TAKING THE HELM with Lynn McLaughlin

TAKING THE HELM with Lynn McLaughlin

Join us as we ride the waves to calmer waters empowering our children and youth to take charge of their own emotional well-being. The purpose of this podcast is to educate, which does not provide any financial, legal, medical, psychological services or advice. You are responsible for your own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results. Lynn McLaughlin Inc. disclaims any responsibility for your reliance on the contents of this podcast. If you are in need of professional advice or medical care, seek out the services of your own healthcare professional. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/taking-the-helm/support

Episodes

February 14, 2024 56 mins

When community members come together and unite through volunteerism, the impact can be profound. How can individuals turn their passion for mental health advocacy into a meaningful impact?

Our guest, Dr. Sharon Pyke, shares the personal and professional journey that led her to the volunteer work she does today, focusing on mental health. She has over 30 years of experience in public education with the majority of time as an elemen...

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Did you know there is a connection between clutter, anxiety and stress? It's not only about our materialistic belongings! Discover the power of decluttering homes, heads, and hearts as we explore the profound impact minimalism can have on the well-being of moms and families with today's guest, Emily McDermott.
If you've struggled to let go of clutter and are looking for a fresh perspective, this episode on Takign t...

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Our guest Ann Coleman shares her intimate insights as she turned the challenges of raising a teen struggling with anxiety, depression, and ADHD into a journey of powerful reflections and growth.


If what you are doing is not working and you find yourself in conflict regularly with a child/teen or student, Ann has some specific words of wisdom based on her own experience and research..


Discover the poignant moments that tr...

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Theresa Alexander Inman is an experienced and accomplished parent coach with expertise as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist. Her work focuses on helping parents who have children with developmental differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, and ADHD. She also supports parents who may be at risk for developmental delays or not meeting expected milestones.

Theresa’s wor...

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Get ready for a journey into the magical world of childhood development through nature play with our guest, Jena Ponti Jauchius, a renowned nature play specialist. Jena began her work focusing on creating play spaces for children with Autism which was not done in 2004. It is now the driving force behind her passion for creating spaces and exploring incredible ways our outside environment can support the development of all children ...

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Wysteria Edwards BA, Ed.M., is changing the way we live with attachment, attunement, and intention. She's a respected Kindergarten teacher in Eastern WA who has perfected the art of creating a classroom filled with care, hope, and healing. Her passion for teaching even led her to gain access to Mister Rogers' personal papers to write the groundbreaking book, "Waiting for Mister Rogers: Teaching with Attachment, Attunem...

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Are you frustrated daily because you can't connect with a child who is out of control or defiant? Ginny Luther has experienced crises in her life that are unimaginable.

Ginny Luther's tremendous knowledge provides creative solutions to many difficult issues facing schools and families today, giving audiences the tools necessary to succeed. Ginny has brought to life the principles of Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discip...

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How can we connect with our children to better understand and be proactive when it comes to their mental health? Extended communication is always our best ally. That adage, "What children need most is our time" couldn't be a better fit to help us understand what our children are feeling. That time is not as long as we think it needs to be. It's about the connection. Faust A. Ruggiero’s professional career spans ...

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Julia Recker and Kelsey Timiuk are Child and Youth Care Workers who are offering counselling services through private practice. The centre they work in is one of few currently available in Ontario.

Kelsey has specific trauma training and trauma care from Arizona Trauma Institute. She runs a private practice called Soulful Connections out of Pure Mentality, a Mental Wellness Service Centre located in Windsor, Ontario. Through coun...

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One of Melissa’s gifts is her ability to help people shift worries, fears and challenges into wellness and desired results. Using the power of Thought Nutrition as a foundation, she has helped thousands of individuals successfully navigate intense situations and disagreeable circumstances. Using her own vulnerabilities, experiences, and humility, she can reach and connect with people in deep and meaningful ways. In both their workp...

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Whether you are a new teacher or seeking ways to calm your classroom, this podcast is your guide to fostering well-being and non-reactivity in both teachers and students. Personal experiences as a youth such as living abroad, traveling around Europe, the Middle East and Africa are a treasured part of who Jodi is. Courses such as Transpersonal Psychology and Introduction to Yoga were invaluable to her growth, expanded her mind and...

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Dr. Anna Esparham, MD , founder of Health Is PowHer, Is a nationally-recognized physician who healed herself from multiple chronic conditions from women’s health issues to chronic pain and autoimmune disease. She is now a coach helping women learn how to heal themselves for good. The Health Is PowHer's Podcast serves women who want to learn about how to overcome all the Issues that come with life. She has conducted several rese...

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Sara Olsher is a single mom and cancer survivor, and was chosen as a 2023 Remarkable Woman by Nexstar Media. Sara is the founder of Mighty + Bright, which provides a wealth of information and tools to help overwhelmed parents prioritize mental health for their kids, learning together and incorporating coping skills into day-to-day life. When parents are dealing with something hard, our kids are too. When we’re trying to survive, ho...

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Margaret Boersma is an expert in social and emotional intelligence with over 35 years of experience in education. As an educational consultant, trainer, and speaker, she helps families assimilate communication and leadership skills into their lives. Margaret’s mission is to bring emotional intelligence to schools, families, and workplaces to enable them to flourish. She has co-authored a chapter in Brian Tracy’s book, Emerge, and i...

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Dr. Sharon Spano, Ph.D. is a family business consultant. Different challenges are faced because of the emotional ties that bind the family system and business together. Dr. Spano’s expertise in human and organizational systems and her research-based methodologies are designed to help these business leaders generate collaborative strategies for success and sustainability in our ever-changing landscape. Sharon is the author of "...

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Amber Raymond is a practicing clinician in Social Work, a Reiki Master and the owner of Messs Makers offering 1:1 counseling as well as a summer program that guides kids in understanding what is going on inside of them, learning to master their emotions, and discovering their truest potential. Amber has always wondered what makes us think, feel and behave the way we do. With her education and experiences, her curiosity has blossom...

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Introducing the powerhouse parenting coach for parents of strong-willed kids, Danielle Bettmann! Danielle is a Positive Discipline - certified parent educator with years of experience as a teacher and home visitor with a degree in early childhood development from birth - age 8. She is also a mom to two daughters, wife of 13 years to her high-school sweetheart, and host of the well-loved podcast, Failing Motherhood. She empowers pa...

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We are now broadcasting live on Voice America Radio at 10 am EST weekly.

Our first guest on VoiceAmerica Radio, Annette Ebbinghaus, blew it out of the water. She is a globally sought-after mental fitness resilience coach, master sophrologist, motivational speaker and author. She draws from 30+ years of experience and is founder of the beChill Exams & Life programs for adolescents and young adults. Her ethos is the first wealt...

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It's Children's Mental Health Week! Who better to learn from than our youth?
Ada is 11 years old and from Essex County Ontario. She loves science and sports. She's our guest tomorrow on Taking the Helm!
She uses strategies regularly to help her get through the mixed emotions that come with life at her young age. A calm, kind and articulate young person, Ada shares what she does to get through the pressures that co...

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Emily loves writing songs, making and performing music, and learning new things. She tries to have a positive outlook in life and hopes her songs and actions will make a difference. She sings for charity and to raise awareness about issues she is concerned about in this world.

“Deep breaths can help you calm your mind. If you’re heart is beating really fast it can impact your performance and if you just Take a few deep breaths it c...

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