As parents, we are expert mulit-taskers, often navigating complex work and home responsibilities. Yet, one of the biggest challenges of parenting is the ability to stay present with our children amidst a full life. Kids know just how to push our buttons, and we often end up feeling overwhelmed and upset in the very moments when our attention is needed most. Counter-intuitively, the key to becoming more patient, compassionate, and present to our children lies in first becoming more patient, compassionate, and present to ourselves.
During our course on Jewish Mindful Parenting, we will:
· Practice self-compassion and mindfulness to stay more present to yourself and to your kids
· Discover Jewish wisdom on staying intimately connected to ourselves and the people we love most
· Build community with other parents
Led by Marita Anderson, a hospital Chaplain with a Master in Jewish Studies from the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. She is part of the Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She studied meditation at The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness (UMass Medical School).
Open to the Community