Becoming a parent can feel overwhelming. In this program, you will learn and practice essential skills of mindfulness and meditation used for centuries and supported by modern science. These tools will nurture a kindhearted presence for you and your expanding new family. This six-week mindfulness program will help expectant parents with balancing the mind, body, and heart before their baby arrives. The program will be led by Lauren E. Rubin, MA. Since 2004, Lauren has volunteered in the Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms ® program and facilitated a weekly drop-in new parent support group. She holds a BA in psychology and an MA in mindfulness studies. Lauren practices Insight/Vipassana meditation and is currently participating in Mindfulness Teacher Training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. When: Wednesdays, September 25, October 2, October 16, October 23, October 30, and November 6 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Where: JF&CS Headquarters 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA Cost: $150 for the series of six sessions. Registration and payment via check or credit card are required before the first session. As with all CERS services, reduced fees are based on need. RSVP: To register or for more information, please contact Gabrielle Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5652. Open to the entire community, no experience required. The Center for Early Relationship Support ® provides services designed to meet the many complex needs of families in the first three years of their child’s life. Our services are grounded in the knowledge that nurturing paternal strengths within a caring community promotes secure infant-parent attachments.