For this episode, I sat down with mindfulness mentor Hunter Clarke-Fields, host of the Mindful Mama podcast and author of the book Raising Good Humans, for a conversation about the benefits of mindfulness for parents. I love Hunter’s empathetic and research-oriented perspective on the intersection of mindfulness and parenting, and I wanted to share her insight with listeners as I truly believe these practices are equally important, if not more so, for parents raising differently wired kids.
In our conversation, we talk about the difference between mindfulness and meditation, using mindfulness practices to re-train our brains to handle difficult emotions, and the importance of not just self-care but self-compassion for parents.
About Hunter: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindfulness mentor, host of the Mindful Mama podcast, creator of the Mindful Parenting membership, and author of Raising Good Humans. She helps parents bring more calm into their daily lives and cooperation in their families. Hunter has over twenty years of experience in meditation and yoga practices and has taught mindfulness to thousands worldwide. She is the mother of two active daughters, who challenge her everyday to hone her craft!
THINGS YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Hunter’s story and how she became interested in the intersection of mindfulness and parenting
- What is mindfulness and how it can help parents
- What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation
- Why most of us block our emotions or become flooded by them and what mindfulness teaches us instead
- Hunter’s best strategies for parents whose kids have big big big feelings
- Why self-compassion is so important and how it helps us to raise good humans
- Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids by Hunter Clarke-Fields
- Susan Stiffelman on Parenting Without Power Struggles (Tilt Podcast episode)
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