Begin your new stress-free parenting journey here....
Are you struggling to parent in a way that doesn't feel like a struggle?
Do you find yourself getting impatient and being unkind with your child?
Are you overwhelmed and tired all the time? With no time for self-care.
I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way!
I feel your pain, my friend! I was once you. I know your struggles and your stress and I have walked in your shoes. I know what it's like to parent 24/7 with few breaks.
Parenting is a full-time job. One with no time off.
When our beloved neurodiverse children go unappreciated in a neurotypical world, the parenting becomes even more stressful.
What if I showed you some simple practices which you could incorporate into your day and go from chaos to calm?
What would you life look like if you didn't have to be stressed everyday?
If your neurodiverse child and you had a beautiful loving relationship (as much as possible :-) free from strife and frustration?
How would it feel to know that disciplining your child could take the form of a calm discussion instead of a screaming match?
The answer, my friend, is mindfulness.
Let me share my story to show you how this became possible for me.
My name is Rabia and I am a licensed psychologist, as well as a certified mindfulness teacher. I am also the parent of an autistic teen (that's my handsome little dude in the picture from a few years ago 🧡). Interestingly, I had my son after I specialized in autism! I always tell folks that at least I knew what to do, right? Anyway, I started teaching my son mindfulness when he was around four years old. He really took to it and did very well with the practices as they helped ground him, especially when he was overwhelmed.
Then in 2012-3, we went through several life changes (a divorce, changing residences several times, changing schools, and puberty). With all the chaos in our lives, my son was having a lot of challenges and consequently, so was I. There was a lot of screaming going on (from both of us). Ultimately, I made the decision to undergo my own spiritual journey to see if that would help in my relationship with my son. I became immersed in mindfulness and self-compassion and completed multiple spiritual retreats all over the world.
One of these retreats, while I was sitting in a mediation hall, I had an epiphany. The reason why my son had not retained his mindfulness practices was because I had not modeled them! I thought he had the issues so he should learn them, not me! But I should have been living the practices and modeling them for him. This was a game-changer.
My life was altered in such a profound way that I felt called to teach this peace to other parents of neurodiverse children so I re-trained in several evidence-based programs. However, I couldn't find all the components that I wanted to teach other parents in any one program—there was always something missing. So I decided to create my own which incorporated all the parts I wanted every parent to have; namely, mindfulness, self-compassion, and positive psychology—all backed up with neuroscience (where it all started!). That's how Mindful Village® was born!
It's time to take back control of your life and enjoy parenting if you've gotten lost along the way!
Whether you join our free Facebook group; take one of the self-paced online courses; or decide you would like the additional support of private coaching, I encourage you to do something! You owe it to yourself and to your child to start living a life of love, compassion and joy, instead of stress, tension, and worry.
Here's how I can help you!
If you want more personal support, I am active in both the free FB group, as well as the Mindful Village® Forum (a paid membership group for MV students and alumni) so please feel free to ask questions in there. If you need more support, please check out the coaching packages.
As a parent of a neurodiverse child, as well being as a licensed pediatric neuropsychologist specializing in autism, my unique perspective provides me with both personal and professional knowledge of neurodiversity (though please be aware that I still speak from a neurotypical lens). As an IMTA certified mindfulness teacher, I know I can teach you the techniques of mindfulness needed to progress you on your mindfulness parenting journey. Because I've been there. I've been you and I know how stressful it is.
I know most people don't have the energy, time, or resources to complete all the many trainings I did to learn the techniques I've learned. Most people wouldn't even know where to start! So I wanted to find a way to bring them all to you, in an affordable online course which could be accessible to everyone. I'm also currently working on a nonprofit which would offer scholarships to those with economic need. My ultimate goal is to have this program translated into multiple languages and have it available to anyone who needs it. 🙏💕
My hope for you is that you, too, will find that long elusive peace which seems impossible when faced with parenting challenges!
Rabia's Professional Details
Dr. Rabia Subhani started her training as a pediatric neuropsychologist. Her doctoral requirements were completed at Emory University's Autism Center, Scottish Rite (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta), and Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, among other institutions. She was the Director of Psychology/Neuropsychology at the largest speech and hearing center in West Central Georgia for many years.
However, as she's detailed above, Rabia underwent a personal journey around 2012-3, which led to a shift in focus to re-train professionally. So she trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction®, Mindful Self-Compassion®, and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training® among other evidence-based programs. She also became certified in Tai Chi and Qigong and will soon be certified in yoga. The culmination of her mindfulness training was a two year teacher certification completed with Dr. Jack Kornfield and Dr. Tara Brach through UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. She is also a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P) through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
Rabia's passion is helping other parents of neurodiverse children realize the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion which can transform the way they parent. For adults in general, she encourages finding the joy in living, moment by moment. To this end, she also offers her Heartfulness™ coaching in Joyful Living, in addition to parenting, spritual mentoring, and high performance. Rabia has found through her lived experience, that you can completely transform your life and how you show up in the world, when you are living from a place of joy and love, instead of fear and stress. Your entire perspective of life changes and your actions and responses are kinder and more compassionate to your children and others in your life.
Rabia also enjoys writing. She dabbles in poetry and co-authored a book with several other amazing women in 2021, We Are the Sacred Feminine Rising. Her own book, The Mindful Joys, will be released later this year.