469: Katherine Winter-Sellery: The Conscious Parenting Revolution


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Katherine Winter-Sellery is the CEO of the Conscious Parenting Revolution and co-creator of the Guidance Approach to Parenting, a program that applies conflict-resolution skills to communicating more effectively with children and adults. Through her workshops, books, and her three TEDx talks, she has taught thousands of parents (and educators, social workers, medical professionals, and anyone else needing to converse with 5-year-olds or 17-year-olds, or even 85-year-olds!) in a half dozen countries and cultures to minimize misunderstandings and melt-downs, and communicate with more collaboration, cooperation, and consideration. Her methods positively influence relationships for generations.

She created and chaired the 2019 National Summit on Mental Health and Mental Fitness, a conference on the intersection of science, medicine, faith, and politics and their impacts on mental wellness that culminated in the nation’s largest-ever group meditation. Katherine, a trained mediator, is passionate about people’s abilities to transcend their past trauma, current dysfunction, and ongoing negative self-talk to create more collaborative and supportive environments in their homes, offices, and families.

Listen in to hear Katherine share:

  • What COVID has been like for her as her third pandemic after living in Hong Kong for 30 years
  • The significance of the relationship between breathing and emotions
  • The difference between conscious and unconscious parenting and the impacts of both
  • Why we need to deeply understand that we are the catalyst, not the cause, of other people’s feelings
  • Why you might want to reconsider your use of rewards & punishments in parenting
  • How the use of rewards & punishments lead to retaliation, rebellion and resistance
  • Why obedience and compliance a dangerous goal in parenting
  • The truth about self esteem and where most of us get our self esteem

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