Lea Payne Scott, M.P.H.

Social & Behavioral Health Educator

Offering workshops, study groups & consultations for parents and educators to cultivate healthy, balanced children



One-day workshops provide training on brain-based strategies for nurturing healthy children at school and at home.

Workshops available: 

The Adolescent Brain

The Whole Brain PARENT

Introduction to The Whole Brain Child

No-Drama Discipline: Let's Calm the Chaos

Integrating Mindfulness in Your Classroom: A Brain-Centric Approach

Interested in a workshop for your school or parent group?  You can contact Lea here.

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Study Groups

In-depth study groups provide individuals the chance to explore mindful parenting, practical tools for cultivating social and emotional intelligence, and more. 

Study groups available: 

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

No-Drama Discipline

The Whole Brain Child

Parenting from the Inside Out


Shame Resilience Curriculum

What do you want to learn about? Let's start a study group! 

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One-on-one consultations for parents offer support and guidance in exploring your own way to incorporate aspects of this approach into your unique family culture. 

Consultations for educators help customize the brain-based approach and integrate social and emotional learning skills into your school community.

If you are interested in a consultation, you can reach Lea here.  Also, feel free to call her at her office: 805-627-1720.

Most Requested Workshops & Study Groups

No-Drama Discipline: Let's Calm the Chaos

In this workshop, learn effective ways to discipline your children without resorting to punishment for misbehavior.  Using Drs. Siegel & Bryson's new book No-Drama Discipline as a guide, we will re-think the concept of discipline so that the goal is not only to change our children's behavior but also to build their brains and promote future life skills.  At the end of the workshop, you will leave with an effective and compassionate roadmap for discipline so that you can more effectively nurture your child's developing mind and calm the chaos in your family life.  

The Whole Brain Child

In this workshop, explore the fundamentals of Dr. Siegel and Bryson's The Whole Brain Child. Learn how your child's brain is wired, explore practical, brain-based strategies that nurture your child's developing mind and discover how to build your child's social and emotional intelligence. We will discuss the basics of integration, the role of mirror neurons and more. By the end of the workshop, you will be equipped with tools to respond to your children in ways that wire their brains for health, happiness, creativity and compassion.

The Whole Brain PARENT

Ever feel like you are losing your mind as a parent? What can we do to cultivate more patience with our children? In this workshop, we will explore brain-based strategies to reduce our own reactivity during challenging moments as well as ways to build connection with our children. At the end of the workshop, you will leave refreshed, mindful and equipped with new strategies for staying connected with your children. 

Parenting From the Inside Out

Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our parents? In this study group, we will explore how interpersonal relationships directly impact the brain.  Drawing on neurobiology and attachment research, parents can take a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories so that they can raise compassionate and resilient children. Using Parenting from the Inside Out as a guide, we will explore how to build the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with children.

Contact Lea if you have a workshop, study group or other request for yourself, parent group or school community.