Pumpkins unfortunately do not bounce, I found that out the hard way this weekend when unloading the many pumpkins that we are decorating during our groups this week.
However, people do bounce, and it’s one of my favorite topics to discuss with staff, parents and especially girls and young women. Resiliency is the ability to “bounce back” after a failure, disappointment or shaming event. The cool thing about resiliency is that it can be taught and the more you practice it the easier it gets.
During the month of November, I will have the pleasure of speaking at several events around Austin sharing what I know about resiliency and also hearing from you about how to incorporate these tricks and tools in your everyday life.
Here are some of the skills we will be discussing:
Keys to Cultivating Resilience
Problem Solving Skills: learning a phrase that might be life changing!
Teaching and Practicing Mindfulness
Developing Empathy and Using Guilt vs. Shame when speaking
Facilitating Connection with Peers
When and How to Set Boundaries in a Healthy Way
Two of my events are open to the public and I hope you can attend:
Raising Resilient Teens
Wednesday November 2nd at Fusion Academy from 5:00-6:30pm register here!
Saturday November 5th the whole ATFG gang will be at the GenAustin conference doing two amazing presentations:
Raising Resilient Girls
from 10:15-11:15 Room 251
What’s your Super Power
for 3rd-5th grade girls 10:15-11:15 Room 252
If you have any questions about these events, please call us at 512-981-5279
Woohoo! Just got back from the GENAustin Radiant G Conference and let me tell you, it was one for the books! As a proud owner of Austin Therapy for Girls, this event is always a highlight for me. It's the perfect chance to mingle with amazing ATX moms, dads, social workers, and all-round caregivers. Raising a girl can be like a ride on the wildest rollercoaster, am I right?
Today, I want to talk about the reality of the depression that girls are feeling at a younger and younger age. I want to give parents the tools they need to recognize when their daughter is feeling depressed.