MEET THE CREATOR OF FEED THE PARENT
Hi there! I’m Suzie Brown, Mindfulness Teacher and Mother. Thanks for joining me!
I love working with stressed out parents who want to enjoy the ride a bit more. I help you find joy and ease in being a parent through my mindful parenting strategies - to help you keep calm and connect with you kids, and help your kids keep calm and co-operate!
My Mindful Parenting Transformation
After two decades of yoga practice, a decade of Buddhist Insight Meditation practice and 5 years teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), my meditation and mindfulness practice really came into its own when I had my daughter, Lila, four years ago.
I realised the huge benefits of my mindfulness practice when I was faced with a traumatic birth experience - my newborn nearly died right after childbirth. And then the challenge of exhaustion with my baby not letting me sleep at night for months on end. I was overwhelmed and wishing I could have my pre-child life back. I used my mindfulness and meditation experience to get me through - and I realised I could be happy even through the hard times.
These days I still have the challenges of my very stubborn 4 year-old not co-operating with dressing, eating, going out, sharing, you name it! – and again a mindful approach has proved to be the solution. Instead of my husband and I ‘fighting’ with our daughter to ‘force’ her to comply, we’ve discovered that connecting with her is the only way to get her to co-operate. It’s quite amazing how much happier both parents and child are now that we have stopped battling each other!
My daughter is a huge inspiration to me and I love seeing the positive effects that a calm, connected, conscious style of parenting has on her happiness and our beautiful connection. I’ve been inspired to share this with you!
I live in Ocean Grove, Australia and teach public and workplace mindfulness workshops in Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine, including Mindful Parenting workshops. To find out about these check out my mindfulness training business, Avista Mindfulness Training.
Want to know what Mindful Parenting is all about? Check out my great summary of it here. And to learn more about Mindful Parenting you can read my blog, download my free Minimising Meltdowns cheat sheet and take my Parenting With Joy e-course! And don't forget to join me in the Feed the Parent Facebook group!
Want to know what Mindful Parenting is all about? Check out my summary of it right here:
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