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You’re Not Crazy, Living with Anxiety, | Laurie Singer

You’re Not Crazy, Living with Anxiety, | Laurie Singer

May 16, 2022

Since losing her two-year-old son to cancer Laurie Singer has devoted her life to the field of mental health. Licensed Psychotherapist, Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and author of “You’re Not Crazy: Living with Anxiety, Obsessions and Fetishes” published in April 2021.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How the pandemic impacted mental health in regards to family, friends and work
  • Covid’s impact on children and teens and how can parents help
  • Anticipatory anxiety and how it relates to issues out of our control
  • When is anxiety “normal” and when does it become problematic
  • How to help your child with anxiety

Motivated by her own personal tragedy, Laurie has devoted her life to the field of mental health with a clear vision in mind: to create a team approach for helping individuals resolve behavioral and other mental health issues by applying a unique combination of behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies.

Her first book, released in April, 2021, is titled "You're Not Crazy: Living with Anxiety, Obsessions and Fetishes.” Using case studies from her successful practice, delivered in a digestible, narrative format and including worksheets designed for the individual to take control of their lives, the book's goal is to help those who suffer deeply from anxiety and mental health concerns. Particularly those which have been exacerbated by the devastating pandemic.

Laurie earned her post-graduate certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Kaplan University. She began her college studies at Oxnard College and at UCLA, and completed her undergraduate degree at UCSB. She received her masters from Cal State Northridge in Educational Psychology and proceeded to earn a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. Laurie has been a practicing Behavioral Specialist since 1995 and in private practice since 2004.

Laurie is also an endurance athlete, having made running 100-mile races nearly routine and completing 28 ultra-marathons of 31 miles or longer. She’s a 3-time Ironman competitor and in 2017 was recognized for her accomplishments as an inductee into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.

Since losing her two-year-old son Jacob Singer to cancer in 1987, she has coordinated an annual fun run and fundraiser (Jacob’s Run) in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’s Child Life Program, which provides playrooms and support for patients and their families. To date, more than $350,000 has been raised in support.

She's particularly adept at discussing mental health issues that are deeply-seeded that often take hold in childhood as well as responses to current societal conditions. Case in point, she can take a deep dive in what's known as "anticipatory anxiety" where a person feels great anxiety around things that they can't necessarily control such as wildfires, climate change and even the ongoing process of the pandemic and political unrest.

As an athlete herself, she has also an intimate knowledge of what competitors go through and can share insight into the "athlete in all of us." Laurie is a licensed marriage and family therapist, board-certified in applied behavior analysis, who leads the successful, Camarillo, CA-based Laurie Singer Behavioral Services, Inc.

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Laurie Singer: You're Not Crazy

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More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

 

Follow Karin on social - 

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Karin's YouTube Channel

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Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

Calm Your Worries | Why Mindfulness and Meditation are Important for Kids and Adults | Author William Meyer

Calm Your Worries | Why Mindfulness and Meditation are Important for Kids and Adults | Author William Meyer

May 7, 2022

Calm your worries and build your bravery — or just relax during a busy day or wind down before bed with William Meyer’s picture book for kids, “Big Breath” and “Healing Breath” A Guided Meditation Through Nature for Kids”.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to teach kids mindfulness and meditation
  • As a parent, where to start with your child
  • The lesson in this pandemic
  • How to start a simple meditation practice
  • 3 Deep breaths is a meditation

All day long, you breathe — in and out, in and out — without even thinking about it. But did you know that you can play with your breath, use it to take you on an adventure? All you have to do is find a comfy spot and close your eyes.

Does your breath sound like ocean waves? Like the wind before a storm or a breeze at the start of spring? Can you feel it all the way down to the tips of your toes? By the time you open your eyes, you might just feel a little lighter, calmer, more relaxed.

Bill Meyer is the author of two adventure chapter books for kids. He’s also written a picture book for kids that leads them through a guided breathing meditation. The book is called, Big Breath. He also published a guide for meditation in the classroom called, Three Breaths and Begin. His latest book published in November 2021 is “Healing Breath” A Guided Meditation for Kids Through Nature.  He holds degrees from Dartmouth, Harvard and has a PhD from NYU in Education.

       
 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Karin is hosting a FREE live, virtual MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT - Saturday, May 14th! Save The Date! Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness in the month of May!  (Seats are limited)

Click Here To Register for the Free Mental Health Summit

 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on Social - 

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Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

BONUS: Free! Mental Health Summit next Saturday!

BONUS: Free! Mental Health Summit next Saturday!

May 4, 2022

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!

 

Karin is hosting a FREE live, virtual MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT - Saturday, May 14th! Save The Date!

(Seats are limited)

Click Here To Register for the Free Mental Health Summit

 

Introduction by Dr. Karin Jakubowski

Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shahan Alibhai

9:30 AM 

 

Guided Meditation

10 AM - 10:30 AM

Speaker: William Meyer

 

What Every Parent NEEDS to Know About Adolescent Substance Abuse

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Speaker: Richard Capriola

 

See Your Doctor Once a Year, Heal Your Body Every Night

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Dr. Stasha Gominak 

 

The Pandemic, Social Media and Teen Mental Health

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

Speaker: Richard Capriola

 

Mental Health is Wealth 

1:30 PM - 2 PM

Speaker: Vincent Lanci

 

Living with Anxiety 

2 PM - 3 PM 

Speaker: Laurie Singer

Teen Mental Health and the Pandemic - Richard Capriola

Teen Mental Health and the Pandemic - Richard Capriola

May 1, 2022

What if you found out your child searched online, “How to kill myself” - what would you do? Every parent MUST hear this interview.

If you know a child, teen or young adult who tried to commit suicide listen to this interview.

According to Baylor college of medicine, an article last November stated, “The pandemic uniquely impacted adolescents. Social isolation, constant uncertainty, stress, and fear have plagued their lives. According to the CDC, teenage emergency room visits for suicide attempts increased significantly during the pandemic, with a 50% rise in cases in females and almost 4% increase in males.”

In this episode you will learn:

  • Be attentive to where your child is spending their time.
  • Be a good role model. Take care of your own mental health. Your child(ren) is learning from watching how you take care of yourself.
  • Questions to ask your child to gauge their mental health state
  • Being vulnerable is powerful
  • Children need a stable relationship with an adult 

10 Questions to Ask as Part of a Mental Health Check-In

Newport Academy

https://www.newportacademy.com

Asking specific questions can help parents perform an accurate mental health check and may also help teens to recognize and manage emotions. Here are 10 emotional check-in questions to ask as part of a mental health temperature check-in:

  1. What three words best describe how you’re feeling right now?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, going from negative to positive, what number best describes your state of mind?
  3. Fill in the blank: Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is…..
  4. If your feelings were weather, what kind of day would it be outside?
  5. If your life was a movie, what songs would be on the soundtrack right now?
  6. What would you like to have less of in your life right now?
  7. What would you like to have more of in your life right now?
  8. Tell me about the best thing and the worst thing that happened to you this week
  9. What’s the hardest part about being you right now?
  10. How can I support you better? 

Depending on your teen’s personality and communication style, some of these emotional check-in questions might be more effective than others in eliciting answers.

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Karin is hosting a FREE live, virtual MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT - Saturday, May 14th! Save The Date! Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness in the month of May! 

Click Here to Register (Seats are limited)

https://bit.ly/3EPoNQw

 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow her on social - 

https://www.facebook.com/educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

 

 

 

How to Help Your Shy Kid Become Confident and Bold with Fred Joyal

How to Help Your Shy Kid Become Confident and Bold with Fred Joyal

April 21, 2022

Don’t you want your child to follow their dreams and seize all the opportunities that life has to offer? Try new things, explore the world, start a new business, fall in love, and become the best possible version of themselves? In order for that to happen, we need to set a good example for them and create an environment where they can thrive!

The problem is - being bold isn’t always easy! Boldness is confidence in action. Take risks. Try something new!

Fred Joyal is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and business advisor. He co-founded the most successful dentist referral service in the country, 1-800-DENTIST. He has previously written two books on marketing, has dabbled in standup and improv comedy, acted in bad movies and excellent TV commercials. His latest book, Superbold: from Under-confident to Charismatic in 90 days, is an Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He once beat Sir Richard Branson in chess and was also a question on Jeopardy. He is an avid cyclist, a below-average tennis player and an even worse golfer. He lives in Los Angeles and skipped 2nd grade because he was so smart.

Bold individuals seize life in remarkable, almost unbelievable ways. They succeed in business, in careers, and in love, and they have a great time doing it. Bold people walk up to supermodels and ask them to dance. They stand in front of audiences and tell jokes. They start companies. They run for president.

What surprises most people is that boldness can be taught. Fred Joyal started as an extremely shy person, too timid even to make a phone call, and transformed himself into someone who has done stand-up and improv comedy, spoken to audiences of 5,000, met dozens of celebrities, and, just by being bold, found love, joy, passion, and success.

And he’s here today to teach you how and in this episode you will learn:

  • Fred’s regrets from not being bold early on in life
  • How Fred grew up shy and how his mother did it all wrong
  • Whether we are born with confidence and boldness?
  • The difference between boldness and confidence
  • Tips to enhance social skills right away and how can we use them with kids and teens

“Nobody trains us to do what we do most and that is interact with people.” Fred Joyal

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow her on social - 

https://www.facebook.com/educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

Live in the Moment Mindfully, not Mindlessly with Teen Author Maya Maymin

Live in the Moment Mindfully, not Mindlessly with Teen Author Maya Maymin

April 15, 2022

Maya co-authored a book on mindfulness for teens with Dr. Ellen Langer, (Mother of Mindfulness) Harvard Professor of Psychology. “Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers” https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SPFCSP8/ 

Maya Maymin lives in New York and has written and published three books and given two lectures on mindfulness, one at a Wolfram Language Summer Camp and another on Harvard Zoom for middle schoolers. She has been working with Dr. Ellen Langer (the Mother of Mindfulness, Psychology Professor at Harvard) for about a year and a half and they wrote a book together on mindfulness for middle schoolers.

You will learn in this episode:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • How Maya got into mindfulness?
  • The purpose of her book, “Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers” 
  • What counterforward is
  • The difference between mindful memorization and mindless memorization
  • Examples and exercises to practice mindfulness

“To stop being mindless, start noticing new things. Mindfulness as we study it, is the simple process of actively noticing new things. When you are noticing new things, that puts you in the present, makes you more aware of context, and that active noticing is the essence of engagement. When people are actively noticing, they become more energized. When you are actively noticing and being mindful, people find you more attractive, see you as charismatic, see you as trustworthy.” - Dr. Ellen Langer

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow her on social - 

https://www.facebook.com/educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

Teen Substance Abuse - What Every Parent NEEDS To Know with Richard Capriola

Teen Substance Abuse - What Every Parent NEEDS To Know with Richard Capriola

March 4, 2022

In Richard Capriola’s new book, “The Addicted Child” (2020) - he explains substances being used by today's adolescents and the addictions which accompany teen substance abuse, like self-harm and eating disorders. Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. 

There are very few things more heart-wrenching for a family than having your child addicted to alcohol or drugs.

The most dangerous attitude a parent can have is thinking, “It could never happen to my child”.

If your child uses alcohol or drugs, you know how it affects your family. These substances enter your child’s brain and change their behavior. You want to help your child, but where do you begin? The Addicted Child is your roadmap. Learn what makes adolescent addiction different. How drugs can change your child’s brain and behaviors. The assessments and tests you should insist upon. And more.

Sadly, your desperate search for help often leaves you feeling alone and without a roadmap to guide you through the process of helping your child. The Addicted Child was written for you.

Richard Capriola is author of, "The Addicted Child" - a parent's guide to adolescent substance abuse. In Non-technical language parents learn how to identify and find treatment programs for their child. You will learn in this book the importance of comprehensive assessments - and what to look for in a counselor to know you're getting the right help.

The percentage of teens using illicit substances dropped significantly in 2021 as the pandemic forced them into isolating from friends, classrooms and extracurricular activities. Alcohol, marijuana and nicotine vaping – the most commonly used substances by teens all showed declines from 2020. These findings were reported by a Monitoring the Future survey conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research – http://www.monitoringthefuture.org.

   Two issues drive teen substance use: drug availability and perception of risk.

Learn in this episode:

  • Every child is vulnerable, no matter who they are or what status they have in society, by being captured by substance abuse
  • Warning signs a parent should be aware of
  • Drugs kids are using today and what’s changed last few years
  • How the pandemic has impacted kid’s drug use
  • If I suspect my child is using/abusing, what is the first thing I should do
  • What causes a child to explore or get caught up in marijuana
  • The most dangerous attitude a parent can have is thinking, “It could never happen to my child”


Learn more at Richard Capriola’s website - 

https://helptheaddictedchild.com/

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow her on social - 

https://www.facebook.com/educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Talks Mental Health for Kids and Teens - Vincent A. Lanci

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Talks Mental Health for Kids and Teens - Vincent A. Lanci

February 22, 2022

He teaches kids and teens mental health tools, practices and gives advice that helped save his life. In 2013, he suffered a traumatic brain injury after a “hit and run” which put him in a coma. He survived and now he shares his story to inspire and help others struggling with mental health. He’s authored 4 books and produces 2 podcasts and 2 YouTube series.

You will learn in this episode:

  • What to do when you hit a rough patch in life
  • Mental health is wealth
  • How to listen to your body and why that’s so important
  • How Vincent helps kids and teens with mental health tools, practices and advice

https://www.vincentalanci.com/

 

YouTube -

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0dil34Q5ILEuHgLVmfhXQ/featured

 

Podcast - A Mental Health Break

Podcast - That Entrepreneur Show

 

Books by Vincent - 

https://www.vincentalanci.com/books

Mental Health Week, Mr. Lanci Talks Mental Health, Left for Dead, How to Transform Your Mindset When the Norm has Changed: A Guide for Working Remote

 

Follow Vincent on social -

https://www.instagram.com/vincentalanci/

https://www.facebook.com/VincentALanci/

https://twitter.com/vincentalanci

https://www.tiktok.com/@vincentalanci

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

 

Join the Live, Virtual 6 Week Course starting March 1st (Connect with your child even in their most challenging moment)

Click Here to Register for Momnificent Mastermind!

 

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow her on social - 

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https://www.instagram.com/jakubowskikarin/?scrlybrkr=aa6443f3

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Karin's YouTube Channel

 

Get Your Teen To Talk with Shahin Najak

Get Your Teen To Talk with Shahin Najak

February 14, 2022

What do you do when your teen doesn’t talk to you?

Shahin Najak is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Coach for parents, teachers and caregivers.   Her passion lies in supporting adults and children, particularly parents and teenagers, in bringing back the joy and connection, building better relationships using mindfulness skills proven to increase self-esteem and self-acceptance.

In this episode you will learn:

-3 Things to Get Your Teen To Talk

-The Fastest Way To Calm in an Anxious Moment

-The Number One Question to Ask Your Child After School

Through her mindfulness for parents workshops, meditation group training programs and children/teen mindfulness sessions as well as her private coaching, she supports individuals in bringing awareness to their conditioned behaviour patterns, and getting clarity on the obstacles that create stress, anxiety and tension. Bringing mindfulness practices into our daily lives, allows us the space and capacity to wake up feeling nourished, energized and feeling centered.

Shahin walks her clients through a step by step process which allows them to incorporate mindfulness habits into their lives.  With her coaching, parents are able to get back the spark and connection in their lives and are able to model mindfulness as a life skill for their family. 

When not learning & reading about all things mindfulness, you can find Shahin singing out loud to India Arie, baking with her daughters, playing with her cats Kash & Sola, savouring a coffee on her patio, or reading recipe books for fun.  

You don’t need to sit on the floor to practice mindfulness….download Shahin’s guide to three simple and effective mindfulness practices you can do anywhere: 

https://www.mindful-changes.com/how-to-practice-mindfulness-download

Find out more on her website -

https://www.mindful-changes.com/

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Join the Live, Virtual 6 Week Course starting March 1st (Connect with your child even in their most challenging moment)

Click Here to Register for Momnificent Mastermind!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

Reclaim Your Energy, Power and Authentic Self with Barbara Savin

Reclaim Your Energy, Power and Authentic Self with Barbara Savin

February 9, 2022

Protect your precious energy so you are not drained and feeling exhausted. 

Barbara Savin, has been practicing holistic modalities for over 35 years. She is a Certified Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master and Teacher, Energy Healing Specialist, Life Coach and bestselling author of Gentle Energy Touch, The Beginner's Guide to Hands-On Healing. Barbara recently launched her own podcast show called The Spiritual Warrior Coach Podcast which focuses on reclaiming your energy, power and your authentic self. 

 

What you will learn:

-How Barbara learned about energy healing from her Grandmother

- After being angry at God for the loss of her grandmother, her life turned around, hear her story

- The importance of forgiving yourself and others, it’s the key to your healing 

- Why so many children and adults are experiencing anxiety

- Energy protection techniques

- Affirmations and Vision boards - why they are so important

 

https://www.barbarasavin.com/

 

Barbara Savin’s book - ”Gentle Energy Touch”, The Beginner’s Guide to Hands-On Healing

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

 

Join the Live, Virtual 6 Week Course starting March 1st (Connect with your child even in their most challenging moment)

Click Here to Register for Momnificent Mastermind!

 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

 

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

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