Sharyn Feldman’s life’s work is focused on supporting new mothers and helping them to bond more closely with their babies, manage stress, and foster their own unique styles of parenting. As an Early Childhood Professional, she has been developing and facilitating sensory and cognitive play programs for moms and their babies for over 20 years. Specializing in attachment theory and mindful parenting, she studied at the University of Western Ontario, focussing on social, developmental, and educational psychology. She is the founder of The Mindful Mommy School, where she facilitates several programs for mothers, nannies and young children. The foundation program is Listening Mothers™, which is an 8 week women’s group for new moms to learn mindfulness based skills and strategies to deepen their experience of motherhood. She is passionate about working with moms who want to become the most effective and loving parents possible.
How can your experience or your business help fellow conference attendees?
I take great joy in sharing my experience in an effort to help accelerate the growth of others. I’m a great listener, which means I’m able to quickly discern what is truly of value to someone. Because of this, I’m able to share relevent knowledge, provide valuable constructive feedback, and pool resources.
What do you hope to take away from the conference?
A greater sense of true community.
I look forward to connecting and learning from as many attendees as possible, and meeting others who’s work is about the emotional healing of our society. I hope to leave with creative ideas for marketing, growing and sharing my message.
What do you think is our greatest social problem today? Any suggestions to solve it?
As a society, we are addicted to being busy, acting busy, and portraying our busy lives online. We link our “busy”-ness to our value, and live as though our degree of “busy”-ness represents a social status, or a level of success we desire. More and more families have an unhealthy attachment to the need to over schedule our lives and we are passing this on to the next generation. The solution is found in joining the movement towards a more compassionate and mindful way of life. There is a growing community of mindful people and this is where my work lies. In my efforts to help teach mindful living and mindful parenting to new moms, I am helping shape the future generations, and instil a more connected way of living.
What is the most inspiring book you have read?
The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children -by Shefali Tsabary
I read this book when it was first written, before Oprah discovered Dr. Tsabary, or anyone had heard of it. It was like reading a beautifully poetic version of my own thoughts, beliefs and understanding of emotional development and the journey of motherhood. It became a foundational piece to my work.
Sharyn Feldman is attending the #SocialforGood Conference
About the #SocialforGood Conference
If you are a socially conscious individual, entrepreneur, corporation or non-profit organization you can’t afford to miss this conference! Please join us for two days that will evoke conversation, initiate ideas and inspire creative solutions to spread social good in your community and workplace.
#SocialforGood will have you dive deeper then you ever have before and will address:
- What a #socialforgood movement is and why it even matters
- Can a business really make a profit while doing something that makes a difference? Yes! Learn how!
- Ideas and beliefs by change makers and sought after experts.
- We will explore why investing in women is the world best social strategy
- Creative solutions to inspire change in your life, workplace and business
- How to Bring Authenticity and Integrity to Your Business
- How Creating your Business Creates a Whole New You
- How to raise money for your social business or cause
- The best ways to spread your message: Video, podcasts, public speaking, social media and more