Dr. Bertin offers classes for parents, doctors, and educators. The classes are typically live, scheduled directly with groups, schools, and organizations. Some classes are available pre-recorded online. Please contact us with any questions.
A realistic and practical approach to parenting, drawing from science and wisdom traditions to guide us towards happier, healthier families.
Buzz words such as ‘thriving’, resilience’, and ‘mindful’ fill headlines and sell books, but what do they really mean, and how do we cultivate these traits in our families? What does modern science say about mindfulness and child development, and how can we use this information to make our families feel less stressed, not more? This 10 day course will emphasize a realistic and practical approach to parenting, drawing from science and traditions of wisdom to guide us towards happier, healthier families. Let us truly let go of the extra and focus on what matters most.
Breathing meditation may seem like a simple and specific activity to undertake, yet in reality, it offers layers of meaning and depth for our exploration. Making mindfulness practice a habit, we build far more than only focus. We influence many varied mental traits through effort and repetition. We become more resilient, precise in our actions, and feel more at ease.
Our practice of mindfulness is a marathon, not a sprint. We aim to influence our daily lives without expecting an instant miracle. We’re not specifically aiming to be relaxed, calm, or happy. Instead, with each breath we take, we build valuable traits that change how we live. Attention and awareness. Staying settled when uncomfortable. Proactively managing our habits and assumptions. Compassion. And more.
For this class, we will stay with our breathing practice throughout. Each week (or however long you choose) the intention for the practice shifts, exploring different aspects of our meditation and cultivating a broader depth of practice. Listen to each session to set yourself up with the instruction. Then once a day, use either the recording of the session itself or a mindfulness-based breathing practice of your choice to explore the session topic.
Trust yourself. Choose where to put your effort and intention. Reveal your innate resilience and wisdom, one breath at a time.