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Christopher White, M.D.

Chris White, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician, parent educator, and life coach. He is the creator and director of Essential Parenting, an organization that emphasizes the psycho-emotional and spiritual development of children and their parents.

Over the past 15 years, Chris has committed himself to mindfulness practice, meditation, inquiry, and many other somatic practices. He says that it’s these practices – more than any textbook – that have taught him the most about human behavior and guide him in his work in supporting people to continue growing across their lifespan.

Chris holds a certificate from New Ventures West in San Francisco as an Integral Coach. He has studied with Dr. Gordon Neufeld in Vancouver and participates in an ongoing directed-study program at The Neufeld Institute. Chris is especially interested in the “neurobiology of maturation” and is actively exploring the work coming out of the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology spearheaded by Dr. Dan Siegel.

Chris is a student-practitioner of the Diamond Approach in the SF Bay area. He is especially blessed to live in the cozy redwoods of Woodacre, California with the love of his life, Kari, and their beautiful two and a half year-old boy, Kai.

Essential Parenting is a practice-oriented parent education program that optimizes the developmental potential of both children and their parents. The Essential Parenting classes are designed to help you align with your children as they are in the present moment. We combine cutting-edge developments in Interpersonal Neurobiology with spiritual practices like mindfulness meditation, somatic practices, and inquiry. Our classes will empower you to return to your naturally wise and loving heart. In doing so, we support our children in becoming more fully themselves while also creating a ripple effect of wholeness, confidence, and well-being in our communities and on our planet.”

“I created The Essential Parenting Home Course to “raise the bar” for parenting over the next few decades. And I need the help of conscious parents like you to engage in this dialogue and become co-creators of our shared future. The Home Course is for people who cannot find time to meet in person, but still want access to this rich material. Part of our purpose in this lifetime is parenting, and this world needs our gifts. My hope is that you will engage this material wholeheartedly, blend it with your own insights, and continue to make parenting your own unique art form. I have total faith that you are exactly what your child needs, and that together we will find our way in this crazy-beautiful thing we call parenting.”

Christopher White, M.D.

For details of the Essential Parenting Home Course, to listen to a sample or sign up for the free 12 Guiding Principles of Essential Parenting and/or free Week 1 mp3 and handout,

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