Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Parenting Center: Back to Work After Parental Leave? How to Create a Mindful Return (December 2016)

Date:
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Edlavitch DCJCC

PARENTING CENTER WORKSHOP  photo of working mother
Back to Work After Parental Leave?                    
How to Create a Mindful Return  
                                          

Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:30-9:30pm
$27; Discounted Member Rate $20 (prices include a $2 service charge)
Led by Lori Mihalich-Levin

Having a baby and going back to work can throw anyone’s life off kilter. Come learn practical and effective strategies for planning your return to work after maternity or paternity leave, so that you can ease your concerns and fears about the transition, focus on your baby, and make calm, thoughtful choices.

During this two hour workshop, we will focus on the following four themes to help make the transition back to work go more smoothly:

  • Creating a mindful mindset for return
  • Mapping out logistics (including child care, pumping and not pumping, sick days, and dealing with the unexpected)
  • Turning leave into a leadership opportunity at work
  • Building supportive communities to help you in your return.

This workshop is for anyone currently expecting a baby, anyone on maternity or paternity leave, or anyone within the first several months of returning to work. Experienced returning parents also welcome – there are always things that could go better about a return to work the second (or third, or fourth) time around. 

About Lori Mihalich-Levin: 

Lori founded Mindful Return to support mamas returning to work after maternity leave who want to feel present – both with their babies and in their careers. After two challenging return-to-work experiences, Lori was inspired to help women take some of the uncertainty and confusion out of this important and challenging time of transition, so they can focus on their babies and feel empowered to make calm and thoughtful choices.

In addition to her work with returning mamas, Lori is a healthcare regulatory attorney and mom to two fantastic little redheaded boys.  More information about Lori’s background and work can be found at http://www.mindfulreturn.com/.

Mindful Return


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