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Mindfulness for Parents (Online)

This course covers the same topics and teaches the same skills as our face-to-face MBCP course, but is taught online, using a combination of 

electronic handouts and video sessions. 

We all want to be good parents but most parents at some point feel stressed, lost and overwhelmed by the many pressures on us.  Mindfulness can help us as parents to learn how to stay centered in the midst of all this, enabling us to tap into our own inner wisdom and existing resources. It can also help us to see the bigger picture and thus to parent in a way that is more consistent with our deeper values and beliefs.

“Gives a set of tools and approach to cope and THRIVE not just survive challenges of life and parenting”
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Key Facts

Time: TBC

Dates: TBC

Location: Online

Group Size: 10 - 20 participants

Teachers:  Dr Maret Dymond Basset

Fees: £275

What's Included?

22 Hours contact time with highly trained teachers, and1 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.

Course Details 

This course: 

  • 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.