The following four popular webinars focusing on parenting and cultivating mindful relationships are offered now in a bundle for $40USD. Members of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death are able to view these for free.
Contact Amy for registration information and/or links.
Interview with Susan Caruso, executive/artistic director and founder of Sunflower Creative Arts
Recorded webinar hosted by Amy Wright Glenn
Do you ever wonder when you should talk about sex with your children? How best to answer the question “Where do babies come from?” Do you speak about your children’s right to safety when it comes to their bodies? Do you have an open approach to discussing sex or sexuality with your children? How much is too much information? Or, do you avoid the topic altogether?
Susan Caruso has guided and supported families of young children for over 25-years and leads interactive and inspiring parent “toolboxes” each month for the Sunflower Creative Arts community. Each year, Susan addresses the topic of speaking about sex and sexuality for parents of preschool aged children.
How do you talk with your children about sex?
Susan Caruso is the Executive/Artistic Director and founder of Sunflower Creative Arts. Susan is a specialist in guiding children and adults to discover their passions, realize their potential and develop a strong personal voice. She is an educator, master player, parenting mentor, musician and compassionate voice and advocate for children. Susan is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and an innovator in early childhood education. Her inspired, child-centered approach to teaching led her to develop Sunflower’s model of play-nature-arts based learning. In addition to directing Sunflower’s vision and philosophy, Susan lends her insight, one-on-one, to both children and parents in creative arts, drama, music and parenting classes, and conflict resolution workshops.
Do you have an active meditation practice? Or, did you have one before becoming a parent?
Even if you are completely new to meditation, are you interested in building upon the proven benefits of this practice and encouraging your children to join you in cultivating mindfulness?
Author, mother, and meditation teacher Amy Wright Glenn reflects often upon the benefits of introducing children to mindfulness based practices and seated meditation practice. Amy has supported many parents in their efforts to cultivate mindfulness with their children. She writes on what it means to keep one’s yoga practice alive while parenting young children. Amy was also featured in the Wall Street Journal on the topic.
“One conscious breath in and out is a meditation.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
Have you ever felt like the words of another deeply hurt your heart?
Have you ever said words that were wounding?
Join author, doula, chaplain, and yoga teacher Amy Wright Glenn for an hour of reflection and meditation on this topic. Learn techniques to both heal and calm. This webinar will help you bring greater mindfulness to your speech, so as to reduce suffering.
“Yogic tradition has it that speech must pass before three barriers prior to being uttered aloud. These barriers come in the form of three questions: Is it kind? Is it true? Is it necessary?”
Talking with Children about Death
“Our love for our children is deep, instinctual and pervasive. We want to protect them from danger, and death is seen as the most permanent and terrifying danger. Throughout time, parents have given their lives to protect their children. We do so much to push death far, far away that, unfortunately, we forget that talking about death is actually very important.”
Author, mother, hospital chaplain, and teacher Amy Wright Glenn reflects often upon how parents can most compassionately and honestly approach the topic of death in conversation with their children. Amy has written on the topic for PhillyVoice and has provided private consultation to parents on the topic in her work. Purchase access of an online webinar she recorded on the topic of how we can best talk with our children about death.
Parents, grandparents, educators, and all who work with children and/or reflect deeply on the topic of how death/dying is approached in our culture will find this presentation particularly moving.