Parent Resource Circles are free virtual sessions that will offer a space for parents and caregivers to connect with one another and navigate the impact of the pandemic together. In each session, top experts and specialists in early childhood development will present on a topic relevant to the current climate and offer resources.
December 3rd - Increasing Mindful Self-Compassion and Motivation During the Covid-19 Pandemic with guest speaker Dr. Stephanie Born
Session Description: Research has indicated the powerful effects of practicing mindfulness in improving well-being, and there is newer research that recognizes the importance of self-compassion within this mindful practice. This session will provide more information about mindfulness and self-compassion as well as offer techniques and strategies to use when practicing mindful self-compassion in everyday life for parents, caregivers, and children. These techniques can also be applied to increase attention and motivation for children. Discussion of ways to increase motivation while supporting kids with managing the numerous changes associated with the pandemic will also take place in the session.
- Attendees will be provided basic information about the current research on mindfulness and self-compassion
- Attendees will learn brief techniques for mindful self-compassion to use in everyday life to improve well-being and avoid burnout
- Attendees will learn strategies and behavioral interventions to apply for increasing motivation in children, particularly for school and distance learning.
Guest Speaker Bio:
Dr. Stephanie Born graduated magna cum laude from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then completed her Masters Degree and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities. Her training is with children, adolescents, and families. Stephanie specializes in trauma-focused interventions and typically works with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and attention difficulties.
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO JOIN VIA ZOOM:
Meeting >> https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88124461263
Meeting ID: 881 2446 1263
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