New Mothers Groups

 

We all begin our journey as mothers with the desire to do it well and raise healthy, happy children.  But first we have to figure out what it is we’re supposed to be doing. 

Women throughout history have benefited from the support, sharing and companionship of one another.  They’ve learned through observation of their own and one another’s infants. They’ve shared real experiences and the resources they’ve found valuable. First time and mothers of multiple children can all benefit from the shared experience that occurs during the newborn and infancy phase of life- not only for your child but for you and the other members of your family. 

What are groups like?

In these groups, mothers will meet weekly and benefit from integrating methods of child development and parenting with the fields of neuroscience and of mindfulness research and practice. Topics include the development of basic rhythms and regulation in sleep, feeding and play, infant attachment, current cognitive, motor and emotional/social development, concepts of neuroscience which illuminate child development and parenting, returning to work and childcare, managing so much "parenting advice" and developing one's own wisdom, finding balance in daily life. 

Groups meet weekly in the afternoons in Oxnard Shores. Mothers attend with babies all born within a few months of age. In each class we observe the babies' development and changing behaviors. Mothers commit to a monthly membership of four sessions. Membership fee is $100 per cycle. This is payable regardless of attendance. Cycles continue until the children are about 18 months old. 

Contact Lauren today for more information and monthly schedule.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
— Rajneesh Look