A daily commitment to excellence, and adherence to professional standards that are aligned with a framework of Gentle Teaching, guide us in navigating the heart’s capacity to love and to serve.
Our secondary goal is to share the non-violent philosophy of Gentle Teaching and a Quality of Life model with others, locally and globally, who support or want to learn more about the applications of Gentle Teaching, and how to mentor a spirit of gentleness as a way of being present and interacting positively with others.
Do you need a mentor for your counseling practice? Globe Star “circle leadership” offers training, consultation and collaboration.
We work with the Quality of Life Institute, Inc., to develop presentations, programs and materials that support training, coaching and the facilitating of workshops that benefit professional development and the delivery of services.
You are invited to grow with us, celebrate with us, learn with us! We hope you will find this page informative and inspiring, and that you will consider joining us in ‘mentoring a spirit of gentleness.’
Upcoming Events and Training
(opportunities for learning and growing together, and celebrating community)
2016 – 2017 Globe Star celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2016. In this new year of 2017, let’s keep the campfire of community roaring with the sharing of our stories with one another. Learn more how your own voice can become kindling for the community. SHARE YOUR STORY!
JAN 21, 2017, 9:15 – 10:00 am – Lake County Parks’ new “Parenting Together Series” will kick off at BELLABOO’S Play & Discovery Center, 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, Ind., with a presentation by Dr. Anthony M. McCrovitz: Childhood’s Web, how the brain develops through social interaction.
A child’s curiosity naturally wants to learn and explore. As parents, caregivers and teachers, this intrinsic gift for human development is an organic guide for our own recognition of who the child is, of where they are in their awareness of self and others, and of what is meaningful to them.
Some simple insights into Childhood’s Web of social interaction can help nurture shared moments with enriching qualities, and direct our steps in working together to create learning and loving opportunities for social-emotional development (and for successful parenting, teaching, caregiving, etc.).
MAR 10 2017 – Teacher Training Workshop at Chesterton Montessori School. Dr. McCrovitz is the guest speaker for teachers of Chesterton Montessori School, presenting an afternoon workshop on the topic of multi-sensory environments.
The goal for this afternoon is to equip teachers with tools and resources for some of the simple but diverse applications that utilize multi-sensory materials and create a “Snoezelen-MSE” environment. These applications can be used for therapeutic, recreational, or educational purposes. Dr. McCrovitz will illustrate how teachers can introduce multi-sensory materials into the classroom, or expand with existing materials, focusing on quality of life enrichment and outcomes.
MAR 15, 2017 – Ontario, Canada is Globe Star’s destination for Wednesday, March 15, when Dr. Anthony M. McCrovitz will be visiting the Fennell Campus of “Future Ready” Mohawk College in Hamilton to talk about Gentle Teaching. Read More Here.
All are welcome to attend this free community event.
APRIL 22, 2017 – “Full Steam Ahead” is the theme for the annual Purdue North Central (PNC) Early childhood Conference, focusing on “the educational STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. It features a full day of activities intended for early childhood professionals, caregivers, child development experts, parents, students and others interested in the education and development of young children.”
Connecting one’s sense of self with a perception of others relies on social-emotional awareness and development. Applying the mentoring basics of a Gentle Teaching framework to therapeutic, educational or recreational processes within multi-sensory environments, supports this development and also guides and supports the mentor’s role. Create opportunities that best align with and challenge a child’s social-emotional development; Learn how assessment tools can indicate the primed areas of potential and possibility for quality focus and planning, accelerate the social-emotional learning processes, and support the collaborative goals.
MAY 24, 25, 26, 2017 – ‘Spring Training’ Days for learning to make the most of Snoezelen-Multi-Sensory Environments. being planned for this month; Attend one, two or all three sessions. Each day will offer a different focus on the Snoezelen-MSE approach: Day 1: Back to Basics; Day 2: advanced implementation with practicum & theory; Day 3: Practicum.
MAY 31, Jun 1 & 2, 2017 -annual 3-day Gentle Teaching training and workshop at the SHARE Foundation. All are welcome to attend. Read More and Register.
“Acts of Gentleness” is this year’s theme. We will look at the social vision of Gentle Teaching as an invitation to act justly, and discuss how we can accept the invitation into our own practice, by mentoring a spirit of gentleness and building relationships with a framework of Gentle Teaching.
Registration ($195) includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks for each day, plus pre-printed materials that will be distributed. Some assistance is being offered, as needed, so that everyone who would like to join us has the best opportunity to do so.
JUN 15 & 16 in Quebec, Canada – in collaboration with ISNA-MSE, International Francophone Conference, Cégep de Granby, 235 rue St-Jacques, Granby (Québec, CANADA).
Dr. Anthony M. McCrovitz will present: Exploring the Therapist’s Role in a Multi-Sensory Environment: a checklist of tools and supports for the mentor who is implementing a Snoezelen approach.
A Snoezelen approach being successfully implemented by the therapist, moves the relationship toward possibilities aligned with the Individual’s social-emotional development and cultivates authentic self-determination.
Employment Opportunities – Is Caregiving work for you? Visiting our informational page about employment opportunities and viewing ‘A Day in the Life of a Caregiver,’ can help you decide if you are ready to complete an application.
Internship Opportunities – Globe Star offers internships through its Counseling Center, committed to providing quality training to students in social work, counseling, PsyD programs and other mental health related fields. You can learn more about our internship program HERE.
Sponsorship Opportunities – are available for Globe Star events that include the annual, Pumpkin Golf Classic, and ongoing teaching and training workshops for a Gentle Teaching-based, quality of life model of caregiving, and (new in 2016) Snoezelen (multi-sensory) therapy. The training workshops are typically 3-day events, and require the rental of a venue, catering, hosting of speakers, printing of materials, etc. If you would like to help us in sponsoring an event, please contact us. Benefits to you: our gratitude; your corporate logo on our website with a link back to your website; credited sponsorship acknowledged at opening reception of events that you help to sponsor, and your logo shared on all digital presentations at the event.
~ Connecting with Snoezelen International and event information about their worldwide conferences.
~ Indiana Counseling Association (ICA)
~ American People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.
~ TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy, striving for fully inclusive schools, workplaces, and communities.
~ The SHARE Foundation is a not-for-profit Christian organization serving the residential, vocational, and social needs of mentally challenged or other-abled adults. Their 185-acre community, Sharing Meadows, provides a tranquil place for other-abled adults to live, work, and relax in peace and dignity.
~ A Rosie Place is a licensed specialty hospital in the state of Indiana dedicated exclusively to serving children who are medically fragile. Their nature-inspired home provides respite, and more, for families.
~ The NAVIGATOR Newsletter Collection is just for you! Read more about working with a quality of life model, and our journeying with Gentle Teaching over the years, as we share our stories that build companionship and celebrate community.