It is not about being the perfect parent but about equipping ourselves with the knowledge and healing necessary to show up for our children in the most compassionate way with a great awareness of ourselves and them, which is the essence of conscious parenting. Our mistakes as parents create tremendous learning opportunities for connection and we can transform them into growth experiences for you and your child. With the right approach, mistakes needn’t create struggles, shame, and regret.
There is always a lesson….Life provides us with so many opportunities to learn and grow, and parenting is certainly one of them. There are so many lessons in everyday parenting. Our children are our greatest teachers. If we slow down, listen, observe, and reflect, we will realize how much children have to teach us about ourselves, them, and life.
Awakened Parenting aka Conscious Parenting is really learning to nurture and love yourself – to truly feel your feelings. This is “re-parenting” ourselves and by practicing compassion for ourselves, we are able to nurture and deepen our compassion and love for our children. Awakened parenting is respecting that parenting is truly a spiritual and evolutionary process. Being Awakened is a moment-to-moment parenting practice of awareness to our own needs and emotions and how they present themselves in the present moment with those around us, and in particular with our children.
It is our job to usher in our child’s true essence and to nurture our own generous and loving hearts through parenting. We are here to guide them but also to follow their lead. As parents, we hold the keys to creating a generation and world that is compassionate, self-aware, confident, resilient, cooperative, and emotionally healthy and intelligent. Yes, that sounds like a daunting responsibility…that is why parenting is truly the hardest practice, and we all need support and love as we journey through life as parents.
I don’t have all the answers but I do know from experience, research, my life’s journey and my training and mentoring, that through nurturing attuned connections with our children we are able to guide and foster their emotional intelligence (as well as our own) and their overall well-being.
We can feel compassion for ourselves and find a place to empathize recognizing that parenting is challenging. We can turn our compassion into the ability to really sit with our children’s upset and show them true empathy without trying to change them or their feelings.
I invite you to join me on that journey of realizing your path as a conscious parent. Book a free discovery call with me.
Through my parenting coaching sessions and classes, you will be supported as you deepen your connection with your child. You will also learn to nurture more compassion for yourself. I am here to support you on your journey to LOVE Parenting, to awaken to your own needs, your child’s needs, and to nurture your own self-compassion, to help you foster attuned connections with yourself and with your child. I am here to serve and to share my passion for parenting.
The 10-Week AWAKENED PARENT COACHING PROGRAM is the most comprehensive parenting program I offer. This program provides parents with the tools and support they need to implement more conscious and peaceful parenting techniques in their everyday parenting. This program is about making profound shifts in your parenting and family relationships. No one expects you to be a peaceful parent all the time. Perfection is an illusion and when we stop chasing it we become freer to live our real authentic selves and be authentic loving parents that nurture a deep connection with our children.
We must shine a light on ourselves as parents to see what we are bringing to our parenting relationship. Through this program, I provide a deep transformational experience for you as a parent, to help you let go of unresolved feelings and unconscious belief patterns left from your own childhood that are unconsciously (maybe even consciously) affecting the way you parent and show up for yourself, for your children, and family. In this program and through our one-on-one coaching, you will be able to release beliefs and patterns that have been holding you back as a peaceful parent, and instead, replace them with empowered beliefs.
I will help you learn to regulate your own emotions so that you can respond to your children from a place of love rather than reactivity. You will also learn how to provide yourself Self-Care so that you can serve your family with a full-tank and not feeling depleted. When we feel depleted and like we are running on empty it is very hard to regulate our own emotions and not respond to our children from a place of reactivity. I will help you transform your reactivity into conscious responsive reflections and validation for your child, which will nurture your relationship with one another. This program will give you tools to coach your children through challenging situations at the same time deepen the connection between you and your children in the process. These tools will not only help you handle family obstacles with compassion but they also help you find more self- compassion in the process. It is essential that we find more self-love and forgiveness because parenting is the hardest practice, we must honor that for ourselves, and not beat ourselves up.
When we as parents increase our own emotional intelligence, this results in the ability to be more effective emotional coaches for our children helping them navigate their emotions and feelings, and thus resulting in an ability as time goes on for our children to express themselves in healthy effective ways, to name their feelings and emotions, rather than project their feelings and take them out on those around them.
We will explore setting limits, helping you learn to set limits without the need for threats, yelling, bribes, or punishments but rather through a calm respectful tone, clear language, and learning to teach your core family values all at the same time. Even research shows that manipulation and punishments don’t work for long-term cooperation. By learning to set boundaries for yourself and for your children in a more loving way, you will be nurturing your connection with your children rather than undermining it as we do a lot of the time when we yell or set limits as a threat. Your conscious limit setting will encourage cooperation and will let your child know you are on his/her side, and you two are working together.
Through the 10 weeks of coaching, we will also work on shifting the parenting dynamic from one of control to one of guidance and coaching. When we learn to guide rather than be a master or control it releases us from the pressure of omnipresent rule and responsibility. Who wants to feel totally responsible for everything? It is overwhelming and exhausting and acting out of a place of control rather than the guidance we hurt our connection and the trust our children have in us. No one likes to be controlled or feel like they are being manipulated but we do this every day with our children through controlling behaviors, bribes, threats and simply acting out of reactivity. So I will help you shift this dynamic and shift into cooperation and guidance rather than the need for control and dominance. This shift makes for profound changes in the parent-child relationship.
You will learn the beautiful art of REPAIR. Because there is no such thing as the perfect parent, there will be times we forget to pause and regulate our own emotions before responding to our children. So learning how to offer repair and healing to our children when we have gone down the wrong path is one of the most transformational aspects of conscious parenting. We will work on that together so you can learn to turn challenges, struggles, and mistakes – into opportunities for deep connection. This is also modeling for them how to apologize and take responsibility for their actions, as well as the art of Forgiveness.
You will learn a bit about brain science to understand what your child at any given age is really experiencing and what reasonable expectations you might be able to expect or not expect of them with regard to their behavior, capabilities, regulations, and emotions. Also, the Brain Science regarding how emotional states affect our brain and why we are not able to reason and neither are our children when we are in heightened emotional states.
Do you feel like you walk on eggshells trying to prevent your child’s meltdowns or big emotions? At times we all go out of our way to avoid our children’s upsets because sometimes we just don’t feel like we can handle it. But I truly believe with the right perspective and the right tools parents can hold space for their children and themselves, even in the midst of very big emotions. And believe it or not, you can even look forward to and feel a sense of relief when your child shows big emotions because these moments bring about deeper connection for you and your child and provide for even smoother interactions going forward. In our Awakened Parenting Coaching, the shifts you make enable you to hold space in an empathetic way that makes your child feel seen and heard and, most of all, deeply connected to you, all through you gaining tools and the ability to hold space for them and be able to simply observe their big emotions and not have to fix them. Through our coaching you will learn how empathy is truly the key to you feeling seen and heard, as well as your children feeling seen and heard- and how empathy is the key to most of our shifts within ourselves and in our connections with our children.
I will help you find ways to laugh more and enter your Child’s space with more playful energy. Playful attentiveness and laughter is a sure way to bring more trust and feeling of love into any relationship and most definitely laughter and play is the way to our children’s hearts.
I offer coaching packages separate from my larger program. You can buy coaching packages in sets of 1, 3, 6, or 10 sessions. This is also how clients continue transforming after the all-inclusive 10-week Awakened Heart Parenting Program.