Dr. MC's Self-Care Cabaret

Find Your Spotlight

Dr. MC's Self-Care Cabaret

Find Your Spotlight

Recent Upcoming Conference Presentations UPDATED 3.29.22

The image above depicts the schools/organizations that Dr. MC has presented at since 2019.


Presentation Topics

All workshops can be customized to fit your needs. Virtual or in-person delivery. Offerings up to 10 hours. 

Be your own bestie Dr. MC

The new Be Your Own Bestie Program (TM) provides easy, effective, efficient tools and knowledge for participants in an age-appropriate and accessible way. This program tackles many challenging topics for K-12 students, such as setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, developing emotional 

intelligence, self-expression, advocacy, stress management, tuning into your body, investing in yourself, inspiring others, and embracing yourself for who you are. Presented in a memorable, engaging, and relatable method, students will gain the tools and understanding needed to take control of their health and well-being and find their spotlight. This program is aligned with state and national standards, the ASCA model for school counseling, and the CASEL model for Social-Emotional Learning. Virtual or In-Person Delivery * Flexible Format Options: 2-6 hour workshops or a Train the Trainer model is also available. 

The Mind Body Classroom 4

The Mind-Body Classroom – Caring for Yourself and Your Students is ideal for teachers and school staff looking to incorporate self-care techniques into their classrooms. This workshop provides an overview of different self-care approaches and participants learn and practice quick, easy, and free self-care practices. 

This session includes an opportunity to assess current strengths and weaknesses as they pertain to various domains of self-care. Can be adapted for administrators or other school leaders as well as an overview of Dr. MC’s dissertation research findings and recommendations can be added.

The Intersection of Trauma, Resilience & Self-Care

This engaging workshop will take participants beyond the basics with the latest research and leading voices in trauma-sensitive education. Participants will review preliminary information and definition of terms, including an exploration of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), focusing on building the skill of resilience. 

This workshop will also examine misconceptions about trauma, the effect trauma has on the brain, and review common challenges when working with students impacted by trauma. Lastly, participants will understand the connection between caring for the self and caring for others and how best to promote this for their students to support those impacted by trauma and help them build resilience.

Safe, Secure & Supportive: The 3 Pillars of Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Creating a trauma-sensitive classroom is good for all students to learn. Educators are uniquely positioned to help students overcome challenges and build resilience.  Participants will review preliminary information and definition of terms, including an exploration of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) before delving into academic 

instruction techniques and relationship building for teaching students impacted by trauma. This workshop will also examine misconceptions about trauma, the effect trauma has on the brain, and review common challenges when working with students impacted by trauma. Participants will have an opportunity to share and reflect on their current practices and learn ways to improve their self-care to ensure the classroom is a safe space for all learners to grow. 

Unlocking potential The Power of Developing & Promoting a Growth Mindset

Whether it is a fixed or a growth mindset, exploring our mindsets allows us to examine our true potential and view failure as an opportunity. In this workshop, participants will learn the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset and how it pertains to working with students.

 

Additionally, participants will evaluate their mindset to see where their beliefs are and discuss how small shifts in thinking and reframing circumstances can dramatically impact daily life inside and outside the classroom. Best practices for classroom management will be examined, and tips for developing teacher-student relationships that promote a growth mindset and allow students to flourish.

DR. MC workshop topics

Additionally, Dr. MC has a variety of workshops pertaining to Examining Implicit Bias and Microaggressions, Setting Boundaries and Maintaining a Work-Life Balance, and various different workshops around self-care. 

 

Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Professional Development Certificates of Attendance can be issued for educators looking to bundle the hours towards licensure requirements in Massachusetts. Dr. MC can work with the venue to review the particulars of PDP regulations (603 CMR 44.00).

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