RESCHEDULED TO FALL - Parenting for Growing Brains & Hearts - With Mali Parke, CPC and Jessica Phillips-Silver, Ph.D.

 17 May
 Dupont Circle - Address will be provided upon registration
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 The Peace Circle - Compassionate Parenting
This event is rescheduled for the Fall - if you want to keep posted on its new date and other events, sign up to Mali Parke/Core To Coeur & Peace Circle's newsletter at : Parenting for Growing Brains, and Growing Hearts A unique workshop with Mali Parke, CPC and Jessica Phillips-Silver, Ph.D. Enhance your parenting – learn tools developed with a blend insights from the fields of brain science, connection-based parenting, and mindfulness. For the first time together, we present Jessica’s framework for parenting geared towards three major aspects of healthy brain development and joyful childhood: the ability for self control, the ability to create, and a sense of moral character. We will discuss how the arts, the school and our parenting can shape our children’s brains. With real-life examples and experiential exercises from Mali’s work in empowerment through compassion and restorative practices, we will address these three pillars of healthy child development, and learn insights to enhance our personal parenting toolbox and better support our children and our connection to them. About the Facilitators: Mali and Jessica are delighted at their first collaboration in this intro workshop and look forward to combining their years of experiences and skills to supporting parents, caregivers, educators to connect with children for a healthy and satisfying childhood experience for all. Mali Parke, CPC Mali Parke is an ICF Certified Life and Parenting Coach, Collaborative Communication & Restorative Practices Trainer and mom of two. With a passion for personal and compassionate empowerment and restorative relating, she supports individuals who are looking to live life from an inspired, joyful and conscious presence and strengthen their relationships to others with understanding, cooperation and strong connection. Mali offers training circles/workshops to parents, educators, organizations and individuals, one-on-one and whole-family or group coaching, consultations and restorative dialogue facilitation. Mali draws her work from years of training and experience in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Positive Discipline, Leadership Coaching, Restorative Circles, Peace-Making Circles, Mindfulness, Focusing, Attachment Theory, Shadow Work and more. Mali is the founder of the Peace Circle Center (, a collaborative of professionals focused on serving youth, parents, caregivers, educators, groups and individuals with restorative, empathic and empowering solutions to increase peace-making skills, conflict resolution and cooperation at home, in school and in the community. Her coaching practice can be seen at Jessica Phillips-Silver, PhD. Jessica Phillips-Silver, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist, educator, musician and mother. Jessica does research on the musical brain at Georgetown University Medical Center in the department of neuroscience, and is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Music at Georgetown University. Her research has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Men’s Health, NPR, and Discovery Channel. Jessica is an international speaker and also teaches locally about the effects of music, the arts and early education on brain development. Jessica applies her skills to develop practices that integrate evidence from brain science into education and arts programming for hospitals, performing artists, schools and community centers. She bases her work on a set of core principles that underlie brain development, music training, self-regulation ability and creativity. Jessica’s framework outlines specific protocols that target the parenting of young children, the fundamentals of early education, and the use of music, movement and the arts in community development, preventative medicine and healing. Jessica is the owner of JPS Research & Education, LLC, and the founder of Growing Brains™. Image courtesy of atibodyphoto at

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