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Tamsen Taylor

Tamsen Taylor

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Tamsen is a Motherhood Mentor, a Creativity Specialist, and a Connector. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is certified in the Grief Recovery Method ® by the Grief Recovery Institute ®, is a certified project manager (PMP), and is a certified life coach with Happiness, Goal Success, and Group specialties. Tamsen launched the Momtellectual podcast in July to keep her community informed and connected. She uses her own experience with loss to help challenge and change ideas about motherhood, including helping mothers to talk about and heal losses related to miscarriage, fertility issues, having special needs ("complex") children, and the conflicting feelings often present after having a child. Tamsen is primarily motivated to help mothers so that they can help their own children, and runs group classes to help mothers heal their own pain and to teach their own children to deal with loss in a healthy way.

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Tamsen Taylor

How to Talk to Children about Death

Does the thought of having to discuss death with your child leave you scared or confused? Or maybe even just uncomfortable? If not, you’re in a minority. For most of us, we have been taught to avoid negative emotions, and that leads to us not having great strategies for communicating about negative experiences and feelings. […]

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How to Talk to Children about Illness (Workshop)

If you or your child is experiencing a serious illness, it is a very serious change to have to understand and adapt to. If you want to support children who are going through a serious illness, or if you or another person important to your child is experiencing a serious illness, this workshop will provide […]

Tamsen Taylor

How to Talk to Children about Moving (Workshop)

Moving can be an extremely stressful experience for a child, even if it’s just moving down the street. Moving is a hugely significant emotional change, and you may not know how to prepare your child for it. This workshop will teach you tools and techniques to support your child through a move, and what to […]

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Supporting Children Through Loss

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or other caregiver, you may know that sinking feeling when you are faced with a child suffering sad and painful feelings. The reality is that children are relying on you to help them navigate through life. If the thought of your child being sad leaves you feeling helpless, scared, […]

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Learn How to Heal After Loss

Grief is the natural and normal reaction to any emotional loss. But, if you’re finding yourself “stuck”, you may have learned and be applying unhealthy and unnatural ways of dealing with grief. Grief experiences include death and divorce, but also include other experiences not often labelled as grief, including situations which involve conflicting feelings due […]

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When You Have a Special Needs Child (Workshop)

When you have a special needs child, you understand the paradox. You love your child just as they are, you struggle to help them overcome their challenges, and you are sometimes (often!) frustrated when they can’t meet the expectations that exist for a “normal” child. One of the most important things when dealing with a […]

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How to Talk to Children about Divorce (Workshop)

If you are experiencing or anticipating ending a marriage or long term relationship, you know one of the most emotional aspects is the enormous fear of the impact it will have on the kids. If you want to support children who are going through the breakup of their parents’ relationship, or if you are divorcing […]

Tamsen Taylor

Four Hours to Live

It’s a common question asked, sort of a meaning of life thing. What would you do if you only had a few hours to live? It’s supposed to give Source: Four Hours to Live

Tamsen Taylor

5 Ways to Be More Creative

Creativity, innovation, invention. Sound good? In essence, creativity involves coming up with ideas that are “outside the box”, or new ways of looking Source: 5 Ways to Be More Creative

Tamsen Taylor

Parent Resource Portal :: Is Vacation a Vacation?

For many of us moms, vacation isn’t really a vacation! It may be a vacation from school for our kids and vacation from work for our spouse, but that often means more work for us. Do you need a vacation from this vacation? Still, I am grateful for Fridays. For about 500 miliseconds when I […]