Journey Foward to a Peaceful and Productive School Year
I imagine that you are likely feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed thinking about all the Covid-related stressors you and your family are dealing with during this upcoming school year. 

This is not the world we thought we’d be living in; it’s not what you wanted, wished or hoped for. And yet, it’s what is here.

And it’s definitely not what your kids wanted; and yet, despite the challenges we are in, there are ways that we can thrive amidst the unknown and uncertainty.

Journey Forward® to a Peaceful and Productive School Year is a year long membership for parents to mindfully manage parenting during the pandemic.

We ended last school year thinking for sure we’d be able to start up again in Fall.

At this point of the summer – normally – we are counting the days until the kids are back in school. While we love the break of not making lunches, carpooling and managing homework, we also love when the kids are back to routine, and we can gain some structure back into our days.

And this year, that’s not going to happen.

No longer can we rely on what was normal. This is our new normal. At least for now.

The more we want and wish it to be the way it used to be, the harder it is to accept the way things are.

But let me tell you – what you’re feeling is 100% understandable. What you’re feeling is normal.

The uncertainty of not knowing what’s next causes anxiety for everyone.

And while we can’t control the outcome, we can control our response to whatever is arising.

Mindfulness offers the framework and tools to decrease stress, anxiety and overwhelm, while working to stay present without wondering, “what’s next?”

This is easier said than done, but the more you can practice these tools, not only will you be more patient, calm and present for yourself and your kids, but you’ll also be shifting the environment in the home to be more resilient and creative in how to respond to all the new challenges families are facing.

And here is why this is important: anxiety, stress and overwhelm are not conducive for learning.

So if you’re kids are picking up on your anxious energy, then they will have a harder time to learn in an already challenging learning environment.

Remote, or even hybrid learning, is going to be difficult for kids to get all of their academic, social, emotional and physical needs met.

 

As parents, we need to make sure the environment they are in is as optimal as can be to prime their brains for learning in these unusual circumstances.

Because here’s what happens: when your emotional brain is activated (stress, anxiety, overwhelm, anger, fear…you name it), it shuts down your executive functioning. This is the part of the brain in which the following resides:

  • Logic, reason and rationality
  • Decision making
  • Clear thinking
  • Learn and retain information
  • Language
  • Communication

So if your emotional brain has taken over, all of the above is difficult to access.

The good news? You can learn the tools to quiet the emotional brain when all of those normal and natural responses are activated.

Oh, and something else…

It’s not just your kids that you need to worry about…if you are operating from the stressed out brain, how do you think you’ll be able to:

  • Take care of your work/career?
  • Manage your home and all the chores?
  • Stay organized and on top of things?
  • Be present and patient with yourself and the people you love?
  • Be available to help your kids with their work?
  • Feel productive and accomplished at the end of the day?
  • Practice self-care?
  • Be resilient in the face of ongoing change?

This is why I have created this membership for parents to gain the tools for themselves and their kids to have a productive and peaceful school year.

 

While it’s a difficult and challenging time, it is possible to learn the tools to manage with greater compassion, resilience and ease.

The doors for enrollment are currently closed. Please sign up below to join the waitlist, and you will be the first to be notified when doors open again!

At less than a quarter of my hourly rate, I am inviting you into my membership where you will learn:

  • to breathe and slow down, so you can respond and not react
  • to integrate mindfulness practices into your daily routine
  • to meditate and why it matters
  • to reset your mindset when it is stuck
  • tools for effective discipline
    how to communicate clearly
    ways to decrease your stress and anxiety
  • the power of gratitude, compassion and lovingkindness
  • how to be present
  • and so much more!

…and how to role model all of this to your kids!

 

What you will get each month:

  • Trainings in all areas of mindfulness and parenting
  • 2 Live Q&A calls each month
  • A new meditation each month, including ones to do with your kids
  • Weekly journal prompts
  • Direct access to me through our Facebook group
  • Periodic guest expert trainings

As a result of joining, you will experience more…

  • Presence
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Calm
  • Resilience
  • Productivity for you and your kids
  • Confidence
  • Gratitude
  • Compassion

At less than a quarter of my hourly rate, I am inviting you into my membership where you will learn:

  • to breathe and slow down, so you can respond and not react
  • to integrate mindfulness practices into your daily routine
  • to meditate and why it matters
  • to reset your mindset when it is stuck
  • tools for effective discipline
    how to communicate clearly
    ways to decrease your stress and anxiety
  • the power of gratitude, compassion and lovingkindness
  • how to be present
  • and so much more!

…and how to role model all of this to your kids!

 

What you will get each month:

  • Trainings in all areas of mindfulness and parenting
  • 2 Live Q&A calls each month
  • A new meditation each month, including ones to do with your kids
  • Weekly journal prompts
  • Direct access to me through our Facebook group
  • Periodic guest expert trainings

As a result of joining, you will experience more…

  • Presence
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Calm
  • Resilience
  • Productivity for you and your kids
  • Confidence
  • Gratitude
  • Compassion

So join Journey Forward® today! Your kids will thank you for taking the time to learn the tools that your whole family needs to mindfully manage the uncertainties that Covid continues to throw our way.

 

We no longer can rely on what was normal. We can’t wait for life to go back to the way it was. So we need to take action now to create a new way of being for our families.

The doors for enrollment are currently closed. Please sign up below to join the waitlist, and you will be the first to be notified when doors open again!

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