Events

Moravian Bookshop. Bethlehem PA.

Moravian Bookshop. Bethlehem PA.

St. Luke's. Allentown, PA.

St. Luke's. Allentown, PA.

The Yoga Loft, Bethlehem, PA.

The Yoga Loft, Bethlehem, PA.

Let's Play Books, Emmaus, PA.

Let's Play Books, Emmaus, PA.

Breathe, Mama Breathe with What to Expect and Guess How Much I Love You at Babies R Us!

Breathe, Mama Breathe with What to Expect and Guess How Much I Love You at Babies R Us!

The Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council. Allentown, PA.

The Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council. Allentown, PA.

UPCOMING:

Breathe, Mama, Breathe Workshop. Emmaus Yoga. May 6th. Noon- 1:30p. 

Book Signing. Barnes and Noble. Lehigh Valley Mall. Whitehall, PA. May 13th. 12-3pm.

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Women's Summit. Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA. June 7th.

Mindful Parenting Workshop. 2017 Annual PAUSWE/NASW-PA Conference. Pocono Manor, PA. September 18, 2017. 2:30-4pm.

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: A shared mom and kids workshop for more calm, gratitude, and mindfulness.                The Yoga Loft. Bethlehem, PA. September 30, 2017. 12:30-2pm. Joint event with Kira Willey

Presenter at Universal Health Solutions 2017 Integrative Health Fall Speaker Series. Grand Rapids, MI. October 3, 2017.

PRESS:

NPR Affiliate WDIY-FM Interview with Eleanor Bobrow. Take Charge of Your Life Show.  

Mr. Dad Positive Parenting Podcast with Armin Brott

The Wisdom Coalition TV Show: Self-Care is the Best Care of All (go to 17:20 for a Mindful Tea Break)

Interview with Hunter Clarke-Fields

WFMZ-TV Life Lessons Segment featuring Monthly Tea and Mindfulness

AVAILABLE KEYNOTE/WORKSHOP TOPICS:

Mind Full or Mindful: Simple Ways to Bring Mindfulness into a Busy Life —Through both didactic and experiential instruction participants will learn:

  • What mindfulness is.
  • The difference between mindfulness and meditation. 
  • The mental, physical, behavioral, and spiritual benefits of mindfulness.
  • How to develop a daily meditation and mindfulness habit. 
  • Various forms of meditation.

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms —Through both didactic and experiential instruction participants will learn: 

  • How to infuse life with more calm and energy while remaining efficient and productive with 5-minute mindfulness practices. 
  • How to establish a daily habit of mindfulness meditation with the guided breath awareness practice. 
  • To identify various mindful breaks that can be used in the midst of busy parenting. 
  • Learn quick strategies (mindful breaks) for challenging moments when immediate access to some calm is needed.
  • Ways to highlight the ordinary, beautiful moments often missed while operating on autopilot.

Mindfulness for Helping Professionals —Through both didactic and experiential instruction participants will learn:

  • What mindfulness is, the difference between mindfulness and meditation, and how to develop their own practice in order to prevent burnout and enhance helping skills. 
  • How meditation changes the brain as well as experience various mindfulness practices. 
  • How to present simple mindfulness practices to clients and how to use mindfulness in their own interactions.

Losing My Mind(fulness): How to Regain Sanity in Parenthood with 5 Minutes a Day —Through both didactic and experiential instruction participants will learn: 

  • Stress-reduction practices easily incorporated into a busy life.
  • Simple mindfulness meditations and how to practice with kids. 
  • Ways to stay more calm and aware throughout the day. 
  • How to be more in control of responses to stressful situations, rather than reacting habitually and in less than ideal ways. 
  • How to savor what is already present in life.

Belly Full or Mindful: Adventures in Mindful Eating

  • Learn about mindfulness, meditation, and the steps of mindful eating.
  • Learn how to follow your inner compass to guide you on lifelong path of mindful eating.
  • Identify unhealthy eating triggers and various coping strategies.
  • Learn how to cope with unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior affecting eating.

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS:

  • Mind Full or Mindful: Simple Ways to Bring Mindfulness into a Busy Life. Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company. Bethlehem, PA. April 27th. 
  • Book Signing. Clinton Book Shop. Clinton, NJ. March 11th.
  • STRESSED? The Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council presents Mindful Living. February 28, 2017. 
  • UPS Women's Leadership Development Call. February 24, 2017.
  • Book Signing. Let's Play Books. Emmaus, PA. February 18, 2017. 
  • Belly Full or Mindful: Adventures in Mindful Eating. St. Luke's Bariatric Surgery Program Support Group. February 15, 2017. 7-9pm. Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA. (open to the public)
  • Breathe, Mama, Breathe: A shared mom and kids workshop for more calm, gratitude, and mindfulness.                The Yoga Loft. Bethlehem, PA. January 21, 2017. Joint event with Kira Willey
  • The Wisdom Coalition Camp Connect. Rodale Farm, Allentown, PA. August 2016
  • Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Breinigsville, PA. Monthly Tea and Mindfulness: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms. Ongoing monthly. 2015-present 
  • Circle of Seasons Waldorf Charter School, Fogelsville, PA. April 2015
  • Lehigh Valley Montessori Academy, Macungie, PA. 2014 
  • Whitehall Moms Club, Whitehall, PA. 2013

What workshop participants are saying:

“It was eye opening for me and I think it is something I MUST practice, any new offerings I will definitely be attending. Thank you Shonda, you did a great job!”

“This has made a dramatic difference in my life.”

“Thank you for bringing calm and peaceful self-reflection to my life!”

“This class was wonderful and I am so glad I decided to make this commitment.”

“Thank you, Shonda! I am so glad I did this… This class gave me tools to help me over the long-term.”

“I enjoyed interspersing information with practice. I also felt that we were taking care of ourselves… and not just receiving information.”

“It fit right in to where I am right now in my life and provided me with very useful and easy ways to reduce my stress throughout my day and to help provide my family with a calmer atmosphere. Thank you.”

“I appreciate your caring calm, but fun tone. I enjoyed your insights and your kindness and your way of making us feel heard.”

“I really liked when we all participated in a group activity. I felt that was helping us come together to topple the reasons why we were there in the first place... To become better parents we first must identify with ourselves. Thanks again!”

“This workshop was extremely useful and helped me to understand how I can create more balance in my life. It was truly life-changing for my husband, who is trying to deal with a very full plate right now. He plans to pursue more mindfulness training.”

“I have been doing the 3-breath hugs. I love it. My husband also "tried" it and I found we relax more and hug longer! It was an awesome experience!!”

“I was amazed at how relaxed I was after the meditation parts. This is something I want to try out in my own life.”


Workshops can be tailored to fit your group’s needs. 

To schedule your event contact Elizabeth Johnson elizabethj@theexperimentpublishing.com or mindful.talk@yahoo.com