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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 the child and the child teaches their Buddy, thus instilling healthy inner speech and skillsets. The regulatory skills imbedded with the Buddies provide children the tools to manage emotions, focus attention, make and sustain friendships, exhibit self-control, cooperate, follow rules, and succeed both socially and academically.

The Feeling Buddies are helpful for all children, but are essential for those experiencing anger, stress, anxiety, grief, challenging behaviors, low frustration tolerance and other difficulties. Whether you are new to the Buddies or are already using them, this 2-day event with Conscious Discipline Master Instructors Jill Molli and Lety Valero will bring new insights and depth to your practice. Join us for two days of connection and learning that will expand your children’s wellness, success and self-regulatory capacities… and your own!


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  • Location:
    • O'Fallon, MO
  • Facilitators:
    • Jill Molli
    • Lety Valero

More Information About This Event

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    The Self-Regulation for the Feeling Buddies Workshop will be hosted at:

    Fort Zumwalt Professional Development and Technology Center
    1138 Tom Ginnever Ave
    O’Fallon, MO 63366

  • plus minus Event Schedule

    Event Schedule

    self-regulation daily schedule


  • plus minus Area Hotels & Restaurants

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites St Peters, an IHG Hotel

    50 Richmond Center Blvd
    St Peters, MO 63376
    Call 636-387-7611

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    Event Confirmation

    Seating is limited. Please make sure the contact information you provide when you register is truly the best way for us to reach you prior to the event. If you have not received your confirmation prior to start date, it is your responsibility to contact Conscious Discipline. We recommend that you do not purchase non-refundable airfare until you receive an email confirmation from Conscious Discipline. Conscious Discipline assumes no responsibility for travel arrangements made prior to written confirmation of your acceptance as an attendee.

    By registering for a Conscious Discipline event, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions detailed below and includes a publicity photo release.


    Cancellations must be received in writing via email to [email protected]. Refunds will be processed as follows: Up to 30 days before the start of the event: Full refund of tuition paid. 14-29 days before the start of the event: Refund of tuition paid less a $100 processing fee. Within 14 days of the start of the event: No refund. No-shows: No refund. Conscious Discipline reserves the right to substitute speakers at any event. In the unlikely event an institute is cancelled, registrants will be refunded paid institute tuition only.

    Registration Substitutions

    Attendees and Team Administrators may substitute another person for their seat up to 30 days before the start of the event. Within 30 days of the event, a $50.00 administration fee will be incurred and invoiced after the event per substitution. Please contact [email protected] for any assistance. It would be helpful to have your order number with the names and email addresses of your substitutions ready to share with our representative.

    Liability / Media Release

    I agree that no filming, video or live capture of any kind is allowed at this event. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Conscious Discipline, its employees, independent contractors, administrators, agents, assignees and anyone who it may be claimed liable from injury or damage. This is a binding and voluntary release for all injury, accident or death for both person and property. I assume all risk for travel, attendance, and participation in the event.

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  • plus minus Scholarships & Helper Positions

    The Conscious Discipline event scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for this workshop. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you have registered for this event and you are selected to receive a scholarship, your registration fees will be refunded.

    If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you are required to stay at the host hotel and understand that you may be requested to write a very brief article of your experience that will likely be published in our online newsletter, announced in an email and/or posted on our website.

    Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible and the scholarship is not transferable.

  • plus minus Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Institutes, Workshops and selected e-Courses offered by Conscious Discipline, LLC, are approved for CEUs through Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). Attendees who wish to obtain CEUs must apply through CUW at www.cuw.edu/apply.

Here's What You'll Learn:

Big Idea

Learn how to use the innovative Feeling Buddies Curriculum to teach self-regulation, meeting the emotional needs of all children so they can reach their full social and academic potential.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, behavioral specialists and administrators seeking meaningful solutions for managing challenging behaviors.

Your Facilitators

Master Instructors Jill Molli and Lety Valero will equip you with tools designed to transform challenging behaviors into academic achievement.

Workshop Materials

All attendees will receive access to training materials to print in advance of the event or download digitally to follow along on a tablet or e-reader.

Empower children with the #1 skill for success

How would you like to help your children, even the most challenging ones, regulate their emotions in five steps? The key is self-regulation, the #1 skill for academic and life success. At this two-day workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively implement the Feeling Buddies Self-Regulation Curriculum step-by-step.

The Feeling Buddies Curriculum uses an innovative method to teach self-regulation to children, increasing their ability to understand and manage emotions, demonstrate empathy and achieve academically. Not only will children’s behavior improve, but they’ll also receive an essential skill that will serve them for a lifetime.

Here’s what you’ll take away:

  • Learn how to implement Feeling Buddies and the Safe Place, the centerpiece of your self-regulation program.
  • Reduce discipline referrals as you and your children develop the practice of self-regulation within your classroom.
  • Create a caring, safe and healthy environment for optimal learning.
  • Discover ideas and inspiration to prepare your own classroom and/or school Safe Place, where children can go to change their inner state from upset to calm using the self-regulatory skills you’ll teach them.
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