Date(s) - 11/17/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A one-day workshop with Maura Fox:
Mindful Parents/Mindful Kids
Learning Ways to Connect to Your Children Through Mindfulness Can Lead to a Happier, Healthier Parenting Experience
Being a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, caregiver or teacher is a great gift, and along with the boundless joys comes a multiplicity of challenges. Our emotions take on faces of tranquility, shock, joy, impatience, insecurity, enthusiasm, thankfulness, frustration and more. So how do we manage to raise happy, healthy, compassionate children with a sense of kindness and warm-heartedness towards others, create a loving home and take care of ourselves without feeling constantly overwhelmed? One tool is Mindfulness, which according to Jon Kabat-Zinn is defined as “…the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.”
In this workshop we will explore:
-A basic understanding of mindfulness
-The basic brain science behind why we do what we do. What makes us “flip our lid?” Knowing how the brain works means we can also understand how to respond when our children need our help.
-Mindfulness practices for developing self-awareness, which can transform parenting and guide us to making and keeping connections with ourselves and our children.
-Activities that you can do with your children to encourage greater calm, understanding, empathy and compassion as we travel down this amazing and sometimes bumpy road called parenting.
Maura Fox has been in the field of education for over 30 years. She has experience with students on the autism spectrum, emotional/behavioral, ADHD and executive function disorders as well as language/learning/ reading disabilities. As a Certified Mindfulness Educator, she has taught mindfulness to school students K-12, and educators, parents and adults wanting to learn a different way of being. She credits her practice for advancing her development of self-awareness resulting in the power to make positive choices. Her mission is to be an agent of change, dedicated to guiding persons of all ages to reaching their full potential.
*NOTE: Class is held at 538 Maple Ave (Route 9), Saratoga Health & Wellness Bldg, across from the Maple Ave Middle School, just off Route 50. Enter at the rear.