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Perfectionism and Presence in Parenting with Jacquelyn Richards, MA, MFT
Parenting is joyful and messy, rewarding and challenging, and often calls upon abalance between improvisation and structure. In this evening talk we will explorehow we can shift from the pressures of perfectionism to greater acceptance andpresence in parenting. You will learn about the human nervous system, practiceways to shift from stress to presence and update your parenting narrative for amore sustainable caregiving experience.
Questions we will address:- Why is presence so important in parenting and how can you engage theright amount of pressure for yourself and your child?- When under stress, how can you regulate your/your child's nervous system?- What expectations do you have for yourself as a parent and for your child?How do these expectations guide or inhibit growth and wellbeing?
Jacquelyn Richards, MA, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist whoworks with teens, adults and couples to relieve anxiety, depressionand navigate life transitions. Over the past ten years, she hassupported youth ages 9-18 to address a wide range of socialemotionalneeds and currently works with middle school youthand families as the Upper School Counselor at San Francisco DaySchool. Her approach is strength-based and draws heavily from restorative justice,mindfulness and somatic (mind-body) practices.
Register online: www.practicesanfrancisco.com/schedule