Mindful Self-Compassion in Families
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.
Nurturing a culture of respect & co-operation: igniting compassionate communication
It can sometimes be a challenge to seek co-operation from our children and more often than not, our good intentions can get mistaken or not be well received by our children. Compassionate Communication (ie: Nonviolent Communication) is a language of partnership which invites us to expand our perception so that we see ways to bring connection amidst conflict (e.g.: when we are in disagreement with our kids).
Parents and caregivers who work/live with children
Making Friends with Yourself: 2-Day Core Skills Training
Teens and young adults face enormous stresses and challenges in their day-to-day lives. Crucial to this period of their lives, are the support from the adults around them. Making Friends With Yourself (MFY) 2-Day Core Skills Training aims to better equip participants to support the teens in coping more effectively with these ongoing challenges through the cultivation of self-compassion skills.
Parents and caregivers who work/live with teens
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 focuses 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.
Suitable For: Parents and caregivers
Making Friends with Yourself
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 teenage life difficult to navigate and enjoy. Making Friends With Yourself (MFY) is an empirically-supported mindful self-compassion program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion in teens to help them cope more effectively with these ongoing challenges.
Suitable For: Age 13 to 20
A Friend in Me: Adventures in Kindness, Empathy and Awareness
Research demonstrates that kindness and self-compassion can teach resilience and emotional regulation in kids who are challenged by stressful conditions in life. A Friend in Me is an 8-week program that teaches the skills of kindness and empathy for others which will consequently foster an attitude of kindness and compassion for oneself.
Suitable For: Age 8 to 12