Episode 10 – Triggers in Parenting: When Our Past Comes Knocking with guest Dr. Robert T. Muller

Today, we are continuing our conversation today about how parenting is impacted by our own experiences of trauma. These are the moments when we are having a difficult time parenting the way we want to parent, despite trying to shift our behaviors. We’ll be sharing some stories about parents who have been doing their own healing work and what it looked like in their interactions with their kids. Our guest, Dr. Robert T Muller, is the author of the book, Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up: From Avoidance to Recovery and Growth. Dr. Muller, PhD, trained at Harvard, is on faculty at the University of Massachusetts and is currently at York University in Toronto.

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Episode 8 – Mindful Monday: Those Triggery Parenting Moments

We have all experienced them. They’re the moments when we’re feeling overwhelmed as a parent. Maybe it’s the way your child doesn’t listen to you when you ask them to do something. Or perhaps it is when your child says no to something they need to do. Or when your child isn’t caring as much as you think they should about school, their room, life, etc. Or they’re being disrespectful to you, your partner, or a sibling. And suddenly a switch flips and you’re no longer rational. You might look back on it later and realized that your reaction might have been a little over the top, but regardless, it doesn’t feel good to you. We’re going to be talking about those trigger parenting moments and why it’s important to talk about trauma and our own early overwhelming experiences.

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Podcast Episode #30 – Transcending Your Triggers

In this final discussion with Carrie Contey, we take the topic of triggers beyond the day-to-day experience of stress and struggle to the level of personal transcendence. It’s a delicious conversation that will refuel your parenting energy. Here, we’re offering a broader perspective of what it means to be triggered into a stressful reaction in your daily life with kids.

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Podcast Episode #29 – Transforming Your Triggers

Transforming reactivity to a conscious response is a continuous practice. It’s done in millimeters, not quantum leaps. Little by little we change and grow, by acknowledging our stress triggers and how they feel in the body.

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Podcast Episode #28 – Taming Your Triggers with guest expert Carrie Contey

We’ve all had them. Some are small, others overwhelming. If you’re here, you’re a step ahead in that you’re aware that you have them. Parenting brings them on in full force. We’re talking about triggers with guest parenting expert Carrie Contey.

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