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Two New Books and a Conference on Kids Coming Up!

20 Mar

Hello again.

I want to make sure you know about two brand new books, hot off the presses. 

Gestalt Coaching

First, for those of you in coaching and consulting, who are looking for greater self-mastery (and, really, people - who doesn’t want that?), check out Dorothy Siminovitch’s brand new book, A Gestalt Coaching Primer: The Path Toward Awareness IQ.

Dorothy, a successful and charismatic coach who is known for her ability to come up with creative solutions to remediate sticky issues, offers powerful ways to become more focused, agile, effective, and inspirational. She’s a dazzle.

Her book explains and illustrates core Gestalt principles and practices, but in the context of coaching, and focuses on cultivating presence and conscious use of self, to amp up intervention skills and better serve clients. This book literally just dropped March 18th, 2017.  Don’t miss it.   

Integrative Medicine for Kids

And for those who treat children, there is now a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art resource for pediatric health care (and mental health care) from an integrative medicine standpoint by the national expert in the field, Hilary McLafferty MD. Just out last month, this book will be consulted by professionals again and again. It’s called Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application.

Hilary pulls together the very latest clinical and research wisdom on what we know about deploying an integrative medicine approach to prevent illness in kids or treat their chronic diseases. She explains the ways physical activity, mind-body methods, and nutrition science are being used to change the face of health care in children.

This is the ultimate reference book for pediatricians, social workers, family docs, psychologists, child psychiatrists, nurses, and any health care professional who works with kids. Hilary covers how integrative medicine deals with asthma, obesity, autism, irritable bowel, ADHD, bullying, depression, anxiety, environmental illness and much more. 

This book is destined to become one of those well worn, dog-eared, raggedy volumes, from having been opened and consulted so frequently. 

And by the way, there’s another reason you need to have it: more and more families are already using these methods anyway, with or without your knowing it, and we need to understand what it is they’re doing and how they’re doing it, so we can help them do it in a thoroughly informed way.

You can find it on Amazon.

An All Day Conference on Working with Children (and Self-Care for Parents & Teachers)

And speaking of children, the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is sponsoring an all day workshop on April 29th (a Saturday) on Living & Working With Children: Taking Care of Yourself and Others.

It’s for early childhood educators, social workers and mental health professionals, so they can gain new insight into the minds of young children and take home some new strategies for working with them.

Attendees can receive three social work CEUs or three Ohio approved hours. There is no extra fee for this.

It’s from 8 am to 3:30 pm at the Hanna Perkins Center, which is at 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122. 

Amazingly, admission is only $45 if you register before April 14, and $50 after, with a $55 price tag at the door.  This includes lunch and CEU’s, a keynote and several breakout sessions, so this is quite a value (obviously supported by grants!) And parents can attend free (but they get no CEU’s).

I’m delighted to be giving the morning kick-off keynote, which is entitled "Caring for the Caregiver: Practical Tools, Quick Tips, and Tricks of the Mind-Body Trade" – it’ll be fun but also practical, with a lot of simple, but powerful, take home tools.

You can register and if you have any questions, contact Pam Millar at 216-991-4472.

So, one last time: 


8 am to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2017


Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122


$45 through April 14   |   $50 after April 14   |   $55 at the door
Free for parents (no CEUs)

Okay, take care and be well.

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Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award