Mindful Parenting from the Perinatal Period through Early Childhood:
A Workshop for Professionals and Parents
Facilitated by: Larissa Duncan, Ph.D.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This presentation will provide an overview of mindful parenting, which is an approach to bringing principles and practices of mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion, and lovingkindess into everyday parenting interactions. In particular, we will focus on how to set the stage for mindful parenting by beginning these practices during pregnancy, and integrating them throughout childbirth, infancy, and early childhood. We will discuss barriers and supports to practicing mindfulness and mindful parenting and cover some of the empirical evidence about the benefits of programs to support these qualities in the perinatal period and during parent-child interactions. The session will include strategies for professionals and parents/caregivers to use to support attentive, caring, calm family relationships. Together, we will engage in experiential practices from mindfulness, mindful parenting, and mindful self-compassion programs.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1)Describe the dimensions of mindful parenting as commonly taught and measured.
2)Describe the benefits of mindfulness training during pregnancy..
3)Identify at least two core mindful parenting practices (e.g., self-compassion in parenting, lovingkindess for oneself as a parent/caregiver and for one’s child).
Workshop fee: $50.00, which includes a Certificate of Completion for 3 hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State.
- A limited number of scholarships are available per course. To apply for a scholarship, please review criteria and complete the application form at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140 Note: Scholarship applicants will be notified no later than 3 weeks prior to the workshop. Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify.
Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund
If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such training and to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness
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Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being