If I knew then, what I know now...
An Amalgamation of 20 Years in Paediatric Practice; 19 years of being a Mom; and an unquenchable search to combine Science & Ancient Wisdom.
The journey of parenting can be the most transformative path we will ever walk, a magnificent series of events and experiences that allow us to relook at our truths, our beliefs and our goals. From the moment of conception, the universe offers us the opportunity to redefine our purpose, our sense of worth and find a life blessed with the most sensational experiences that enrich our existence and force us, if we choose, to live mindfully, consciously in the moment – making each day count and leaving a legacy of love and wisdom.
Parenting teaches us, if we are open to it, the most important lessons we will ever learn – that no other religious retreat or psychotherapy could ever do. Each moment in parenting, no matter how mundane or challenging, holds hidden surprises and opportunities for growth and transformation.
Sacred parenting is not an obsessive series of what we must teach our children, but rather a gentle reminder of what we can learn for and from our children. It provides the tools to empower you, as the parent, to understand yourself, your colossal role as a parent, but most of all, your child. In an ever-changing fast-paced world of declining social structures, decreasing values and increasing challenges, being a good parent and raising healthy responsible children requires us to be grounded in the deeper meaning of our role as a parent. Sacred parenting is about understanding the timeless nature of your soul’s pledge to your child, the lessons you need to teach them but also those you need to learn from them – it is truly an intertwining of soul journeys.
Rather than always trying to follow ever-changing trends and do the right things as a parent, you are guided to be more successful in your mission, as you discover the right person to be. If you feel fulfilled, purposeful, aligned with your integrity, and at peace with your role as parent, your children will pick up on this energy, this state of harmonious being from within the womb, through to the perplexing teenage years - and through it find their own solid path.
The meals we prepare, the attitudes we adapt, the issues we hold onto – will all become the thoughts, beliefs and actions that are children will learn to mimic and apply to their lives. Guided and empowered with knowledge, we are able to remain calm, teaching our children trust and patience and so providing an immutable base for our children’s growth. Our kids mirror what is wrong or right in our lives, they reflect our strengths and our weaknesses – they offer us the opportunity to define and refine ourselves and our lives, to become more congruent with our desires and our journey towards self-worth. Children need to know that our love for them is unconditional, nothing they say or do will “break us or our commitment to them”- when they know our strength, they will relax into it, their own confidence grows and they develop that kind of strength and self-assurance for themselves.
When I allowed my mind or emotions to control me instead of my deep inner soul, it was like standing on the shoreline, looking at the ocean I could see its vastness, I knew it’s depth, but I was connected only by the moistness at my feet. Every big wave that came in – every “bad” thing that happened – knocked me down. When I was able to have the courage to move out to the place where my feet no longer touched bottom, where I just floated on the water, each wave moved me up and down gently as I continued to float, and gently move out to the greater peace of being one with the flow of the ocean.
Together, we embark on a journey of self-discovery and sacred parenting – a beautiful soul contract from conception to adulthood.
We consider the complex web of interactions from our own childhood, our social and cultural beliefs, to our experiences, which shape our views and attitudes towards parenting. For decades psycologists and psychiatrists have emphasised that cognition doesn’t take place in a vacuum but rather that the mind is where we harbour anxieties, affections, fears and anxieties as well as facts and figures. Similarly metaphysical practitioners have time and time again shown the power of thoughts, beliefs and attitude in the manifestation of disease in our bodies and events in our lives. Sacred parenting teaches parents and through them their children, and our magnificent teenagers, the scientific research which puts power back into your and their hands.
We grow mentally, socially and morally as a consequence of learning: how to be with others, how to behave in this world, a learning prompted by taking to heart what we have seen and heard and been told and developed as habits. Our learnt beliefs about ourselves, our health, our intelligence, our abilities, are all shaped by what we have been taught consciously and subconsciously. Our children are ever-attentive students in the assumptions, coping skills, dietary habits, self-limiting, self-boosting beliefs they will have for life, based on what they witness at home and at school.
We review physiology, lifestyle choices & sabotaging behaviours that impact our style of parenting, together we abandon learnt depressive states, discard limiting beliefs and discover a deep sense of joy and purpose within ourselves and within the responsibility of being a parent. You will learn for yourself and for your children how to harness the power of the mind and mindfulness, explore the role of thought and incorporate gratitude and reverence to achieve this. Together we design the blue prints of the health and life you yearn for yourself and your children. Understanding the scientific functional medicine protocols you will learn about the vital role of the gut and nutrition on brain development, and I.Q. , immune system development and overall mental, emotional and physical health. These are the greatest gifts we can give our children, a gift of honourable human existence. It is through our memorable journeys with our children that we leave a lasting legacy.
Dr Maria offers the following therapies
Heal Your Life
HEAL YOUR LIFE
Your health is a mirror of the relationship between yourself and your body.
Human beings are self-regulating and programmed to heal themselves.
Integrative medicine is a science-based, comprehensive, holistic approach to health.
Dr Maria is the only practicing specialized Paediatric dentist in the Western Cape.
What makes what I do unique? My life purpose and focus of my patient’s success lies in my passion to make a difference; my intuitive ability to truly hear my patients and my fully integrated mind, body, spirit scientific-based health approach to health and living.
When the mind, body and spirit are truly aligned and in harmony, then the gates of the soul are opened, abundance flows in and the result can only be joy, peace and happiness – this is my mission, my passion and my divine destiny.
The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck
are the arms of your children
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