Laura and Matt are excited to bring their life’s work to a larger audience, helping parents to transform their everyday parenting stresses into opportunities for greater peace, wisdom, and growth.
They are both parents, and the materials they created for VitalMind are based on practices they find essential in their own lives. As in all families, Laura and Matt regularly find opportunities to “practice” their skills, and they talk openly about falling short of the “ideal” ... join them in the journey.
We've distilled the latest evidence-based psychological science and ancient wisdom into 3 vital skillsets that help parents become their most mindful, curious, joyful selves inside and out of the home.
Answers to Common Parent Questions
VitalMind is for any parent who wants change in their everyday parenting experience. If you find yourself yelling more than you'd like, stressed out too often, feeling low on joy and positivity with your family, or feeling like parenting is a burden or chore, then VitalMind is absolutely right for you.
We want you to transform the way you feel, think, and act for the better. So VitalMind is here for you when you're ready.
We offer a comprehensive set of options for you to take advantage of in your pursuit of being a more mindful parent - whether you use our short videos, webinars and workshops, or online learning courses, you choose the elements that best serve you and your family at any given time. We invite you to sign up for our mailing list, and to check out our videos to see which options best suit you.
Becoming a VitalMind parent would involve cultivating a greater awareness of your intentions - how you desire to go through your day and interact with your family.
In being more present, you'd notice when your expectations for yourself and your children weren't working in everyone's favor. You'd then make course corrections to adjust your expectations and actions to do what's most effective in that moment.
Your own journey may focus on shifting a few key behaviors or attitudes based on some of our brief videos, or you may engage on a more full scale course using our online learning. No matter which of our materials you choose to focus on, our hope is that you will find yourself being more responsive to those around you vs. reactive to feelings and thoughts in the moment.
Many parenting programs focus on strategies aimed at changing children's behavior. At VitalMind we've distilled the latest evidence-based psychological science and ancient wisdom into 3 vital skillsets that help parents become their most mindful, curious, joyful selves inside and out of the home. Our work focuses on helping you, the parent, find resources that are already within you. We believe that you have more power than you might think to help transform your parenting stress and capacity for joy.