I wanted to do an episode on how to make the most of our time with our kids (and in life!). The most important thing to focus on is presence over the busyness and rushing and chaos that can take us out of the moment.
To optimize our presence, we need to be mindful. Therefore, I knew the best episode this week was with mindfulness expert Claudio Barrientos.
Listen to today’s episode to learn more about how to bring mindfulness into your own life.
LISTEN in or watch below to learn more about how to be mindful.
Because this episode was released for the holidays, I created a guide about how to make the most of the holidays, which can be helpful any time of year. My husband and I also chat about making the most of the holidays as a family on our podcast, Parents of the Year.
About Claudio Barrientos:
Claudio was raised in Spain and Connecticut. He is an avid traveller with an endless curiosity of people, culture, food, philosophy, and psychology. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy & Theology from University of San Francisco, and his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas San Antonio. Currently, Claudio is a Licensed Master Social Worker. As a therapist, Claudio’s approach is informed by both his personal practice of mindfulness meditation and his desire to make mindfulness relatable to anyone seeking relief from the daily stressors of life. Claudio’s path in the helping profession began in 2010 when he became a certified Mindfulness Instructor. Since that time, he has been on a mission to integrate his education in mindfulness with therapeutic interventions such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Claudio has worked with adolescents and adults in a DBT Intensive Outpatient Program, provided mental health services in Spanish to unaccompanied minors in the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and taught mindfulness to thousands of people across boardrooms, classrooms, and the general public.