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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

New SOAR Workshops Empower Kids: With Dr. Kristy Vanacore in Yorktown Heights, NY

Dr. Kristy Vanacore

Psychologist Kristy Vanacore, PhD, is now offering SOAR, a life coaching program designed to help kids evolve into confident, strong, resilient young people who are prepared for life’s challenges. Through a series of four-week modules, Vanacore guides the children to develop various “powers,” giving them critical skills for navigating life.

For example, the “Me Power” module helps children develop “self-esteem, self-compassion and self-confidence,” Vanacore says. “Strong self-esteem and positive self-image are two of the greatest predictors of success in life. Until you learn how to love yourself, you cannot believe in yourself, and without believing in yourself you cannot possibly be motivated to create a vision for your life or achieve goals. All too often, children demonstrate yo-yo self-esteem—their perception of themselves is contingent upon what’s happening in their lives.” Empowerment workshops are available for age groups 7-11, 11-13, and 14-18.

Vanacore’s other workshops include Mindful Parenting for the Everyday Parent, Mindfully Healthy Teens, and Stress Less with Art. “Not only are these workshops incredibly therapeutic, they are also a cost-effective way for individuals to obtain support they otherwise may not be able to afford,” she says. “I never want cost to prevent people from accessing the support they need. As a holistic psychologist, my mission is to create a shift in the way we view child and family health and well-being—a shift from sickness and diagnosis to health and wellness.”

Vanacore’s office is located in Yorktown Heights, NY. For more info, contact her at 914.497.8006 or [email protected], or visit