learnable skills.
  • Children who learn how to build the skill of resilience are better positioned for positive outcomes.
  • Scientific studies reveal what resilience is, and how to nurture it in children.
  • With her engaging style, Maureen shares powerful ideas and practical strategies to help you nurture resilience in children.
Special virtual keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

The Emotionally Healthy Child: Mindset + Habits

Understanding children’s emotional health and how to help students move toward their well-being is the focus of this program. Participants gain science-based strategies to build resilience and positive emotional health in their students (and themselves).

Audience takeaways:

  • Emotional health is widely misunderstood.
  • When adults (parents, teachers, and professionals) learn the ideas and strategies of positive emotional health things get easier. (7 life-changing ideas shared)
  • Cultivating a mindset of emotional health is key for long-term health.
  • Explaining things to children – in age-appropriate ways, helps them grasp how emotions work, and what they can do with them (especially the tough ones!).
  • Emotional health is a precursor for happiness, and every adult (parent, teacher)wants their children to become happier.
  • Complex topics may be covered such as Technology addiction, college admissions pressure, social media, cyber-bullying, pandemic, and school shootings.
Special Virtual keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

Post Pandemic Growth: The 4 Essential Takeaways for Every Students

Every student has the opportunity to build resilience and inner strength throughout this time. Of course, this isn’t necessarily easy, but with guidance from skilled teachers and parents – it is possible.

Audience takeaways:

  • 5 Building Blocks of Resilience per scientifically backed research
  • What to say to students that are struggling emotionally, academically and socially at this time
  • The Bigger Picture of this Pandemic – What are the 4 essential life lessons that every student can learn and integrate into their lives building resilience.
  • How to identify at-risk students during the pandemic and strategies to help them (for example, lessen anxiety, stress, risky behaviors, harm)
Special Virtual keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

Helping Teachers Thrive in the New Educational Normal

Schools will never be the same. There is an upside and downside to this situation. Join Maureen and learn to see the upside in this new educational normal, and hone your skills needed for being able to teach in-person and remotely.

Audience takeaways:

  • Gain clarity on elementary, middle and high school responses for a new educational normal
  • Science-based strategies to keep students connected despite distance learning
  • Understand how to assess the risk of students with online learning (for example, anxiety, stress, suicide) and how to minimize risk
  • Tools to remain calm, centered and clear on the new normal can be a positive thing in this new world – how to remember this, and focus on this one.
Special Virtual keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

Emotional Health: 7 Science Based Strategies for Teachers and Parents

Emotional health is the skill of balance. Life throws people off balance, but learning how to regain your balance despite challenges is the work of emotional intelligence.

Audience takeaways:

  • Maureen identifies for participants the stages of emotional development and what each stage needs.
  • What to say to students struggling emotionally, and shares her “list of phrases” that students positively respond to.
  • You as a teacher feel more “in control” of your educational program whether it is in the classroom, at-home (distance) or a new integrated model of education.
Keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

Science of Happier Children

As your keynote speaker, Maureen will leave your audiences inspired and informed on the “how” of happiness, which is especially relative to today’s children and teens. She shares the latest scientific findings, and simple yet powerful steps that you can take home and put into action today. Specifically, Maureen explores the “Top 5” scientifically proven aspects to bolstering the happiness of your children or students.

Audience takeaways:

  • Real-life strategies you can do today to help your son or daughter develop the skill of happiness
  • Gain insight into where things are going really well, and what opportunities exist to further bolster our children’s sense of well-being
  • Last but not least, speaker Maureen covers the how of transforming challenges, disappointment, rejection and failures as necessary steps toward your children’s happier life experiences

Keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

Well-being Centered Schools

Become inspired by today’s leading-edge educational centers, which focus on well- being alongside academic achievement and learn how you can join the pack!

Audience takeaways:

  • Schools throughout the United States (and world) are refocusing their efforts on nurturing student well-being along with academic achievement.
  • Well-being centered schools do 5 things differently, which revealed a commitment to nurturing the “whole” child and has produced higher academic outcomes and measured pro-social behaviors.
  • With her engaging style, Maureen also covers the latest scientific findings on violence prevention, bullying, and at-risk student populations so more schools can become centers of well-being.

Keynote by speaker Maureen Healy

Educating for Diversity & Inclusion

Classrooms that plant the seeds of diversity, and inclusion empower an emotionally healthy mindset. Maureen shares from her global teaching experience too, which animates ideas and empowers attendees.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Receive “scripts” on how to explain diversity to elementary and middle-school students
  •  Access a “Diversity Toolkit” that Maureen provides with key lesson plans, activities, recommended books, and strategies to help even “hard to reach” students
  • Understand how diversity is linked to creativity, innovation, and non-violence
  • Become familiar with the science and modern studies on diversity, and cultural biases
  • Assess your own cultural biases, and keep yourself “in check” especially when teaching
  • Take a diversity pledge (not required, but recommended) to be a diversity champion

     

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"We are so happy. I'm getting lots of emails from parents and people in the community that loved your talk! You really did a great job and I'm so glad we brought you to speak at our Early Childhood Education Symposium."

Kelley Schiess, Assistant Head

The Summit Country Day School

"Maureen was a wonderful speaker. She gave our audience research and real-life strategies to help today's children become more resilient and emotionally intelligent. I recommend her without reservation!"

Dean of Garden Street Academy

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5 out of 5 stars

"The event was a success! We had over 400 parents, gave away over 300 books, and Maureen stayed to sign all of them. Our parents loved her."

Resma Byrne, Director of Educational Projects at Walnut Valley Unified School District See all references

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