"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Mindful Parenting on the Frontier of Technology and Youth
Shauna Shapiro, Dom Sagolla
Saturday, July 8, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code SO1D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Join mindful parenting expert, Dr. Shauna Shapiro and tech authority Dr. Dom Sagolla for an interdisciplinary workshop that combines ancient mindfulness practices, modern neuroscience, and lessons learned from the tech world to help us mindfully parent on the frontier of technology. We will deepen our own inner wisdom and compassion, as well as learn specific practices that help us raise emotionally intelligent children. Additionally, we will learn how to develop strong boundaries and guidelines for our children, especially around the conscious use of technology and devices. How to mindfully engage with technology is one of the dilemmas of our modern world, and we as parents need to respond proactively with presence, clarity and wisdom.

Please bring your technological devices to the workshop to learn specific strategies and practices for mobile phones and tablets. The intention of this workshop is to offer specific guidelines and practices for how to live a joyful, healthy, connected family life on the frontier of technology.

Teachings are appropriate for the general public as well as health care professionals. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program when working with clients. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals- Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the three pillars of mindfulness and how they can be utilized when working with clients;
  • Describe 2 specific mindful parenting practices that may be used with clients;
  • Describe how mindfulness can shape and change the brain;
  • Incorporate compassion practices when working with clients to develop the emotional intelligence of their children.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or (415) 488-0164 x224.

Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Continuing Education

This course offers 5 CE credits for $50 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP10318 for 5 contact hours. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.

Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include movement. For more information, including attendance and cancellation policies, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

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