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Maureen  Healy

Maureen Healy

Educator & Best-Selling Author of The Emotionally Healthy Child

Biography

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

The Emotionally Healthy Child

Understanding what emotional balance is and how to help your students (or children) regain their balance is important work. Whether it’s a middle schooler feeling bullied or a high schooler who repeatedly makes poor choices – there is a way in to help the student, gain their trust, and guide them toward making better decisions that lead them toward their emotional well-being versus away from it. Maureen joyfully covers the mindset of emotional health, the 7 ideas that every child needs to learn, strategies that helps students increase their attentional abilities, and translate into better choices, especially when emotionally charged.

Social & Emotional Learning: Research & Real-Life Tools

Helping children and teenagers learn how emotions work (step one), and then what to do with them requires real-life strategies (step two) that every adult must learn. Maureen shares the latest findings from social & emotional learning research, as well as wise ideas for the classroom and home. You’ll be engaged as you gain practical tools to help in your classroom, home and school environment. Today’s children – more than ever, need guidance on how to calm, center and make those smarter choices, especially as they emotionally mature and their choices have a bigger impact. All participants walkaway with a “one pager” on the effective strategies to build EQ, SQ and responsible decision making.

Cultivating Connection, Courage & Confidence: The 3 C’s

Children who have healthy relationships, learn how to repair conflicts, and cultivate courage are building their resilience. Resilience is the foundation for positive emotional health. Maureen shares key concepts, stories and strategies of how to help children make friends, repair conflicts (especially middle and high school students) and develop the confidence needed to pave their own path in this world. There no need for any student to feel discouraged, disconnected, like a failure or that they aren’t good enough in today’s world of 21st century education.

Helping Teenagers Thrive (Science of the Teen Brain)

Understanding the science of the teenage brain is immediately helpful for educators, administrators and adults alike. Things that formerly frustrated you now make sense. Maureen shares how the teenage brain works and provides you with scripts to use when coaching them. Helping teenagers embrace their stage of life and receive the mentoring they need can change the trajectory of their lives. Invite Maureen and learn about the science and art of helping teenagers move toward their well-being, especially in today’s complex world.