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Conscious Parenting & Healing Your Inner Child With Dr Shefali

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Ask any parent and they’ll tell you: raising children can be hugely challenging… but what if it’s also our greatest opportunity for spiritual awakening?

That’s the message from today’s podcast guest, parenting expert Dr. Shefali Tsabary. And she’s here to tell us why becoming a fully conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give to your child… and yourself.

Dr. Shefali is one of a kind in the parenting field. An acclaimed author, world-renowned wisdom teacher, clinical psychologist and international speaker, she integrates Eastern mindfulness with Western psychology to reach a global audience. Her genius insights into parenting and raising empowered kids has seen her books rocket to the top of bestseller lists and become firm favourites with the consciousness crowd. Ms Oprah Winfrey herself is even a mega fan, saying that The Conscious Parent (Dr. Shefali’s first book) is one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read. (Quite the endorsement, right?!)

I’ve been wanting to get this amazing woman on the show for ages now — she’s been one of the biggest influences on my journey as a step mama, and has quite literally changed the way I view parenting… She truly is something special, and I am beyond excited for you to soak up the wisdom in this wide-ranging conversation.

So if you’re a parent, or you want kids one day, or perhaps you just want to find out how to parent YOURSELF more consciously, then strap in for an episode packed with why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments and truth-bombs galore… Beautiful, this one’s for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her story — from growing up in India, to moving to America at 21, to where she is today (10:35)
  • What is conscious parenting? (14:05)
  • How to consciously parent your children (and how we can transform ourselves in the process) (15:39)
  • Becoming a conscious step parent (18:40) 
  • How to quit being reactive when your kids trigger you (21:23)
  • Why relinquishing control is so important in parenting (and how to truly let go) (23:39)
  • Why our children are not our easels (27:05)
  • How to heal your inner child (30:48)
  • What to do if your partner is not on board and does not share your parenting style and beliefs (33:58)
  • Her best tips for a conscious relationship (36:29)
  • How to heal your relationship with your parents (41:35)
  • How to reparent yourself (44:55)
  • How to find your tribe (50:37)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

The Awakened Family by Dr Shefali Tsabary
The Conscious Parent by Dr Shefali Tsabary
Out of Control by Dr Shefali Tsabary
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations with Dr Shefali Tsabary
Dr Shefali’s website
Join the Melissa Ambrosini Tribe on Facebook
Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini
Open Wide Video Masterclass

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    • Elena
      March 8, 2019

      I love, love, love this episode! I have been listening to it twice .
      Dr. Shefali is amassing ... we need more people like her in the world. I became interested in conscious parenting after I give birth to my son, 2,5 years ago and started reading as listening all YouTube videos about it. One day one of my friends ask me how do I deal with serten situation with my boy ( I don’t remember exactly what she asked me) and after I told her my opinion in that she said “ DR. Shefali sais that as well” and that’s how I’ve been intoduse to her work but I did nice the chance to read her book but after this podcast I share I will do soon.
      From this episode I really liked her approach on how to quite bee go reactive when kids trigger you.
      Thank both of you for your amaizing work!

      • March 8, 2019

        I am so glad you loved it Elena. Let me know what you think of her amazing books. xx

    • Ishita Khan
      March 12, 2019

      2 key takeaways from that insight full conversation (amongst many others were)

      1. Reparenting ourselves- ie- providing ourselves with a listening heart,validation and deep compassion when the inner child comes out as a result of which we are less likely to act out. It's beautiful how you (Melissa) said that it's powerful work that everyone needs to embark on in order to realize /visualize how we want to show up as parents and the list of things you wrote on what you want your child say you taught them.

      2.Dr Shefali's attitude/positive perspective towards having the realization that she has an issue(ie- the need to detox from being an empathy) and that this was an opportunity to grow and evolve in and why it's of key importance to show up and do the work needed in these spaces.

      I was not expecting to write so much down from this episode but was truly benefited by such a beautiful podcast episode .

      P.s- in a post later,can you please share that list you mentioned Melissa (on what you wish your child to remembering as your teachings)- would love to get some more inspiration

      • March 15, 2019

        Thanks for sharing Ishaita, I love your takeaways. In both my books I talk about my legacy I want to leave so you can read about it there, but that's also a great idea to write down exactly what I want him to remember. Thanks for the inspo angel. xx

    • Colette
      March 13, 2019

      Wow Mel, I now know why you were so excited for this podcast... so so good. It makes so much sense that we don't own our children and they are their own beings from the start. I totally get now that being triggered and reacting to something that a child has done is coming from my own egos fear. And i love how you touched on understanding our own relationship with our parents and how to work on this and our own inner child for ourselves and our relationships. Thank you so much for this podcast. xx

      • March 14, 2019

        You're so welcome angel. So glad you loved it. Please share your top 3 key takeaways if you can. xx

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