Mindful Parenting Workshop

Are you confused abut the best way to raise your children? Do you feel guilty a lot of the time that you aren't being a good enough parent? 

As parents we're surrounded on all sides by well-meaning advice about how to raise our children, and we're also surrounded by images and accounts of 'perfect' parents with 'perfect' children. But of course there's no such thing as the 'perfect' parent or child, any more than there's any one way to raise children. Mindful Parenting doesn't provide any dos and don'ts, doesn't set an impossible goal of eternally loving and patient parents and perfectly balanced and contented children. Mindful Parenting is about bringing the qualities of mindfulness to yourself as a parent - being in the moment so that you can appreciate the happy times and not run away from the difficult times; being aware of yourself, your stress triggers, as well as being more aware of your child as a whole person; and kindness - to yourself, when you're tired, or feeling guilty, or inadequate, or frustrated, and to your children, when they're most in need of kindness.

"Looking after oneself, one looks after others.
Looking after others, one looks after oneself."
The Buddha

This workshop gives you some time and space to develop awareness of you as a parent - your strengths, areas of challenge, your stress triggers, your values - and to develop kindness towards yourself. It's also an invaluable opportunity to connect with other parents in a completely non-judgmental environment - I've found that for many people, this is one of the most significant aspects of the workshop. You'll come away with plenty of tips to look after yourself, to be more appreciative of yourself and your children, and to deal with the more challenging times.

Open to all who care for children and teenagers, including parents, grandparents and child care workers.

When: Saturday 25 May 2019, 10am - 1pm
Where: Luisne Centre for Wellbeing, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
Cost: €35.00
Booking: Contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717

Please contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717 or info@breathworks.ie if you'd like to run this workshop for your group or organisation.

One-to-One Mindful Parenting sessions
Individual Mindful Parenting classes are also available, either on person or on-line. See here for more information, or contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717 or info@breathworks.ie.