Dr. Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn, "Mindful Parenting: Nurturing our Children, Growing Ourselves"
This talk is designed for parents, grandparents, and parents-to-be, as well as anyone working with or caring for children. Parenting with mindfulness can enhance the well-being of children and parents alike, and bring greater empathy, acceptance and respect for each child's unique being into family life.
In difficult moments, we can sometimes find ourselves reacting automatically, in the grip of deeply engrained and often destructive patterns of thinking and feeling that may stem in part from our own experiences as children. Through the intentional cultivation of mindfulness, which can be thought of as an open-hearted non-judgmental awareness, it is possible to navigate the inner landscape of our own fears, anxieties and judgments, and choose more appropriate and positive ways of responding effectively in challenging situations with our children.
Using guided meditations and simple practices, Myla and Jon will explore how the cultivation of mindfulness in daily life can help us to work with the struggles and difficulties we may face with children at different ages, as well as to be more present for the joys and simple pleasures that are inherent in parenting and family life.
Seattle Town Hall (View)
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|