From the New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent comes a radically transformative plan that shows parents how to raise children to be their best, truest selves
Our children have the unique ability to bring about our greatest inner awakening and transformation. However, many of us are unable to experience this because we are blinded by modern misconceptions of parenting. Dr. Shefali teaches us how to see our children as they actually are. When we become aware of who our children really are, we can naturally intuit the right way forward, no matter the situation. With practical, hands-on strategies and powerful examples from her experiences as a parent and clinical psychologist, Dr. Shefali shows readers a clear path to transcending our fears and illusions and becoming fully present, conscious parents. Inspiring, illuminating, and deeply thought-provoking, The Awakened Family is an essential book for re-thinking what it truly means to be a parent.
“I want to give this book to everyone I know who is a parent, a grandparent, a child, a grown-up child…everyone. It’s not only a primer for the kind of family life we all long for, it’s also a guide to being human—to living with more ease, more love, more joy.”—Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and author of Broken Open and Marrow
“Shefali Tsabary shines the light of wisdom on the most enlightened aspect of parenting: discovering a child’s individual personhood and purpose, and nurturing the path to its fulfillment.”—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning
“Best-selling author and speaker Tsabary combines the spirit of Thich Nhat Hahn’s 1975 classic, Miracle of Mindfulness, with an intensive family therapy session—and the result is a transforming read for any parent.”—Booklist, starred review
“Useful and encouraging…Tsabary’s message is an antidote to recent trends such as for ’helicopter parenting,’ teaching respect for children as people in their own right and urging parents to let them thrive.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author:
Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, Dr. Shefali brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development and runs a private practice in New York City. Dr. Shefali has written three books, including the award-winning New York Times bestselling book The Conscious Parent. Dr. Shefali is also a keynote speaker who has presented at TEDx, Kellogg Business School, the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and other conferences and workshops around the world. She’s been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul Sunday and Oprah’s Lifeclass.