Four Next Steps for Teachers
Read the Book
With over 1.2 million copies in circulation, the award-winning book Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey is the starting point of our programs and methodology.Get the Book
This online course with Dr. Becky Bailey will guide you through the Powers, Skills and structures of Conscious Discipline. Includes 10+ hours of experiential learning, plus digital extras for educators.Learn More
Conscious Discipline Institute
This premier 7-Day event with Dr. Bailey brings the Powers and structures of Conscious Discipline to life for sold-out crowds from around the country and the world. Multiple sessions offered.Register Now
Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Instructors host 2-Day Workshops around the country on a broad range of topics and skills. Browse dates, topics and locations.See All Workshops
Conscious Discipline in Action: Shifting from Typical to Transformational
Upcoming Conscious Discipline Events
Self-Regulation with the Feeling Buddies
Introducing the Feeling Buddies, your new best friends! Understand the whys and hows behind the Feeling Buddies, and discover how to utilize them to help children build self-regulation, manage emotions, increase wellness and establish healthy inner speech. The Feeling Buddies utilize a unique process in which the adult teaches...View Event
Brain Smart Beginnings
Young children depend on adults to lend meaning to their everyday experiences. The way we respond to their joys, upsets, challenges and daily interactions lays a blueprint for their beliefs about themselves and their world. Discover how to bring your best, most conscious self into every interaction in a...View Event
Each year, an intimate group of practitioners gather to dig deeper into their personal transformation with the powers and skills of Conscious Discipline. This immersive, high-engagement experience is capped at 84 attendees, and includes your stay at the beautiful Epworth by the Sea riverfront retreat center, all meals, a...View Event
Elevate Conscious Discipline
Schools continue to navigate deep challenges. Persistent stress, anxiety, trauma and other mental health concerns, escalating behavior problems in the classroom, teacher retention and recruitment issues, learning gaps, ineffective interventions for students, and ever-present school safety concerns drive the need for real change— inside and out. Our 2024 education...View Event
Conscious Discipline has a 25-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,
Flexible Professional Development Solutions that Turn Typical into Transformational
Conscious Discipline delivers Professional Development options with heart. The life-changing powers, strategies and structures help teams break through barriers and connect on a deeper level, boosting buy-in and bringing about radical results.
Learn more about these flexible options:
Bring your team to our premiere professional development event, the Conscious Discipline Summer Institute or choose a 2-Day Workshop near you.
Onsite training is a critical next step that brings the core methodologies and practices of Conscious Discipline to life in your program, school or district. We’ll design a unique training event that will help you facilitate (and sustain) positive change.
Hands-on, individual classroom coaching will help fine-tune your implementation of Conscious Discipline and put concepts into action. This relationship-building resource is helpful in identifying and overcoming specific barriers.
Learn more about our recently updated and expanded 10 session online course, Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Schools and Homes. Dr. Becky Bailey offers powerful and practical starting points to lead groups through transition.
Helpful Teaching on Any Device, On-Demand
Build your Conscious Discipline skills with flexible e-learning options including online courses, webinars and our podcast, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.”
NEW: Handling Upset: The Adult-First Mindset Shift
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.
Podcast: Real Talk for Real Teachers
Listen to this monthly podcast from Conscious Discipline. Join Conscious Discipline experts Latoria Marcellus and Amy Speidel as they connect with educators, parents and community leaders in diverse conversations that delve into the challenges and triumphs of social-emotional education in today’s world.
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.