This manual is for all the youth who bravely walk a difficult path, and for all the adults who strive to be alongside them every step of the way.

After years of presenting and training on our Moving Mountains model, we are excited to offer it as a manual. These simple and accessible tools provide a framework to help parents, professionals, and educators support struggling children and youth.

The purpose of Moving Mountains is not necessarily to teach you a brand-new set of interventions, although we include a LOT of ideas in this manual! Rather, we are integrating information including basic brain-based research, mind/body practices, experience, and techniques to create a practical organizational framework. This framework will help you determine when and how to use the interventions you’ll learn as well as the ones you already know at different times and in different situations with children who are anxious and reactive.

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Moving Mountains is helpful for:

  • Parents: This is an easy to read manual with practical tools to help you feel physically and emotionally effective as a parent.
  • Therapists: This manual is a resource for you to use in both live and telehealth sessions with youth and families, as direct intervention as well as for parent support.
  • Educators: A simple and effective tool for organizing interventions and learning mind-body strategies to integrate into both live and online instruction.

We also offer online consultation to individuals and groups as they implement ideas from the Moving Mountains manual, and we will be offering webinar training in the coming weeks and months.


  • Live or online workshop
  • Three-hour session
  • Three-hour training includes onsite training and materials
  • Six-hour Session
  • Six-hour training includes onsite training, materials, intervention tool kit and case consultation
  • Case consultation

Join us for a two hour online Moving Mountains workshop on February 17!

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Moving Mountains Inquiry


Marit Appeldoorn, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S. Marit has been in the field of children’s mental health for almost 25 years, working in early intervention, home visiting, and outpatient therapy. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker and registered play therapy supervisor with a private practice in south Minneapolis, and she provides supervision and consultation to students and clinicians interested in working from an integrative perspective. She serves on the board of the Minnesota Association for Play Therapy, teaches on the adjunct faculty of Saint Mary’s University, and is a co-founder of Safe Haven, an organization dedicated to providing professional support, mentorship, and consultation to therapists.


Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, MSW, E-RYT-200, is the founder of 1000 Petals LLC, a training and consulting company based on the science and practice of mindfulness, movement and social/emotional learning. She is the creator of the Move Mindfully® program of breathing and movement sequences for self-regulation, focus and overall well-being. Kathy holds a masters degree in social work with twenty years experience in Minneapolis Public Schools. She is a registered yoga teacher and certified Yoga Calm® master trainer. Kathy offers graduate level accredited courses, and has trained over 30,000 professionals in yoga-based movement, mindfulness and social/emotional skills for use in classrooms, hospitals, home care, juvenile service centers and therapeutic settings. Over the past ten years, Kathy has partnered with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to provide trauma-responsive yoga for child and adolescent mental health units. She co-authored the Teen Resiliency Program with Dr. Henry. Emmons along with other physicians and psychologists. This program is an integrative skill-based model used to support teens with anxiety, depression and other stress-related conditions.