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Day 2: Exploring our relationship to our inner world, emotions, and parenting struggles through the lens of mindfulness.

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Mark Coleman: Taming the Inner Critic

Length: 31:27

Mark Coleman is a teacher at Spirit Rock and has taught insight meditation retreats since 1997 worldwide. Mark is passionate about nature and integrating meditation and natural world and leads wilderness retreats internationally through Awake in the Wild retreats. He is founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has brought mindfulness trainings, consulting and coaching to companies, healthcare and nonprofit organizations across North America. Co-founder of the Mindfulness Training Institute Mark runs year long mindfulness teacher trainings in the UK and US.

A leader in the online meditation field, Mark has meditations with the NY Times Virtual Reality app, Whil.com online meditation platform and Grokker.com.

He is author of Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery and Make Peace With Your Mind.

He lives in Sausalito, Marin and likes nothing more than hiking biking and kayaking in the outdoors.

Summary:
Parenting is one of the hardest things we do, and made more difficult by creating these impossibly high standards, comparing ourselves, and feeling sometimes that we just aren’t doing it right. Join Mark to gain practical ideas for working with the inner critic and how to find freedom from unhealthy mind states.

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Eve Ekman: Understanding Emotions

Length: 30:16

Eve Ekman is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. The daughter of Paul Ekman, a pioneering founder of the field of emotion research, Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills.

Her research interests are inspired by her past experience as a medical social worker in
the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital and her training in Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), an applied emotion-regulation and mindfulness intervention.

At the Osher Center, Eve continues to refine the framework, research, and training in the areas of meaning, empathy, and burnout. She provides trainings based on CEB to a wide array of clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law, and education. She has also led a training for Wisdom 2.0, and gave a TEDx talk at California State East Bay.

Summary:
Join Eve as she explores emotions from the eastern and western points of view. Our emotions can at times make us feel separate…. so how do we remind ourselves that we are all connected? How do we decode our emotional experiences? What can emotions teach us?

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Laura Markham: Peaceful Parenting

Length: 43:02

Dr. Laura Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, and now her latest book, The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook: Using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting.

Dr. Laura Markham earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University and has worked as a parenting coach with countless families across the world. Over 130,000 moms and dads enjoy Dr. Laura’s free weekly coaching posts via email. You can sign up on any page of her website, AhaParenting.com, which serves up Aha! Moments for parents of babies through teens. Dr. Laura’s aspiration is to change the world, one child at a time, by supporting parents. The proud mother of two thriving young adults who were raised with her peaceful parenting approach, she lives with her husband in New York.

Summary:
Laura shares how connection and empathy are the path to peaceful parenting. To find our way to peace we must also be kind, patient, and loving with ourselves. Laura’s guidance is equal parts common sense and spiritual epiphany.

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Mike Robbins: Mindfulness and Working Parents

Length: 36:56

Mike Robbins is the author of four books, Focus on the Good StuffBe Yourself Everyone Else is Already TakenNothing Changes Until You Do, and Bring Your Whole Self to Work. He’s a former pro baseball player whose playing career ended due to an injury.  For the past 17 years, he’s been a sought-after motivational speaker who delivers keynotes and seminars for some of the top companies in the world.  His clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Schwab, eBay, and the San Francisco Giants. He and his work have been featured in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, as well as on ABC News and the Oprah radio network.  He was a regular contributor to the Huffington Post for a decade and his books have been translated into fifteen different languages.  

Summary:
Mike teaches us to infuse our lives with authenticity and appreciation. In this interview he explores being a working parent through the lens of mindful awareness. Mike’s talk is filled with so much practical advice to push past our self imposed limits, step out of our comfort zone, and take a new perspective on what it means to be a working parent.

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Cat Li Stevenson: Lessons from a Mindful Parent

Length: 33:10

Cat is a mama, wife and writer, living and practicing in an urban zen center in San Francisco. She is an explorer of the human journey, and the former Chief of Staff at Wisdom 2.0 where she is now advising and focusing on development.

Summary:

Cat has lived in a Zen Center for many years and is raising her daughter within this community. Join in as she explores the fears connected to early motherhood, mindful marital relationship,  and how deep practice and inquiry can affect motherhood.

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