Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

This week I wanted to shed some light on three important topics, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Self-Care. Burnout and Compassion Fatigue can impact our lives tremendously if not taken care of.  Self-Care is one way to be preventive and proactive in your mental health well being. Burnout and Compassion Fatigue are not necessarily talked about regularly in any type of environment and not talked about […]

Bullying Prevention Month in Monterey County!

This month is National Bullying Prevention Month and schools across Monterey County are celebrating with an array of creative activities. Here is a list and gallery of activities that our partner schools in Salinas City Elementary School District have done to bring awareness to bullying prevention. We encourage all schools and youth organizations to participate and share […]

Dan Siegel: Mindsight, Mindfulness, Integration and the Brain

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, and the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Mindsight Institute is an educational organization which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining […]

Teaching Empathy

Harmony At Home had the opportunity to attend the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) conference last year and the keynote speaker, Michele Borba, spoke about the importance of fostering empathy in children to prevent bullying.  Empathy is both a safeguard from anti-social behavior and essential to social success. It’s “the ability to feel with someone,” Dr. Borba […]

Effects of Childhood Bullying and Adversity

Ever wonder how our human health is affected by adverse childhood experiences? What it is like to be on the receiving end of bullying behavior? What is bullying behavior? Why some families and populations see generations of adverse experiences over and over? Below are three videos that I found to be very informative and powerful. […]

Top 10 Videos on Social Emotional Learning

Are you looking to enhance your student’s or child’s learning about social emotional skills? Look no further! After working with several esteemed educators last year, I noticed that many teachers were on the look out for high quality videos with a proactive and positive message. So, I created a long list of videos that you […]