Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the world-leading scientist, researcher and meditation teacher who brought mindfulness to mainstream society. His internationally best-selling books include Wherever You Go, There You Are; Full Catastrophe Living;and Everyday Blessings, co-authored with his wife, Myla.
This inspiring presentation is highly applicable to clinicians working with families, as well as for parents, parents-to-be and grandparents. Share with your clients how parenting with mindfulness can enhance the wellbeing of children and parents alike, and bring greater empathy, acceptance and respect for each child’s unique being into family life.
Using guided meditations and simple practices, Myla and Jon will explore how the cultivation of mindfulness in daily life can help us to tackle the struggles we may face and be more present for the joys and simple pleasures that are inherent in parenting and family life.
- Explain what is meant by "mindful parenting" and how it can help to build positive parent-child relationships
- Describe how mindfulness can be applied in the family setting in order to increase awareness of children's needs
- Challenges of parenting and stress in family life
- Mindful parenting as an ongoing creative process, not a goal or idealized end-state
- Foundations of mindful parenting:
- Mindfulness practice:
- Importance of breathing and discernment vs judgement
- Resonances, attunement and ways to be present with young children
- Working mindfully with the addictive draw of the media world
- Expectations, limit-setting and openings
- Reacting vs. responding
- Importance of intentionality
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Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is founding Executive Director of the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.
He is the author of numerous scientific papers on the clinical applications of mindfulness in medicine and health care, and of a number of books for the lay public: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (Delta, 1991); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (Hyperion, 1994); Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (Hyperion, 2005); and Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness (Hyperion, 2007). He is also co-author, with his wife Myla, of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (Hyperion, 1997); and with Williams, Teasdale, and Segal, of The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Guilford, 2007).
Myla Kabat-Zinn, BSN, RN, has worked as a childbirth educator, birthing assistant, and environmental advocate. She is co-author, with her husband Jon Kabat-Zinn, of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, (Hyperion, 1998).
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Individual Training Pack CPD 2 hours – £30.00