Festival Experiential

Event/Activity Name Date Time Location Target Audience Speaker/Presenter Description of Activity Bio
Mindfulness Practices for Navigating Life’s Challenges 9/14 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Longmont Museum Kaiser Room Teens and up Cindy Garner Brief, real-world mindfulness practices to calm the nervous system and focus attention in the present moment Cindy Garner is the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Mindfulness Center, the author of a memoir, Out of Grace, and facilitates Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes and workshops. She received training through UCSD Medical School, Mindful Schools, iBme, and is a graduate of the 2-year Hakomi, Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy training.
One Million Faces: Share your story and your passion! Professional Photos 9/14 12-5 PM All Peggy Dyer Have your photo taken by a master photographer as you share your dream for a world full of mental wellness. Be a part of the OneMillionFaces.org movement! Peggy Dyer has a unique ability to capture people in their authentic beauty. “Your photos are a creative collaboration, fun and energetic, yet soft and real. I love to tell stories and create art. Being with people comes naturally for me, they relax into themselves and the moments, it’s as if the camera is invisible.”
Sharing your story of Hope: A storytelling workshop 9/14 12:30-130 PM Longmont Museum Kaiser Room Teens and up Ashleigh Sinclaire Come learn from a Master Storyteller how to shape your story into a compelling, moving story of hope. Ashleigh Sinclaire is a Collaborative Muse, Clarity Coach, and Performer. Her training and experience in authentic relating, life coaching, and improvisational theatre create a custom approach through which she guides her clients to become empowered, embodied and engaging storytellers. She started performing at the age of four, and by eight she was singing and dancing on New York stages. She most recently wrote, performed and produced a One Woman Show that was well received by people of all ages.
The Social Diet: Build Community through Cooking 9/14 1:45-3 PM Longmont Museum Kaiser Room Teens and up Stacy Goresko, PhD A fun, interactive workshop that shows you how to bring people and food together in simple, tasty ways. Dr. Stacy Goresko is an Author, Speaker, Certified Autism Consultant, Life Coach and a mother of two teenagers. She believes that healthy people need healthy relationships and healthy communities. She has been in the field of autism and mental health for the last 20 years and has a private practice in Longmont. She is the author of a recent best selling book: The Social Diet: 7 key ingredients to Raising Well-balanced, Socially-connected and Caring Kids.
Paint & Heal: Public Mandala Painting 9/14 2-5 PM All Tyrell Osborn Cooper Tyrell Osborn Coover B.A. Arts decided to create the class she was longing to send her kids to. So was born Extract & Infuse, a creativity class that offered different themes, journaling exercises, techniques, and materials each week. This was so successful that  Extract & Infuse is now offered monthly or by a single drop-in. Alt Art Ed quickly expanded offerings for homeschool students, technique classes in oils and other media, and partnerships with art therapists and specialists.
Vaping: Teens only 9/14 3:15-4 PM Longmont Museum Kaiser Room Teens Only Break-out Group
Turn Your Anxiety into a Super Power! 9/14 4:15-5:30 PM Longmont Museum Kaiser Room Teens and up Avani Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC Learn and practice strategies that you can use to manage stress and anxiety in productive ways, and tools for raising resilient children. Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CAC III, ADS, specializes in substance abuse prevention and treatment with adults, teens, and their families. She is the founder and director of the “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol”, an innovative substance abuse prevention and intervention program that teaches teens to become leaders around healthier lifestyles and positive peer culture. In addition to teaching the Natural Highs program at high schools and university, Avani works as a psychotherapist with teens, families, and adults with severe issues around substance abuse, addiction and trauma using cutting-edge approaches.