Mindful Family: An interactive, engaging online event for parents, exploring how to build resilience, happiness and compassion (with less effort and stress)
September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
In these troubling times, how can mindfulness support us as parents … and our children too?
For the first time together, join clinicians, mindfulness experts, authors, and parents Drs Mark Bertin, Christopher Willard and Susan Kaiser Greenland for a playful and engaging evening of mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion, and practical parenting advice. Through a brief presentation, experiential exercises, and Q & A, you will explore the interpersonal neurobiology of mindfulness and emotion, and research behind healthy and positive emotional “contagions” spreading within families. You will learn practical, child-friendly applications of mindful awareness, compassion, and self-compassion, along with techniques for adults and children to quiet their inner critics.
Through fun and simple activities, you’ll investigate ways to develop the wisdom and clarity needed to figure out how to integrate mindfulness and compassion into your family routine. If like many of us you have said to yourself “I’m the worst parent in the world” – you are not alone. And of course, you’re not the worst parent either. In fact, you only need to trust yourself and to be “good enough” for your children to thrive.