Upcoming Play & Heal- Aware Parenting Workshop

Hello Local Friends with kids!
How are u?
A few years ago I learned about Aware Parenting from Marion Rose and how the play component of it all works! It’s been amazing to see shifts within moments of connecting in with my daughter (4yrs old) and playing together, sometimes any old kind of deep connecting play and sometimes specific Attachment Play. A few minutes, for example, of her being the leader, coming on my back and directing me, has helped her gain power and laugh and then return her to her true nature of cooperation & compassion, and made my life a lot easier! Also with my baby we play peek-a-boo or copying each other’s sounds before bed and he sleeps better after that deep connection (and also often after a cry in my arms).

In a few weeks I will host a workshop filled with techniques for finding more cooperation with our kids through play, based on Aletha Solter’s work and the Aware Parenting (AwP) approach. I’m really excited to share how AwP delves into underlying emotions that lead to challenging behaviour and looks at ways to release them through crying (in arms as a baby) or tears/tantrums, laughter/play and deep connection, as along as needs are met.

If you are looking for more joy, laughter, ease and play, along with more fun & deeper connection with your kids, come and join in the next workshop (Sun., Nov 10, 10-1 at our yurt in Modanville) around play and healing.

It will help our kids and us as parents heal through laughter and play.

Please let me know if you would like more info or to book in.
much love,
Laura Shaz

0415533311

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Mum’s Circle on Sunday

Relax, Connect, Nourish Yourselves at our local

MUM’S CIRCLE ~ Feeling Lighter

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019
10-12

At Our Yurt in Modanville
(a few minutes drive from the Channon Market)
Please contact me for address and booking in: Laura 0415 533 311

Come and have some mumma time, connect and relax in a peaceful, non-judgemental space with like-minded mummas. (if possible make it child-free ~ babies are welcome). We’ll do some yoga & meditation. Give yourself a chance to fill up your cup. Share how you are doing at the moment (whether it be about your little one or anything else in your life), learn tips + resources from the Aware Parenting perspective (based on Aletha Solter’s work from The Aware Baby and other books). Laura is a mother of 2, a yoga instructor, certified mediator & facilitator and in-training as an Aware Parenting instructor. She offers classes, workshops & consultations.

For more info visit my website or call me. www.ljspeace.com Laura 0415 533 311
COST: $10

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Intro to Aware Parenting Workshop

Hello Mothers,At the end of August I am so excited to host another Intro to Aware Parenting Workshop. If you are interested in learning the many facets and techniques of Aware Parenting or wanting to find more joy, ease, compassion, understanding and healing in your motherhood journey, then please come along or let me know if you have any questions in your personal life.This workshop is not only about the children, but more so about you,: your healing, your time to fill up your cup and how you can express your needs & feelings in a healthy way, then if you have space, how you can support your children to release their feelings.Give yourself a chance to relax and heal while learning techniques for building healthy communication and releasefor your kids, use loving limits rather than punishment & reward… and more from the Aware Parenting (AwP) perspective (based on Aletha Solter’s The Aware Baby & Marion Rose PhD’s work.)I’m a mother of two children (ages almost 4 yrs and 9 months), a yoga instructor, facilitator and mediator. I’m training to be an Aware Parenting Instructor. Almost 3 and a half years ago I learned the basic principles of AwP from Marion Rose PhD, helping me and my daughter to get better sleep, along with better communication skills for us all, bonding exercises to release through laughter and play and generally how to enjoy parenting more, as I understand my children better and can help them be more cooperative and calm, able to concentrate and enjoy life more. It was so wonderful to have these tools available once my second was born, so that we could all enjoy family life together more and overcome the challenges of growing and changing.Challenging behavior is caused by painful feelings and once I understood that, created a space for my kids to cry or laugh or connect, then they could return to their true nature of cooperation & love. It was wonderful to watch how my babies and toddler changed once they could be listened to and responded to, they became generally healthier, happier and gentler. They don’t want to be disrespectful and difficult, they just need help getting out their uncomfortable feelings, whether caused through trauma or simply an overwhelming shopping trip.Aware Parenting has changed my life, and I hope it will yours, as well! I hope to see u there!Sunday Aug 25, 10am-1pmAt our home in Modanville, in the yurt in the backCost $60+2 follow-up inline calls and continuing support through facebook after the workshopwww.ljspeace.comLaura 0415 533 311

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Mum’s Circle at the Lismore Birth House

Come and join for the next Mum’s Circle, which will be on Sunday July 7th from 10-12. The power of sharing, listening and being heard with compassion is profound for healing. This time we will hold the mum’s circle at the Lismore Birth House on the same Sunday as the same day as the carboot marke. If you can be baby-free, do it! Trust me, you’ll thank me for it!!! Cost: $10
In this safe space we will share how we are doing, including challenges & joys about children, parenting or anything else that’s going on with you. Also, we will chill out with a bit of yoga and meditation and if interested, I will offer tips from the Aware Parenting perspective (totally for you to feel out if it resonates and feels right for you).
Aware Parenting is based on Aletha Solter’s work to help you and your baby release emotions in a healthy way (rather than repression or aggression), so that you can both feel more relaxed and have better sleep. It’s also super helpful with toddlers to be more relaxed and cooperative.
“We’re naturally calm, cooperative and compassionate. We want to contribute to others and care for them. We are able to change, concentrate for long periods, and be creative. This is our natural state,” Marion Rose PhD. If our child acts out, we are needing to help them release their emotions through crying or tantrums or laughter, so that he or she can return to their true state.”
“Our babies want to sleep, feel relaxed, make eye contact, and concentrate.
Our children want to be gentle with their siblings and friends and family, learn new things, and cooperate with us.
We want to contribute to our children, to be calm and connected and compassionate with them.”
If you would like to join in the next mum’s circle or have any questions, please let me know:
Laura 0415 533 311

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Intro to Aware Parenting Workshop

On Sunday May 19 from 10-1, I am offering an intro to Aware Parenting Workshop… what does that mean? I’ll teach tools to help you and your baby release emotions in a healthy way (rather than repression or aggression), so that you can both feel more relaxed and have better sleep.
It’s also super helpful with toddlers to be more relaxed and cooperative. Sometimes they can be really confusing, and aware parenting breaks down some of the challenging toddler behaviour into deciphering what’s going on with these little humans.
Understanding, compassion and ease are such an integral part of Aware Parenting. Also, it helps us as parents on our healing journey.
If you’re interested to join or to have any questions, please let me know. I need to know how many will join in order to plan the workshop accordingly and to make sure that I have enough people to make it happen. It would be such a pleasure to see you thereJ
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“Is he always this calm?” People often ask me about baby Eliasz. “Yes!” is my
answer. And “YES, we get great sleep!”
About 3 years ago, when my daughter was 6 months old, I learned about Aware
Parenting, and it completely changed the way that I parent, and the way that I
understood my child. I learned that crying helps babies and children release
tension and stress, so if it is not a need (like hunger or nappy change, for
example), tears and laughter and connection can be totally freeing for them.
Actually, stress-releasing hormones are emitted through tears, so physiologically
it correlates. And when we are there to listen to their crying (never leave a child
to cry alone), they will feel calmer (& more coop
erative for toddlers/older children) and have better sleep, which is a bonus for us adults, too.
A child’s natural inclination is to cooperate, be calm and be pure love. They “act
out in challenging behaviour” when they need help releasing tension. I notice that when my daughter is acting “difficult,” (she is 3.5yrs old) and then I help her to have a good cry, a tantrum, a laugh or a close connecting time with me, she is transformed into a super relaxed and happy child who wants to help me and be gentle.
I am now training to be a certified Aware Parenting (AwP) instructor. I’m super passionate about helping other mums find more ease and joy in parenting. So, I’m offering a 3-hr workshop + after the workshop, extra support. If AwP resonates with you, please come and join me on Sunday, May 19th from 10-1. Cost $60
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Intro to Aware Parenting Workshop: SUNDAY, MAY 19, 10-1 (+ 2 FOLLOW-UP GROUP ONLINE CALLS)
Learn the many facets and techniques of Aware Parenting. Find more joy, ease, compassion, understanding and healing.
At Our Yurt in Modanville
Please contact Laura for address and to save a spot, bookings essential Cost: $60 (includes light lunch and snacks) Laura: 0415 533 311
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW TEARS, TANTRUMS, LAUGHTER AND CONNECTION LEAD TO BETTER REST, SLEEP AND COOPERATION FOR YOUR BABIES & CHILDREN & U?
Give yourself a chance to relax and heal while learning techniques for building healthy communication and release for your kids, use loving limits rather than punishment & reward… and more from the Aware Parenting (AwP) perspective (based on Aletha Solter’s The Aware Baby & Marion Rose PhD’s work.) Hi, I’m Laura, a passionate mother of two gorgeous children (ages 3.5 and 6 months), a yoga instructor, facilitator and mediator. I learned first-hand how to get better sleep for my kids (& myself!) and how challenging behavior is caused by painful feelings… & how creating a space for my kids to cry or laugh or connect allows them to return to their true nature of cooperation & love. It has been a game- changer in this sacred parenting journey! I hope to see u
there! www.ljspeace.com Laura 0415 533 311

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Mum’s Circle

Come, beautiful mothers, join in a mum’s circle at our home in Modanville (in our yurt). It will be held on Sunday, march 10 from 9-11 am. $10. please contact me for more info and address if you’d like to join.

We will have time to connect in with ourselves, how are we feeling? what are we needing? we will support one another in a safe space, practice yoga and meditation and learn tips from the AwP perspective.
What is AwP?

AwP looks after the mums & bubs emotional well-being by emphasizing the needs for mums, little ones and babies to cry (in arms or closeby if at toddler + age) and to be heard or to play, (releasing pent-up emotions through crying and laughter. Through close connection and presence, we can help our children reallign with their natural inclinations of love, cooperation and contribution, and to help improve their sleep and rest states as they are more relaxed and free from bottled-up emotions.

Yoga classes are coming back!

Namaste Yogis!

After a few months “away” on maternity leave, I’m so excited to start teaching yoga again.

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Yoga classes will start up again at the Channon Hall, starting Tuesday, February 5, from 6-7pm, $10/class.

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For mums-to-be and mums &bubs, yoga classes will begin again at the Lismore birth house, starting mid-February for 3-week courses:

Come relax, stretch, breath & connect with yourself & baby and with other mums:)

*Mums & bubs yoga- Tuesdays 11am (after the organic market) just $30 for 3 classes: Feb 12, 19 & 26. (My 3-month old will join us)… cuppa and treat provided for after class.

*Antenatal yoga – Saturdays 9am (before the birth house antenatal group) $45 for 3 classes: Feb 16, 23 & March 2.

Please let me know if you’d like to join.

Also, on Sunday, March 3, I will offer a free class at the YWCA as part of women’s week.

Don’t hesitate to ask if u want more info/have questions.
So looking forward to seeing you there!
Xo,
Laura
0415 533 311

Don’t Repress: Healthy Expression of Emotions is so Important

According to Ayurveda, repressing emotions can lead to disease and pain in the body. The more we hold onto uncomfortable feelings, the more pain and blockages can build up. Suppression can lead to overuse, misuse and no use of parts of the body, mind and sense organs. Our bodies, mind and spirits are temples and healthy expression can lead to better health, energy, sleep and feeling happier.

This is why it is so important to stay connected with who you are, your emotions, feelings and needs. So, make sure to take a few moments every day to check-in and recharge when needed.

In the future I will write more about healthy expression through NVC~ non-violent communication, or sometimes also known as mindful or aware communication.

Lots of love,
Laura

One of the best parts about yoga are the many tools to quiet the mind, so that you can relax, heal and connect in with compassion…, , Here are just a few ideas to give yourself some quick yogi love…

1.) Pranayama (breathing techniques): try sitting in a comfortable position and breathing in and out very slowly… following the breath as it enters and exits the nostrils. You can try this:
IN ~ OUT
DEEP ~ SLOW
SMILE ~ RELAX
BREATH ~ RELEASE
2.) Meditation: now that you have slowed your breathing, can you sit comfortably for a few minutes, starting with 5 minutes a day. Then slowly building up a few minutes every week. Set a timer and remove distractions. It’s cool to get in the habit of meditating with a baby around. Sometimes, toddlers, though, can be a bit tough to share the quiet space with. Don’t be shy to give it a try, though!
3.) Chanting with a mantra: I absolutely love singing! And what a joy that as mothers, we can sing, sing, sing. Chanting incorporates mantra and rhythm, for exponential benefits of health, happiness and connecting in the present moment. It also has detoxifying properties, purification and the ability to remove impressions that are left in us. All mantras have positive meanings and by repeating them (even if the exact meaning is not known), will have a positive effect. Just choose your favourite chant or mantra and recognize the purity and love that it creates.
4.) Yoga asanas (especially balances postures). When balancing in tree posture, dancing posture, warrier 3 or any other favourite balancing posture, the mind had difficulty wanderer. It’s a great tool to strengthn and balance the body, while slowing the thoughts.

Aware Parenting, thank you! & Mum’s Circle

Thank you to Aware Parenting (AwP) for helping me partake on this beautiful journey of motherhood with more joy, love, understanding and healing. I love that AwP teaches us to look after the mums & bubs emotional well-being by emphasizing the needs for mums, little ones and babies to cry and be heard or to play, (releasing pent-up emotions through crying and laughter). The goal is to help not only our child connect with their natural inclinations of cooperation and contribution, and to help improve their sleep and rest states as they are more relaxed and free from bottled-up emotions, but also mum.

One of the most useful tools for me from AwP has been to decipher this toddler language. For example, when my daughter acts out, it’s a sign, that she wants help, and that she needs my help. Babies and children are full of love and do not want to cause pain to anybody. They also do not want to repress or use aggression to handle their feelings. They need help directing their emotions toward a healthy path of release. A strong reaction over a little event, like a child crying over a broken cookie, probably means that there is more than the broken cookie going on in with that little one.

It’s been a very life-changing experience for me, having met my mentor, Marion Rose PhD (baby psychologist & amazing woman), in Mullumbimby over 2 years ago in a mum’s circle, and then afterward reading The Aware Baby by Aletha Solter. My daughter was 6 months old at the time, and I hadn’t given her much opportunity to really cry. Since then we have both healed and been heard so much. It’s been miraculous to see how light and relaxed she became once she had a good cry or laughed and is heard compassionately. Also, I have been able to be so much more aware of my emotions and hers, be more connected & present with her, be more harmonious with my family and be able to process & heal from patterns from my past.

This approach to parenting really resonated with me. Ofcourse, there’s no one way or right way to parent, so listen to what feels right for you. I’m studying now to be an AwP instructor with Marion Rose. I have a background in Conflict Resolution & Mediation, facilitation and non-violent communication (aware communication) with a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University. I am very committed to helping people find health, joy and peace in their lives.

I’m so excited that on Sunday, August 12th from 10-11:30 you are invited to join in for a small mums’ circle at our place in Modanville: to have some mumma time, do some yoga, fill up your cup, share how you are doing at the moment (whether it be about your little one or anything else in your life… Everything is connected, so what happens in one part of your life effects other areas), and learn tips and resources about Aware Parenting (which I will explain more of below).

We’ve just created a little temple space in a yurt in our backyard. We will use the practise of yoga, meditation and Aware Parenting, and ofcourse some yummy treats, to relax and slow down, and to listen within and also to each other. The mums’ circle, which I would like to entitle: “Being Heard and Healing,” will be held one weekend morning in August that suits all that is interested, ideally just mums (ofcourse babies can come, but it may be nice to have this space to be without them for this time). Cost: $10
If this feels right for you, please let me know and book in, and feel free to invite others who may be interested.
[email protected] or 0415 533 311