I often run in-person classes and workshops for women, men, couples, and families to learn, explore, and connect with others in the NW Washington, DC community.
Next Class is Sunday, 5/19!
Join us for the ‘Parents in Tune’ Series
Learn to feel less stress and more connection to yourself and your family
Sundays, 6:30 – 8 pm (3/17, 4/21, 5/19, & 6/23) at lil omm yoga
Come join me and fellow mom and therapist, Kate Kelly on a parent journey that will engage our bodies, minds and hearts: We’ll integrate the latest neuroscience with our own innate wisdom and discover how “tuning into ourselves” can powerfully inform/open up our skills as parents.
Class 1 – 3/17- Tuning In
We can learn a lot by getting curious about the family we grew up in and what we bring into the family we are in now. Learn to “Tune In” and bringing our fullest attention to our mind and our body in the present moment so we can respond to our families rather than simply “react” to the challenges that come our way. And all the latest brain science supports us too!
Books we will be learning from: “Parenting From The Inside Out” by Daniel J. Siegel, Momma Zen by Karen Maezen Miller, Just One Thing by Rick Hanson
Class 2 – 4/21-Tuning into our Parenting “Toolbox” Part I
How can the Science of Self-Compassion help us live more wholehearted lives. We will share our stories and connect with each other through discussion, movement, and meditation
Books we will be learning from: Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, The Gifts of Imperfection
Class 3 – 5/19 – Tuning into our Parenting “Toolbox” Part II
Research tells us that when we are feeling upset, our brains just can’t think logically. Learn how to tune into our own and our child(ren)’s hearts and minds to help us learn to regulate and calm ourselves. We will practice together and learn simple methods to support ourselves and our parenting.
Books we will be learning from: The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, 10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn
Class 4 – 6/23 – Tuning in at Home
How do we bring the awareness we cultivate in ourselves to our home and children? How do we “practice” in the midst of the “busyness” of our lives? Learn how music, the senses and rituals can support a mindful home.
Books we will be learning from: Mindful Parent, Happy Child: A Guide To Raising Joyful & Resilient Children by Pilar Placone, The Art of Family By Gina Bria
Do you have questions or want to learn more about ‘Parents in Tune?’ I’d love to talk with you about it! Send me an email at JKogan@JenniferKogan.com or call me at 202-215-2790.
Other topics include:
How To Manage Your Child’s Intense Feelings
All people get angry, worried, or scared. What can we do for ourselves and for our children as we grapple with these and other challenging emotions? This class will help you to: Identify what makes you angry • Handle conflict in a constructive manner • Teach your children how to identify emotions • Express anger safely • Improve family communication • Forge stronger relationships.
From Couple to Parents
Having a new baby can be stressful but laying the groundwork for a nurturing home and family is absolutely possible! Together, we will explore ways to stay connected with your partner, communicate and deal with conflict, and strengthen partner friendship and intimacy.
Couples & Conflict: What’s Your Style?
Conflict is part of life & every couple has their own conflict cycle style. This class will help you identify yours and find ways to express conflict constructively while still remaining connected.
Mindfulness For You & Your Family
Strategies and tips on how to incorporate mindfulness in your life and home to support you and kids of all ages.
The New Dad’s Toolbox — Nuts ‘n’ Bolts for New Dads
New Dads need some support, too! Facilitated discussion regarding tools Dads can use to handle the wide array of issues that come with parenthood, including: balancing work/life • lack of sleep • connecting with your new family.
How To Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Your Kids Will Talk
Siblings Without Rivalry
(Both based on the work of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish)
Contact me if you’d like me to offer this class or workshop to your club or group. I can also offer these classes to small groups of parents. Just call or email me to discuss. Sign up to receive updates on upcoming workshops.