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As we raise our children, we grow ourselves. Authentic Parenting is a weekly podcast (new episodes every Thursday) where I explore how you can find more calm, connection and joy in parenting through the process of self-discovery and inner growth with a trauma-informed lens.

Authentic Parenting Anna Seewald

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 176 Ratings

As we raise our children, we grow ourselves. Authentic Parenting is a weekly podcast (new episodes every Thursday) where I explore how you can find more calm, connection and joy in parenting through the process of self-discovery and inner growth with a trauma-informed lens.

    (Special Episode) From Sibling Squabbles, Conflicts and Beyond

    (Special Episode) From Sibling Squabbles, Conflicts and Beyond

    In this Special Episode, my freind and colleague Laura Froyen and I answer some of listener questions about siblings. 
    Questions range from keeping the older sibling from parenting the younger, parent’s worry about bringing home a new sibling, coming up with win-win activities to do when kids have opposite preferences, as well as how to respond when your child says they “hate” their sibling and how to navigate when your kids are so close in age and they compare and want everything to be fair/same?
    SIGN UP FOR OUR WORKSHOP 
    We will be teaching a LIVE, dynamic two-part workshop to answer all of your sibling questions.
    All About Siblings 
    Learn more and get your ticket >>>https://www.eventbrite.com/e/182608967337
    We are going to dive deep into the key mindset shifts you need to confidently navigate your kids relationships with each other.
    And you will add critical tools to your toolbox that will help them take ownership of their relationship and start solving their own problems so that you can stop feeling like a referee or hall monitor.
    The workshop is happening on:
    October 21st, @11am Central/12pm Eastern (90 min with Q&A) November 4th, @ 11am Central/12pm Eastern (90 min with Q&A) Find the time in your area. 
    You can get all the details and sign up now at authenticparenting.com/siblings 
    There is a 10% discount for patrons of of the Authentic Parenting podcast. If you are supporting the show on Patreon.com then you will receive a special code. 
    We hope to see you there! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to sit down and pick our brains on this complex topic.
    If you can't make it LIVE, the replays will be sent to you. 
    Get Your Ticket Now
    See you on the inside! 
    If you have questions, please contact us. 
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Special Announcement for the 300th Episode

    Special Announcement for the 300th Episode

    The 300th episode is approaching fast and I need your help and participation! 
    I want to include your voice! 
    You can send your audio message to me in the following ways:
    Call 732-763-2576 and leave a voicemail Record your audio message by the Voice Memo app on your phone then email it to me info@authenticparenting.com Use the free Speakpipe tool  The deadline is November 19, 2021
    Simple script you can use: 
    Hi, my name is —— I have been listening to the podcast for ———amount of time. I’m from ———. I usually listen when I’m——. I discovered it——. What I love about it is———. Some of my favorite episodes are———. The biggest thing I have learned from the podcast is ———. Thank you——————!
    I'm looking forward to your messages! 
    Thank you in advance! 

    • 4 min
    Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with Dr. Richard Schwartz

    Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with Dr. Richard Schwartz

    There are so many therapeutic methods and healing modalities available these days.  
    One of them is IFS, or parts work.
    I have the honor of  speaking with the creator of IFS, Dr. Rick Schwartz.
    He's the creator of Internal Family Systems, IFS, a highly effective evidence-based therapeutic model. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a
    practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms.
    In this episode we talked about: 
    The myth of the mono mind The goal and the 4 main benefits of IFS It’s origin, growth and milestones Then Dr. Schwartz describes the parts and their roles  We do a live demo We all have different parts. Think of an inner critic, for example, as one part. They all serve a purpose, even the most destructive ones have protective intentions. 
    Parts are often frozen in past traumas when their extreme rules are needed
    When they trust it's safe to step out of their roles, they are highly valuable to the system.
     
    GET HIS NEW BOOK
    No bad Parts
     
    SIGN UP FOR THE SIBLING WORKSHOP
    All About Siblings-Two-Part Workshop Join us LIVE for this two-part workshop on: October 21, 12pm Eastern/11am Central November 4, 12pm Eastern/11am Central Learn more and get your ticket >>>https://www.eventbrite.com/e/182608967337
    We are going to dive deep into the key mindset shifts you need to confidently navigate your kids relationships with each other.
    And you will add critical tools to your toolbox that will help them take ownership of their relationship and start solving their own problems so that you can stop feeling like a referee or hall monitor.
    The workshop is happening on:
    October 21st, @11am Central/12pm Eastern (90 min with Q&A) November 4th, @ 11am Central/12pm Eastern (90 min with Q&A) Find the time in your area. 
    You can get all the details and sign up now at authenticparenting.com/siblings 
    There is a 10% discount for patrons of of the Authentic Parenting podcast. If you are supporting the show on Patreon.com then you will receive a special code. 
    We hope to see you there! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to sit down and pick our brains on this complex topic.
    If you can't make it LIVE, the replays will be sent to you. 
    Get Your Ticket Now
    See you on the inside! 
    If you have questions, please contact us. 
     
    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW
    1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly.
    You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron.
    2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated.
    Give from the heart now.
     
    FULL SHOW NOTES
    www.authenticparenting.com/podcast 
     
    ABOUT ME
    I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease, calm and joy into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.
     
    WORK WITH ME
    Listeners of the podcast get 10% on my coaching services. 
    I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
    Click here to get started with my Introductory (3 Sessions) Package or REAL Change Package - 6 Private Coaching Sessions-worldwide! :) Court-Ordered Parenting Classes (in person NJ, NY,and PA residents only)   
    YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE!
    Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this episode or the podcast in general?
     
    USA listeners call 732-763-2576 right now and leave a voicemail. International listeners use the FREE Speak Pipe tool on my website. Add your voice. It matters! Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    SUBMIT YOUR PARENTING QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN THE SHOW:
    Voicemail: 732-763-2576 Speak Pipe for sending audio messages Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    Authentic

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Alarmed Aloneness with Sarah Peyton

    Alarmed Aloneness with Sarah Peyton

    Did you know that when we name our feelings the activity in the amygdala decreases? My guest Sarah Peyton and I start today’s conversation with this topic. She mentions Matthew Liberman’s research
    She talks about the panic-grief circuit of the mammalian brain and explains the phenomenon of alarmed aloneness. 
    Why she prefers the expression alarmed loneliness as opposed to separation anxiety and abandonment  
    Some key points:
    The signs of alarmed aloneness 
    Unconscious contracts what we make with ourselves and how can we release ourselves from those harmful agreements and live freely, 
    The hippocampus and the amygdala in forming traumatic memories 
    How do we show up for other people who show us that they need accompaniment? Of course our tendency is to offer advice and solutions. We all yearn for accompaniment, attunement, resonance.
    The difference between empathy and resonance  Sarah’s first book, Your Resonant Self, includes the foundational neuroscience concepts and client stories that help the reader pave a resonant practice path to self-compassion. Your Resonant Self Workbook builds onto the first book by adding the neuroscience of unconscious contracts, which supports an even deeper movement into self-warmth. GET HER BOOKS
    Your Resonant Self Your Resonant Self Workbook  
    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW
    1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly.
    You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron.
    2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated.
    Give from the heart now.
     
    FULL SHOW NOTES
    www.authenticparenting.com/podcast 
     
    ABOUT ME
    I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease, calm and joy into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.
     
    WORK WITH ME
    Listeners of the podcast get 10% on my coaching services. 
    I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
    Click here to get started with my Introductory (3 Sessions) Package or REAL Change Package - 6 Private Coaching Sessions-worldwide! :) Court-Ordered Parenting Classes (in person NJ, NY,and PA residents only)   
    YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE!
    Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this episode or the podcast in general?
     
    USA listeners call 732-763-2576 right now and leave a voicemail. International listeners use the FREE Speak Pipe tool on my website. Add your voice. It matters! Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    SUBMIT YOUR PARENTING QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN THE SHOW:
    Voicemail: 732-763-2576 Speak Pipe for sending audio messages Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    Authentic Parenting on Facebook Instagram  
    NEED PARENTING SUPPORT?
    Join the Authentic Parenting FREE online community Thanks for listening!
     
    With gratitude,
    Anna Seewald, M.Ed, M.Psy
    Parent Educator, Keynote Speaker, Author
    www.authenticparenting.com
     

    • 58 min
    The Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship with Judith Rabinor, PhD

    The Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship with Judith Rabinor, PhD

    The mother-daughter relationship is one of the most important—and complicated in the lives of most adult women.
    Helping my patients understand their mothers has helped me become familiar with parts of myself - and my mother - I might have never known if not for the stories I've heard, says Judith Rabinor, PhD, 
    We don't choose our mothers but as an adult you always have an opportunity to choose new pathways. It's never too late to let go of frustrated expectations and celebrate the connection you might have thought was doomed to disappointment and hurt.
    Your mother is the most important woman you have ever known. 
    I’d love to suggest some books that I have found helpful:
    Motherless Daughters: The legacy of loss by Hope Edelman
    Motherless Mothers: How mother loss shapes the parents we become by Hope Edelman
    The Emotionally Absent Mother,: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect
    The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
    Mothers Who Can’t Love by Susan Forward 
     
    GET HER BOOK
    The Girl in The Red Boots: Making Peace with My Mother
     
    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW
    1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly.
    You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron.
    2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated.
    Give from the heart now.
     
    FULL SHOW NOTES
    www.authenticparenting.com/podcast 
     
    ABOUT ME
    I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease, calm and joy into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.
     
    WORK WITH ME
    Listeners of the podcast get 10% on my coaching services. 
    I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
    Click here to get started with my Introductory (3 Sessions) Package or REAL Change Package - 6 Private Coaching Sessions-worldwide! :) Court-Ordered Parenting Classes (in person NJ, NY,and PA residents only)   
    YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE!
    Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this episode or the podcast in general?
     
    USA listeners call 732-763-2576 right now and leave a voicemail. International listeners use the FREE Speak Pipe tool on my website. Add your voice. It matters! Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    SUBMIT YOUR PARENTING QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN THE SHOW:
    Voicemail: 732-763-2576 Speak Pipe for sending audio messages Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    Authentic Parenting on Facebook Instagram  
    NEED PARENTING SUPPORT?
    Join the Authentic Parenting FREE online community Thanks for listening!
     
    With gratitude,
    Anna Seewald, M.Ed, M.Psy
    Parent Educator, Keynote Speaker, Author
    www.authenticparenting.com
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mind-Body Tools to Develop Stress Resilience with Rebekkah LaDyne

    Mind-Body Tools to Develop Stress Resilience with Rebekkah LaDyne

    Stress is part of life. When stress becomes too intense, too much and too frequent it overwhelms our nervous system, and awakens stress imprints from our past and we lose the ability to effectively recover from it. And for the past year-and-a-half we have been all pushed to our limits and stress and overwhelm have been ever more present in our lives. With stress activation unhealed and unprocessed, we can go through life almost on autopilot. Listen to this fantastic conversation as Rebekkah LaDyne talks about developing mind-body tools for stress resilience. 
    Key Points:
    How parenting is an emotional experience and can place tremendous stress on our mind and body, especially if we have trauma history How there is beginning, middle and end to stress and how we often don’t allow ourselves to experience the end, and new stresses over lapse causing more overwhelm  How we can develop resilience by daily mind-body practices and there is no quick fix Why the key to well-being and resilience lies in befriending our body OTHER EPISODES YOU MAY ENHOY 
    194 The Dark Side of Motherhood 281 The Power of Self-Regulation 227 Moving Beyond Trauma with Illene Smith 203: Discovering Wholeness and Healing after Trauma with  James Gordon, MD 147: What Does Self-Care Really Mean?  113 Signs of Childhood Trauma in Adults  This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, the most comprehensive daily nutritional supplement. Check out the special offer for the listeners of the podcast athleticgreens.com/authenticparenting
     
    GET HER BOOK
    Mind-Body Stress Reset by Rebekkah LaDyne
     
    BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW
    1. With your support we can continue the production of the podcast uninterruptedly.
    You can choose a level of support on Patreon.com by becoming a patron.
    2. One time donations are also deeply appreciated.
    Give from the heart now.
     
    FULL SHOW NOTES
    www.authenticparenting.com/podcast 
     
    ABOUT ME
    I help overwhelmed, frustrated parents who want to parent differently than their parents, make sense of their early childhood experiences, connect to their authentic self and their children on a deeper level, reduce stress, bring more ease, calm and joy into their lives by yelling less, and practicing non-punitive discipline.
     
    WORK WITH ME
    Listeners of the podcast get 10% on my coaching services. 
    I would be thrilled to support you in your parenting journey!
    Click here to get started with my Introductory (3 Sessions) Package or REAL Change Package - 6 Private Coaching Sessions-worldwide! :) Court-Ordered Parenting Classes (in person NJ, NY,and PA residents only)   
    YOUR FEEDBACK IS VALUABLE!
    Do you have a comment, question, or a takeaway about this episode or the podcast in general?
     
    USA listeners call 732-763-2576 right now and leave a voicemail. International listeners use the FREE Speak Pipe tool on my website. Add your voice. It matters! Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    SUBMIT YOUR PARENTING QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN THE SHOW:
    Voicemail: 732-763-2576 Speak Pipe for sending audio messages Email: info@authenticparenting.com  
    CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    Authentic Parenting on Facebook Instagram  
    NEED PARENTING SUPPORT?
    Join the Authentic Parenting FREE online community Thanks for listening!
     
    With gratitude,
    Anna Seewald, M.Ed, M.Psy
    Parent Educator, Keynote Speaker, Author
    www.authenticparenting.com

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

LatinaAF ,

So helpful! THANK YOU!

Thank you, Anna, for putting such a wonderful resource for parents out in the world. 🙏🏼 I am a child of war and grew up in a very authoritarian, verbally, psychologically and physically abusive household. When I found out I was going to be a parent, I was petrified. I had no positive modeling and wanted more than anything to be a good mother.

I suffer from chronic anxiety and insomnia and have been diagnosed with CPTSD, so my challenges and triggers are many. But you and your guests have slowly but surely taught me the skills I was lacking, so that with practice, i can at least try to be the best parent I can be.

I am inspired and motivated with every guest you have on. You are a natural at getting the best out of them. With every episode, I grow and am reminded to stay steady and true in my practice. THANK YOU! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Bethany.Kay ,

Wow! Such a refreshing view.

I love everything about this podcast! It’s so refreshing to hear real, tough but inspiring conversations around some of the most challenging parts of raising kids. As a mom of 4 who is committed to trauma-informed work, this podcast is such a valuable resource. Thank you for sharing your work and views!

ZigzagPath ,

❤️❤️❤️REAL and Inspiring!

Wow! I’m hooked. I’ve learned so much from this show. Anna has a pleasant voice and I love her cute accent. She asks thoughtful questions and gets her guests to share raw, authentic, emotional stories.... One of the smartest, best conceived podcasts out there on the topic of parenting.

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