HEART It takes a village to raise a child. -African Proverb
Mindful Milestones is committed to offering alternative and affordable programs that educate and enrich the lives of Gainesville-area youth and families. The health of our proverbial village is the heart of this mission.
BODY Brianna Schiavoni, MSW, LCSW, CCYT, YTT200 (License #SW11123)
Brianna Schiavoni - or “Ms. Bri” - is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher (CCYT) and graduate of the the Kripalu Yoga Institute (YTT200). Ms. Bri maintains a private practice for the coaching and counseling of children, caregivers and families in conjunction with her mother - Ms. Lisa Schiavoni, Ed.S - at Milestones in the Making, Inc. (a 30+ year-old school psychology practice). Otherwise, Ms. Bri is both passionate and dedicated to the utility of dynamic group programming, as a means to intervention, growth and development.
All services offered by Ms. Bri have inevitably been shaped by her specialized experiences in: health coaching for persons with chronic conditions, yoga therapy, behavioral analysis & intervention, developmental psychology, parent coaching, AD/HD coaching, motivational interviewing, therapeutic camps, art/music/play therapy, public health education/outreach, and crisis intervention.
Consequently, the center of Ms. Bri’s practice is a selection of behavioral, cognitive behavioral (CBT) & mindfulness-based tools for youth and guardian support to help manage:
Anger- & impulse-control
Executive dysfunction (inattention, poor time management, difficulty with memory, disorganization, & issues in activating &/or sustaining effort toward task completion)
Interpersonal efficacy & conflict
Management of chronic conditions (biological and behavioral)
Self-esteem & body image
Sexuality across the lifespan
To view Ms. Brianna's professional experiences in-full, take a look at her CV.
SOUL The ancient saying - it takes a village to raise a child - defines the foundation of work done at Mindful Milestones. The idea is that no family is an island unto itself - we are all connected by the tides of life that generate richness and preclude suffering. Mindful Milestones believes that it does take a village to work with a child, to support the education and enrichment of caregivers, the growth of a family; and to provide stability in the inevitability of a constantly changing world.
Ms. Bri believes that community begins at home and that to build a good neighborhood, we must first decide to be good neighbors. Programs offered by Mindful Milestones develop a shared vision of how our communities nurture the experiences of our maturing 'village'. Ms. Bri empowers youth to embrace voluntary roles within the context of her work (i.e. as 'Big Brother' & 'Big Sister' volunTEENs) and is perpetually seeking to support their growth via social service within the Gainesville community at large. She strives to connect and to collaborate with alternate area-professionals & agencies, so that we might better serve the growth and development of our proverbial village.