Events

2016

Thursday, November 3rd
Key Strategies for Increasing Communication and Connection

6:30-7:30pm
Pediatric Alternatives
10 Thomas Drive, Mill Valley

Learn key research-based communication strategies to help you:

Increase communication and intimacy
Resolve conflicts
Shift the dynamics and patterns that create distance or distress

By just practicing a few of these key strategies regularly you’ll see positive changes occur.

Saturday, March 28th 10am-12pm
Saturday, April 4th 10am-12pm

Self-Compassion: A Two-Day Workshop

275 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA

In this workshop based upon the book Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, PhD, you’ll learn how to replace self-criticism with self-compassion, thereby enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

Tuesday, March 24
6:30-9pm

Southern Marin Mom’s Club
Annual Community Counts Partners Event

Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
Cascade Room


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2015

June 17th – July 29th on Wednesdays 10am-1pm or 5pm-8pm (see schedule)

Walking Meditation: A Three Mile Walk Through Tennessee Valley

Walking meditation is a way to access inner guidance and purpose, much like walking the labyrinth at Chartres or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. It shares similarities with a Native American vision quest, or an Aborigine walkabout.

Our walking meditation through Tennessee Valley will provide a way for us to be present in the moment, to be in silence, and to listen to our inner guidance.

See Walking Meditation event page for details

Thursday, September 25
The Whole-Brain Child

6:30-7:30pm
Pediatric Alternatives
10 Thomas Drive, Mill Valley

This workshop is based upon the book The Whole-Brain Child by neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel.

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No—it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!

Learn age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.

Thursday, October 23
And Baby Makes Three

6:30-7:30pm
Pediatric Alternatives
10 Thomas Drive, Mill Valley

This workshop is based on the book And Baby Makes Three by John Gottman. Gottman writes: When a baby arrives, a couple’s intimacy deteriorates. Sex, romance, and passion often decline. The relationship shifts its center to the baby. Husbands and wives who were once friends and lovers no longer have time for each other. Dating stops entirely, and long conversations disappear. Both parents get lonely, and can be drawn to others outside the marriage. Most affairs occur after children come. Family time is now battle time.

While these statistics are discouraging, there are ways we can successfully navigate the transition to parenthood. In this workshop you will learn specific strategies, tools and techniques to apply at home to help decrease stress and strengthen your family.


Thursday, November 23

Navigating the Changes of Motherhood

6:30-7:30pm
Pediatric Alternatives
10 Thomas Drive, Mill Valley

Motherhood brings many changes, from the biological, psychological, and hormonal, to those involving relationships, career and identity.

Together we will explore how these diverse factors have effected you as a mother and a woman. What has been challenging? What has been transforming? What parts of yourself or your life have been been gained or lost? What still needs to be adjusted or integrated? What form of support or resources do you need in order to feel more balanced and fulfilled?

This workshop is not only for new mothers, but for mothers of every stage.