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Child and Parent Workshops

Skills Based Workshops for Parents and Children

Would you like to help your child to

  • Learn more about how to manage big feelings?

  • Explore how to deal with tricky thoughts?

  • Foster kindness in their relationships?

Our workshops help parents and children learn together about how the emotional brain-body connection works and how this can help us to connect with our experience and calm ourselves when we’re stressed.

Consisting of a combination of  stories, mindfulness meditation practices, chatting, fun and games these workshops take place at our New Forest Centre and are suitable for children of a variety of ages. See details below. 

“Excellent value, has opened my eyes to how important it is to look after myself”

Previous Participant

Key Facts


Adults (17+): 9.30 - 10.30 am

Children (5-11 yrs):10.45 - 11.45 am

Young People (11+ yrs): 12.00 - 1.00 pm


Children and young people must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Throughout September 2019 - 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Location: The Retreat New Forest, Hinton, BH23 7EF

Group Size: max.12 participants

Teachers: Dr Maret Dymond-Basset 


5 week course £65 for1 child, £80 2 children, £90 for 3 children; OR

Single session £15 parent/caregiver with 1 child, additional siblings £3 or £5 for 2.

All children and young people must be accompanied by an adult

Course Details 

Through stories and fun practical exercises we will explore together, how the mind works, how to notice feelings in the body, how to work with difficult thoughts like ‘others are better than me’ or ‘I’m not good enough’ rather than buying into them.

We will also begin to investigate how to begin to manage big feelings like sadness, disappointment, fear and anger and skills for fostering a friendly and kind relationship with ourselves and others

The classes are suitable for children of all ages, we hold separate workshops for:


Children aged 5-11 years


Children aged 11-16 years

For more details of classes for babies/infants and pre-schoolers please contact us.

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