Parents and children face innumerable and complex challenges that can lead to a plethora of problems including caregiver fatigue in the parents as well as strained relationships with self and others. However, when families are tended with mindfulness and compassion, the lives of both parents and children flourish.
As such, our families' programs are designed to help you and your family develop the art of being fully present with each other, with greater kindness, consideration and compassion.
Making Friends with Yourself: Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens and Young adults
Teens and young adults face enormous stresses and challenges in their day-to-day-lives. From peer pressure, self-esteem, social-media, negative moods, academic and parental demands, relationships and dating to preparing for your future - All these and more whirl combine to make this period of life difficult to navigate and enjoy.
To support teens in coping more effectively with these ongoing challenges, we are offering Making Friends With Yourself (MFY), an empirically-supported, 8-sessions program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion in teens.
This course is targeted at youth aged 13 to 20.
Mindful and Compassionate Parenting
Mindful and Compassionate Parenting is adapted from the adult Mindful Self-Compassion Program (MSC) created by Kristin Neff, PhD and Chris Germer, PhD. This program will focus on the Three Emotional Regulatory System and Self-Compassion. Participants will have an opportunity to practice meditations and exercises that help to shift the brain from the stress-activated threat system to the affiliative care-giving system, enabling a more compassionate and receptive response to parenting.