with Psychiatrist Dr. Diana Korevaar
As a parent, we are stretched and transformed in ways that we never expected. Think about all the ways we are pushed beyond our capacity in ways that we never could have imagined. It’s important for us, as parents, to gain new skills to help us during this demanding time. If we learn the right skills, we can make changes to our life and change patterns of behavior that will impact our children also. In this episode, Diana and I talk about mindfulness, how our brain affects our emotions, and how to use mindfulness to coregulate yourself and your child.
Dr. Diana Korevaar is a psychiatrist and a mother of 4 adult children and a granddaughter. Diana has worked for 20 years as a perinatal psychiatrist, helping parents find ways to emerge from the unavoidable challenges of pregnancy, parenting, and relationships, with greater strength, wisdom, and happiness.
Over the last two decades there have been significant breakthroughs in neuroscience. They have led to innovative trainings which can be used to effectively treat psychiatric illness reducing significantly the need to use medication. In Diana’s work with patients and in her book “Mindfulness for Mums and Dads”, she explains how these skills can be used in everyday life, helping to build emotional resilience and strengthen connection in relationships. More recently Diana has become involved in research into “psychedelic assisted psychotherapy” for treatment resistant depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- What mindfulness is
- The neuroscience of mindfulness
- How to apply mindfulness in the tough moments
- Understanding the brain and what is happening beneath conscious awareness to our emotions
- The importance of recognizing patterns of how we react to certain situations
- How to help my child coregulate with mindfulness
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