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Mindful Parenting Course

Supporting you – Supporting your children – Supporting families

We can teach you simple techniques for the whole family, to bring mindfulness into everyday life.

What is Mindfulness?


Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed through training of the mind. It is well-known that many people spend a lot of time thinking about the past and the future and this is often brings stress, guilt, regret, worry and anxiety. This affects not only individuals but also the people around us including our families and our children.

Becoming ‘mindful’ is about learning to pay attention to the present moment without judgement. It’s about training your attention to be where you want it to be. It can help people deal more effectively with stress, anxiety and how to respond, rather than just reacting to events in your life and towards your children. It enables people to choose new responses rather than reverting to learned behaviours and simply reacting.

The Benefits

Research throughout the world is increasingly demonstrating the profound beneficial effects that mindfulness and compassion can have on our wellbeing, quality of life and happiness, including:
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence.
  • Develop clarity and calmness when feeling stressed or overwhelmed & respond to yourself & your children more positively.
  • Increased ability to manage you & your childrens’ behaviours.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Improved relationships-being able to develop your acceptance & patience for yourself and your children.
  • Develop an increased sense of alertness and energy.
  • Improved health and wellbeing-modelling a good lifestyle & healthy habits to other a effective role model
    to your child.
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Taking the time to practice mindfulness with your child, even a few minutes in the morning or before bed can have significant benefits for both parents and children.

What We Offer


We offer an in house 7 hour Mindful Based Parenting course for adults which can be delivered 1 hour per week over 7 weeks, at a mutually suitable time for the group.

We also run a 3 hour Mindful Parenting workshop in Edinburgh which is open to the public. You can find information and dates for our upcoming workshops here