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Parenting with a Calming Presence: Use the Power of Polyvagal Theory to Navigate Family Life

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

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Parenting With a Calming Presence: Use the Power of Polyvagal Theory to Navigate Family Life

Presented by Maria Ryabokon, Certified Parent Coach, www.parentwithasmile.com

Can you recall a time in your family when your child was “melting down” and you became irritated, angry, or irate? Have you ever thought, “Why does that make me so upset?! I don’t understand why I freeze/want to run away/get so angry when my child does or says XYZ?”

Join us to explore how Polyvagal Theory can deepen your awareness to support yourself, lower your stress levels, and find the inner calm needed to parent peacefully, with empowerment. Our job as parents is to understand our & our child’s fight or flight responses. Our role, especially when our child is yelling, hitting, or throwing, is to invoke our cellular safety and stand grounded and present. Parents can learn how to feel safe enough to get curious, get creative, and get committed to supporting children through their dysregulation in a way that serves them best.

With deeper understanding of the nervous system, potential triggers, and calming tools, parents can learn to radiate inner safety, they can attune to their child’s alarm signals, and they can ground them back into calmness.

Featured Speaker: 

Maria Ryabokon is a Certified Parent Coach specializing in helping parents find the courage and tools they need to build a fulfilling, nurturing and joyful relationship with their children. Following the birth of her own child and volunteering at daycares as a support teacher, Maria came to understand the profound impact of a nurturing home environment on a child’s development and resilience. This realization led her to leave her Tech job and shift her focus towards empowering parents. Her diverse background helps her see everything from different perspectives. She was a breadwinner and a stay-at-home mom; she was burnt out from work and parenting; she supported preschool teachers and VPs of global organizations. Drawing from these rich experiences, Maria is passionately guiding parents on transformative journeys of self-awareness, compassion, and unconditional love.

See www.parentwithasmile.com to learn more or to reach out for help!

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only: The Zoom link will be provided in your RSVP confirmation email.

Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

Time: 12pm-1pm PST/ 1pm-2pm MT/ 2pm-3pm CST/ 3pm-4pm EST

Who Can Attend & Fee

This event is free for all Koa Club Members


About the Koa Club

The Koa Club is a community dedicated to empowering women to embrace and embody boldness. Koa means brave. We say YES to being courageous, confident, curious, awe-inspiring, empathetic, and connected.

Within our dynamic and empowering community, members take bold steps to pursue their passions, overcome challenges, foster growth through continuous learning, inspire resilience through shared stories, and actively collaborate with others for mutual success.



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February 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States