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Mindfulness in Parenting
January 18, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Home-Start is working with Mindful Parenting & Community Project, Bristol to support Home-Start parents in the Stroud District.
A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course for parents, carers and parents to be, which looks at how we deal with the stress and worry which comes when in the role of a parent or carer. This eight-week course allows parents to notice what our habitual patterns of reactivity are like, and how mindfulness based practices can help us learn how to regulate our emotions including the stress reaction. Therefore supporting us to be able to pause, soften, connect with our breath and be in the moment with whatever is here, and therefore respond more appropriately.
Evidence shows that when under stress, parenting skills are found to collapse. In Mindfulness for Parents, the parents’ own stress and suffering, are the primary focus of the training rather than the problem behaviour of the child.
Mindfulness for Parents/Carers and Parents to be supports us through:
- Reducing stress
- Reducing harmful intergenerational patterns of parenting
- Improving affect or emotional regulation
- Improving family communication and relationships
This course designed for Home-Start families and will start in January 2017.
Delivered by Mindful Parenting & Community Project.