"The extent to which we as parents can love deeply laugh loudly, risk bravely, and lose freely is the extent to which our children will know joy and freedom." Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Dr. Shefali Tsabary is a clinical psychologist and author providing therapy and insight regarding mindful parenting. She's written three books on conscious parenting and is making waves throughout the psychological world encouraging practitioners and parents alike to embark on a different kind of journey...one that challenges the status quo of what parenting is considered to be and calls for a parenting paradigm shift.
Her message is a call to release the perception that children need fixing when they "mis-behave" and invites us to witness our "mis-conceptions" of what parenting is in the first place. She explores parenting as an opportunity for us as adults to grow up and and into our own healing by reconciling missed opportunities, tragedies, and more. It is a call to visit the parental heart and offer it unfettered access to personal growth. It is a brave concept, and certainly for people embarking on this journey into conscious parenting it is a brave new path of awakening.
Over the next few months I'll be exploring Dr. Shefali's work through continued learning, trainings, and more. I look forward to offering a support group on her pivotal work in the spring. In the mean time, you can learn more by watching her 2012 TED Talk below.