Online Courses

Mindful Parenting: The Foundations of Practice

I am creating 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.

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Webinar: The Joy of Teenagers through the Lens of Mindfulness

The teenage years are filled with so much possibility. They are some of the most creative, inquisitive, and growth oriented times of our lives, yet parents often cringe when considering life with a teen. Join Jessica Morey, Executive Director of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education and Michelle Gale, Author of Mindful Parenting in a Messy World as they explore the essential questions parents must ask to cultivate deeper connection and trust within themselves and with their adolescent.

Who am I? Who are They? Who are We?

The adolescent years are a time of great change, not only for the child, but also for the nature of the parent child relationship. Can we meet these years with openness, humor, and the willingness to evolve alongside our teens?

The focus of this webinar will be on:

  • Shifting our habitual responses from criticism to curiosity
  • Exploring how to move our minds from being on autopilot to aware
  • Listening through the noise for what our teenage children really need
  • Investigating our relationship to change and uncertainty


Mini-Course: Big Emotions and What To Do With Them

One of the most common requests I receive from corporate clients and stay at home/working parents alike is to help them manage their response to stress. Personally, particularly on school day mornings, as I’m trying to get my kids out the door and myself to work, having the ability to bring it down a notch is absolutely critical. No one can find their shoes, the dogs are barking, the waffles just burned, and I’m running late to see a client. The best parts of me can be pretty hard to find in those moments.

It’s perfectly normal for us to experience stress, and some measure of stress is actually good! It can motivate us and spark us into action. However, when the level of stress we experience passes our ability to skillfully deal with it, then it’s important to have some skills to help in that moment.

In this 30-minute video, I’ll tools to help you manage stress. I’ll include:

  • A short mindfulness practice
  • What causes big emotions
  • What we can do about them
  • Tips for practicing self-compassion


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