A Be Well-ference for Early Years Professionals

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 

This event is made possible by funding from the Province of Ontario, City of London, and Middlesex County.

 

 

 

This opportunity brought the London-Middlesex child care and early years system together to reflect, learn, grow, and celebrate the invaluable contributions early years professionals make each day in service to children and families across our region.

 

The day aimed to build connection and community while inviting you to invest in your most precious resource: YOU!

 

 

KEYNOTE SESSION: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

THE POWER OF SMALL: BUILDING MICRO-HABITS TO COMBAT STRESS AND ENHANCE PERSONAL WELL-BEING

FACILITATED BY MINAA B, LMSW

Everyone has habits, but some of our habits are not beneficial to our well-being. Healthy habits create room for self-care and self-care can happen anywhere you are, even in the classroom. During this workshop, you will learn the difference between habits and routines, the science behind what it takes to create healthy habits, and tools and strategies that will help you practice work-life harmony to better support your mental health and well-being.

 

MinaaMinaa B. is a writer, licensed mental health professional and founder of Minaa B. Consulting, a mental health consulting practice that works with organizations to develop psychological safety and become mental health inclusive. With over nine years of clinical experience as a therapist, Minaa specializes in treating depression, anxiety and trauma. Mina aalso spent over five years working as a mental health consultant in Early Head Start providing services to children ages 0-5 and training educators and staff on early childhood social-emotional development. Minaa’s work and teachings have been featured in a variety of publications such as The Today Show, BBC, Facebook Watch and more. Currently, Minaa sits on the Mental Health Advisory Board for Selena Gomez’s media company Wondermind, and she is contracted with Tarcher Perigee to release her first book in August 2023.

 

 

AVAILABLE AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

BREATHWORK FOR JOY AND EASE

FACILITATED BY JASMINE BOWIE, LMSW and Wellness Consultant

Breathwork is the practice of conscious rhythmic breathing and is a powerful tool in igniting the body’s natural healing systems. Jasmine will guide us through a 60-minute breathwork and guided meditation practice. We’ll be using our breath and visualization to connect with our innate joy and ease.

This session is perfect for people who seek to release- be it stress or emotional blockages. Through deep intentional breathing, we’ll increase our capacity to feel more connected to our body, inviting in lightness, ease, and joy. Participants are welcome to bring a blanket, earphones, and a journal for a small amount of reflective writing.

 

** While breathwork is a powerful healing tool, risks of participation can include bringing up emotions, trauma, discomfort, growth, expansion & elation.

** If you are pregnant and/or have a known heart condition it may be best to consult a doctor before participating.

jasmine

 

Jasmine Bowie is a holistic wellness practitioner, therapist, and breathwork facilitator with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. With over 10 years of clinical, program design, and mind-body wellness expertise, Jasmine’s practice is rooted in curating integrative wellness opportunities for people to pause, center their breath, and connect with themselves and their community more intimately. She believes through intentionally centering our individual and collective wellness needs, we create expanded opportunities for community healing, self-liberation, and joy.

 

 

BUILDING RESILIENCE AND SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING BIG FEELINGS 

FACILITATED BY LIZ FOSSLIEN AND MOLLIE WEST DUFFY 

In this engaging and informative session, Liz and Mollie will give participants tactical tips for how to build resilience, successfully navigate big feelings, and practice self-compassion during times of uncertainty.

Liz’s poignant illustrations sprinkled throughout the presentation bring the content to life. The actionable advice will be applicable to those in a broad range of roles, including those who work alone or with others.

 

liz and mollie

 

Liz and Mollie are the co-authors of the best-selling book Big Feelings and the Wall Street Journal best-selling book No Hard Feelings. Their work has been featured by Good Morning America, TED, NPR, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Economist and they’ve led workshops at organizations including NPR, Viacom, LinkedIn, and Google. Liz leads content and communications at Humu, where she helps leaders and their teams take small steps towards profound improvement. Mollie is an organizational design and organizational development expert and was previously an Organizational Design Lead at global innovation firm IDEO.

 


Door Prize Winners

$50 Visa Gift Card – 4 Winners

Hailey Fulford – Tiny Hoppers Summerside London
Victoria Deacon – YMCA Northbrae
Htoo Plo Paw – YMCA Sir John A
Jessica Grosjean – KidsKo

“Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay” book by Liz and Mollie –  20 Winners

Gina Arsenault – Tiny Hoppers Summerside London
Alisha Cudmore – Arbour Glen Day Nursery
Heather Cocurullo – Grosvenor Nursery School
Jeel Mistry – Mulberry Bush Child Care Centre
Lovedeep Kaur- Kinderville London
Amanda Small – Kidlogic London
Debisha Chatterjee – Simply Kids London
Corinne Wright- Grand Ave Children’s Centre
Chantel Wallace – YMCA Lucan
Carina Edwards – Mount Brydges Sonshine Day Care
Tara Heislerr – Western Daycare
Victoria Regan – Preschool of the Arts
Ronda Howald – Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Centre
Israa Fadhil – Oak Park Cooperative Children’s Centre
Monique Ramsay – ELM Children’s Centre
Saira Lopaz – South London Neighborhood Resource Centre: Family Centre Westminster
Asha Rai – Arva’s Little School House
Meghan Rumney – Angels Daycares Thorndale
Allie Cook – Angels Daycares Arva
Cam Beaulieu – La Ribambelle

1-Month Unlimited Pass to Shangrila Yoga (111 Mt Pleasant Ave, London, ON N6H 1E1) – 3 Winners

Amanda Hackett – YMCA St. Kateri
Janessa Vanderwerf – Belvoir Co-operative Nursery School
Megan Young – Acorn Christian Day Care Inc.

Yoga Pass for Wild Soul Yoga (27 Front St W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1X5) – 1 Winner

Susan Stokes – ELM Children’s Centre


Reflective Feedback Prize Winners

Visa Gift Card – 4 Winners

Allison Beauchamp
Cristina Lush
Doreen Madevu
Ingry Sanchez


 

For complete event information, please see the event package: Only One You – Event Information Package

For an additional copy of the reflective guide, please see the following link: Only One You Reflection Guide

 

 

 

If you have any additonal questions, please reach out to the Strive Team at

onlyoneyou@striveswo.ca!