The 12 Exercises of Mindful Parenting – Surfing the waves of life’s challenges.
Our world has crazy pressures from our 21st Century culture, work, relationships, fitness, technology and doing. We need a more playful, kind, meaningful, satisfying, calm and less stressful approach to parenting.
Mindfulness based stress reduction, self-compassion and cognitive therapy are evidence- based approaches in learning the skills of awareness, focus, presenting, and coping with becoming the best version of yourself.
Meditations, games and activities support changing unhelpful, often negative autopilot, old thinking habits, judgements, impatience, criticism, reacting to your situations, experiences, emotions, and sensations. Mindful attitudes help up switch off and calm our parasympathetic nervous system, engage a wide range of problem solving skills.
Mindfulness helps us reduce stress, feel more stable, increase confidence, positivity happiness, increase creative problem solving, increase empathy, wisdom and compassion, which strengthen our relationships and acceptance of the opportunities that arise in working with life challenges.
Say goodbye to exhaustion, overwhelm, self-doubt, low mood and worry.
Mindful parenting cultivates a wide expanse of choices in taking good care of ourselves and our loved ones.
Mindfulness is the opportunity to rewire our brains for a more calm, peaceful, joyful and compassionate way of living.
This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness based stress reduction with or without, babies and children (6 mths to 4 yrs.) for when life gets messy, art, food, and meditation.
A new A.B.C!
Attention – Balance – Compassion
The 8-week Mindfulness for Parents course is based on the MBSR (Mindfulness based Stress Reduction) model and includes mindfulness skills for parents.
During the course we will;
- Learn mindfulness. Brain scans have confirmed that practising regularly for just 8 weeks can have an impact on how our brains work. Our courses have developed from the 8-week MBSR courses, which have been running for over 30 years and were first developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
- Explore neuroscience and how this is relevant to parenting. Our ability to calm influences not only our own wellbeing but also the wellbeing and happiness of our children.
- Provide child friendly ideas and practical resources for introducing mindfulness to the family.
- Enhance communication skills in practical and creative ways.
Attendance and homepractice: In order to fully experience the benefits of the the course participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and also complete approximately 45 minutes of home practice for 5 days each week, for the duration of the course.