Mindfulness Teacher, Mental Health Consultant and Parenting Coach
Leticia is a trainer and consultant for children’s mental health and educational organizations and has several years of experience developing therapeutic and educational programs at nonprofits. Leticia’s unique approach to mindfulness is playful and dynamic with a keen emphasis on interpersonal connection. She believes that mindfulness is a super power adults gift to children when we have the information and support to respond to difficult behaviors with love and understanding. It is her great mission in life to help children feel seen, connected and valued. She can often be found frolicking, laughing and enjoying the good company of little ones!
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More About Leticia’s Training
Leticia is a survivor of academia who left a PhD program in 2014 to pursue a growing interest in trauma-informed family care. She holds a Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender studies from Temple University and is currently completing a Master’s in Psychology with a focus on Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. Additionally, she is in the process of becoming certified as a postpartum doula. Leticia is trained by Hand-in-Hand Parenting, a non-profit that helps families build solid parent-child connection, emotional intelligence and heightened resiliency through gentle, playful, evidence-based parenting methods. She combines her academic knowledge, professional training and lived experience to help families develop healthy attachment through creative play, collaborative problem solving and active listening.
Leticia studied Trauma-Informed Yoga with SarahJoy Marsh at the Daya Foundation, where she learned about the effects of trauma on the nervous system as they relate to the practice of yoga and mindfulness. Thereafter, she completed an advanced family yoga teacher training with Rainbow Yoga. She has obtained both 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher credentials. Leticia is a practicing Zen Buddhist and is currently being mentored for ordination as a lay zen teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Leticia has taken several somatic workshops in the following: Body-Mind Centering, Somatic Experiencing, Continuum, Danceability and the Tamalpa Life-Art Process. She brings elements of each approach into her work with children and families using methods that are body-based, expressive and uniquely personal.