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.).
MAY 2017 – WORKSHOPS being planned for this month; a 3-day Gentle Teaching training and workshop, and 3 one-day training workshops in South Bend on the Snoezelen-MSE approach: Day 1: Back to Basics; Day 2: advanced implementation with practicum & theory; Day 3: Practicum. (More details will be posted soon!)
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.