Finding Calm

Strengthening Bonds Through the Path of Self-Kindness

Our Finding Calm (Curiosity, Acceptance, Love and Mindfulness) class offers a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn mindful-based skills to help reduce stress, enhance strong bonds, explore mindful self-compassion and encourage balance.

Finding Calm meets weekly for six weeks. The fee for an individual is $195. Discounteed rate of $295 available for couples. In most cases there are also partial scholarships available for those in need. If you have questions regarding this please let us know via the Contact page.

Fall 2021 Classes

 COVID-19 Update: All classes are currently meeting virtually. Please Contact Us with any questions or concerns. Times are PDT. Our classes meet weekly for 6-weeks and begin on the dates listed below:

Mon Oct 11 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – ONLINE! For Caregivers of Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers – Facilitator – Foxy Davison – PRIVATE

Lunes Oct 25 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – ONLINE! En Español – PRIVATE

Thurs Nov 4 – 1:00 – 2:30 pm (no class 11/25) – ONLINE! For Caregivers of Children/Teen (all ages)  – Facilitator – Jamie Elzea – OPEN

Thurs Nov 4 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm (no class 11/25) – ONLINE! For Parents of Children with Chronic Health or Developmental Needs (all ages) – Facilitator – Jamie Elzea – OPEN

Tues Nov 9 – 9:30 – 11:00 am – ONLINE! For Caregivers of Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers – Facilitator – Jamie Elzea – OPEN

We are currently working on adding more to our class schedules. Please fill out our Registration Form to help us with planning and provide you with updates!

Curriculum

Week 1: Introduction to the following concepts: mindfulness, self-compassion, and common humanity.

Week 2: Calm Mind: Understanding our brain’s responses in various situations.

Week 3: Calm Body: Understanding our body’s response in various situations.

Week 4: Calm Connection: Understanding attunement and practicing active listening.

Week 5: Calm Emotion: Understanding our reactions and responses to various emotions.

Week 6: Calm Enough: Practicing gratitude, concept of “Good Enough Parent” and wrap up.

Series Offering

  • Mindful based skills to help reduce stress and encourage balance
  • An environment to discover your own inner wisdom
  • Skilled professionals & mindfully trained facilitators
  • Parent & child self-awareness with a focus on self-regulation, self-compassion and parent and child emotional development
  • Emphasis on the importance of parent/child attachment
  • Parental confidence and empowerment
  • A community of like-minded parents who aspire to be the best parents they can be and are willing to embark on the parenting journey with an open mind, curiosity and willingness to explore.

Class Goals

  • To appreciate your own parenting journey as they nurture your innate internal wisdom.
  • To realize the impact and importance of being present and practicing Self-Compassion.
  • To learn more about being attuned to your child’s needs and how that fosters secure attachment.
  • To understand and move beyond fears, to embrace the joys of parenthood and transition to the dynamic of an enhanced family.
  • To create an opportunity for deepening the connection with yourself and your child as well as creating relationships with other parents.
  • To understand the importance of listening, staying connected with your partner and modeling intimacy for your child.
  • To learn mindfully self-compassionate tools to add to your self-care toolbox.
  • To find time to deepen your awareness through key readings and reflection exercises.

Can’t find a class that fits your schedule?

If there is enough interest, we will find a facilitator to support you! Please register using the Registration Form to get the process started.

Due to the sharing nature of this program, groups need have at least five participants (maximum of eight). Plan to join with a friend!

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