I’m glad you’re here. I invite you to spend a few moments simply resting while you read. Take a cleansing breath and allow your shoulders to drop. It’s so easy to move from one thing to the next and get all wrapped up in the busy to-do lists we create for ourselves. If there’s one thing I can share while you visit this site, it’s an invitation to slow down and rest for a few moments.
In simple terms, Presence Parenting is a space to nurture presence – the spacious presence of potential that inherently exists in all of life, the presence we are, the presence we are in the lives of our children, the presence we are in our families, our communities and the world.
Sometimes things get messy and presence is far from our minds. Other times we easily soak up our experience of parenting and wonder how we could ever feel as upset as we do at times. Presence Parenting addresses both the messy and the organized, the crazy and the sane.
How? We awaken truth one moment at a time through present moment awareness – noticing what we are experiencing while choosing our response. As we discover our own truth and live in line with our deepest values, harmony naturally flows in our lives and the lives of those we touch.
The only requirement: a willingness to explore the transformational power of awareness in parenting and life.
My name is Amy Phoenix and I am a mother of five children (currently ranging in ages 1-12). After struggling with anger and doubt for the first several years of my parenting experience, I set out to make some changes. Presence Parenting is the ongoing expression of those changes.
I work with parents and caregivers to change stress responses, transform anger (from mild to abusive), implement alternatives to punishment, and cultivate mutually respectful relationships. I choose to embrace challenges as opportunities and offer the safe space to feel, a welcome reprieve from the demands and expectations of parenting and life.
Along with meditation and learning to fully enjoy mothering, I am gradually writing my first parenting book, Force Free Parenting, as I complete a bachelor degree with an emphasis in psychology and human services. Oh and I am an aspiring intuitive body artist, too. I’m so glad meditation is a way of life – otherwise I’m not sure I’d survive my own determination.
Presence Parenting offers practical parenting information, insights, and parent-to-parent support to experience peace and create true personal, family, and world harmony. The work of Presence Parenting is compatible with all religions and also with those who do not embrace any type of religion as it is based on threads that support freedom, respect, responsibility, compassion, and love.