About the Author

Profile bench DSC_9387bSandra Sunquist Stanton NCC, LPC, BCC of Eau Claire WI is an author, speaker and board certified health and wellness and life coach. Since retiring from school counseling after twenty-five years, she has published over seventy-five articles and book chapters, presented over 150 workshops in 8 states and in Canada, and has been invited to set up a guidance program at Kunming International Academy in Yunnan, China. Sandra continues to help people of all ages make the most of their amazing brains through her business, Connections of the Heart LLC, and her online platforms.

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  • National Certified Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-WI
  • Board Certified Coach: Health/Wellness Coach, Personal/Life Coach
  • Challenging Behaviors: Now What? Strategies to support Professionals and Families – BRAIN Team
  • Enneagram: Nine Personality Types (Ongoing discussion group since 2009)
  • The Inner Observer: Where Neuroscience, The Enneagram and Spiritual Practice Meet — Helen Palmer
  • Celebrating the Challenges: Alberta CN Special Education Conference
  • Collaborative Problem Solving – Ross W. Greene, PhD
  • Bullying and Our Children: What is it really? What can we do? – BRAIN Team
  • Cyberbullying Forum –  Justin Patchin,PhD,  UWEC September 2009
  • Rethinking Nature and Nurture: Using Brain Research To Improve Child Learning and Treat Learning Disorders – BRAIN Team
  • Body/Brain Enhanced Teaching and Learning – Jeff Haebig PhD
  • Learning, Medication and Drugs and Early Childhood Development -BRAIN Team
  • Brain Development Training Level I-V Wisconsin Council for Children and Families
  • Memory Magic – Tim Burns
  • Anatomy of Possibility: Mindful Integration of Brain, Body and Heart Intelligences – Tim Burns
  • Restitution I, II, III – Diane Gossen
  • Responsive Classroom I, II – Origins / NW Foundation for Children
  • Choice Theory – Wm Glasser
  • Writers’ Workshop with Jane Rubietta, Author
Writers’ Conferences:
  • Christian Writers Guild – Apprentice completed in 2012
  • Write to Publish Chicago, IL 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2008 – Present
  • Minnesota Christian Writers: Cecil Murphey November 2005
  • American Christian Writers: Dennis Hensley August 2005
  • CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, Speakers) Seminar Mpls., MN 2004
  • Marquis Who’s Who in American Education, America, World
  • Cambridge Who’s Who VIP


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