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Maureen  Healy

Maureen Healy

Educator & Best-Selling Author of The Emotionally Healthy Child


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. Read More >

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). Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Dealing with Anger

The Emotionally Healthy Child

How to Raise Happier Children

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Children

Speech Topics

The Emotionally Healthy Child

Join Maureen Healy, author of The Emotionally Healthy Child, to learn new ideas and strategies to nurture emotional health in today’s children. Unique about Maureen is her experience working with children globally, especially refugees and trauma survivors. Read More >

Participants will get clarity on: Read Less ^

  • What emotionally healthy and unhealthy behavior look like in today’s children, tweens, and teenagers.
  • Add science-based strategies to their emotional toolbox to use as a parent and/or teacher or professional.
  • Understand the “big picture” of how emotional health is connected to resilience, and ultimately happier life experiences.

The How of Childhood Resilience

Some children just seem to shake things off easier than others. This may be temperament, but is it more? The science of childhood resilience points us to what adults can do, especially now during (and post) pandemic to nurture a foundation of resilience in children, teens, and young adults globally. Read More >

Attendees walk away with: Read Less ^

  • Clear ideas on what builds resilience, and the biggest enemies of resilience. Scientific studies and real-life stories discussed.
  • How to help young, middle, and older children form the habits and mindset of resilience are identified. Participants get a “one sheet” to help them in the classroom or at home become resilience champions.
  • Understanding of how resilience, emotional health, and happier life experiences are connected.

Stress Busters in School

Helping our children regain emotional balance, and learn how to reduce stress is essential. It’s the type of education we hope all students can find – the education of the brain, heart, and body so that they can persevere and move toward their greatest contributions, as well as meaningful lives. Read More >

Maureen shares how to: Read Less ^

  • Help students understand stress skillfully and manage in a healthy manner.
  • Create more schools and communities of emotional health, as well as resilience.
  • Use science as the starting point for stress reduction, but the application may be unique in every student, classroom, and organization. Participants get a “one sheet” of science-based stress busting activities to help children learn how to reduce stress.