Where does true happiness come from? How can we encourage the development of living values like honesty and compassion in these challenging times?
Join this 7-session guided journey to both explore and practice the principles of raising happy, resilient, heart-centered children, inspired by the book "Calm and Compassionate Children" by Susan Usha Dermond.
Interested in this offering? Contact us and let us know and we'll update you about the upcoming schedule!
This course is a great "how to" guide for making our home a safe haven for our children. The book was easy to read, the exercises and resources presented in class were fun and allowed us to learn from each other and share about our journey. I was able to experience that peace and harmony in my home does really start with me... such a beautiful support group.
-- Mother of two from Menlo Park, CA
(re)discover your own calmness and compassion
Through a combination of live, interactive Zoom sessions, weekly practice opportunities and online discussion forums you will learn to:
Nurture the development of values through everyday activities
Focus on strengths, noticing and encouraging positive qualities
Cultivate a supportive environment for the entire family
“Matters of the heart are not taught so much as caught, if children are put in an environment that nurtures calmness and compassion.”
Our Time Together
“Loving behavior arises in large measure from an intuitive sense of connection with others.”
- Susan Usha Dermond
Bi-Weekly LIVE sessions (required)
Each week we meet via Zoom and focus on different topics within the book with an emphasis on:
techniques for relaxation and stress-relief to support your role as parent
connection and community building with a group of like-minded parents
Interactive and experiential activities, guided reflection and discussion
Weekly Practice Opportunities
Between our live sessions there will be opportunities for:
practice at home
on-going discussion and support
a one-on-one session to get individualized support
Full Price - $400
Bring a Friend - $300 each
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm PST
July 13th and 27th
August 10th and 24th
September 7th and 21st
7 live Zoom sessions, including recordings
access to private class page with downloads, resources and support materials
a free one-on-one session
free recorded centering practice
Q&A with Susan Usha Dermond, author of "Calm and Compassionate Children"
Note: These sessions are for adults (parents and caregivers) who regularly interact with children. The sessions will take place over Zoom.
Your commitment and engagement will co-create the space.
Be prepared to set aside time and space to be fully available and present for each live class, including video and audio.
We want this inspiration to be available to all those who are sincerely seeking it. If for any reason you are unable to pay full price or would like to arrange payments please contact us directly.
What Parents Are Saying
Your classes are always so engaging, especially all of the activities you have us do. They are simple, yet so deep...Your ability to gauge and connect the group collectively and individually is also impressive and enjoyable.
-mother, Palo Alto, CA
[The most valueable thing about this class is] an opportunity in the week to practice calm awareness, feel uplifted, and remember I'm not alone in this parenting gig.
I feel so much love, support, and genuine connection in the Conscious Families community. It's the one Zoom space that I actually get excited to enter. The programs are so engaging that time flies.
-mother, Nevada City, CA