Parenting & Family Services

Whatever is in your heart about being a parent or caregiver will be listened to, honored, and deeply considered. A simple, clear, and thoughtful approach to parenting and the self care needed to do so well is shared through sessions in person, by phone, or online. Practical tools and suggestions are given to try in your own way and own time, with the follow through necessary to discover what works best for you and your loved ones. Conception, postpartum, family decision making, nursing / weaning, school searches, sibling relations, aggression, multi-generational family relationships, anxiety, depression, anger, boundaries, emotions, eating styles, daily routines, rituals and celebrations, sleep, attunement, intimacy, sexuality, death / dying, and loss are all examples of parenting issues successfully addressed. Many theorists have influenced this work, including Patty Wipfler’s Parenting by Connection approach of nourishing the sacred space that is family.

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To promote community and provide support for parents and those caring for children, Stillwater Meditation for Parents meets monthly at the East Bay Healing Collective in Berkeley (1840 Alcatraz Avenue; please ring bell for EBHC at the front door). All groups are held from 4:30pm – 5:30pm and cost $15. The upcoming dates for 2018 are:

July 22nd, August 5th, September 23rd, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

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