Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Compassion Tools for Moms

Join Metro Parent on May 1 for this free ParentEd Talk with mindfulness mavens Yaffa Maritz and Kelly Moore, Ph.D., LICSW.

Whether you’re in the midst of your child’s meltdown in the grocery aisle or managing your own crash and burn, it’s true what they say: Put the oxygen mask on yourself first. The answer to cultivating a healthier, happier, less stressed, more connected relationship with our kids is simple:

It starts with self-compassion.

Join Chicago Parent on May 1, 2024 at 3 p.m. CST, for this free ParentEd Talk with mindfulness mavens Yaffa Maritz and Kelly Moore, Ph.D., LICSW.

Learn how to:

  • Prioritize your well-being
  • Regulate your nervous system
  • Feel and process your emotions
  • Unlock your wisest self 
  • Foster a sense of safety and belonging for everyone in your home

We know you’re busy. If you can’t attend the live event, you can still participate! After the event concludes, all registered attendees will be emailed a link to watch the recorded session at their convenience on any device. Attendees joining live will have the opportunity to partake in the interactive Q&A portion of the event.

Register for the FREE event below!


About the speakers

Yaffa Maritz is a co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers™ and Reflective Parenting, two research-based parenting programs. She is the founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting.

Maritz was born and trained in Israel as a clinical social worker. She also is a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is a licensed Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) facilitator and certified Mindful Meditation Teacher. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and serves on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

She believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional and mental health.

Kelly Moore, PhD, LICSW, has dedicated more than 35 years to adolescent and family mental health. Serving as the Director of Counseling and Learning Support at an independent school in the Seattle area, she spearheaded the creation of a social-emotional curriculum for grades 5–12, established a robust parent education program and developed a well-being curriculum for faculty and staff. Driven by a steadfast mission to combat the alarming rise of depression, anxiety and suicide among youth she witnessed throughout her career, she founded Accompanied for Caregivers. Accompanied for Caregivers is a science-based social-emotional curriculum for parents and guardians. Moore is committed to her work with parents — seeing firsthand that boosting the well-being of parents and caretakers is the most effective way to stem the tide of despair plaguing our kids.

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