Taking Care of Yourself from the Inside Out
The challenges of the past few years have taken a toll on all of us with a direct impact on our overall health and well-being. Experience the power of integrated physical, mental, and emotional mind-body strategies as you discover simple practices for increasing energy, decreasing stress, and overcoming burnout using the 5 Ss for self-care. Leave the session fortified with a simple tool kit of movemindfully® Breathe Move Rest practices to use in your personal and professional life.
Kathy is the CEO/Founder of movemindfully a training and consulting company on the science of mindfulness, movement, and social/emotional learning. Kathy holds a master’s degree in social work with over 20 years of experience in schools and was adjunct faculty for Saint Mary’s University. Kathy has trained over 50,000 professionals in mindfulness, movement, and social-emotional strategies and has partnered with the M Health University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, United Hospital, and Hastings Juvenile Services to provide trauma-responsive practices to the child/adolescent and adult mental health units. She is co-author of Moving Mountains: An Integrative Manual to Help Youth with Intensity, Reactivity, and Anxiety and of the Teen Resiliency Program with Dr. Henry Emmons, Dr. Timothy Culbert, and associates. Kathy has been a keynote speaker and/or presenter for more than 200 organizations and national conferences.
Teachers will recognize Devin as the hilarious comedian from Tik Tok, Youtube, and Facebook, including headlining the popular Bored Teachers National Comedy Tour, and administrators have come to know him as the "best speaker we've had in all my 30 years." Devin delivers the non-stop laughs, and shows teachers how laughter can not only change their mindset, but also the mindset of those around them. He discusses building classroom community around humor, the science of healing and mental-wellness through laughter, and even gives a powerful lesson on conquering negativity. Over a decade of award winning, clean stand-up comedy experience along with 13 years as a highly effective teacher in Title I schools, combine to create a relatable, real, and ridiculously funny experience the faculty won't forget. THIS is the speaker the teachers need and deserve, delivering the enduring keynote that all the admin and conferences rave about.
LAUGHTER IN THE LESSON
There is a science behind laughter, and this veteran stand up comedian has mastered it. Now, imagine being able to bottle that energy, positivity and feel-good vibe that you get a comedy show, and channel it into your classroom, workplace or everyday life. It’s easier than you think. Devin delivers a comedy-filled message that puts the power of the punchline into the hands of the staff in a way that benefits the entire school. Better mental health, lower turnover rate, improved classroom participation and a massive drop in disciplinary issues. All of these have proven real-world demonstrations that Devin experienced in his classroom, and can pass on to you!