Four next steps that help mental health professionals develop healthy social-emotional skills within families:
Read the Book
The award-winning book Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey is the starting point of the Conscious Discipline methodology.Get the Book
This self-paced online learning experience includes 10 video sessions with author and founder Dr. Becky Bailey plus digital resources.Learn More
This 7-Day premier event with Dr. Bailey brings the powers and structures of Conscious Discipline to life for sold-out crowds. Multiple dates and locations offered.Learn More
Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Trainers host 2-Day Workshops around the country. Browse dates, topics and locations.See All Workshops
Learn more about our award-winning social-emotional learning and classroom management resources.
Free Webinars about Conscious Discipline implementation and relevant education industry trends.
Explore free resources, videos, articles and printables that reinforce Conscious Discipline best practices.
2021 Conscious Discipline Events
Session B: Institute 2021 Satellite – Columbia, SC
Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Kim Hughes in Columbia, SC July 19-25 for Session B: Institute Satellite. Institute Satellite locations offer the same experience...View Event
Elevate Social Emotional Learning Conference: Start Strong with Conscious Discipline the First Six Weeks
NEW! A Pre-Conference Add-On is available July 28th. $99 per person – additional details below. The first six weeks of any school year are...View Event
2021 Providence, RI Institute
Providence, Rhode Island
For over a decade, thousands have gathered at Institute to immerse themselves in the power of Conscious Discipline. In August 2021, Dr. Becky Bailey...View Event
Session C: Institute 2021, Infant / Toddler (0-3)
For over a decade, thousands have gathered in Orlando to immerse themselves in the power of Conscious Discipline. At Session C of the 2021...View Event
Conscious Discipline for Administrators
New Albany, IN
You led your team through a tumultuous, exhausting and sometimes harrowing year. Even as you celebrate all you’ve accomplished together, you know next year...View Event
Building Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms and Schools: 7 Strategies for Teachers and Administrators
7 Strategies for Teachers and Administrators Almost half of the children in the United States are suffering one or more types of trauma. As...View Event
2021 Connecting with Hard to Reach Children
Connecting with hard to reach children and managing big behaviors have always been common classroom challenges. Yet the isolation, uncertainty, trauma and stress of...View Event
Conscious Discipline Recognized in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
Conscious Discipline Advocates in Washington for Social and Emotional Learning
Conscious Discipline Partners with Child Trends for Enhanced Research Support
Examining the Impact of Conscious Discipline on Social-Emotional Behaviors in Early Childhood Programs
Wiring the Brain for Success – Dr. Becky Bailey at TEDx
Conscious Discipline has a 20-year track record of transformational results.
Conscious Discipline Methodology
Evidence-based Social Emotional Learning and Classroom Management Best Practices
Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach. It is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories in a Harvard analysis of the nation’s top 25 social-emotional learning programs. The Harvard study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”
Our core methodology is based on four essential components that are scientifically and practically designed for success:
Brain State Model
The Conscious Discipline Brain State Model recognizes three basic brain / body / mind states likely to produce certain behaviors. Intentional, state- specific responses enable access to advanced skills.
Seven Powers for Conscious Adults
The seven powers create a shift in the way adults see conflict so we can maintain composure and consciously respond to difficult situations. Adults’ ability to self-regulate is the precursor to teaching children social-emotional skills.
Creating the School Family
The School Family increases connections between adults and children at all levels, ensuring optimal development for all. A School Family culture is built through consistent modeling of routines, rituals and structures.
Seven Skills of Discipline
These seven skills transform everyday discipline issues into teachable moments, equipping children with the social-emotional and communication skills needed to manage themselves, resolve conflict and develop healthy behavior.
Dr. Becky Bailey
More About Dr. Becky Bailey, Conscious Discipline Founder
Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. She touches thousands of lives each year through live events and over 1.2M of her top-selling books are in circulation.
- Educator – Dr. Bailey has worked with children for 35+ years and has also developed curriculum and taught at the college and graduate level.
- Author – Dr. Bailey has authored 15 books related to guidance and discipline and 14 children’s books that model Conscious Discipline for children and adults.
- Founder – Dr. Bailey, along with Kate O’Neil, founded Conscious Discipline (Loving Guidance, Inc.) in 1996. The company recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary.
- Speaker – Becky is a dynamic and engaging speaker, facilitating Institutes, workshops, courses and keynote addresses at a variety of Conscious Discipline and education industry events annually.
To request an interview, inquire about keynote speaking engagements or learn more about Dr. Bailey’s academic background, experience, publications and honors,
Institutes, Workshops and Conferences
From our in-depth Summer Institutes to workshops to National and Local Workshops to Industry Conferences, you will find Conscious Discipline at over 30 events each year. Browse our schedule to learn more about upcoming topics, dates and registration information.
Conscious Discipline’s Summer (CD1) and Advanced (CD2) Institutes are 5- to 7-day intensive events. These immersive experiences sell out annually, and offer a hands-on working understanding of how the powers, skills and structures of Conscious Discipline unleash safety, connection and problem-solving.
Learn more about Conscious Discipline in your own community! Browse our local workshops to see what our Certified Instructors are up to as they partner with area school districts, after-school and community programs. Plus, find out where to sign up for upcoming parenting events and learn how to Conscious Discipline works at home.
Conscious Discipline attends a broad range of regional and national education industry and social-emotional learning events. Our Master and Certified Instructors are frequent keynote speakers and workshop facilitators, plus you’ll often find interactive demonstration and FAQ sessions at our booth in the exhibit hall.
Helpful Teaching on Any Device, On-Demand
Build your Conscious Discipline skills with flexible e-learning options including online courses, webinars and our newly released podcast, “Real Talk for Real Teachers,” with award-winning author and educator Dr. Becky Bailey.
NEW: Online Course with Dr. Becky Bailey
Our newly expanded and updated online course, Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Schools and Homes includes 10+ hours of experiential learning with Dr. Becky Bailey, a course textbook, participant workbook and tons of digital extras.
Browse free webinars from Dr. Bailey and other Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Instructors on a variety of helpful topics.
New Podcast: Real Talk for Real Teachers
NEW! Listen in to Dr. Becky Bailey and guests via her new monthly Podcast, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.” Subscribe now for real life examples, advice and encouragement.
Our Premium Resource Toolkit includes access exclusive digital resources including five popular, multi-part audio series from Dr. Becky Bailey.
Celebrations & Success Stories
Celebrations & Success Stories
Our Conscious Discipline Family LOVES to celebrate! Whether it’s new resources and events to serve you better, helpful partnerships or big wins in homes, classrooms, schools and districts – we’re grateful for each and every one.
Events & Resource Announcements
Learn more about what our Dr. Becky Bailey and our Office Family are up to – from advocating for Social-Emotional Learning in Washington, D.C., to expansions of our best-selling Summer Institute to include satellite locations around the country, and more.
Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive emotional intelligence and classroom management system that integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) into one seamless curriculum. Browse the statistical findings, research, papers and assessment that support our evidence-based approach, which is recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Conscious Discipline is celebrating 20 years! Learn more about our journey, watch the video and download a free printable from Dr. Becky Bailey. You’ll gain a greater understanding of the reach and impact of our programs and practices and learn some fun facts along the way.
This is where the transformation happens – on the front lines of districts, schools, classrooms, homes and childcare programs. We love celebrating wins both big and small with the many practitioners of Conscious Discipline around the country and the world! Browse success stories, or share your own.
Our Office Family is always hard at work looking for opportunities to serve you better. Learn more about our most recent product launches and what’s currently in development for administrators, teachers, parents and mental health professionals.