The Parental Brain 1.0 Summit

March 27th-30th

A free online event to help you transform your clients into the parents they want to be

During this 4-day groundbreaking event, you will discover:

How parent's future transformations can be potentiated already during pregnancy.

How setting an ideal birth, labor and postpartum environment sets the foundations for a thriving parental brain.

What are some current societal problems that set parents up for lack of well-being and resiliency, how to avoid them and how to set parents up for a thriving journey. 

How a parent's empathy shapes a child's brain.

How to help parents during challenging sleep situations.

How understanding attachment wounds is essential to support parents in their journey.

How to nurture the parent brain.

And much more!

Whether you are a psychologist, midwife, doula, childbirth educator, infant sleep consultant,  parenting coach, or work supporting parents in any capacity, you play an important role in their journey and in helping them become the parents they want to be.  




20+ experts over 4 days will give you tools and practices to unlock the potential in parents

Meet Your Host

Dr. Rocio Zunini, PhD

Hello everyone! I am Rocío, a brain science lover and mother of two!

Just like babies´ brains develop at an astonishing rate, so does the parental brain, growing, evolving and adapting to the beautiful and challenging experience of parenthood.

I created this summit to give you the knowledge and tools that will help you create a thriving environment for the parents you support so that they can reach their goals and you can deepen your sense of purpose in the valuable service you provide.

The Details


The Parental Brain 1.0 Summit will run from March 27th to 30th with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.


Online, you can tune into the summit from anywhere with Internet access.


Presentations will be about 30-40 minutes in length. The presentations will be available for 24 hours to encourage you to stop waiting for the right time and take action along with hundreds of other parenthood supporters.


You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group for the summit where we’ll be partying it up before the summit starts and working together to help parents thrive once it kicks off.


As an attendee, you’ll have the chance prizes if you play the summit Bingo! If you get the All Access Pass, you will have the chance to win a full scholarship to my parental brain course for professionals. Come on in and join the fun!

For professionals supporting parents

This is the first ever summit focused on the parental brain and what we can do to help it thrive. Every presentation is focused on some aspect that is important in the transition to parenthood, and how to apply it to your practice.

The Speakers

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. Here are the amazing speakers you’ll hear from at the Parental Brain 1.0 Summit.

Day 1: Pregnancy, Birth and Matrescence

Dr. Raylene Phillips
Bonding Can Begin Before Birth

Nadine Richardson
Transforming Fear of Birth into Confidence

Dr. Erin Bowe
Birth Trauma: What Can Professionals Do to Support Parents

Nikki McCahon
Matrescence: the Transformation of Becoming and Being a Mother

Catherine Bell

The Game of Birth

Day 2: Creating the Ideal Environment for Transformation

Heather Plett
The Art of Holding Space for New Parents

Nicky Clinch
Parenthood as a Catalyst to Maturation

Jojo Hogan
The Art of Slow Postpartum

Hope Corbin
Cultivating Maternal Wellness to Prevent Postpartum Depression

Katie Asmus and Haaweatea Holly Bryson
Parenthood: A Rite of Passage

Day 3: Breaking Current Barriers to Parental Thriving

Lyndsey Hookway
How to Support Families with Sleep While Prioritizing Attachment and Responsive Feeding

Dr. Sophie Brock
Spotting Patriarchal Motherhood and What To Do About It

Rachelle Garcia Seliga
Opinions vs. Physiologic Design: What Babies and Mothers Need to Thrive.

Prof. Darcia Narvaez

What is Good for Babies: Evaluating Research and Baselines

Kimberly Ann Johnson
The New Frontier of Maternal Health Care: A Biosocial Approach 

Day 4: The Potential of the Parental Brain

Greer Kirshenbaum, PhD
Nurturing the Parent Brain

Dr. Laura Markham
How Parental Empathy Shapes Child Development

Kelly McDaniel
Understanding Mother Hunger

Julia Jones

Igniting Intuition in Parents

Dr. Laura Gainche
Using Science to Help Parents Attune to Their Child’s Sleep

As you can see by that incredible lineup, you are *not* going to want to miss this event!

You will come away with:

  • Deep and meaningful understanding of what parents and babies need to thrive.
  • Effective practices to build parental resiliency and flourishing.
  • A renewed sense of purpose in your role as the catalyst for parents to reach their potential.
  • Meaningful connection with an engaging community that desires to change the world for the better, starting from the root: parents and their babies.

Do not miss this incredible opportunity to update your knowledge!

Here are what some of my students had to say!

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It is for any professional that works with parents and their babies (ideal age 0-3). You will benefit from the summit if you are a midwife, childbirth education worker, doula, pediatrician, nurse, psychologist, parenting coach, lactation consultant, infant sleep consultant, facilitator of women´s circles or matrescence educator. 

The main portion of the summit runs from March 27th to March 30th. We’ll kick off on March 26th with an opening call and the Facebook community will be available right when you get your ticket!

Each video will be available for 24 hours. However, you can grab the All Access Pass to get ongoing access to all of the videos, workshop recordings, and bonuses.

The speakers that contributed to the courses, e-books, guides, etc in the resource vault of the All Access Pass will get your email address when you sign up for their bonus.

To avoid tech glitches, save my sanity, and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be released at the scheduled time. 

There will be live sessions on each day with me and the recordings will be available in the Facebook group

All of our speakers for this summit have been hand-picked and our slots are currently full. However, we’re open to additional affiliates or potential speakers for next year’s summit. If you’re interested in affiliate details or being considered for The Parental Brain 2.0 Summit in 2024, email us here.

There are closed captions available with all pre-recorded videos, both in the free event and the all access pass.

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