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Mindfulness for Parents: Finding Balance

  • The Little Church 5138 Northeast 23rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)

Most of us are often so busy taking care of others that we plow through our day-to-day lives without considering our own moment-to-moment experience, especially during the holiday season.

In this workshop, we will explore ways of discovering balance, center, and our innate ability to love ourselves and others wholeheartedly. Through awareness practice, we will cultivate skills that can deepen our experience of presence and help us tune into connection, even in the midst of our busy lives.

We will alternate periods of guided and silent meditation and facilitated group discussion that is interactive and personal – though there is no requirement to speak. 

This workshop is open to all. We are deeply committed to being an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. Please let us know how we can fully support your workshop experience.

Your Teachers:


Stephanie Edman is committed to integrating mindfulness into all aspects of life.  As a parent, birth doula, and volunteer with Peace in Schools, she has been devoted to this practice since 2011. Stephanie also volunteers with Baby Blues Connection, a group that supports new mothers coping with perinatal mood disorders.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Denison University and enjoys working with people of all ages through life and its many transitions.

Anna Forsline is the proud mother of an amazing and spirited 7 year old.  She is passionately committed to living through awareness practice and sharing it with others.  Her mindfulness journey began in 1998 and led to her involvement with Peace in Schools in 2013.  She is currently training to be a Peace in Schools facilitator.  Anna has a doctorate in Audiology and works professionally helping individuals, couples, and families use tools and develop strategies to improve interpersonal communication and overall quality of life.