"To be there for our children we have to be there for ourselves. Our ability to lovingly and mindfully parent our children is increased when we develop practices that support our own well-being."
In this day retreat for parents and caregivers of children with special needs, The Sacred Space Miami, Alma Community, and Dr. Paula Petey, join forces to provide a day of gentle respite for all you loving and supportive parents.
This workshop will help you be a good role model and parent in a way that will build the best tomorrow for your children. Parenting a child with a disability carries many unique challenges and opportunities to grow into a better person. However, in our pursuits to overcome the obstacles, we may forget to take care of ourselves, greatly increasing our risk for high levels of stress and all the negative health outcomes. With high levels of stress, our ability to lovingly and mindfully parent our children is diminished. What we set out to do has instead undone us.
Join other parents and learn effective stress-reducing practices, including mindful meditation, vocal toning, sound vibration, and dynamic breathwork while experiencing the beauty of this location. For lunch, you can bring your own, step out or experience the organic magical healthy food at Plant Miami located right on campus.
9:00 AM Introductions
• Open Sharing
• Breath Work
• Causes of Stress
9:45 AM De-Stress By Stepping Out of the Victim Triangle.
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM What You Don’t Know About Stress.
11:15 AM DeCoupling – A technique to deactivate Your Fight Flight or Freeze Response
12:30 PM Lunch – On Your Own: Available at Plant Miami or Off Site
1:30 PM Proven Tools to Lower Your Stress
3:00 PM Break
3:20 PM Deep Meditative Sound Bath
4:00 PM Closing
About the Presenter:
Paula Petry, PhD, is an author, speaker, presenter, and energy medicine practitioner. She specializes in stress and burnout, grief and loss, mindfulness, and personal empowerment.
Dr. Paula Petry’s journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal empowerment began with the birth of her daughter, Alexandra, who was born with a severe disability. In lieu of accepting the fate prescribed by physicians, other health professionals, and educators, Paula chose to pave a new path for not only her daughter but for many others. She became a strong advocate to meet the needs of her daughter and in that she formed what is now one of the leading parent advocacy organizations in the country. She brought that knowledge and her passion for family-centered care services to her faculty position at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics — for over a decade preparing pediatricians to work with children with special healthcare needs. Her daughter’s death brought great loss, suffering, and new beginnings. She studied energy medicine, sound healing, mindfulness, and somatic therapies to heal. She now finds purpose and meaning in helping others pave their path forward to their own bright beginnings.
Website: https://www.paulapetry.com/; https://almacommunity.com/
$60 + Ticket Fees