Mindfully Parenting Your Baby

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, mindfulness author and teacher

 

Mindfully Parenting Your Baby is a 6-session group program for parents and their babies aged 3- 9 months. The program uses mindfulness and reflection to enhance attachment and the experience of parenting. We explore ways you can support your baby’s social and emotional wellbeing.  Mindfully Parenting Your Baby offers a practical and warm approach to parenting an infant.  It provides a set of skills to help parents stay calm, understand their baby and foster a loving secure attachment relationship.  Parenting in a mindful and reflective way allows for greater joy and connection between parents and infants.

In the program:

  • We teach the practical application of mindfulness in everyday with a baby – this helps you slow down, stay calm and feel connected
  • We strengthen your capacity to think about your experience and your baby’s experience – this helps you understand and meet your baby’s needs, as well as your own
  • We examine your baby’s needs to optimise their social and emotional development – this helps you develop into the most supportive parent you can be

Mindfully Parenting Your Baby is a community-based program designed for all parents and infants.

Mindfully Parenting Your Baby is being evaluated for its effectiveness as a face-to-face group program and also as an online group for parents. We would love to have you participate in our research.  Please contact us if you would like to know more.

 

Upcoming courses

Location Day Time Start date Facilitator
Fairfield, VIC Monday 10-11.30am 18 July 2016 Dr Bronwyn Leigh
Fairfield, VIC Monday 10-11.30am 10 October 2016 Dr Bronwyn Leigh

The cost of the 6-week course for you and your baby is $240 ($40 per session).   For those willing to participate in our research, the course fee is reduced to $190.  You will be required to complete questionnaires at three time points.  A second adult (parent/partner/grandparent) can attend the group for $50.

To make an enquiry about a Mindfully Parenting Your Baby group, please phone 1300 852 660 or contact us.

 

 

 

 

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