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Maureen  Healy

Maureen Healy

Educator & Best-Selling Author of The Emotionally Healthy Child


Maureen is an educator, award-winning author, and leader in the field of children’s emotional health. Her best-selling book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, has a preface from His Holiness the Dalai Lama (New World Library, 2018) and gives adults the ideas they need to nurture positive emotional health in today’s children. Her prior book, Growing Happy Kids, focused on cultivating confidence and notably won several awards. She also regularly blogs at Psychology Today, which has reached millions of adults worldwide. Read More >

Unique about Maureen is her global background teaching and counseling children on the how of becoming emotionally healthy. She’s even lived at the Base of the Himalayas in 2007 and taught Tibetan refugee children. In subsequent years, Maureen has spoken across Europe, Asia and the Americas helping adults gain a fresh perspective and positive strategies. In 2017, Maureen co-founded the “World Happiness Summit” for parents, teachers and professionals wanting to know the how of children’s emotional health.

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

Maureen’s wisdom and practicality has also been featured on TV, Radio and across all media outlets such as: Disney’s The Fatherhood Project with Hank Azaria, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, PBS, Martha Stewart Living Radio and television such as the CW’s San Diego Living as well as Happier TV with Tal Ben-Shahar. Her insight into how to help today’s children grow up healthier and happier is why audiences love her, and she gets the highest ratings repeatedly. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Dealing with Anger

The Emotionally Healthy Child

How to Raise Happier Children

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Children

Speech Topics

Well-Being Centered Schools

Schools throughout the United States (and world) are refocusing their efforts on nurturing student well-being along with academic achievement. Understanding the “best practices” of well-being centered schools reveals 5 things they do differently, which demonstrate 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.

The Emotionally Healthy Child (Mindset + Habits)

Children and teens have big feelings and oftentimes they don’t know what to do with them. Helping children learn to identify, regulate and constructively express their feelings isn’t always easy. Learning proven strategies that you can use in the classroom (or at home) to help children stop, calm and make smarter choices, especially when emotionally charged is essential to any child’s healthy development. Invite Maureen to learn new ideas, science-based strategies and get inspired along the way.

Science of Happier Children

Invite Maureen to share the latest scientific findings as to what helps children become emotionally healthy and ultimately, happier. Strategies are provided that have proven to reduce childhood anxiety, increase well-being and improve grades. No longer is the path toward more positive emotional health and ultimately, happier life experiences a mystery. Audience members (parents, teachers, professionals) walk away with clear research, strategies and approaches s on how to guide their children toward feeling and doing their best.

Connecting with Our Children: How Our Presence Impacts Our Child’s Development 

The power of our presence is transformative for ourselves, and for our children. Scientific research shows that when we "show up" as parents, teachers and professionals and pay attention a child becomes more resilient and feels more secure (safe) in this world. A child's ability to feel safe and secure in this world is essential for them to gain the courage, confidence and clarity to bring their unique gifts into the world. Audience members learn scripts, strategies and scientifically proven suggestions to help them "tune in" versus "tune out" in one of life's most important roles - raising our children.