60-minute sessions via Zoom include guidance on optimizing your home environment, peer learning, and professional support
During these challenging times, small changes can make large differences for family wellbeing. If you’re a parent of a stroke survivor, or of a child with an early brain or neurological injury, hemiplegia or cerebral palsy, I can help.
Having guided my youngest daughter’s recovery from a stroke at birth, my offering fills the gap between the Wild West of large Facebook groups and expert help (physicians and therapists) who might be extremely difficult to access right now.
In these group coaching sessions over Zoom, you will:
• Learn how to set up your home environment to support developmental progress
• Find connection and share discoveries with other families
• Receive feedback and coaching based on my personal experience and professional training as a Feldenkrais Practitioner and in Somatic Experiencing and Hand-in-Hand Parenting.
60-minute sessions via Zoom
Tuesdays 8 pm EDT, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
Thursdays 1 pm EDT, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Although we’re practicing social distancing, you can still connect, in real time, with other parents who are supporting their children with early developmental challenges. It’s empowering to learn and share novel ways to support kids to find their own solutions, to allow children to master their environments and to provide a rich variety of experiences in day-to-day life.
Enjoy community and be coached by a compassionate guide.
For parents who’d like one-on-one attention, or who cannot attend any of these sessions, I’m offering private coaching at a special rate of: $60/hr through May 22, 2020.
"Mara - You have been amazing for him... his teachers keep commenting on how much more he’s accessing and enjoying his school playground, connecting and integrating with peers— the visible gains are in motor and speech skills but the real drivers in the gain are self-confidence and social connection. He's climbing up higher and on harder structures, happier doing it with a sense of belonging with his peers, experimenting and problem-solving more on this own. He's striving a lot more on his own even when no one is there to help him, self-motivation which comes from your development of the whole child-- physical, mental, and social emotional. We are so lucky to have you in our lives!" -Parent of preschool-aged stroke survivor
Confidentiality and Privacy
A safe and confidential environment will be created for sharing struggles and solutions. Sessions will be recorded so that participants who miss a session can review the material. Any use beyond this will require consent of all participants.
These groups are educational. For medical concerns, please seek support from your healthcare providers.