Mindfulness for Parents
We offer a mindfulness course for parents of children of any age with the intention of supporting them in one of the most rewarding, challenging and stressful jobs in the world.
The course is an adaptation of the MBCT course and as such is skills-based. Taking place over 8-weeks in the New Forest or online, it consists of a combination of mindfulness meditation practices, discussion and simple cognitive exercises, together with information on the science of parenting.
"The course has given me … a strategy to overcome the difficult moments in life … also a strategy to give to my children in order for them to deal with their own emotions"
Dates: Autumn 2019
All day of practice: Saturday 9 November 2019
Location: New Forest
Group Size: 6 - 10 participants
Teachers: Dr Maret Dymond-Basset
22 Hours contact time with highly trained teachers, including 1 full practice day.
Handouts and learning materials
Downloadable audio mindfulness meditation practices to guide participants though home practice
We offer discounts for two or more people attending and those on low incomes.
is an experiential programme, rather than a how to parent course
combines mindfulness meditation with enquiry about experience, psycho-education, cognitive exercises and the art and science of parenting
is an 8-week skills-based course, teaching mindfulness meditation
enables parents to incorporate mindfulness in their daily life
explores how mindfulness relates to parenting
evolved from the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Life programme, University of Oxford
is designed to cultivate skillful parenting through awareness of body and mind
teaches emotion regulation skills that you can pass onto your child.
An understanding of our own patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving enables us to navigate the emotional and physical challenges of life and parenting and behave more skilfully in as parents by helping us to:
learn new ways of relating to our thoughts, emotions and behaviour
regulate our own emotions
increase our capacity for acceptance, patience, kindness and compassion
tap into our inner wisdom
stay centred in our parenting work
tap into inner reservoirs of patience, calm and joy
foster caring and interconnectedness.
We can then be fully present with our children and teach what we learn to them.
If you are interested in this course but do not live locally to the New Forest please see our Online MBCP