Being Mindful Parents
Being Mindful Parents
A 6-week Mindfulness Program for parents
Starting 24th July
With research-based techniques that develop the 3 C’s of mindful parenting:
The Being Mindful Parents program gives you the tools to:
- Learn essential mindfulness skills that you can apply to all aspects of your life to support your own health and wellbeing, no matter how busy you are.
- Use mindfulness to help you to calm down, find clarity and respond more skilfully in stressful situations.
- Engage with your family in meaningful ways and feel a deeper sense of connection with greater compassion for yourself and your family
- Wire your brain to decrease anxiety and increase happiness.
This is a 6 week program of 1 hour per week. For your investment of $145 you will receive a workbook and meditation audios to support your practice.
Vic is a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, holds a Masters in Health Promotion and before moving to Australia she worked as a Youth Worker developing health and wellbeing programs. Vic is a mum to 2 children aged 11 and 13 and has found her mindfulness practice to be invaluable in meeting the challenges of parenthood. Vic has trained in Mindfulness with Dr Craig Hassed, Open Ground and MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project). She teaches regular yoga and meditation classes and is passionate about the benefits for children and teens and teaches in many schools in the bayside area.
“Mindful parenting helps because it keeps parents connected to their parenting goals”.
“I have gotten so much from this meditation course, thank you so much. Even my husband bought me flowers as a thank you for coping so well when his mother came to stay with us! I’ve found that I’m much less reactive and less likely to get annoyed with my kids. I just feel better in myself. I didn’t want the program to end!” Jenny
Mindfulness for families
Strengthening family connections, reawakening the joy of parenting and staying connected to your sense of self.
Mindfulness is deliberate awareness to the present moment with qualities of acceptance, non-judgment, curiosity, and observation. That means being present with one’s actual, moment-to-moment experience as it is arising, with kind attention, without the mind trying to make it different.
Many of us live on “automatic pilot,” preoccupied with a future that never quite arrives and a past that is no longer happening. As a result, we often feel stressed, anxious, depressed, out of sync and exhausted. Mindfulness meditation practices help to restore and strengthen the body/mind connection from within, increasing health and well-being, regardless of external conditions.
As parents, perhaps the most precious thing we can give our children is the gift of our full presence. Making space for mindfulness practice in our lives we commit to this intention.
Jon Kabat Zinn (founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) sums it up beautifully here:
"Mindful parenting is a lifelong practice. It means you become less attached to outcomes and more mindful of what’s unfolding in your life and your children’s lives. Mindful parenting is about moment-to-moment, open hearted and nonjudgmental attention. It’s about seeing our children as they are, not as we want them to be. We let everything that unfolds in life be the curriculum for our parenting—because it is—whether we like it or not."