Emotional Health & Well-Being: Towards Flourishing Children & Youth Conference

Emotion matters. Contrary to the received wisdom of the last few centuries, today’s science has revealed emotion to be at the heart of most matters and of what matters most. Emotion is now being recognized as Nature’s way of taking care of us. What is most needed then is an understanding of the working conditions required for emotions to be effective in their job. Our hope is that, in attending the conference, participants will be better informed as to the mission of emotion and what we all can do to support emotion in its work, especially with our children and youth. There could not be a more timely and important subject to discuss than emotional health and well-being.

This conference is a fundraiser for the Neufeld Institute and the offspring of a collaborative effort between Jack Hirose of Jack Hirose and Associates and Dr. Gordon Neufeld of the Neufeld Institute – a worldwide charitable organization delivering developmental science to those responsible for our children. The Neufeld Institute is deeply grateful for all who have extended themselves to make this event a success.

Although participants may choose to enroll in one day, two days or three days, the conference itself will be continuous in nature, building on the model and theoretical foundations that Dr. Neufeld will present in his keynotes on Day One and Two. Dr. Deborah MacNamara will also be delivering a keynote, adding her experience and perspective to this subject. Five more Neufeld Institute Faculty will flesh out this material with special applications in mind. On Day Three, participants will be in Maria LeRose’s most capable hands as she facilitates some dialogue and discussion between some of the key speakers, including Drs. Neufeld and MacNamara. New insights often emerge when in dialogue with each other, especially in the context of a live audience of informed participants.


Doubletree by Hilton West Edmonton
16615 109 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB

Date & Time:

November 25-27, 2019 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.