Mindfulness Meditation for Parents: A Year in the Life of Children
LISA KRING AND PALOMA CAIN
|Date(s):||September 15 (Saturday) - June 15 (Saturday)|
|Time:||3:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Description:||Participants will focus on developing a committed practice over the course of a year, with the intention of using this cultivated mindful awareness in a family context. Each session will include meditation practice, instruction, and group support/discussion, incorporating a specific theme each month, such as managing strong emotions, stress reduction, mindful communication, cultivating joy, etc. Parents of children of all ages welcome. |
Mindfulness means becoming more in touch with our life as it is unfolding. Parenting through mindfulness has the potential to penetrate past surface appearances and behaviors, allowing us to see our children as they truly are, moment to moment. Old patterns, that usually stem from wounds from our own experiences as children, often mindlessly rule our behavior as parents. To be mindful with our children, and to gain insight into these old patterns, we must first learn to be in the moment, as we are. This class will involve specific guided mindful meditations, education and sharing, making the space for increased wisdom, connection, compassion, insight and joy that can emerge through the experience of mindful parenting.
EXCERPT FROM "EVERYDAY BLESSINGS" By Myla Kabat-Zinn and Jon Kabat-Zinn:
The greatest gift you can give your child is your self. This means that part of your work as a parent is to keep growing in self-knowledge and in awareness. We have to be grounded in the present moment to share what is deepest and best in ourselves. This is ongoing work, but it can be furthered by making a time for quiet contemplation in whatever ways feel comfortable to us. We only have right now. Let us use it to its best advantage, for our children's sake, and for our own.
This class will meet monthly, on the following dates:
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1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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|Enrollment Limit:||30 | There are still openings for this class.|
|Items to Bring:||Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket and socks if you are sensitive to the cold.|
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