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Author Appearances

Book Readings, Workshops, and more...

From a very young age, Florenza understood the power and beauty of words. She shares this with her audience leaving them inspired, motivated, and challenged to use their own words to better themselves and others.  


Basic Meditation- introduces children to the practice of meditation through open discussion and a 3-minutes guided meditation. Children learn to focus on the breath, observing their thoughts without judgement, becoming self-aware, and learning to focus. Children receive worksheets they may take home for further application. This workshop may be done in as little as 30 minutes and is suitable for grades K-8.


Mindfulness Matters- introduces the audience to Mindfulness. It includes video presentations, Mindful breathing, eating, listening, and a three-minute meditation. This presentation is very energetic and hands-on. Florenza provides worksheets for the students to take home and share Mindfulness with their families. Mindfulness Matters also includes a book reading from her award-winning book, The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, A Children's Book on Mindfulness.  This workshop requires one hour and is suitable for grades K-8 (with adaptations).

Saying No to Negative Influences - teaches children the power of saying no to negative influences while saying yes to positive ones. This workshop incorporates lessons found in her book, Barry Bear's Very Best, Learning to Say No to Negative Influences. It contains worksheets, hands-on activities, video presentations, and role play. Children receive worksheets to take home and share with their families. This workshop requires one hour and is suitable for grades K-5.

My M.A.S.K. (My Magnificent Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge)  © ®  - is hands-on and teaches students the power of words; specifically,  their words. This is a powerful workshop for students who struggle with self-awareness and identity. It teaches how to be aware of self-talk and that the words we speak to ourselves matter most. Masks and other supplies are provided. This workshop requires 90 minutes and is suitable for grades 4-8.

Materials Matter   © ®  - walks the audience through the process of purpose discovery. It includes a worksheet and completion of a purpose board (similar to a vision board). This event is highly interactive and involves open discussion. The workshop requires space to create purpose boards as well as space for supplies. This workshop requires 2 hours and is suitable for grades 8-12.

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Rates: $250/half-day; $500/full day, plus expenses. Florenza will facilitate up to three book reading presentations in a day. Due to time restraints, My M.A.S.K. and Materials Matter may not be scheduled in the same day, but may be combined with other workshops. For more information, visit www.florenza.org  

Sample Schedule:

09:00 - 09:30 - Assembly with K-1st grade

09:45 - 10:30 - Assembly with 2nd - 3rd grade

10:30 - 1:00 p.m. - LUNCH

1:00 - 1:50 - Assembly with 4th - 5th grade

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