FULL CATASTROPHE PARENTING
is a spinoff of a coping skill Chris learned as she was recovering from a severe accident which left her with life-changing injuries. Stuck and in pain, Chris read the book Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD, and learned the importance of mindfulness in the journey of parenting. A total shift in outlook.
Like permanent physical disability, trauma permanently rewires the brain. Children with histories of trauma (adoption, foster care, abuse / neglect, attachment challenges or any developmental insult) continue to live with lifelong issues that require a mindset shift. Often, this may feel like grieving. It can feel sad and daunting. We may feel so overwhelmed that we want to call it quits. Yes, we know it can be that bad! We are here to offer you a helping hand. Not because we’ve got all the answers. But because we’ve been there. Some days, we’re still there. But we’ve gained a whole lot of tools along the way and we can help.
Get ready to hold on for the ride. It can be treacherous. But it can also be rewarding. It’s the thrill of FULL CATASTROPHE PARENTING.
Chris has written about these experiences and has been published in the Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Tiny Buddha, Living With Amplitude Magazine, Able Outdoors Magazine, CPTSD Foundation and The Mighty; and her story was featured on the Today Show, CBS Channel 58 News, Milwaukee Magazine, in The Institute for Healthcare Improvement blog, and The Conversation Project.
Welcome to the Full Catastrophe Parenting Podcast! We are Chris and Scott. Two imperfect people who have truly been through the parenting gamut. Like you, we’ve struggled. A lot.
We have held on for the ride and we are STILL HERE. Has it been hard? You bet!
We will share our struggles. What worked, and what didn’t. We will interview others offering some wisdom about topics relevant to self-care, trauma, parenting and other issues. We know it takes a village, and we’d like you to be a part of ours.
If you’re a struggling parent, you’re welcome here. If you’ve ever wanted to give up (but were afraid to admit it) you’re welcome here. If you’re fed up with the promise of quick fixes, diagnostic labels or turns of the corner that never materialize, you’re welcome here. Moms, dads, professionals and caregivers in the trenches…you rock. Join us as we celebrate this messy, hard and grand adventure.
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Speaking / Consulting
Chris and Scott have both presented extensively on the topics of trauma, loss, and resiliency. Chris has done keynote presentations for healthcare institutions, social workers, schools and other organizations. Scott has over 30 years of working in the field of education as a school psychologist, conducting countless staff development activities for educators and other professionals. Connect with us if you’d like us to present or consult with your organization. We’d be honored to talk with you about how we can meet your needs.
Mentorship / Coaching
Scott and Chris are available for couple’s mentorship or individual coaching. Scott is available for educational consultation regarding IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans), parent / student educational advocacy. We also can help point you in the direction of resources to help fit your needs.
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