How often did you want more patience, understanding, and resilience to help your child through their strong emotions, but you just did not have it in you?
Would you like to learn how to handle challenging situations in a way that helps you & your child grow?
Join Us In Mindfully Raising Neurodivergent Children Without Overwhelm
What to expect from this workshop
A clear path
filled with tools and practices to decrease stress and increase inner strength and resilience.
between your needs and your child's (balancing giving & receiving).
of what can change and how to change it.
approaches to handle difficult situations.
This live & interactive 6-week online workshop is designed to help parents:
Decrease feelings of overwhelm and stress so we can have more patience to help both us & our children through stressful moments.
Have more energy and mental clarity to approach difficult parenting moments mindfully.
Model to our children how we want them to respond in stressful situations.
Explore and implement tools and techniques for creating a solid foundation for self-regulation (for us & our children)
Create a better balance between meeting our child's unique needs & our own.
As parents or careGIVERS, we tend to give to the point that we are running on fumes. This workshop will show you how to bring back the balance of giving and receiving and increase your energy, so you have the mental, emotional, and physical strength to approach stressful moments mindfully.
Would you like to know where you score on key dimensions of well-being: stress management, adaptability, resilience, and emotional vitality?
We cannot give what we do not have.
Responses of parents who participated in past workshops.
"Dr. Shaffer is not only knowledgeable but extremely empathetic and relatable. She shares and opens up fearlessly about her own parenting experiences to invite a safe space for parents and caregivers to get support, be heard, and get inspired! She is a privilege to meet and learn from. A true gem
"Excellent resource for parents looking to make that leap from frustration to problem-solving mode. Parents will gain the confidence that working to regulate our own emotions and stress will help us carve out a safer space and a calmer environment for both parents and children to thrive."
"I found the workshop to be highly valuable, first in not feeling alone in our struggles and then empowered in our ability to become better for our kids. The time just flew by."
"I wish I had these tools 15 years ago!"
An American board-certified pediatric occupational therapist, educator, published researcher, and parent mentor specialized in treating children with autism, ADD/ADHD, and other complex and special needs. Dr. Shaffer has worked in hospitals, schools, and private clinics in the United States and internationally. Her work is unique because she incorporates the knowledge and insights gained as a highly sensitive and spirited child, a professional with 20 years of experience, and a mother addressing the same challenges as the families she serves. Dr. Shaffer's passion for helping parents and children with autism was recognized in 2012 when awarded the U.S. Secretary of State Award for Volunteerism. Along with her academic training and research, she finds that curiosity and an open mind to Eastern and Western health and well-being practices are the keys to reducing stress, solving families' complex problems, and finding more joy in everyday life.
Dr. Elizabeth Joy Shaffer
Founder of Therapeutic Innovations International
If you have any questions about the workshop, feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this for?
The program is specifically designed for parents raising children who are considered to be neurodivergent. Neurodiversity is a term used to describe individuals that process information internally (mind and body) and externally (environment and social situations) differently than others in a manner that can make performing specific tasks more difficult. Some of the diagnoses that fall under the umbrella of neurodiversity include; attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), autism, anxiety, dyspraxia, dyslexia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, & sensory processing disorder. As I believe in inclusivity, any parent who wishes to join is welcome.
Do I have time for this?
Absolutely! I know how busy neurodiverse families are, so I developed this program to give support and information in a way that creates less overwhelm, not add to it.
What if I cannot make it to a class?
The energy of the live class cannot be replicated, but if you do miss a class, you will have access to a recorded version of each week's lessons.