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Mindful Parenting Course (online)
September 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The original Mindful Parenting eight-week course was designed to help parents or carers develop stronger bonds with their children and take better care of themselves. It was derived from the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programmes also incorporating Kristen Neffs work on Compassion.
The programme was developed in the Netherlands where research has shown positive outcomes in parental stress, relationships within the family and child behaviour.
The aims of this adapted course are to teach the essential skills of mindfulness, enabling parents/carers to attend to their children and themselves with greater awareness and compassion, The mindfulness practices in the course also support working with difficult parenting experiences.
Each session will be a mixture of mindfulness meditation, group exercises and discussion, mindful movement and psychoeducation exploring the following themes:
Mindful vs auto-parenting
Understanding stress and how we can work with it
Bringing mindfulness to difficult parenting experiences
Kindness and compassion
The first session will be an introduction to Mindful Parenting and can be attended as a stand alone taster. It will take place on zoom on Tuesday 22nd September 8.00 – 9.00pm. If you are planning to attend the full course then you will need to attend this first session.
There will be four further sessions on the following dates
Tuesday 6th October 7.45pm – 9.15pm
Tuesday 13th October 7.45pm – 9.15pm
Tuesday 20th October 7.45pm – 9.15pm
Tuesday 27th October 7.45pm – 9.15pm
The cost of the course (including the introductory session) is £100. This also includes handouts and access to meditation downloads.
For anyone attending only the introductory session the cost is £10
There are 10 places available on the course.
To book your place please email me at email@example.com or use the contact form on the website.