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Educational Opportunities Spring 2021

Conversational Spanish

Intellectual Growth and Development Strand
Facilitator: Lara Baloyán
Dates:  Every Monday and Wednesday, starting on January 20th. 
January 20th, 25th, and 27th 
February 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
March 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
April 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
May 3rd, 12th
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Online Platform: Zoom - sent on the first session of January. 
Audience: ASFM International Community

Course Description: With nearly 500 million speakers, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. During this full-immersion course, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice Spanish as a second language. Throughout the lessons, you will develop the ability to converse and face everyday situations. Each week a different topic will be addressed to expand your vocabulary and learn basic grammar skills. These topics will be related to daily experiences, making this course practical and fun! 

This course is for our ASFM community only and has no cost. 



Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Arts & Crafts Activity

Join us for Valentine’s arts & crafts activity!
During this event, you will create a Valentine wreath to decorate your front door.

EPU Educational Strand: Building Community
Facilitators: Cynthia Lozano and Gaby Maiz
Date: Friday, February 12th
Time:  12:30 - 1:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be provided through friendly reminder.
Audience: Elementary students and parents

Materials needed:
- paper plate
- 4 different color papers
- scissors
- glue stick
- ribbon





Strategies to Support Distance Learning
Estrategias Para la Enseñanza Virtual

EPU Educational Strand: 21st Century Skills
Facilitator: Taydé Sanchez - Neuropsychologist
Audience: All ASFM Parents
Dates: Monday, February 22nd, 2021
Time:  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar Description: During this webinar, parents will learn practical strategies based on neuroscience to support their child’s online learning. Throughout the session, neuropsychologist Taydé Sanchez will present recent studies that show how basic principles of neuroscience can be applied to consolidate learning, before, during, and after online lessons. These strategies facilitate synaptic connections, supporting the learning process. By the end of the session, parents will be able to implement neuroscience strategies to promote well-being and support their children’s learning.

About Taydé Sanchez: Currently, Taydé Sanchez is the director of Therapy & Solutions at the Center for Neuropsychology, Education, and Family. Earned a Masters Degree of Science in Cognition and Education. She also graduated with a Masters Degree in Education, holds a degree in Brief Therapy,  and Neuropsychology. Taydé has 20 years of experience as an educational psychologist, ASOMEX counselor, 25 years of experience in private practice, editorial writer, and speaker of workshops, and conferences.

Descripción del Seminario Web: Durante este seminario web, padres de familia aprenderán estrategias prácticas basadas en la neurociencia para apoyar el aprendizaje en línea de sus hijos. A lo largo de la sesión, la neuropsicóloga Taydé Sanchez presentará estudios recientes que muestran cómo se pueden aplicar los principios básicos de la neurociencia para consolidar  el aprendizaje, antes, durante y después de las clases en línea. Estas estrategias facilitan las conexiones sinápticas, apoyando el proceso de aprendizaje. Al final de la sesión, los padres de familia podrán implementar estrategias de neurociencia para promover el bienestar y apoyar el aprendizaje de sus hijos.

Sobre Taydé Sanchez: Actualmente, Taydé Sanchez es directora de Terapia & Soluciones en el Centro de Neuropsicología, Educación y Familia. Graduada de Maestria en Ciencias con acentuación en Cognición y Educación. Así mismo graduada de Maestría en Educación, Especialidad en Terapia Breve, Acentuación Profesional en Neuropsicología. Taydé cueta con 20 años de experiencia como Psicóloga Educativa, Counselor ASOMEX, 25 años de experiencia en  consulta privada, editorialista y ponente de talleres y conferencias.







The Power of Mindfulness During the Pandemic
El Poder de Atención Plena Durante la Pandemia

Four Session Workshop
EPU Educational Strand: Wellness and Health 
Facilitator: Dr. Javier Gutierrez Ornelas 
Audience: All ASFM Parents 
Dates: Tuesdays
        February 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
Time:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Description: During this workshop, participants will learn mindfulness techniques to build resilience, cope with crises and maintain attention to the present time.
Session 1: In the first session, Dr. Ornelas will address the meaning and characteristics of a crisis to build resilience by practicing mindfulness, starting with an approach to the present time.
Session 2: During this session, participants will analyze mental dialogue, mental traps and share how meditation can increase our overall well-being. Participants will also learn a specific meditation technique to practice mindfulness throughout the week.
Session 3: During this session, participants will explore the nature of emotions and will learn mindfulness practices to regulate emotional processes and manage emotions in a positive manner. 
Session 4: During this last session, Dr. Ornelas will address assertiveness and adversities from a practical perspective based on mindfulness. Participants will learn how simple positive psychology techniques can add well-being in difficult times.

Dr. Javier Gutiérrez Ornelas is a Surgeon and Obstetrician, graduated from the School of Medicine of the UANL. Instructor in Hatha Yoga with official SEP validity, and professionally trained in Mindfulness by the Mexican Mindfulness Institute in Mexico City and by the REBAP International in Barcelona and Chile. Certified instructor teaching compassion courses based on Attachment Styles from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Gutierrez is also an International speaker on health benefits based on Mindfulness and Compassion.


Descripción del Taller: Durante este taller se aprenderán técnicas de atención plena para desarrollar resiliencia,  afrontar las crisis y  mantener la atención al presente. 
Sesión 1: En la primera sesión abordamos el significado y las características de una crisis y como la resiliencia se puede obtener con prácticas específicas basadas en mindfulness comenzando por el mismo enfoque al presente.
SESIÓN 2: En esta sesión se analiza el diálogo mental, las trampas mentales y se comparte como la meditación puede aumentar nuestro bienestar integral. Se realiza una meditación con la que se practicará en la semana.
SESIÓN 3: En esta sesión se explora la naturaleza de las emociones y la propuesta de mindfulness para regular los procesos emocionales gestionándolos adecuadamente para lograr un manejo positivo emocional. 
SESIÓN 4: En esta última sesión abordamos las propuestas para lograr atender asertivamente las adversidades desde un enfoque práctico basado en mindfulness y como unas sencillas técnicas de psicología positiva pueden sumar bienestar en momentos difíciles.

El Dr. Javier Gutiérrez Ornelas es Médico Cirujano y Partero, egresado de la Facultad de Medicina de la UANL. Es instructor en Hatha Yoga con validez oficial ante la SEP. Entrenado profesionalmente en Mindfulness por el Instituto Mexicano Mindfulness en la Ciudad de México y por el REBAP Internacional en Barcelona y en Chile. Instructor certificado para impartir el Curso de Compasión Basado en Estilos de Apego, de la Universidad de Zaragoza, España.Conferencista internacional sobre beneficios en la salud del Mindfulness y la compasión.

This event is for the ASFM community only.
Limited spots are available.
This workshop will be presented in Spanish. If you require translation, please contact



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By: PTA & EPU Teams

Dear ASFM Community,

As we continue to experience uncertain times that brought additional challenges, we know that supporting each other can help us LIFT EAGLES SPIRIT. Therefore, we would like to offer an opportunity to promote our community's businesses by creating a "Business Catalog"  empowering economic growth. This opportunity will give your business exposure and is free of charge. The catalog will be published on the EPU webpage and promoted through ASFM's official communication channels.


If you wish to participate, please fill out the following application form. Once we receive your application form, we will contact you to validate the information.  Please be advised that services and products offered require approval based on the ASFM vision and mission.

We hope this catalog supports your family.
Warm Regards,
PTA & EPU teams

Eligible Participants: ASFM parents alumni, and staff members’ immediate family



Building a Community of Entrepreneurial Women
Creando una comunidad de mujeres emprendedoras  

Presented by:
Dr. Fran Prolman
Nicole Fuentes
Format: Course & Workshop
Dates: Mondays
October 26 / November 9, November 23, November 30 / December 7 / January 25
February 8 February 23 / March 8
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom
Audience: ASFM Parents, Friends & Family
Cost: Voluntary Donation

Course Description: During this course, participants will be empowered to discover their hidden potential and prepare themselves to go into the real world as entrepreneurs or back to their professional life. To do so, Dr. Fran Prolman (known as Dr. Franny) will share her knowledge and expertise on self-trust so participants can find the courage within themselves and create community-building strategies to learn how to collaborate rather than compete with each other. Considering that self-care should always be a priority in women's lives, Dr. Fran will define seven stereotypes women have to deal with and guide participants to create a set of skills to reframe them. Nicole will support participants' personal development by identifying emotions, managing fear, and guilt. She will guide them to find their passion and interests to create their products and brand by identifying their target, value proposition, build customer relationships, and critical partnerships. The course will have a panel of successful women who will share their personal and professional lives and balance both to achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself.  

About: Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement, and instructional strategies, as well as communication skills, critical thinking, and organizational development. Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and international education from George Washington University and a Master's degree in educational administration and curriculum and instruction from the University of Pennsylvania. She is known for her depth of knowledge coupled with high energy and practical application of content. Dr. Prolman incorporates various training approaches: small group discussion, collaborative problem solving, videotape analysis, demonstrations, and dynamic interchange through her work.

About: Nicole Fuentes is a positive psychology consultant and has dedicated her professional career to the study of happiness and life fulfillment. She currently teaches the class "Actions for Happiness" at UDEM and is also an international speaker. Nicole is also a consultant at Bright Lab. This organization helps leaders build thriving cultures that inspire engagement, collaboration, innovation, and well-being by integrating behavioral science and organizational development to rethink how they design and manage their organizations. Nicole shares her knowledge and life experiences in a weekly blog and as a guest writer in three magazines. As a writer, Nicole has concluded her first book on happiness and is about to publish her second book.


  1. Building a Community of Entrepreneurial Women - October 26th
  2. Identifying Your Fears and Emotions - November 9th
  3. Self -Trust & Courage - November 23rd
  4. Finding Your Meaning - November 30rd
  5. Your Brand's Purpose - December 7th
  6. Confronting Bias and Stereotypes - January 25th
  7. Business Canvas - February 8th
  8. Defining Your Personal and Professional Goals - February 23rd
  9. Changing Mindsets & Beliefs on our Potential - March 8th



Creando una comunidad de mujeres emprendedoras

Curso y Taller con la finalidad de empoderar a la mujer al ofrecer el conocimiento y herramientas necesarias para lanzar exitosamente su producto o volver al ámbito laboral.
Dr. Fran Prolman y Nicole Fuentes
Dia: Lunes
Octubre 26 / Noviembre 9, Noviembre 23, Noviembre 30 / Diciembre 7 / Enero 25
Febrero 8 Febrero 23 / Marzo 8
Horario: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Plataforma en línea : Zoom
Costo: Donación Voluntaria

Descripción del Curso: Durante este curso las participantes lograrán empoderarse al descubrir el potencial que tienen dentro de ellas mismas. Aprenderán las herramientas necesarias que las preparará para enfrentar los retos actuales y de esa manera convertirse en exitosas emprendedoras o retomar su vida profesional. Para ello, Dr. Fran Prolman compartirá su conocimiento y experiencia en las competencias socio-emocionales, tales como el autoconocimiento, para que cada participante encuentre su valentía y fortaleza. De esta manera, desarrollarán una comunidad propositiva al colaborar entre ellas, y así consolidar un grupo de apoyo que las llevará al éxito tanto personal como profesional. Tomando esto en consideración, el bienestar de cada una deberá ser fundamental, por lo tanto también aprenderán estrategias para mantener un bienestar, equilibrando sus distintos roles y responsabilidades como mujer. Dr. Fran va a difundir siete estereotipos de mujeres y guiará a las participantes a reconocer sus características dentro de estos estereotipos para desarrollar las habilidades necesarias que las hará valer por sí mismas. Nicole estará apoyando a las participantes en su desarrollo personal así como identificando las emociones y manejando los temores y la culpabilidad. Ella las guiará para encontrar su verdadera pasión e interés y de esta manera crear sus productos y su propia marca que las identifique dentro del mercado.  Este curso concluirá con un panel de mujeres exitosas que compartirán sus experiencias personales y profesionales, siendo así un ejemplo de cómo al adquirir las herramientas necesarias puedes cumplir tus metas y convertirte en la mejor versión de ti misma.

Sobre Dr. Fran Prolman: conocida internacionalmente por sus conferencias sobre el empoderamiento de la mujer y reconocida como una consultora especializada en liderazgo educativo, así como el mejoramiento de instituciones y la innovación para la creación de nuevas estrategias en la comunicación y concentración crítica para el desarrollo del emprendimiento. Fran obtuvo su doctorado en la Universidad de  George Washington University y su grado de Maestría en administración educativa. Cuenta con un currículum como instructora de la Universidad de Pennsylvania. Es conocida por su larga trayectoria y su conocimiento a profundidad en el tema educativo y de emprendimiento, combinando con su gran energía y su practicidad en el contenido. La  Dra. Prolman incorpora varias técnicas para la discusión de grupos pequeños y colabora con resolución de conflictos, análisis, videos y demostraciones, haciendo que sus cursos sean  dinámicos.

Sobre: Nicole Fuentes es una consultora en el área de Psicología Positiva a nivel individual y organizacional y ha dedicado su carrera al estudio de la felicidad. Actualmente es catedrática en la Universidad de Monterrey de la materia “Acciones para la Felicidad” y es una conferencista a nivel internacional. Nicole Comparte sus conocimientos y experiencias de vida a través de un blog semanal y sus artículos han sido publicados en tres revistas. Como escritora, Nicole recién publicó su primer libro “Felicidad en el Trayecto: Ocho Rutas”. Como escritora, Nicole ha concluido su primer libro sobre la felicidad y está por publicar su segundo libro.


  1. Creando la Comunidad de Emprendimiento para la Mujer de hoy. - Octubre 26
  2. Identificando tus miedos y temores en las emociones. - Noviembre 9
  3. Autoestima y Confianza - Noviembre 23
  4. Encontrando tu verdadero propósito - Noviembre 30
  5. El Propósito de tu Marca - Diciembre 7
  6. Enfrentando los estereotipos - Enero 25
  7. Modelo de Negocios - February 8th
  8. Definiendo tus Metas Personales y Profesionales - Febrero 23
  9. Cambiando nuestra manera de pensar y creencias para mejorar nuestro potencial - Marzo 8




Course “Boost your Emotional Health”

Wellness Seminar / Seminario de bienestar

Four - Session Workshop on strategies for emotional and mental wellness
Educational Strand: Social-Emotional Growth, Mental Health
Facilitator: Bárbara de la Garza
Dates: Wednesdays
  February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom Link to share upon registration
Audience: All ASFM Parents (N - 12th Grade)

Session 1: Acceptance
In this session, we will introspect on acceptance of our new reality. We will make resilience and acceptance work together.

Session 2: Self-care
In this session, we will practice self-compassion and discover different strategies to unwind.

Session 3: Social connection
Feeling socially connected is more important than ever. In this session, we will explore ways to stay socially connected in healthy ways in this new reality.

Session 4: Self-realization
In this session, we will learn the ability to monitor our emotions and increase self-awareness to help us activate our full potential.

Barbara is a psychologist with a Master's Degree in Neuro-educational Psychology. She has studied various certified courses in family therapy, mediation, human development, trauma intervention and attention to “at-risk” children and adolescents. She is a certified therapist in play-therapy by the Theraplay Institute. Barbara has a private practice and collaborates as a therapist at the Mental Health Institute of the State of Nuevo León.

Sesión 1: Aceptación
En esta sesión, realizaremos una introspección sobre la aceptación de nuestra nueva realidad. Haremos que la resilencia y aceptación funcionen a la par.

Sesión 2: Autocuidado
En esta sesión, practicaremos la autocompasión y descubriremos diferentes estrategias para relajarnos, liberando ansiedad.

Session 3: Manteniendo Relaciones Sociales
Sentirse conectado socialmente, hoy en día es más impoartante que nunca. Es esta sesión, explararemos formas de mantenernos conectados socialmente de manera saludable en esta nueva realidad.

Sesión 4: Autorrealizción
En esta sesión, aprenderemos la capacidad de controlar nuestras emociones y aumentar la conciencia de nosotros mismos para ayudarnos a activar todo nuestro potencial.

Bárbara es psicóloga con maestría en Psicología Neuroeducativa, ha cursado diversos diplomados y certificaciones en terapia familiar, mediación, desarrollo humano, intervención en trauma y atención a infancia y adolescencia en situación de riesgo. Además es terapeuta certificada en terapia de juego por el Theraplay Institute.

This workshop has no cost and will be presented in Spanish. Please contact if you need assistance.




Building Resilience to Cope with Loss
Cultivando resiliencia para afrontar adversidades

Educational Strand: Social-Emotional Growth & Mental Health
Facilitator: Jessica Hanal
Dates: Wednesday,  February 10th
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom Link to share upon registration
Audience: All ASFM Parents (N - 12th Grade)

About this conference: Adversity and imperfection are part of the human experience. We continuously encounter different losses throughout our lives, without being aware of them. Learning to recognize them, accept them and grow as individuals, helps us cultivate a life of well-being.

It is important to unite in these times to grow in knowledge to face pain and uncertainty implementing constructive tools, compassion, and love for ourselves and our loved ones.

About Jessica Handal:
Jessica is a psychologist with a Masters’s Degree in Systemic Brief Therapy. She also has a degree in Rational Emotional Therapy Cognitive-Behavioral and is certified in Thanatology focused on the Grief Recovery Method.  Jessica has a private practice and offers courses in various institutions. She is a lecturer at the Institute of Thanatology and in the Institute of Superior Education.

Sobre la conferencia: Las adversidades y la imperfección son parte de la experiencia humana. Continuamente vivimos diferentes pérdidas a lo largo de la vida y muchas veces no tenemos consciencia de ellas. Aprender a reconocerlas, aceptarlas y crecer como personas nos ayuda a cultivar una vida en bienestar.

Es importante unirnos en estos tiempos a crecer en conocimiento para afrontar el dolor y la incertidumbre con herramientas constructivas, compasión y amor a nosotros y nuestros seres queridos.

Sobre Jessica Handal:
Jessica es psicóloga con Maestría en Terapia Breve Sistémica. Realizó un posgrado en Terapia Racional Emotiva Cognitiva- Conductual, un Diplomado en Tanatología y una certificación del Grief Recovery Method para el trabajo de pérdidas emocionales. Jessica tiene su consulta privada, imparte cursos, capacitaciones y diplomados en diferentes instituciones. Además, trabaja como docente en el Instituto Integral de Tanatologia y en el Instituto Superior de Educación.

This conference has no cost and will be presented in Spanish. If you need assistance, please contact



Latest Update on COVID -19

EPU Educational Strand: Wellness & Health
Presenter: Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione, MD, PhD, FACC
Audience: All ASFM Parents and Staff
Date: Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Webinar Description:
During this webinar, Dr. Torre will share recent findings and facts about the COVID - 19 pandemic. He will also inform attendees of Nuevo Leon's actual status regarding the COVID - 19 pandemic. Afterward, Dr. Torre will address the vaccines' myths and realities and share health recommendations to stay safe and healthy. At the end of the session, Dr. Torre will answer questions regarding the presentation's information.

About Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione:
Dr. Torre-Amione received his medical degree from Tecnológico de  Monterrey, in 1985 and earned a PhD in Immunology from the University of Chicago  in 1990. He subsequently completed his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology  with subspecialty training in Cardiac Transplantation and Interventional Cardiology at  Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Tx. He is certified and re-certified by the  Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Heart Failure and  Cardiac Transplantation.  

He was the Chief of the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at the  Methodist Hospital in Houston from 1995 to 2010. He became a full professor of  Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, at The Methodist Hospital in Houston Tx  in 2008. During his tenure at The Methodist Hospital he was a member of the board  of the Heart and Vascular Center, and established the Cardiac Transplantation  research endowment. He was also a member of the board of St Thomas University  in Houston Tx.

After 26 years in the United States, he returned to Mexico and became President of  TecSalud in 2010. Recently, he was also named Vicepresident for Research at  Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is currently an active member of the staff of both the  San Jose Tec de Monterrey Hospital and Zambrano Hellion Medical Center. He also  maintains an academic appointment at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. Dr.  Guillermo Torre is a Level 3 member of the National network of research, a  government organization that ranks active scientist in the country. He has having  carried out more than 100 clinical research projects, holds several patents in the field  of heart failure and has published over 190 peer-reviewed professional articles and  has participated in the writing of five books. He has received several awards and  recognitions, among those the Scopus Award for the most referenced medical  scientist in 2012 in Mexico.


Descripción del Seminario Web:
Durante este seminario web, el Dr. Torre-Amione compartirá datos y hallazgos recientes sobre la pandemia de COVID-19. También informará a los asistentes sobre el estado actual de Nuevo León con respecto a la pandemia COVID-19. Asi mismo, el Dr. Torre-Amione abordará los mitos y realidades de las vacunas y compartirá recomendaciones de salud para mantenerse seguro y saludable. Al final de la sesión, el Dr. Torre-Amione responderá preguntas sobre la información compartida durante el webinar.

Sobre el Dr. Torre-Amione
El Dr. Torre-Amione recibió su título de médico del Tecnológico de Monterrey, en 1985 y obtuvo un doctorado en Inmunología de la Universidad de Chicago en 1990. Posteriormente completó su formación en Medicina Interna y Cardiología con subespecialidad en Trasplante Cardiaco y Cardiología Intervencionista en Baylor College of Medicine en Houston Tx. Está certificado y recertificado por la Junta de Medicina Interna en Medicina Interna, Cardiología e Insuficiencia Cardíaca y Trasplante Cardíaco.

Fue Jefe de la Sección de Insuficiencia Cardíaca y Trasplante Cardíaco en el Methodist Hospital en Houston de 1995 a 2010. Se convirtió en profesor titular de Medicina en Weill Cornell Medical College, en The Methodist Hospital en Houston Tx en 2008. Durante su mandato en The Methodist Hospital fue miembro de la junta del Heart and Vascular Center y estableció el fondo de investigación de trasplantes cardíacos. También fue miembro de la junta directiva de la Universidad de St Thomas en Houston Tx.

Luego de 26 años en Estados Unidos, regresó a México y se convirtió en Presidente de TecSalud en 2010. Recientemente, también fue nombrado Vicepresidente de Investigación del Tecnológico de Monterrey. Actualmente es un miembro activo del personal tanto del Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey como del Centro Médico Zambrano Hellion. También mantiene una cita académica en el Methodist Hospital en Houston. El Dr. Guillermo Torre es miembro de Nivel 3 de la Red Nacional de Investigación, una organización gubernamental que lo clasifica como científico activo en el país. Ha realizado más de 100 proyectos de investigación clínica, posee varias patentes en el campo de la insuficiencia cardíaca y ha publicado más de 190 artículos profesionales revisados en conjunto y ha participado en la redacción de cinco libros. Ha recibido varios premios y reconocimientos, entre ellos el Premio Scopus al médico científico más referenciado en 2012 en México.




The HS Mental Health Club presents the webinar:
Burnout Syndrome & The Effects of Technology in Mental Health

EPU Educational Strand: Wellness & Health
Presenter: Lic. Lorena Morales
Audience: HS Parents and Students
Date: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Webinar Description:
During this webinar, Lic. Morales will focus on the increase of technological usage and its effects on teenagers’ mental health. She will also inform attendees of the causes and effects of burnout syndrome, increasingly popular mental health issues during the pandemic. Afterward, Lic. Morales will address strategies and recommendations for both students and parents on these crucial mental health issues. At the end of the session, Lic. Morales will answer questions regarding the presentation's information.

About Lorena Morales:
Lorena Morales is a psychologist with a degree from UDEM. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy from Universidad Anáhuac and is a Couples Therapy Specialist from Instituto de Psicoterapia.  Lorena has extensive experience in private practice working on the resolution of life situations for individuals, couples, and families. She has been an academic of Psychology in several universities, designing and implementing student participation and community service programs.  She has also provided training sessions at different forums in Mexico City and Monterrey, such as Live Curious Go Beyond at ASFM.  She has a blog at, and you can contact her at

Descripción del Seminario Web:
Durante este webinar, la Lic. Morales discutirá el aumento del uso de la tecnología y sus efectos en la salud mental de los adolescentes. También compartirá información sobre las causas y efectos del síndrome de burnout, un problema de salud mental cada vez más popular con el tema de la pandemia. Posteriormente, la Lic. Morales abordará estrategias y recomendaciones para estudiantes y padres sobre cómo responder ante estos problemas. Al finalizar la sesión, la Lic. Morales responderá preguntas sobre la información compartida durante esta conferencia.

Sobre Lorena Morales
Lorena Morales es psicóloga graduada de la UDEM. Tiene maestría en Psicología Clínica y Psicoterapia de la Universidad Anáhuac y es terapeuta de pareja con especialidad del Instituto de Psicoterapia.  Tiene amplia experiencia en la práctica clínica privada trabajando como terapeuta individual, de pareja y familia. Ha sido académica en diferentes universidades, diseñando e implementando programas de participación estudiantil y servicio social.  Ha participado como conferencista e impartiendo talleres en diferentes foros en la Ciudad de México y Monterrey como Live Curious Go Beyond en ASFM.  Tiene un blog en, y su contacto es




Mindful Workshops for Kids: Managing Emotions
Taller Mindful Kids: Sembrando Emociones

Four Session Workshop
EPU Educational Strand: Wellness and Health
Facilitator: Dr. Javier Gutierrez Ornelas
Audience: 2nd - 5th Grade ASFM Students & Parents
Dates: Fridays
        April 16th, 23rd, 30th, and May 7th.
Time:  12:30 - 1:15 pm

Workshop Description: Throughout this course, students will acquire strategies to strengthen their emotions by learning how to manage their emotions on a daily basis. This workshop fosters children’s emotional development and social wellbeing.
Session 1: This workshop begins by explaining what mindfulness is and how to identify the emotions we feel throughout the day.
Session 2: Through a Read Aloud, participants will learn about the emotions of anger and fear and how these emotions can be useful. Students will practice meditation techniques to work on these emotions.
Session 3: Participants will explore the emotions of happiness and sadness. They will learn how to identify these emotions within themselves and others, how they work, and how to manage them.
Session 4: Participants will learn the importance of compassion with the purpose of awakening and strengthening this extraordinary human ability at an early age.

Dr. Javier Gutiérrez Ornelas is a Surgeon and Obstetrician, graduated from the School of Medicine of the UANL. Instructor in Hatha Yoga with official SEP validity, and professionally trained in Mindfulness by the Mexican Mindfulness Institute in Mexico City and by the REBAP International in Barcelona and Chile. Certified instructor teaching compassion courses based on Attachment Styles from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Gutierrez is also an International speaker on health benefits based on Mindfulness and Compassion.

Descripción del Taller: Durante este taller, los alumnos podrán adquirir herramientas para fortalecer el tema de las emociones. Así mismo, desarrollarán estrategias para la promoción de la educación emocional a partir de su cotidianidad. Este taller apoya el desarrollo emocional de los niños y su bienestar social.
Sesión 1: Iniciaremos el taller explicando ¿Qué es mindfulness? Y como nos sirve en nuestro día a día y con las emociones que solemos sentir.
Sesión 2: Conoceremos a fondo la emoción del enojo y del miedo y la utilidad de estas emociones mediante un pequeño cuento y después practicaremos una meditación para trabajar estas emociones.
Sesión 3: Exploramos la emoción de la alegría y la tristeza, su función y el “antídoto” para poder controlar ambas emociones. La intención es que puedan identificarlas, tanto en ellos mismos como en las demás personas en cualquier momento de su día a día.
Sesión 4: Conoceremos la importancia y aprenderemos a trabajar con la bondad amorosa o compasión, para despertar y fortalecer en una edad temprana esta maravillosa capacidad humana.

El Dr. Javier Gutiérrez Ornelas es Médico Cirujano y Partero, egresado de la Facultad de Medicina de la UANL. Es instructor en Hatha Yoga con validez oficial ante la SEP. Entrenado profesionalmente en Mindfulness por el Instituto Mexicano Mindfulness en la Ciudad de México y por el REBAP Internacional en Barcelona y en Chile. Instructor certificado para impartir el Curso de Compasión Basado en Estilos de Apego, de la Universidad de Zaragoza, España.Conferencista internacional sobre beneficios en la salud del Mindfulness y la compasión.

This event is for the ASFM community only.
Limited spots are available.
This workshop will be presented in Spanish.

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Celebrating Easter
Arts & Crafts Activity

Join us for an Easter arts & crafts activity!
During this event, you will create toilet paper roll bunnies to decorate your desk!

EPU Educational Strand: Building Community
Facilitators: Cynthia Lozano and Gaby Maiz
Date: Friday, March 19th, 2021
Time:  12:30 - 1:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link will be provided through friendly reminder.
Audience: Elementary students and parents

Materials needed:

  • 3 toilet paper rolls (3 cartones de rollo de papel de baño)
  • White paint (pintura blanca)
  • Small googly eyes (ojos chicos para manualidades)
  • Pipe cleaners (limpia pipas)
  • Small pom poms (pon pons chicos)
  • White cardstock paper (papel cartulina blanca)
  • Pink cardstock paper (papel cartulina rosa)
  • Glue (resistol)
  • Black sharpie (marcador negro)




Red Cross Intensive First Aid Course

For a SAFE and FUN Summer

Instructors: Red Cross Paramedics
Date: Tuesday, May 18th, 2021.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Audience: ASFM Community & Friends
Online Platform: Zoom Link to share prior to the session
Donation: $300.00 pesos

Course Content:

  • Principles dealing with an emergency
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an adult and child, (practice)
  • Obstruction of the airway in an adult, child, and baby
  • Wounds and amputations
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Seizures

Material Needed:

  • Pillow
  • Bandages
  • Carton
  • Cotton
  • Gauze pads

Contenido del Curso:

  • Evaluación primaria en una emergencia
  • Soporte básico de vida (RCP y DAE) en adulto y niño
  • Obstrucción via aérea en adulto y niño
  • Heridas y amputaciones
  • Hemorragias
  • Quemaduras
  • Reconocimiento y atención a fracturas
  • Convulsiones

Material Necesario:

  • Cartón
  • Almohada
  • Vendas
  • Algodon
  • Gasas

Las instrucciones de pago se enviarán al registrarse.
Payment instructions will be sent upon registration.
This course will be presented in Spanish.




Getting Ready to Return to School:

Wellbeing student data, actions, and strategies for re-entry

EPU Educational Strand: Wellness & Health
Presenters: Lily González y Mónica Acosta
Audience: MSHS Parents
Date: Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom - link to be shared through friendly reminder

As we prepare to return to campus, after a very uncertain year, the MSHS Wellbeing Department would like to share the practical relevance that data collection tools have in ensuring best practices for students' wellbeing. Throughout the year the Wellbeing Department has used several data-collection instruments to gather evidence to guide our actions and interventions. We have listened to our “students' voices”. In this session, we would like to present what MSHS students report to be experiencing and needing to feel safer and be more successful during this distance learning year. Finally, we would like to offer you some practical tips to consider for the summer in order to help your and your child prepare emotionally and mentally for the anticipated return to school.

About Lily González:
Lily has been MS and HS Psychologist at ASFM for over 10 years and is Head of the MSHS Wellbeing Department. She has years of experience as a High School teacher and College professor at Tec de Monterrey, where she also developed and coordinated a program to support students at risk. She has worked as a school psychologist in other private local institutions. Lily is a Licenced Clinical Psychologist who graduated from UDEM, has a Master’s degree in Higher Education, and is a certified Bilingual Teacher by the state of Texas.  She has received Digital Badge in Inclusion Certification and programs for Trauma interventions, among others. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

About Monica Acosta:
School Psychologist for MS and HS at ASFM. Has 18 years of experience working in Support Services, as a Learning Specialist in Elementary and Psychologist, both in Mexico and Honduras. She has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in International Teaching, and a Masters in Children and Teen’s Clinical Psychology. She has received Digital Badges in Early Childhood and Inclusion Certification programs.

This session will be presented in English and Spanish translation can be available as needed. This event is only for the ASFM community.