Finding Calm – Strengthening Bonds Through Self-Kindness

Live Online Six Week Course

Angelica Zapata, Shayla Collins

About this Event

Finding Calm offers a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn mindful-based skills to help reduce stress, enhance strong bonds, explore mindful self-compassion, and encourage balance.

This online class is for ALL parents (regardless of the age of your child). Our 6-week class includes:

  • Mindful-based skills to reduce stress.
  • An environment to discover your own inner wisdom, confidence, and empowerment.
  • Parent & child self-awareness with a focus on self-regulation, self-compassion, and parent and child emotional development.
  • Intentional reflections of one’s experience and relationships in order to cultivate a deeper appreciation for others and self that builds a long-term outlook of positivity.
  • Emphasis on the importance of parent/child attachment.
  • A community of like-minded parents who aspire to be the best parents they can be and are willing to embark on the parenting journey with curiosity.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Register for a Certificate of Completion and get CEUs. Our CEUs are available for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State. We cannot guarantee that these CEUs will be accepted in other states.

Scholarships Available

CCFW aims to promote well-being by making evidence-based mindfulness practices available and accessible to community members, particularly professionals working with children and families. We believe that mindfulness has positive implications for professionals as well as the children and families they interact with. Therefore, we wish to encourage mindfulness training by removing possible financial barriers for professionals working with these specific populations. If these fees are cost-prohibitive for you, we invite you to apply for a scholarship.

About the Presenters

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Angelica Zapata

Angelica is a certified coach and educator specializing in Early Childhood Development and Social Emotional Learning. She leads CCFW’s Latinx community outreach and develops partner engagement activities and programs that build knowledge and skills to address the effects of disadvantage and adversity on children, youth and families. She is certified to facilitate Compassionate Integrity Training by Life University, and has been trained in both Listening Moms, and Finding Calm by the Community of Mindful Parenting.

Angelica believes that navigating life-changing events with mindfulness and self-compassion is the portal to insight, a true opportunity for growth and transformation. She is a Latinx community advocate and an education ambassador, passionate for promoting mindful resilience and well-being. She enjoys training and coaching working moms around prioritizing their self-care, mastering the art of work-life balance, and achieving personal growth.

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Shayla Collins

Shayla designs and leads CCFW mindfulness and compassion programs for providers working with children and youth. She also supports the implementation of mindfulness-based programs for parents.

Prior to officially joining CCFW, Shayla was a contract facilitator in CCFW’s REAL Pro offerings with community partners. She is also a parent facilitator on Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Odessa Brown Children’s Center Mindfulness & Compassion Program Team offering mindfulness to parents throughout the King County Area. She also co-facilitates sessions with individuals who have interfaced with the criminal justice system through Progress House. As a member of the Board of the Arc of King County and Guided Pathways she vigorously advocates for people from all walks of life.

Shayla is a certified National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Family 2 Family instructor and has been trained in the Finding Calm curriculum, a mindfulness and self-compassion program for new parents. Shayla Collins is a born and raised Seattleite and the mother of two boys.