Mindfulness. Connection. Communication. Compassion & Kindness.
Kindfully with Fia offers mindfulness-based classes and workshops for children of all ages, parents, schools, and corporations. Fia combines mindfulness practices and speech-language activities, teaching skills that help bring mindfulness into your family's daily life in fun and engaging ways!
Kindfully classes teach the following skills:
-Connection to yourself and others
-Focus and attention
-Using your breath as a resource to calm the body and mind
-Ability to tune into the body and to emotions, so you can understand and express how you feel
-Connecting to the present moment and ability to ground yourself
-Self-compassion and positive self-talk
-Social communication skills
Activities include, but are not limited to:
-Book shares that promote a specific mindful theme
-Art projects for self-expression of a specific emotion or theme
-Play (kids learn best when they are playing and having fun!)
Goals of “Kindfully with Fia”:
-Learn how to connect to your body, breath, and mind
-Better understand the messages of your body
-Improve attention and focus
-Become a mindful communicator
-Learn how to become more compassionate to yourself and others
-Learn how to become more self-aware
-Learn how to bring yourself into the present moment
-Learn how to self-regulate
-Learn how to reduce stress while bringing a sense of calm and clarity into your life
Using the skills taught in these classes, you and your family can become more present, confident and resilient. Fia believes that both kindness and mindfulness are contagious. Together, we can make our children, and our world, a little more kindful.
Fia is a certified speech-language pathologist and mindfulness instructor, with private practices in both Miami and New York. A native New Yorker, Fia now lives in Miami with her family. After graduating from The Hewitt School in New York City, she received her Bachelors degree from Boston College, and her Masters degree from Hunter College as an Emma Allen scholar in Communication Disorders and Speech-Language Pathology. After years of working in the pediatric field, Fia opened her private speech practice in NY, and now lives and works in Miami. Fia works with children of all ages, from 15 months to young adults, with diverse communication delays and disorders.
Fia loves what she does, and she brings the same level of compassion, patience, and dedication to her students that she brings to her own family. Through many years of her own personal yoga and meditation practice, Fia naturally began incorporating mindfulness activities into her speech sessions. Fia witnessed the significant benefits that breathing techniques and mindfulness-based approaches had on her clients, and she continued to infuse more mindfulness activities into her work. Thus, Kindfully with Fia was born! From years of experience, Fia understands that all parents want their kids to feel empowered, face challenges head on, experience joy in happy moments, and be compassionate, kind, and “mindful” individuals. Fia’s program helps children and parents work together to achieve these goals.
Credentials, Certifications, and Achievements
-Mindfulness and Yoga Trained Practitioner (Little Flower Yoga Certification Program)
-Mindfulness certification from Growing Up Mindful workshop with Dr. Christopher Willard
-Certified speech-language pathologist with Florida State Licensure & New York State Licensure
-Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
-Master’s Degree in Speech-language Pathology from Hunter College
-PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) Trained
-TSSLD Certified (Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities)
-Published in the field on the topic of ethics regarding informed consent in Communications Quarterly Journal (August 2014)
-Emma Allen Scholar during Master’s Program at Hunter College
-Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College in 2005
-Received Outstanding Communications for Communications major at Boston College (2005) and was inducted into Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society (2004)
-Graduated high school from the Hewitt School in New York (2001)