cultivating calm,reducing stress, and helping parents and children thrive
Group training for parents and carers
Do you feel stressed, find yourself reacting impulsively in stressful parenting situations and wish to connect better to your children? Do you wish to pause, take better care of yourself as a parent and reflect on your parenting patterns? Or you simply want to prevent stress building up?
Mindful parenting is an 8-week group training (2.5 h each week) to better care for yourself as a parent and helps to develop insight into your own needs and your child’s needs. It encompasses the elements of the evidence-based mindfulness course (MBSR) for adults and integrates relevant topics on parenting including parental stress, communication, limit setting, reflection on own childhood upbringing, and more.
The training may help in the following ways:
Respond less reactively to parenting stress
Take better care of yourself
Develop more compassion for yourself and child
Tolerate strong emotions in yourself and child better
Recognise patterns from your own upbringing
Fully experience both the joys and challenges of parenting
Resolve conflict better with your child
Develop general mindfulness skills
Reduced parental stress and emotional problems
(Boegels & Restifo, 2015)
Mindful parenting’ is adapted from the European course developed by Boegels & Restifo who have been delivering those trainings with much success for many years in the Netherlands. For evidence of the benefits of this training please refer to section 'mindful parenting' under 'resources'.
Where? Suite 9A/550 Canning Highway, Attadale WA 6156
When? Courses run throughout the year. Weekly sessions of 2.5 hrs for 8 weeks. Please register your interest.
Cost? $390 (Medicare rebate of $173.20 applies if referred under a Mental Health Care Plan). Private lessons available. Please enquire.
Ph 0415 081 482
Included: 20 hrs group training; workbook; meditation CDs
What to bring? Yoga mat and a healthy dose of curiosity!
Spaces limited. Register your interest below!