Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support
Parenting can be one of the most challenging roles of our lives—yet few of us walk into it having the inner resources and skill sets it demands. Mindfulness practices can be a powerful source of refuge while managing the challenges of modern-day parenting.
Being a mindful parent means living with greater awareness of our moment-to-moment experience while cultivating a nonjudgmental acceptance of ourselves and our children.
The intention and invitation of the Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support group is to offer a space for parents, grandparents, child care providers and educators to explore a fuller knowing of themselves and their deepest needs while honoring the sovereignty of the children they care about.
This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Heritage Room at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Monthly session content will include formal meditation practice, presentations of themes within mindful parenting and community discussion.
Whether new to mindful parenting and mindfulness-based practices or a seasoned practitioner, this monthly offering will provide participants a means to cultivate their personal practice and find support among others who seek to be fully present for the journey of caring for themselves while also caring for children.
We suggest a $15 donation/participant to offset the costs of providing this offering. However, no one will be turned away.
This group is facilitated by Amy Zoe Schonhoff, a mother, qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and a mindfulness practitioner for over twenty years, in partnership with Unity Temple Youth and Family Department.
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