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Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey.
Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey.

Oct 24, 2017

Welcome to episode seven of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today we speak to Meredith Garcia, LMFT about parenting self-compassion.

A licensed marriage and family therapist, Meredith is skilled in teaching parents how to increase their own sense of well-being and pass that skill on to their children. Drawing from her professional training in areas such as depth psychology, attachment theory, and affective neuroscience, Meredith provides parents with useful and practical tools to help manage stress, increase self-awareness, and strengthen parent/child relationships. Her professional work also includes individual and couple psychotherapy and parent consultation. Meredith received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also the mother of two young children.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Meredith became interested in parenting with compassion
  • Learning how to forgive yourself when you make a mistake parenting
  • How to control and manage your triggers better
  • Checking in with yourself and being more mindful
  • The ways in which our upbringing can affect the way we raise our own kids
  • How self-compassion can change your brain function and chemistry
  • Knowing that you’re not alone through this journey
  • The importance of repair