If you haven’t come across the term Conscious Parenting, you’re not the only one. I only recently came across it this week when a friend of mine shared a wonderful video on Facebook. I’m going to share the video below because it’s utterly compelling. But also it’s interesting, thought provoking and essential viewing for all parents-to-be (and parents!).
It’s 3o minutes long but worth it. Dr Shefali is a great speaker so put the kettle on.
Why am I sharing a video on Conscious Parenting on a childbirth blog?
Well, one thing is clear from listening to Shefali and it’s this; to be a conscious parent, we need to put a stop to the negative emotional patterns that control our lives and ensure that we do not pass them on. So how do we do that? Well, we use our Pregnancy journey to face up to our fears and we take a long hard look at our emotional baggage.. and WE LET IT GO! Easier said that done right? Well no. By preparing for your birth using Reflective Birthing this is exactly what we do.. so not only do we help you to shed the fears that might contribute to a difficult birth experience, but we get rid of of the emotional patterns that might surface during labour. These emotional patterns are YOUR emotional patterns and they’re not neccessarily birth related. It might be to do with the thing you have about authority and not being able to be told what to do. Or it could be that issue you have with not being in control.
Childbirth is unpredictable and you might face any number of challenges that push your buttons. But your buttons are personal to you. And it’s these same buttons that your kids will press.
So why not let go of these buttons during pregnancy? Doing so can help to improve your chances of a positive birth experience, but also make a great start on your conscious parenting journey.
If you’re interested in reading more about Conscious Parenting, Dr Shefali Tsabary has written a book on it.