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Mindful Parenting eight-week course
May 1, 2018
If you are interested in the Mindful Parenting Programme please email email@example.com for details of dates and times of courses or options for couples/one to one sessions
This course has been designed to help parents or carers develop stronger bonds with their children and take better care of themselves. It is based on the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programmes and incorporates Kristen Neffs work on Compassion. It was developed in the Netherlands where research has shown positive outcomes in parental stress, relationships within the family and child behaviour.
The aims of the 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.
About the course
The mindful parenting course consists of eight, three-hour sessions and is suitable for parents or carers of children.
Each session will be a mixture of mindfulness meditation, group exercises and discussion, movement exercises and psychoeducation.
No previous experience of mindfulness needed
A pre group assessment will take place before the group starts either by telephone or in person
If you are interested in this programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonials from attendees of previous courses
“ I get a lot I got a lot more out of the course then I expected. I feel my house is a lot calmer, with less shouting. I learnt to listen to my body and control how I react to situations, which results in a much better situation”
“A warm nurturing safe space that allows the positive changes to happen”
“I think this course has helped me become a, happier mum. My daughter and I have a closer relationship and I feel like I’m becoming a better parent.”
“The mindful parenting course gave me an amazing opportunity to explore what’s going on for me as a parent and especially during those stressful times with my children. It offers theory, guidance and very practical tools to use and all these make a definite difference. Jane’s gentle compassionate approach helped our group to really bond and enabled us to explore challenging aspects of parenting past and present. An excellent course”
“The mindful parenting program is an amazing opportunity to delve deeper both into mindfulness and parenting. Bring the two together positively impact on all aspects of parenting life and beyond. Highly recommend people to complete this course.”
“It’s really worth making the time and space for this course we owe it to ourselves and our children.”
“This course has changed me for the better. I was so sad and could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our house is so much happier I don’t always get it right we are a work in progress. Jane has given me the tools to see when things are getting too much and I go and meditate and it works. I look at things deeper and I try to do lots of activities mindfully instead of rushing around. I now realise the importance of finding time for myself so I’m better for everyone else.”
“The Mindful parenting course has been amazing. The group was lovely and I felt relaxed enough to talk openly about my feelings and experiences, which I wouldn’t usually do in front of a group. I would highly recommend the course and I think every parent would benefit from attending this eight week programme”
“It has helped me to understand that my son is dealing with a lot of stuff so when he’s ready to explode not to take it personally. Me approaching things differently has helped him approach things differently too. I thought this wasn’t for me so it has taught me to give things a chance and it surprised me how much but it has worked for myself and my family. I would definitely recommend to other parents.”