Grounded, focused,
stable, intentional…
“anchored.”

We can become the point of security and stability for our children, our family, our coworkers and even to perfect strangers. When we learn how to anchor ourselves, we unlock incredible potential for lives that are more peaceful and more centered.

Grounded, focused,
stable, intentional…
“anchored.”

We can become the point of security and stability for our children, our family, our coworkers and even to perfect strangers. When we learn how to anchor ourselves, we unlock incredible potential for lives that are more peaceful and more centered.

What Anchors Us?

When we are anchored:

  • We live in accordance with our values and beliefs
  • We spend our time doing the things that make our lives better
  • We can say no without being overcome by guilt
  • We become incredible leaders
  • We can support others when storms hit
  • We can stay centered more easily when things happen to knock us off course

What does this do for our kids?

  • It creates spaces in our homes and our classrooms where kids feel safe and protected
  • It increases their creative thinking
  • It reduces tantrums and meltdowns
  • It reduces sibling rivalry
  • It connects our families
  • It helps us to navigate rough roads…illness, loss, moving, change in family situation.
  • It allows us to think clearly in the midst of challenges.

Booking Request

Are you interested in having Kari speak at an upcoming event? Please use the provided form to submit your request and she will get in touch as soon as possible.

Occupational Therapy Workshops

Useful resources for parents & professionals

Occupational Therapy Workshops

Useful resources for parents & professionals

Workshops

We offer a variety of parent and professional development workshops related to sensory processing and child development. Our workshops are engaging and leave participants with inspiration and easy to use strategies.

Sensory Regulation in the Classroom

Sensory Regulation in the Classroom

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Connected Classrooms

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Leadership from the Inside Out

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What does it mean to “be the anchor?”

When a boat casts off shore ready for a journey across the sea, it always carries an anchor. When the ship encounters a storm or needs a space to rest and settle, it drops the anchor. This helps hold the vessel safe and secure in the stress and chaos of the sea.

We are living in a world filled with crazy schedules, long to do lists and so many demands on our time. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed, impatient and reactive. We bounce from one commitment to the next and sometimes it can feel like we are on a ship in the middle of a storm, craving the safety and peace of a quiet beach where we can put our feet up and escape from it all. We can’t avoid life’s storms, but we can learn to be an anchor for ourselves and others. This will help us to navigate the journey safely with a sense of direction.

Being an anchor means that we can become the point of security and stability for our children, our family, our co-workers and even to perfect strangers. When we learn how to anchor ourselves, we unlock incredible potential for lives that are more peaceful and more centered. These programs will teach you how to become the anchor in your own life. This is a life changing program that will guide you to the life you crave. Grounded, focused, stable, intentional… “anchored.”

Testimonials

Here is what our clients are saying:

I have had the pleasure of working with Kari both personally and professionally. I am continued to be amazed by Kari’s knowledge and her ability to connect with both kids and parents! I have learned so many practical skills and get very excited at every opportunity we have for her to present. She has made such a difference in my personal and professional life and I cannot thank her enough for all of her hard work!

Robyn O’Connell

An AMAZING workshop! Everyone could benefit from immersing themselves in this material around trauma. What stuck with me was ‘to make an impact on someone, especially a child, there needs to be a strong connection, stability and safety. Correction won’t happen unless there is trust and hope.

Christine - Family School Enhancement Counsellor

Every time I go and listen to Kari talk I am blown away with all the knowledge. Learning about kids who “flip their lid” and understanding the behaviours has moved mountains in my household. The last course I went to was “Be The Anchor.” I actually went twice and both times I take something else out of it to better myself and my kids. Thank you so much Kari.

Holly Maier - Parent

I attended the highly informative, engaging, and inspiring Be the Anchor workshop put on by Kari Lotzien. As a parent, there are many questions on a day-to-day basis that we encounter, including the classic, “Am I doing this right?” The workshop provided me a little confidence, and more importantly, the tools to understand that I need to be there for my child in the way he needs. The world of parenting is tough, but Lotzien, in her comedic relief and informative manner, made me realize that we are not alone in that feeling. Walking away from the presentation I felt supported and refreshed. I would recommend this workshop to any parent.

Jessica Jones - Parent

Overall, extremely pleased with your session today. Lots of ideas shared that I can bring into my classroom and it got me reflecting on my own attitudes and beliefs. I appreciate your REAL suggestions and solutions and all the resources shared. Thank you for your wisdom. You were terrific!

Jen M. - Teacher

Kari is SO easy to listen to. As a kindergarten teacher, I always come away with REAL ideas I can use tomorrow. Great stories and a good sense of humour all add up to an extremely worthwhile day.

Wenda D. - Kindergarten Teacher

I loved the stories and link to real life experiences! I wrote so many notes and hardly even doodled! That tells you how engaged I was!

Ashley - Kindergarten Teacher

You were a breath of fresh air! No fluff, just simple strategies that we can all use and what ALL educators need to hear.

Corey - Teacher

Kari is a mass of compassionate, caring knowledge. I love her approach and attitude.

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