Mindful Parenting

November 11th

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    Room: ONLINE

    Throughout the course there are simple exercises and questions to use with children to not only model the paramis, but to get the conversation going about what it means to be generous, kind, and wise. The course offers practical strategies for you to use in difficult situations to reset your presence in those moments. There are also tools to use with children to show them how the paramitas play out in real life. Whether you are a Buddhist practitioner or not, this course will help you use mindfulness to communicate and respond most effectively and compassionately to the children in your life.
    The course is led by Christopher Willard, PsyD, a psychotherapist and author who has been a leader in using applied mindfulness with children, parents, and educators. He explores the neuroscience behind the paramis, and how our brains adapt and grow when we work with intention around these ten basic values. Studies show that our brains create dopamine when we engage in practices such as gratitude and generosity. Not only does it make us feel good, but a ripple effect takes place when one person is kind to another, affecting countless others. Willard also shares how attachment and security affects how children will display these ingrained values, and how parents can reinforce these connections with their children.

    Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. 

    • If paying the full price presents an obstacle to your participation, please use the “Pay what you can” option for registering, filling in the box with the price you are paying.  You can pay online with PayPal or a credit/debit car, or pay the amount at the door.
    • If you need to arrange a payment plan,  please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Nick Buckner at [email protected].
    • For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.