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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.

Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and leader in the world of children’s elementary school education. Tal Ben-Shahar said, “Maureen has provided an important antidote to the difficult times that so many of our kids are going through these days” while describing Maureen’s new book: The Happiness Workbook for Kids (PESI, 2022). Prior books include: The Emotionally Healthy Child (New World Library, 2018) with a preface from the Dalai Lama, and Growing Happy Kids (HCI Books, 2012), along with a popular blog on Psychology Today’s website. 

Unique to Maureen her ability to integrate western science and the wisdom traditions in a secular (non-religious) way to help any adult, or child become healthier, as well as happier. Her work has been seen across all media platforms including The New York Times, Fortune, PBS, Scholastic magazine, and AOL’s streaming services, as well as NBC, ABC, and the CW. Her ability to distill complex ideas into simple, proven strategies to create more harmony and emotional health at home, as well as the classroom has been noticed. The Dalai Lama said, “I hope Maureen’s book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, can contribute to more wholesome education for future generations.” 

With two decades of experience, Maureen has helped 1000s of parents and children in her office, and classroom. She’s taught from kindergarten to the college level, volunteered in Asia and even lived at the Base of the Himalayas in 2007. Her traditional educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a PhD program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Maureen has also studied with scholars and scientists globally on the science of happiness, which has bolstered her joy immensely.

Invite Maureen to your school, organization, or conference to discuss how to nurture resilience in today’s children, as well as how to help them become strong and smart on the path to positive emotional health even in the toughest of times. (Virtual or in-person)

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The Emotionally Healthy Child

Every adult wants to raise, and nurture healthy children. The challenge oftentimes come with the question: What do I do? Maureen shares the science and real-life strategies of nurturing positive emotional health in today’s elementary and middle school aged children. 

Audience member takeaways include: 

  • Learn the 7 essential ideas of how emotions work, which children must know to begin making better choices (even with tricky emotions!) 
  • Ideas and science-based activities to help children express their emotions more constructively in the classroom (or at home) 
  • Insight into the child who struggles with: Anger, Anxiety, Perfectionism, Outbursts at home (not school) and Making (or keeping) Friends 
  • A deeper understanding of what emotional health and balance looks like in children, as well as how to nurture it in oneself – and do it with more self-compassion, clarity, and confidence
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Be Happy First: Helping Children Become Happier (especially now)

Maureen has spoken across the globe about how to foster happier thoughts, actions, and experiences in childhood. In The Happiness Workbook for Kids, she walks students through the ideas and activities they need to learn to understand their emotions, reframe challenges, bounce back from upsets, and move toward happier life experiences. 

Participant takeaways include: 

  • A “big picture” understanding of what causes children to become happier, and how to guide them to form a happier mindset 
  • Science-based ideas & activities that elementary and middle school students can use to bounce back from challenges, and become more resilient 
  • A deeper understanding of your “happiness set point” and what you can do to improve it, as well as nurture that in your classroom, families, and communities
Keynote by Maureen Healy

Childhood Resilience: The 4 Science-Based Factors

Every adult wants to nurture resilience, and self-reliance in their children – as well as students. Maureen shares the science of childhood resilience, gives adults a “sneak peek” into her resilience studies curriculum for elementary students, and explains what is essential to nurturing resilience in the classroom or home looks like. 

Audience member takeaways include: 

  • Participants learn the 4 essential factors of childhood resilience, which science suggests are essential to fostering the ability to bounce back
  • Ideas and activities to use in the classroom (or home) to foster childhood resilience 
  • Proven methods on how to create, maintain, and repair resilience in children 
  • A deeper understanding of how resilience is the foundation for children’s positive emotional health and ultimately, happier life experiences
Keynote by Maureen Healy

Post-Pandemic Growth

Helping children use the pandemic as a stepping-stone to their best life is essential. They can learn how to see themselves as strong from the inside out, and do the things that help them persevere in life – develop grit, a growth mindset, a healthy dose of courage and confidence, and yes, kindness towards others. Maureen shares how these character traits, qualities, and mindsets can be nurtured in systematic ways to help children thrive – even now. 

Audience takeaways include: 

  • Reframe the pandemic as a time of learning, and possible growth for children – even though it was difficult, and uncomfortable 
  • Understand the scripts, activities, and everyday practices that help students get unstuck, and form a healthier mindset, especially during challenging times
  • A deeper understanding of how to speak to elementary and middle school students about difficult times, and guide them toward responsible choices even in troubling times

     

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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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