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September 17, 2020

Webinar: “The Healing Power of Connection: Mindfulness for Birth & Parenting” with MaryEsther Malloy

We parent in a society with a strong go-it-alone ethos. But our children are wired for closeness and connection. They need it like air. They need it like food. And so do we. Join birth and parenting expert Mary Esther Malloy to explore how mindfulness can nurture our capacity to stay in close with our babies and children, especially when the days (and nights!) are challenging.

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 3pm EDT on Thursday September 17th. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 2pm EDT on September 17th. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. We will also be live-streaming this program on our Youtube.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.


Mary Esther Malloy founded Mindful Birth NY in New York City in 2004. Since then, she has offered thousands of families an expansive, holistic approach to childbirth and parenting. She believes that a deep engagement with mindfulness for birth and parenting can be an upstream intervention with the potential to interrupt the transgenerational passage of pain. Mary Esther is honored to have welcomed over 2000 families to her childbirth classes in New York City. She has attended over 500 labors as a doula, and more than 1,000 parents have participated in her Mindful Parenting Talk Groups. Mary Esther publishes regularly about mindfulness, birth, and parenting in journals, magazines and blogs. She holds a M.A. in Anthropology from New York University, and trained with Nancy Bardacke, author of Mindful Birthing, and founder of The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Foundation. From 2007 to 2016 Mary Esther developed curriculum and hosted workshops for Choices in Childbirth, including How to have a Great Hospital Birth, Choosing Homebirth, VBAC and Cesarean, Men and Birth, Breastfeeding and the 4th Trimester, among others. In 2016 she developed The Mindful Cesarean, preparation and recovery workshops and resources for families who birth by cesarean. She offers mindfulness-based parent coaching on a range of issues including pregnancy loss, fear of childbirth, good sleep for the entire family, as well as breastfeeding, and infant and toddler nutrition. She is the mother of three children, ages 9, 16, and 18. Learn more at https://www.mindfulbirthny.com

If you’d like to get acquainted with Mary Esther and her work before the webinar, we suggest checking out this recent piece on ThriveGlobal. https://thriveglobal.com/stories/mindfulness-practice-for-parents/

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