“Parenting is one of the most challenging, demanding, and stressful jobs on the planet. It is also one of the most important, for how it is done influences in great measure the heart and soul and consciousness of the next generation, their experience of meaning and connection, their repertoire of life skills, and their deepest feelings about themselves and their possible place in a rapidly changing world.”
About This Course
In this course, you will be introduced to Mindfulness practices that enable you to improve self-awareness, self-regulation, resiliency, and enhance your relationships with your children.
What to Expect
Together we will explore concepts and strategies for developing emotional resilience, understanding and dealing with stress and cultivating kindness and compassion for yourself and your children.
By identifying reactive patterns and exploring options for attending to the unplanned stressors in our lives, we can improve our ability to respond skillfully to our needs and the needs of our children.
In this course, participants will be introduced to some “basics” of Mindfulness and the effect of mindfulness training on emotional regulation and stress reduction.
Participants will learn the purpose and value of neurobiology and the stress response, as it relates to strong emotions, and its role in preparing a child for life, along with ways to help ourselves in the midst of the challenging moments of parenthood.
Benefits of Mindful & Compassionate Parenting:
- An increased ability to grow self-compassion and self-understanding.
- Respond more skillfully to the unplanned and stressful moments that arise with our children.
- Listen with kindness and attention to ourselves and our children.
- Explore how self-compassion can help us navigate difficult times.
- Develop our emotional strength and well-being.
- Improve our capacity to respond with kindness to others.
- Create healthier and more productive relationships between family members.
This course draws upon the book Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., The Whole Brain Child and Brain Storm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dan Siegel, M.D., Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race, and Hot Mess to Mindful Mom by Ali Katz.
Outline of the Four Sessions:
Each class will provide content on the evening topic, whole-group and small group discussion, and guided practice.
- Class 1: Introduction to Mindful Parenting: Self-Awareness.
- Class 2: The Developmental Neurobiology of Stress and Strong Emotions.
- Class 3: Understanding how to be with what is difficult and savor what is good.
- Class 4: Self-Compassion.
*Class is intended for parents, grandparents, and caregivers.
About Our Facilitators
The Introduction to Mindful Parenting Course is offered as a collaborative effort by Rooted In Mindfulness and Re-Set. Re-Set provides mindfulness-based strategies to empower individuals and families to develop self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, responsible decision making and relationship skills. Learn More about Re-Set
Amy is a lead classroom teacher for Re-Set. Amy’s strengths are k-12 teaching, teacher mentoring, and individual yoga and mindfulness education. Amy’s Re-Set Bio
Anna Silberg, Ph.D.
Anna is a co-founder of Re-Set MindBody. Anna’s strengths are adolescent and adult teaching, consulting, programming, curriculum, teacher mentoring, and individual mindfulness education. Anna’s Re-Set Bio
Nan is a co-founder of Re-Set MindBody. Nan’s strengths are k-12 teaching, adult teaching, curriculum, teacher mentoring, student mentoring, and individual yoga and mindfulness education. Nan’s Re-Set Bio