In episode 16 Amanda speaks with Carrie Contey about understanding and incorporating our knowledge of brain and human development into best practices for conscious, evolved parenting. Carrie explains why self-care is a necessity, not a luxury, and how the “new paradigm” differs from the old way of relating to our growing family members and ourselves. Carrie gives very practical examples and shares such important information for us all, whether we have children or not!
Carrie Contey, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting and family life. She guides, supports, and inspires her clients to live with wide-open and courageous hearts so they can approach family life with skill and spaciousness. Carrie received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis on prenatal and perinatal psychology and is masterful at synthesizing and articulating the science, psychology, and spirituality of humanhood. She is the creator of Evolve, a year-long "personal growth through parenting" program which ran from 2011-2017. She is also the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement and the co-author of CALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby. Carrie has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, NPR, CBS radio and in many publications including Time, Parenting and The Boston Globe.