Online Courses

Mindful Parenting: The Foundations of Practice

People ask me all the time how I seem to stay so calm and present in the midst of chaos. The reality is that I do not all the time… but most of the time this is true. This was not always the case. There was a time when anxiety ruled my life and made plenty of unwise decisions through me. I snapped at my kiddos more often than I liked, and was really hard on myself. The stories in my mind often told me I was not enough. Looking back it seems absurd.

I created this course as my first offering because it encompasses the core practices that helped me begin to show up each day able to access the kindest wisest parts of me (most of the time). I hope you will join me on this path of mindful parenting. Whether you are new to this practice or a long term practitioner looking for a refresher… I’d be so happy to have you.

All parents wish to be deeply connected to their lives and themselves, while remaining deeply connected to their children.The Foundations of Mindful Parenting program is a framework for parents to intentionally bring moment-to-moment awareness to the parent-child relationship.

Peaceful parents raise happy kids.

Join me for four weeks to learn the core foundations of a mindfulness practice taught through the lens of mindful parenting. We will focus on mindfulness of the breath, body, emotions and thoughts.

Meeting ourselves and our children in presence and love depends on the capacities we will explore together.

Week #1: Mindfulness of the Breath
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Few practices support my day to day life within my family more than focusing on the breath. We will spend time deepening our experience using the breath as a lifeline to “responding” rather than “reacting” to the stressors in our lives. Interested in a centering practice to stay sane anyone?

Week #2: Mindfulness of the Body
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Hello down there? Anyone remember that we actually have a body below our neck? Many of us live our lives spinning in the mind and forget how powerful a moment of attention to the body can be. But how? How do we use the body to bring us back to presence? This will be our exploration.

Week #3 Mindfulness of Thoughts
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Don’t believe everything you think. This sign hangs on my refrigerator door and is one of the cornerstones of my practice. Let’s pause long enough to get to know the patterns of the mind and find some freedom from the many ways we hold ourselves back. What stories do you tell about yourself, your children, your partner? The mind is powerful, but neuroscience tells us we can create new neural pathways leading to more happiness and well being.

Week #4 Mindfulness of Emotions
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Do those pesky big emotions ever get in the way of showing up with wisdom and compassion? Yeah, me too. However, the more we explore and study our own emotions, the less of a hold they have on us. Let’s end our time together focusing on practices to “experience” our emotions rather than letting them take over and get in the way of love.

All calls will take place from 12pm – 1:30 pm PST (CONVERT TIMEZONE)

Recordings will be available to watch/listen at your parenting leisure. Your access to the recordings never expires.

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The Foundations of Mindful Parenting online course helps participants:

  • Understand emotions and reactivity in themselves and their children
  • Gain new insights into how to foster deeper connection
  • Learn to shift from judgement to empathy
  • Cope with the stressors of being a parent
  • Build an action plan on how to best weave these principles into their daily life

Attend Live Classes and Participate in Q&A

Each week we will spend about an hour practicing and learning together and then I’ll open things up for a 30 minute Q&A. I will offer practices and reflections to support your learning and integration of the teachings between our time together.

Learn Where You Learn Best

Every lesson will be recorded if you are unable to join us live or if you’d like to revisit themes after the live lessons. The classroom is optimized to work across mobile and desktop devices and you can download the lessons so you can learn wherever you are.

Get Coaching and Connect with Classmates

Have a question between calls? We have a Private Facebook Group to share thoughts and gain clarity.  I’ll be moderating the group and answering questions daily.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for? This course is for people new to mindfulness or anyone who needs a refresher.

What will participants learn? 

Participants will learn the foundations of mindful parenting. They can expect to walk away from this course with practical understanding and tools for cultivating deeper connections with themselves and their children by:

  • Cultivating emotional awareness and self-regulation
  • Identifying their triggers and how to work with them
  • Bringing compassion and nonjudgmental acceptance to their parenting interactions
  • Weaving mindfulness practice into their day to day lives

How much does this course cost? $100.00

How long do I have access to the course materials? Your access to the course materials never expires!

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Notes of Gratitude for Michelle’s Teaching

I’m happier, healthier, and more connected.. than ever before

“I grew up in a home where yelling and anxiety was the norm and I swore I would parent differently. It was shocking to watch myself reliving some of the same patterns from my own childhood. Working with Michelle helped me get to know myself in such a way that I was able to begin shifting mind states and patterns. I’m happier, healthier, and more connected to myself and my family than I ever have been before. She told me it would be hard work, and it was, but so worth the time, effort and energy.”
–Father of Two, Chicago

Let’s keep in touch on this mindful parenting journey