Mindfulness, Self-Care and Self-Compassion for Parents

Mindfulness, Self-Care and Self-Compassion for Parents

Raising a child is a journey with unique challenges and opportunities for growth for the parent and child. Often the raising of a child will present situations that may test and even call for us to heal old wounds. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing- being able to turn inward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being by boosting happiness and reducing anxiety and depression. All of this will aid in being an effective and fully present parent. 


  • Gain the ability to be introspective without judgement 
  • Learn how to recenter our focus in stressful situations 
  • Obtain the foundation of meditative techniques 

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

Registration Deadline:



Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Sapna Chopra, PhD

Sapna Chopra, PhD, is a psychologist and lecturer in the counseling department at California State University Fullerton where she teaches and trains Masters level therapists. Her Human Development class emphasizes the development of empathy, compassion, and gratitude throughout the lifespan. Sapna integrates her training in psychology, human development, and mindfulness, as she offers mindfulness workshops and classes throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. She enjoys working with parents on their journey to find more connection, presence, and joy in their relationships with their children.

Susan Halim, MA, MS, LMFT

Susan Halim, MA, MS, LMFT, is a mother of two and a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in parenting, maternal wellness, and child & adolescent mental health. Her clinical experience includes having worked as a school counselor, therapist to families in community mental health agencies, and lead facilitator for the Los Angeles-based Well Baby Center's mindful pregnancy, postpartum, and early parenting groups. Susan's training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), attachment and positive parenting principles, and social-emotional/mindfulness skills for children has inspired to teach mindfulness workshops throughout southern California.

Mindfulness, Self-Care and Self-Compassion for Parents

Start Date



1 session


Sapna Chopra, PhD & Susan Halim, MA, MS, LMFTTest


Samueli Institute Clinic


$50 Registration Fee

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