Why the audience loves Anna
"Thank you so much for the fantastic workshop! I gained a lot from attending and I was glad I could make it. I have really felt a shift in how I respond to my children following the workshop."
-Sheila R., Highland Park, NJ
"On behalf of the North Brunswick Special Education PTO, we wish to thank you for the valuable information you shared at our meeting tonight. From the feedback we received, your presentation was a great success. We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your insights and expertise with our attendees. Your willingness to volunteer your time and energy to benefit other parents is greatly appreciated.
Again, many thanks for your time and effort."
-North Brunswick Special Ed. PTO
"Warm, insightful and real-this is how I would describe Anna’s presentation. Everybody in the audience felt good about themselves, inspired and hopeful. And most importantly, we took away hands on, practical tools. Her energy is contagious and her ability to engage with the audience is remarkable. "
-Melissa F., New Jersey
Tune in to this episode where I share how from an early age, 9 to be exact I wanted to become a psychologist and work with orphans. We also go into my personal story, what makes me great at the work that I do, early error I made on my career, and most importantly I talk about my WHY. I speak about why relationships are so important to me, share a powerful proverb. Also how trauma can be trapped in our body for years.
Thank you so much for listening!
I thoroughly enjoyed talking to the amazing host of the Mindful Mama podcast Hunter Clarke Fields. Hunter and I go deep in our discussion of the dynamics between children and parents, trauma and attachment and so much more. Topics include:
- Avoiding the over-parenting trap
- Why we need to be real
- How much we REALLY need to attune to our children
Here is a little snippet of what we talked about on VIBRANT, HAPPY WOMEN podcast.
"The past is never dead. It’s not even past. The past defines who we are.’ (William Faulkner). We cannot forget where we come from, who we are. We bring in all our unresolved issues, our traumas, all that attachment history comes into play. If we forget and move forward, we never look back. The past will crawl out, and it will haunt you in your present day. So we need to make sense of our life stories, resolve our unresolved issues, and heal from our traumas in order to live vibrant, happy and fulfilled lives.”
I truly enjoyed being on The Blended Family podcast. Some things we talked about:
- my personal story and my mission
- my definition of being authentic
- what happens when parents are not authentic
- how to teach our children to be authentic
In this very moving episode, parenting educator Anna Seewald shares a story she’s never told before. You see, when she was just 13 years old, Anna survived a devastating earthquake that killed many in her family. This traumatic early life event led her to become a therapist and later a parent educator. Today she helps parents build strong relationships with their kids, in part by working through formative experiences from their pasts. You’ll need a hankie to get through Anna’s story about how she connected the dots between one of her frustrations as parent and something that happened in the aftermath of the quake. We learn that there’s incredible value in examining the things that trigger us with our children–that push our buttons, that make us lose our patience–because they just might point to important events from our past that we need to work through. Doing so will help us have the strong relationships with our children that we need to weather the storms.
Upcoming Events, Talks, Workshops
HOW TO HELP CHILDREN PROCESS BIG FEELINGS
in person workshop
OCT. 14, 6:30pm and OCT. 25, 3:00pm
AUGUST 14, 2017 PEACEFUL PARENTING FOR A PEACEFUL HOME SUMMIT
Topic: Parenting with Respect and Dignity
FEB. 24, 10:30-12:00PM AUTHENTIC PARENTING, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
Topic: Building Emotional Understanding
MARCH 1, 2017,TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT SEX ONLINE SUMMIT
JAN. 7, 2017, EARLY CHILDHOOD CONFERENCE, KEAN UNIVERSITY, UNION, NJ
Topic: Building Emotional Understanding
DEC. 8, 2016, BABIES R US, BRIDGWATER, NJ
Topic: Positive Discipline Solutions
NOV. 11, 2016, RED BANK, NJ
Topic: Gentle Discipline
SEP. 21, 2016, HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK, PARAMUS, NJ
Topic: Emotion Coaching for Parents
JULY 31, 2016, BARNES & NOBLE, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
Topic: Getting Kids to Listen