Drop-in Session: R.A.I.N Meditation

Yaffa Maritz, LMHC

About this Event

We all feel overwhelmed at times, perhaps now more than ever. At times we may all feel that we are at war with ourselves. We all experience a range of human emotions, sometimes all at once, and often we try to push these uncomfortable feelings away. But do they really disappear?

Through guided practice, following the 4 steps of R.A.I.N, we can:
  • R – Recognize what’s going on inside us.
  • A – Allow, through creating an internal space, for the experience to be just as it is.
  • I – Investigate the feelings /thoughts/ habits of the mind with an open heart and without judgment.
  • N – Nurture, gifting ourselves with what we need.

Please bring to this journey your curiosity, interest, and willingness to explore. No previous experience in mindfulness or meditation is necessary. 



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About the Presenter

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Yaffa Maritz, LMHC

Yaffa is the founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting, a co-founder of Listening Mothers, and the clinical director of both Listening Mothers and Reflective Parenting, two research-based parenting programs. Yaffa was born and trained in Israel as a clinical psychologist. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and served on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional, and mental health.

Yaffa is a certified facilitator of Mindful-Self Compassion. She participated in the Stanford yearlong teachers training program called CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) that was offered through Stanford’s Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education. She also completed the advanced training program in MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) with Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.