Mindfulness for Nurturing Parents
This 8-week course was designed at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University, to teach mindfulness skills to parents. The intention is to give you the opportunity to pay attention to your own well-being, to cultivate resilience to stress and enjoy fully the most simple everyday moments.
The course is for any parent or carer including parents of children with additional needs or foster and adoptive parents.
Each session is two hours long and involves doing meditations and mindful activities in pairs, small groups and having whole group discussions. There is home practice so you can try it out and see how it works for you. There are worksheets and downloadable audio guided meditations. No experience of mindfulness is needed and it is a very safe space: any input in discussions is invitational and these centre around feedback on the practices rather than talking about home situations. You only share what you feel comfortable with.
It can be included in parent-carers and foster-parents programmes and taught in children centres, family centres and schools. Some children’s charities, like Barnados are running this course to support parents. Please contact me for more information or to book a course or introductory session.