Nurturing Parents – Wellbeing Course

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The Nurturing Parents Mindfulness-based Course is a programme that is relevant and
accessible for parents and carers whatever your family circumstances. Mindfulness can
help us recognise and manage the stresses of parenting and understand the importance of
self-care to cultivate the connections we hope for and that we know are nurturing for our

This is not a ‘how to parent’ course. It offers opportunities to experience
mindfulness in a way that helps us to understand patterns of our thinking and feelings, and
what we do as a result of these. This can open up a different way of understanding
ourselves as a parent or carer, and this in turn supports our relationships with our children,
helping us to regulate emotions and develop compassionate responsiveness.

What to expect in the sessions

Each week has a different theme which is linked to the one in the previous week. There
are elements of teaching and discussion, simple silent exercises in awareness similar to
meditation and simple movement-based stretches which can be done sitting or standing.
You will also learn some approaches that can be practised with children and young people.
No experience of mindfulness is needed for the course and it is taught in a safe, supportive
and kind environment: any input in the discussions is invitational and participants only
share what they feel comfortable with.

When and Where?

This course will be held for 5 weeks.
Parents must attend every session.
The dates are: 23rd and 30th April, 7th, 14th, and 21st May 2024.
It will be held on Tuesdays 10-11.30am at Whitehawk Family Hub, 178
Whitehawk Road, BN2 5LF.
The 1, 1A and 21 buses stop outside, and free on road parking is available

If you are interested in attending this course please email:

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