Conscious parenting means choosing to make aware, open-eyed choices rather than simply reacting all the time. Within this framework, we can honor our own experiences while also making space for our children’s unique experiences. By examining our temperaments and being aware of those of our partners and children, we can approach parenting with more compassion and conscious intention to give our children the strongest foundation so that they can reach their individual potential, and themselves build satisfying relationships.
Renew your family through a fun and revitalizing time together at Esalen that includes building conscious parenting skills. The teachings are based on Gazebo’s Gestalt practice with children, and family and child counselor Jane Nelsen’s positive discipline model. Families will participate in activities together, and parents also will have time for rest and renewal while the children experience the magic of Esalen’s Gazebo Park School.
During parent-only sessions, parents will reflect on how their childhood affects their current parenting, and clarify their values in order to understand and guide their approach to parenting.