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WEEKEND CAMP

SATURDAY NIGHT
5 pm - 8 pm

4/29 | 5/6 | 5/13 | 5/20

$85 per Satuday

$30 per sibling

Only 10 available spots per weekend

WAIVER FORM | REGISTRATION

SUMMER CAMP

2017 SUMMER CAMP DATES

May 30-June 2 | FULL
June 5-8 | FULL
June 12-15 | FULL
June 19-22 | FULL
June 26-29 | FULL
July 10-13 | FULL
July 17-20 | FULL
July 24-27 | FULL
July 31-Aug 3 | FULL

Waiver  |  Registration

Ask to be put on the "Wait List" 
if the week is full

OT SENSORY CAMP

SHINE™  SENSORY HIKING INTEGRATIVE NOVEL EXPERIENCES™
A Counseling and Occupational Therapy sensory group camp
June 9, 2017 – June 11, 2017
 
The program will be offered for children entering Kg through 6th.
Program will have a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 15.
Costs include all park, recreation, materials fees, summary report, etc.
10 Hour Program (inclusive of end of session report) offered at $37.50/hour 
Non refundable 30% deposit required
Contact Children's Special Services, LLC for registration forms and more information

The Power of Vulnerability

A colleague referred me to René Brown’s Ted Talk.  She is an inspiring researcher that not only found ways to help all of us watching, but also herself.  Here are some of the highlights of her talk:

·      Connection is what gives purpose and meaning to life

·      Shame is the fear of disconnection

·      Do you believe you are worthy or belonging, being loved, being connected, to be imperfect?

·      Do you have the compassion to be kind to your self first… then to others

·      Let go of who you should be, and be who you are

·      Vulnerability is beautiful, but not always comfortable

·      Vulnerability is the birth of happiness, joy, creativity, belonging, and love

·      Blame is the a way to discharge pain and discomfort

·      We make everything uncertain…certain

·      The more vulnerable we are, the more afraid we become

·      We try to perfect not only ourselves, but also our children

·      We pretend that what we do does not effect others

·      René Brown wanted the audience to learn:

o   Let yourself be seen

o   Love with your whole heart, without any guarantee

o   Practice gratitude and joy

o   Tell yourself, “I AM ENOUGH”

To watch the Ted Talk in it’s entirety simply click on this link (https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability#t-1198854).

Go out there and practice some or all of what René Brown was trying to teach.  You will live a Happier, Healthier, and Longer life. 

Talk It Out, not Tough It Out