Two Saturdays, September 19th and 26th, with Gayathri Narayanan, 2:30-6:30pm. $100.
This 8-hour Mindful Parenting workshop is designed to introduce parents to the practices of meditation, mindfulness and empathy. These practices allow parents to bring a level of conscious awareness into their interactions with their children. This, in turn, helps them transform their relationship with their children from one of stress, control, manipulation and conflict to one of ease, understanding, connection, love and respect.
Research and experience show that children thrive in such relationships, helping them to grow into confident, secure, empathic and kind leaders and adults of the future.
The workshop will be interactive and will include group and individual activities, group discussions, role-playing exercises, and presentation of mindful parenting tools and concepts. It will offer a safe and supportive environment for parents to explore the practices of empathy and mindfulness. Topics include mindfulness, connecting communication, building emotional literacy, setting and holding limits, recognizing and managing anger, and more.
Please contact Gayathri (firstname.lastname@example.org; 310-994-3727) if you have any questions. Please visit www.myndtree.org for details. Hope to see you there!
Gayathri Narayanan is the founder of Myndtree and has been teaching parenting classes in Palo Alto since2011. After a 14-year career in healthcare information technology, she shifted lanes to begin exploring nonviolence in parenting. In July 2011, she received her certification to become a parent educator from Echo Parenting and Education (www.echoparenting.org) in Los Angeles. She is dedicated to helping parents change their relationships with their children to one that is based in empathy and connection through mindfulness and nonviolence practices. She has also been practicing yoga and meditation for several years and is a certified Yin Yoga teacher from Avalon Yoga in Palo Alto. She is an eager student of both eastern and western spiritual thought and has been engaged in contemplative studies of spiritual texts for the past fifteen years. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband and two children. She received a Masters degree in Information Systems from the University of Southern California.
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