This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Dr. Shefali, Clinical Psychologist New York Times best-selling author, therapist and mother of one about why conscious parenting is vital in today’s world and her latest book, The Parenting Map.
New York Times best-selling author
Therapist, Families and Couples
Author, ‘The Parenting Map’
“It’s ultimately all about understanding that we obstruct our capacity to be in reality, because of our past pain, our past patterns, our conditioning, so that premise stops us from being mindful. That pattern stops us from being mindful. So that premise is what we carry on to our relationships. So I try to hold that constantly, in my view, when I’m working with clients writing my books, or in my role as a mother, that my past patterns are constantly obstructing my capacity to be present in the moment, and understanding how will lead me to evolve and become more conscious. So it’s a daily practice, it’s very difficult to be so aware. But the more we do it, the more quicker we will spot our patterns and stop them. It’s not about not having unconsciousness, it’s about becoming quicker just to spot it.”