Wakefield Forest Parent Class

April 19, 2016 07:00 PM -May 24, 2016 08:30 PM
Wakefield Forest Elementary School's Library
4011 Iva Lane, Annandale, VA 22003

Parents are in a constant time crunch, and we all do our best with the tough balancing act of juggling work, raising our children, spending quality time with our families, and carving out personal time for ourselves. We're often left feeling stressed and drained, and wondering how we can find more time, space and energy in our lives. How can mindfulness help us as parents? Our 6-week course teaches parents mindfulness practices that are scientifically validated and provide numerous positive benefits for our health and well-being. These well-researched, practical tools help bring a greater sense of patience, kindness and empathy into the home, greater calm and balance in our lives and a renewed sense of joy and strength to our families and communities.

Join us as we learn about Mindfulness for Parents!
In this 6-week course you will learn:
  • How we define "mindfulness" and why it is an essential life skill
  • How mindfulness positively impacts and improves the funtions of the brain
  • Ways in which mindfulness increases attention, stress-reduction, resilience and empathy
  • Simple practices to help you transform into a more present, open and receptive parent
  • How to support your child's brain at key developmental stages
  • Practical skills & resources for integrating mindfulness practices into your daily life

Instructor: Karyn Sandelman has been studying and working with mindfulness for nearly 20 years. She is the Director of Minds' Elementary Programs and actively teaches students, educators, school administrators, parents, corporate employees, and others in the D.C. Metropolitian area. A graduate of Mindful Schools' comprehensive, yearlong teacher training program, Karyn is passionate about sharing with others the myriad benefits that mindfulness offers. She holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

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