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Self-Compassion for Parents

Self-compassion for parents is a 3-week course teaching parents and caregivers the art (and some science) of being more present with themselves and with their kids. Parenting can be overwhelming, and sometimes an isolating experience; this series allows caretakers to find support among each other while learning self care and simple strategies that help create a more balanced and happier home.

Each class includes guided meditations, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion and home practice and all material is geared to be immediately integrated in to your every day life. This course incorporates some practices from the Mindful Self-Compassion course as developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a “How to Parent” class… It’s a “How to optimally meet the difficulties and struggles that are inherent in parenting” class.


Some of the topics we will explore:

  • How to cultivate kindness and compassion towards yourself and your children
  • How to manage caregiver fatigue
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life-even on the playground!
  • Exploring how you were parented and how it influences your own parenting style
  • The science of self-regulation, self-compassion, the parent and child brain
  • Identifying your triggers as well as learning tools for how to keep your cool with your kids



Kathryn Chaya Lubow

Kathryn is trained to teach the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. She has been a facilitator with Compassion LA since 2014 and co-created the Self-Compassion for Parents program. She has also served as a yoga and mindfulness teacher in a variety of settings including the University of Southern California, London School of Economics, Florence Nightingale Hospital London, TriYoga London, and throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is also an integrative psychotherapist specializing in somatic therapy, mindfulness based interventions and EMDR, with an emphasis on processing trauma and providing tools for self-regulation.

She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1997, and has been studying with her primary teacher Adyashanti since 2006, who invites students to inquire into the nature of the self and points to the natural state of compassionate awareness that is always and already present. She has a private psychotherapy practice in West Hollywood, CA.



TIME: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm


PRICE: 3-Session Series