What People Are Saying...
"Erika’s energy, attitude, and ability to authentically connect with parents in her coaching practice creates an environment of trust and safety. Erika brings a deep understanding of the challenges of parenthood, and her playfulness creates safe space to feel seen and heard. Her heartfelt ability to identify the issues and patterns at hand will help many families. Her passion for transforming the way we raise our children is infectious. It has been an honor to witness Erika come forth as a genuinely gifted conscious parenting coach."
-Dr. Shefali Tsabury
New York Times Best Selling Author, The Conscious Parent" and "The Awakened Family"
“Our greatest coaching credential is our own healing--you can only take clients as deeply as you’ve gone yourself. Erika is one of those rare individuals who has gone to the depths of her inner terrain and done her own healing. With radiance and power she will guide you to yours! Erika is a real gem in every sense of the word.”
Spiritual Counselor and author of "The Motherhood Evolution"
"If you are wanting a new approach to not only parenting, but a better version of yourself, working with Erika is a must- truly incredible. I believe the only way, we as parents, can change the world is by changing how we parent. We can not expect our children to embody anything we haven’t managed to model ourselves on a day to day basis.
Raising a child is hard if you want to do it right, and what parent doesn’t. Erika helps you to think about things you may not have.
I'm grateful to Erika for sharing her knowledge of conscious parenting and being such a vital guide on how to be aware of the effects of our unconsciousness in regards to parenting. Every session has been filled with practical and insightful information. Not only will you be able to change the way you parent but, more importantly, how to change yourself.
Erika was the first to ever ask me to consider why I wanted a certain behavior in my children. After trying to be a more conscious parent for just a couple of weeks, I already noticed that some of the power struggles were almost completely gone. I realized that we are parenting from goals that are based on outside results rather than from a place of true connection. I want to have a lasting impact on how my kids take care of themselves, each other, their environment, how they show compassion, tolerate differences, handle their emotions, create, invent and be innovate. I believe the tools Erika gave me to work on myself will help me achieve all those goals.
She gives great examples and possible dialogues to use during tug of war times with your kids. She even gives personal experiences to show what works and what probably doesn’t.
I am also very grateful for the many e-mails including materials and links for my specific interests and needs.
It has been such a great experience working with Erika and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to becoming a more conscious parent."
-Nicole K. (mother of 2)
"I don't even know where to begin with Erika. She is the absolute sweetest soul. So full of knowledge and so heartfelt and passionate about what she does. There is nothing more rewarding than feeling good about being a mother and she helps you try to find your best self. She was there for me when I needed her the most, I’m so grateful to have her in my life. Not only do I get a whole hour with her, she spends her own time e-mailing info and really considering anything helpful for my specific needs. What a truly amazing woman. I would recommend her expertise to anyone and everyone. In my journey to becoming a more conscious parent, I’m so grateful to have Erika there for me whenever I could use a professional voice and a friend."
-Maddie S. (mother of 2)
"I reached out to Erika because my 3 year old son was having some really challenging behaviors with his infant sister and his nanny. With everything going on in the world right now and in the midst of a move, we were totally at our wits end and beyond stressed. Erika made me feel heard and validated from the moment she responded to my email. She made time to meet with me right away, and in that hour consult I learned more than I had through months of my own research and reading. Erika has an amazing way of listening, validating, making you laugh even when things seem so impossible, and giving you real life strategies that you can implement immediately to address the challenging behaviors. She also recommended a few videos and books that have totally blown my mind because they present such incredible insight into who my son is and why I am seeing certain behaviors play out. Erika is intuitive and gets to the heart of the issue, and I can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and their babies. I am so grateful to have connected with her, her expertise is a total game changer. I will be recommending her to every parent I come across!"
-Ginger W. (mother of 2)
Ah, where do I begin!! I was initially introduced to Erika by a friend for "parent coaching" which I didn't even know I needed but am always welcome to ways to be a calmer parent with my 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter. What our sessions quickly turned into were about discovering MY issues and how they translate into the way I parent, and most importantly, how I live and view my life. The books she recommend, meditations and my favorite new daily habit, The 5 Minute Journal, have truly been life changing for me. I seriously recommend her to everyone I know that is looking to find happiness and joy in their life. You have to be open to do the work, and if you are, you will be so thankful you called Erika. :)
-Jess H. (mother of 2)
"Erika is incredible! So real and so relatable. I was tired of being frustrated, drained and tired. Erika offered a new perspective and gave me usable and effective solutions. Conscious Parentlng was a whole new concept to me. So effective and self-reflective. Really made me look at myself and understand my triggers. Becoming a better parent will always be a never-ending process for me. But, now I have better tools to help. Thanks to Erika’s solutions and advice, we have a happier and calmer household overall and I don’t feel so constantly drained. Highly recommend Erika! She is compassionate, understanding, non-judgemental, listens attentively and does such an incredible job explaining things from a child’s perspective. I have so much respect and admiration for the work Erika has done on herself (you can read her blog). She is courageous and vulnerable."
--Jaime M. (mother of 3)
"I began working with Erika because I was intrigued by Dr. Shefali's conscious approach to parenting. I was feeling challenged by my four year old, and I knew my current strategies to handle difficult situations were not serving either of us. I wanted to learn how to have a better relationship with my children, and in turn, myself. I also wanted to learn how to better nurture my kids so that as they grow older, they will be able to look within for guidance, rather than relying on external forces to dictate how they feel and what they need.
Erika was masterful in explaining and guiding me through the conscious parent model. She explained that the focus was on acknowledging my patterns and behaviors, rather than addressing my child's shortcomings. Erika encouraged me to look at my energy and expectations, and provided concrete examples about how to address difficult situations. In doing so, I learned that I had to monitor my behavior, and that at times, it was important for me to take a break from a conflict in order to think clearly. I also learned the difference between stone and sand boundaries--a distinction that was extremely useful in defining my expectations for myself and my children.
Erika is also very real. She shared strategies that have worked for her and her kids, and is always thinking of new ideas about how to stay ten steps ahead of children so that we don't put ourselves in compromising situations. While I am not perfect, Erika provided me with new skills to resolve conflicts that actually work, which is creating a deeper connection with my children. I also believe I am learning to honor and cultivate my children's unique gifts, even though it may not be easy in the moment. As my parenting journey continues, I am forever grateful that I am moving forward and evolving consciously while choosing behaviors that will honor and support my children."
-Alyce F. (mother of 2)
"I just finished a 5 session series with Erika and I feel so at ease!! She really helped center me as a mom, opened my mind to new ideas, and our chats were always in the back of my head to help me when I would feel overwhelmed. My husband and I are expecting our second baby in March and she also helped me feel more at ease and gave great advice of ways to transition from 1 to 2 littles! I would highly recommend Erika Barr Coaching if you are looking to find better peace and balance with in your household!!"
--Angel S. (soon to be mother of 2)