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For Immediate Release

By Global Perspectives 

September 14, 2016

Global Education
Beginning in January of 2017 Dr. Mary Kay Keller will be teaching Graduate Courses at Wilmington University. Dr. Keller accepted a position as Chair of the Applied Family Science Graduate Program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Wilmington University is a private University offering courses face to face and on-line. Affordable in state tuition is offered to all students regardless of where they live.

August 11, 2016

Dr. Mary Kay Keller is honored to accept a request to become the spokesperson for Infant Massage USA! 
Dr. Mary Kay Keller who researched Fathers Massaging their babies will be presenting the many  science based benefits of practicing infant massage. Infant Massage is one of three science based care giving activities, (breastfeeding and kangaroo care) shown to support bonding and attachment between the baby and the parent! 

May 24, 2016

Just in time for Fathers Day! 
The US chapter of International Association of Infant Massage 

34760 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, Ohio 

AND

Babies R US

1625 Apalachee Parkway 
Tallahassee, Florida

On Saturday June 11, 2016 at 2;00 p.m., The International Association of Infant Massage USA and Babies R US are collaborating to bring
"The Many Benefits of Infant Massage" to the Tallahassee Big Bend Area!

Dr. Mary Kay Keller who researched Fathers Massaging their babies will be presenting the many researched based benefits of practicing infant massage with your babies and toddlers! Dr. Keller will explain what you will experience in a infant massage class, who all benefits from a class, how to schedule a class and where classes are offered. 

This is a FREE Event! Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the one care giving activity that supports bonding and attachment almost as intensely as breastfeeding. 


January 18, 2016

Florida State University 

Osher Life Long Learning Institute


Dr. Mary Kay Keller CEO of Global Perspectives will be presenting a course, Life Adjustment: What to do when Life throws you a curve ball at Florida State University's Osher Life Long Learning Institute February 15 - March 28, 2016. This is the OLLI's 25 Year Anniversary. The membership of OLLI participants is over 1,000 people. OLLI is funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Mary Kay's class is a curriculum she developed while providing direct services to families experiencing divorce and other stressful transitions. Dr. Keller has presented the Life Adjustment class in juvenile detention facilities, business staff training, senior centers and junior high school classrooms. Mary Kay is editing the Life Adjustment Curriculum into the next (#4) E-book in her Life Skills Series. Dr. Keller is a Social Human Scientist published in Peer Reviewed Research Journals. You may contact Dr. Keller through the contact page on her website at www.marykaykeller.com or by telephone +1.626.817.3093.

International Day of the Midwife


 
May 4, 2015

International Day of the Midwives 7th Annual 

Virtual World Wide 2015 Conference

Dr. Mary Kay Keller was invited to present her research about Fathers' Experiences Massaging their babies at the 7th Annual Virtual World Wide 2015 Conference. She will address the audience of Midwives and other professionals and describe the impact of infant massage as one of three science based activities that support bonding and attachment for both the baby and the father. The implications for fathers from this research is that fathers do indeed bond and attach with their babies. Additionally, babies who spend time with their fathers in bonding and attachment care giving activities seek out opportunities for engagement with the fathers.

Dr. Mary Kay Keller is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and has taught Infant Massage Classes for over 20 years in person and via Skype locally, nationally and internationally. She is a parenting, family, life and relationship coach. Earlier this year Dr. Keller presented the only TED talk on Fathering. Dr. Keller's book, Hassle Free Bedtime is based upon her research. Dr. Keller is a Social Human Scientist published in Peer Reviewed Research Journals.  You can reach Dr. Keller through her website contact page at www.marykaykeller.com or Tele:+1.626.817.3093


April 10, 2015

TEDxTallahassee 



Dr. Mary Kay Keller was invited to present the only TED talk to date on her research on Fathers at the 2015 TEDxTallahassee event in Tallahaassee's City Hall. There are currently over 2,500 TED talks on the TED website. The TED talks are a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Talks include topics such as Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

Dr. Keller's TED talk on her research about Fathers' Experience Massaging their babies and the results was the first and to date, the only talk on Fathering. Dr. Keller's research results indicate that fathers do indeed benefit from massaging their babies. Fathers felt more competent and confident after learning to massage their babies. They were motivated to massage their babies because they enjoyed knowing they were soothing their babies and that they were relieving the mother of her caregiving of the baby. Furthermore, babies engaged the fathers in eye contact after being massaged by their fathers. Research indicates the more time fathers spend in caregiving activities the higher the oxytocin levels increase. This is a critical hormone for bonding in relationships. Dr. Keller is a Social Human Scientist published in Peer Reviewed Research Journals. You can contact Dr. Keller through the contact page at www.marykaykeller.com or via Tele: +1.626.817.3093