Our Mindful and Compassionate Parenting Workshops and Courses combine mindfulness practice with elements of positive parenting concepts. It takes parents and carers on a journey of self-awareness and discovery which can enhance the relationship they have with their child and improve all aspects of their family life.
We have developed our Mindfulness and Compassion Parenting Courses using the extensive knowledge and experience we have gained from working with families and our knowledge of Mindfulness and Systemic practice.
We aim to create a nurturing safe space, where parents can gain support, develop in confidence, feeling reassured that they are not alone in dealing with the unpredictable ups and downs
During our courses parents and carers will learn positive ways to manage the competing daily challenges that all families experience. The interactive sessions support parents to develop skills which can help them to respond in a more calm, effective and thoughtful manner, leading to more positive interactions and enjoyable moments with their children.
Each session parents participate in a range of mindfulness practices and relaxation exercises specially chosen to help acknowledge and cope with stress, conflict and difficult emotions. Elements of compassion are threaded throughout, nurturing the importance of understanding, acceptance and kindness.
Different aspects of parenting are explored throughout the sessions. Parents are sensitively encouraging to take part in reflections and discussions about their experiences, helping them to gain insight, acceptance and create opportunities for change.
During our Level 1 and Level 2 courses, notes of each session are provided along with audio recordings of the meditation practices covered and parents are expected to devote time to practise these at home, each day, in between sessions, to gain the greatest benefit from the programme.
We believe everyone can benefit from Mindful and Compassionate Parenting, whatever their situation, family circumstances and regardless of their experience of Mindfulness. Our courses build on the many strengths, resources and natural capacity of all parents and carers.
‘The most precious gift we can offer others
is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers’
Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindful and Compassionate Parenting:
Improves communication and interactions between parents and children and within the whole family
Gives parents a better understanding of their children’s individual needs and the most effective ways to support them
Encourages parents to pay closer attention to the present moment and view their child with a more open perspective
Helps parents develop skills to cope with everyday challenges
Supports parents to regulate their emotions and reactions
Gives parents tools to deal with stress and unpredictability
Provides insight into some of the helpful and unhelpful dynamics and patterns of behaviour within the family
Enhances personal and professional relationships
Positively impacts on all aspects of life
Our half day Level 1 Mindful and Compassionate workshops explore the key principles of Mindful and Compassionate Parenting and how these can be used in family Life. The workshops are delivered to a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 parents or carers.
Cost: £45 per person
The group Mindful and Compassionate course is delivered to a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 parents or carers. The eight-week course covers the full Level 1 and Level 2 principles of Mindful and Compassionate Parenting and consists of 8 weekly two-hour sessions.
Cost: £270 per person (Deposit £50)
The individual or couple Mindful and Compassionate Parenting course can be delivered in the comfort of your own home to fit around work and childcare commitments. The sessions follow the structure of the full group course but take account of any individual personal or family issues. The six-week course consists of weekly 90minute sessions.
The Mindful and Compassionate Parenting Course can be delivered to parents and carers in any organisation.
The Take a Moment- Introduction to Mindful and Compassionate Parenting Workshop runs over 2 hours and can be delivered to up to 25 parents and carers.
The Level 1 course explores the key principles of Mindful and Compassionate Parenting and how these can be used in family life it runs over 4 weekly 2 hour sessions to a group of 6-12 parents and carers.
The Level 2 course offers a more in depth exploration of the principles of Mindful and Compassionate Parenting for parents and carers who have completed the Level 1 course. It runs over 4 weekly 2 hour sessions to a group of 6-12 parents and carers.
The Take a Moment- Introduction to Mindful and Compassionate Teaching Workshop runs over 2 hours and can be delivered to up to 25 nursery and teaching staff.
The Level 1 Mindful and Compassionate Teaching Course explores the key principles of Mindful and Compassionate Teaching and how these can be used in caring settings, it can be delivered to a group of 6-12 staff.
Bespoke or follow up Mindful and Compassionate Parenting Sessions can be specifically developed for individuals or couples to help explore particular issues or cover chosen themes. Each individual and couple session lasts for 90 minutes and takes account of any personal or family circumstances. The sessions can be delivered in the comfort of your own home to fit around work and childcare commitments. If parents prefer to meet in a neutral venue, a therapy room can be arranged for an additional charge.