The normal developmental changes that take place during adolescence, as well as certain current issues in today’s society, often place great strain upon parents. Sophie will discuss these and aim to demonstrate why a good understanding of them is helpful. For example information about the neuroscience of the teenage brain particularly helped parents in my study deal more mindfully with stressful situations with their teenager(s).

Sophie will draw upon her own research, as well as the wider field of research into mindfulness and mindfulness for parents, to discuss the relevance, effectiveness and particular benefits of mindfulness for this group. Sophie will also discuss what specific aspects of mindfulness may be particularly effective and useful and why this might be.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN

Sophie will give suggestions about factors to consider in order to effectively tailor a mindfulness programme, such as Mindfulness for Stress or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, to meet the specific needs of parents of teenagers. Sophie will also discuss what it may be helpful for mindfulness teachers to consider in preparing for and teaching this group in order to most effectively meet their needs.

This is not intended to be a parenting workshop, but primarily a discussion of how and why mindfulness can be particularly beneficial for parents of teenagers. Nevertheless beyond the benefits directly to the parents themselves the research has identified additional benefits in relation to changes in parenting, how parents or carers feel about parenting, and their relationship with their teenager(s). These will also be outlined.

WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

This online workshop is aimed to be of interest to parents or carers of teenagers and / or mindfulness teachers who may have this demographic in their classes or be interested in running sessions or classes specifically for them. It may also be of interest to people working or living closely with teenagers in another capacity.

You will leave this CPD with information about the specific vulnerabilities of parents of teenagers and how to most effectively meet them within the context of mindfulness and  / or  teaching mindfulness and what extra materials and information it may be useful to understand and / or make available


YOUR MASTERCLASS LEADER

This course will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Sophie Matthew.

Sophie has been a fully accredited Mindfulness teacher for the past five years and has been practising mindfulness and meditation for the past nine. She has found this to be transformative in her own life, particularly in relation to stress and living with chronic pain, and is passionate about sharing its many deep benefits with others.

Sophie is an associate teacher for Breathworks and regularly teaches both Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health courses at the West London Buddhist Centre, the Breathworks Centre of Excellence in London.

Sophie is also a Breathworks Supervisor. She also teaches MBSR, MBCT, MBCT for Life, Mindfulness in Schools Foundations and Nurturing Parents; Mindfulness Wellbeing for Parents courses.

Sophie very much enjoys working collaboratively and doing what she can to support others on their own unique and individual journeys with mindfulness.

'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes' - Marcel Proust.


DETAILS

When: Wednesday, December 9th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (BST)

Where: Online Video platform Zoom

HOW TO JOIN 

When you book you'll receive a form to submit, this will allow us to email you a link for the online video calls platform Zoom> When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to use Zoom.

COST

Individual £37.50
Concession £27.50

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