Mindfulness for Parents

Do you feel that life is frantic? Is your mind constantly noisy, do you bounce from one task to the next, juggling homework, cooking, shopping, distracted whilst your child discusses the day’s events, rushing the bedtime story all because you have an insurmountable number of things that you MUST do before you can even think about sitting down?

Parenting involves significant juggling which can sometimes cause us to be irritable, short-tempered and dare I say it unapproachable. Relationships tend to suffer, children tune into parents’ stress, which in turn impacts on behaviour.

With the endless list of tasks and challenges to overcome, not forgetting the ever-growing responsibility of being a good parent, we struggle to enjoy the present moment. Many mums and dads don’t notice the moment they are in, instead they are caught up in thought, living on autopilot and failing to recognise the present, despite knowing that their children are rapidly changing and growing up fast.

Mindfulness teaches us to be present, to notice and recognise distractions and stress triggers, it enables us to have space between our thoughts, allowing us to tune into and enjoy the daily tasks that are currently part of life’s daily grind.

This course is aimed to help parents and carers take a step back, take a breath, recognise what’s happening and begin enjoying life with their children.  Learn how to step out of autopilot, become less stressed, and more able to cope.

The programme content includes:

Meditation Sessions

These will develop your awareness of thought patterns, awareness of emotions and of body sensations, being kind to self and others and will equip you with the tools to observe what is happening in the present moment.

Mindful Activities

These include mindful movement, yoga, mindfulness of sound, mindfulness of senses, and ‘kindfulness’.

Reflections

You will have the opportunity to reflect, discuss your progress and opportunities for questions or to raise any concerns.

 

Booking Information

You may book your place via Event Brite  Booking is very straightforward. Please follow the link and complete the registration details.

Cost: £180.00 per person

Instalment Plan: Pay in two instalments of £90

Dates and times: Sundays 1.00 – 3.00 p.m., November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2017.

Venue: Radclyffe Room, Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Hall, Salford, M5 3AN

There is a cafe on site which offers a selection of sandwiches, toasted teacakes and fruitbread, plus an assortment of mouthwatering cakes. They serve various teas and herbal infusions, fresh ground coffee and a range of soft drinks.

Please note that the seating in the cafe is limited and visitors are encouraged to make the most of the beautifully landscaped grounds and use the picnic benches in the orchard. All food and drinks can be supplied in takeaway packaging.

Parking: There is parking within the grounds for a £2.00 charge for up to three hours

Closing Date:  Friday, 20 October 2017

Please email contact@themindfulnessteachers.co.uk if you have any questions.