This session, we will learn about some of the common injuries that can occur from lifting children, nursing babies, and general deconditioing as we care for our young. We will also talk about some general patterns to observe with your child as they develop.
Both Moms and Dads (and little ones) are invited to participate. Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket as some home exercises will be demonstrated, and it is best to follow along so that corrections can be made.
My name is Jessica van Soest, I recieved my Masters in Physical Therapy in 2012 from the University of Alberta (in Canada). I worked as a Physical Therapist in a private practice for over two years before becoming a mom and learning of all the aches and pains associated with it. I have taken various continuing education courses including Manual Therapy, Acupuncture and Kinesiotaping.
Licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and Certified Child & Family Yoga teacher Alexis Azzam will present a talk on Perinatal mood disorders. In this presentation, you will learn about anxiety and depression that can arise before, during and after pregnancy for both mother and partner as well as resources and tools for addressing these symptoms. Alexis will allow time for personal sharing, questions, and discussion as well as demonstrations of yogic mindfulness techniques for parents to use at home for their own emotional regulation and that of their children.
Alexis Azzam, MFT is a licensed somatic psychotherapist and certified child and family yoga teacher. She has worked with families and individuals for over 10 years and specializes in working with teens, young adults, and adults as they navigate life transitions and the emotions therein. Alexis’ work is based in the philosophy that we are an interconnected being of mind, heart, and body and she believes that healing requires attending to all three. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Perinatal Psychotherapy and she uses tools from all of these modalities to meet her clients’ needs. Providing reflective support and structure to the growth of her clients, Alexis is committed to being present and empathic. A balance of nurturance and respectful challenge characterize her approach. She also finds that playfulness helps remind us of the joy that we are ultimately seeking, while bringing a welcome lightness.
Imposter Syndrome is characterized by the feeling that one is a fraud and is not skilled enough for one’s role combined with a fear that one will be discovered as such by others. Although most people experience it at some point in their lives, they do not talk about it, as it involves fear of being exposed.
Women and minorities experience Imposter Syndrome at an alarmingly high incidence, and let’s face it, we struggle with it all the time as parents. The earlier we understand what Imposter Syndrome is and learn how to identify and combat it within ourselves and others, the less Imposter Syndrome will hold us back at later stages of our lives, and the more empowered we will be to create communities in which everyone feels they rightfully belong.
This workshop will be informal, conversational, and interactive, and will provide meaningful and actionable ways in which participants can prevent Imposter Syndrome from negatively impacting themselves, their families, and their communities.
Bio: Neha Sampat is founder, consultant, and coach at GenLead, where she collaborates with clients to innovate approaches to inclusion, leadership, and professional development that are both data-driven and grounded in the subjective experience. She holds a Certificate in Graduate Applied Psychology and obtained her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is a master of career development, having worked as an attorney and later as Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Law and Leadership prior to founding GenLead. She brings to her consulting and coaching practice her experience supporting and supervising thousands of diverse students and staff members, successfully collaborating with stakeholders of various generations, and parenting her beloved 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.
Contact Neha at email@example.com, and follow her on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/BelongLab and