Speaker Series at Tower
Tower invites engaging authors, psychologists, artists, health professionals, educators and speakers with unique perspectives on parenting to the community. Planning for our 2018-2019 speaker series is underway. To be among the first to be notified when our speakers are announced, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll add you to our mailing list.
Below, please find a brief description of upcoming and recent guest speakers:
The Importance of Teaching Self-Compassion
COMING FEBRUARY 26, 2019!
Rachel Simmons is the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.
Michael G Thompson, PHD
Understanding the Social Lives of our Children
Renowned Author and Psychologist, Dr. Thompson offered illuminating discussions of the difference between friendship and popularity; how boys and girls deal in unique ways with intimacy and commitment; whether all kids need a best friend; why cliques form, and what we can do about them.
Mindfulness for the Rest of Us: Being Present by Choice
Peter Franklin, Tower’s Mindfulness Coach, took the mystery out of mindfulness, discussing how the practice can help students and adults increase performance and happiness, while reducing stress and worry.
Peter Franklin is the founder of The Mindful Educator. He is a compelling keynote speaker and consultant who brings mindfulness training to educational leaders, teachers and students.
Dr. Robert Brooks
Raising a Resilient and Self-Disciplined Child
Dr. Brooks identifies factors that help children to manage stress more effectively and become more resilient. He articulates why some children have a more difficult time developing a positive self-image and resilience than other children, and outlines strategies for nurturing self-discipline, and responsibility.
How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
Jessica Lahey, columnist for the New York Times and commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and author
offered practical advice for cultivating intrinsic motivation in children, fostering independence and competence, and the importance of autonomy-supportive teaching and parenting.
Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Seven Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous, Independent Children
Lynn Lyons, one of the foremost specialists in the treatment of childhood anxiety, held an evening workshop at Tower. Guests gained concrete skills to help their children Accept and manage "normal" worries; Control and calm the physical symptoms of anxiety; Choose exploration of the world over avoidance; and Recognize and overcome exhausting and limiting thought patterns.
John Ratey, MD
SPARK—The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.
John Ratey, MD, Harvard Professor, psychiatrist, and author is one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. He discussed groundbreaking explorations of the connection between exercise and the brain's performance that demonstrates how exercise supercharges mental circuits to beat stress, sharpens thinking, enhances memory, and much more.