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Mindful Parenting Conference


Register June 25, 2017 9:30 am June 25, 2017 4:30 pm America/New_York Mindful Parenting Conference

Description One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in life is parenting.  Parents know that this job can be difficult and not always intuitive in our overstimulated 24/7 connected life of today. The world in which kids are being raised is very unlike the one that their parents knew as children.  Parenting literature abounds; what tools and practices are helpful and well-tested? Chrysalis Institute created a day long Mindful Parenting Conference (the first ever conference on Mindful Parenting on the East Coast) in order to deepen our own mindfulness practice, build confidence in our parenting, and explore the great strengths mindfulness offers for our relationships, including that of parent and child. This unique gathering of mindfulness teachers, practitioners and parents will deepen the learning of mindfulness practices for each developmental stage of childhood and impart practical application of techniques to support parenting and help put this knowledge into action. The conference is geared towards both new and experienced mindfulness practitioners, who are also parents or playing a big role in a child’s life. Our keynotes and workshops will offer substantive, evidence based practices that parents can implement immediately. Morning break out sessions will focus on different age groups and afternoon break out sessions will focus on concrete tools that can help parents and kids to have happier, healthier relationships.   8:00 AM – Optional Movement: Gentle Vinyasa Yoga Class With Extended Relaxation and Meditation Join Keya for an hour of flowing yoga postures, guided relaxation and meditation, to release tension, calm the mind and prepare you for all of the scheduled conference activities for the day. NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one. 9:00 AM – Registration/Refreshments 9:30AM – Opening Plenary – all participants Mindfulness programs are being offered everywhere these days– -in medical centers, businesses and schools. The exciting news is that research is demonstrating the success of these programs in reducing stress, improving health and enhancing individual well-being. In this opening talk, Dr. Kay Davidson will take us into the arena of mindfulness—outlining its principles, sharing fascinating research findings and introducing a few brief practices to start us on our way to living and parenting more mindfully. Special attention will be given to how these principles and practices apply to the challenging and rewarding experience of parenting. 10:30AM – 12:00PM – Morning Breakouts – Session 1 – Practicing Mindfulness w/Infants – 2 yrs old Caring for a baby can evoke great joy, and also stretch us in ways we never knew possible. Through mindfulness practice, poetry, and reflection, this session will guide participants toward responsive and compassionate parenting of themselves and their infants. – Session 2 – Practicing Mindfulness w/Children 3 – 10 yrs old Research has shown that mindfulness benefits our children in similar ways that it benefits us as parents—by helping focus our attention and allowing us to have space to recognize and regulate emotions and make better decisions. Let’s help our children learn to be more aware of themselves and their environment, non-judgmentally. Join me to learn and discuss ways to teach mindfulness to children ages 3 – 10, […]

103 N. Mooreland Road Henrico, VA 23229
Description
One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in life is parenting.  Parents know that this job can be difficult and not always intuitive in our overstimulated 24/7 connected life of today. The world in which kids are being raised is very unlike the one that their parents knew as children.  Parenting literature abounds; what tools and practices are helpful and well-tested?

Chrysalis Institute created a day long Mindful Parenting Conference (the first ever conference on Mindful Parenting on the East Coast) in order to deepen our own mindfulness practice, build confidence in our parenting, and explore the great strengths mindfulness offers for our relationships, including that of parent and child. This unique gathering of mindfulness teachers, practitioners and parents will deepen the learning of mindfulness practices for each developmental stage of childhood and impart practical application of techniques to support parenting and help put this knowledge into action.

The conference is geared towards both new and experienced mindfulness practitioners, who are also parents or playing a big role in a child’s life. Our keynotes and workshops will offer substantive, evidence based practices that parents can implement immediately. Morning break out sessions will focus on different age groups and afternoon break out sessions will focus on concrete tools that can help parents and kids to have happier, healthier relationships.

 

8:00 AM – Optional Movement: Gentle Vinyasa Yoga Class With Extended Relaxation and Meditation
Join Keya for an hour of flowing yoga postures, guided relaxation and meditation, to release tension, calm the mind and prepare you for all of the scheduled conference activities for the day. NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

9:00 AM – Registration/Refreshments

9:30AM – Opening Plenary – all participants
Mindfulness programs are being offered everywhere these days– -in medical centers, businesses and schools. The exciting news is that research is demonstrating the success of these programs in reducing stress, improving health and enhancing individual well-being. In this opening talk, Dr. Kay Davidson will take us into the arena of mindfulness—outlining its principles, sharing fascinating research findings and introducing a few brief practices to start us on our way to living and parenting more mindfully. Special attention will be given to how these principles and practices apply to the challenging and rewarding experience of parenting.

10:30AM – 12:00PM – Morning Breakouts

– Session 1 – Practicing Mindfulness w/Infants – 2 yrs old
Caring for a baby can evoke great joy, and also stretch us in ways we never knew possible. Through mindfulness practice, poetry, and reflection, this session will guide participants toward responsive and compassionate parenting of themselves and their infants.

– Session 2 – Practicing Mindfulness w/Children 3 – 10 yrs old
Research has shown that mindfulness benefits our children in similar ways that it benefits us as parents—by helping focus our attention and allowing us to have space to recognize and regulate emotions and make better decisions. Let’s help our children learn to be more aware of themselves and their environment, non-judgmentally. Join me to learn and discuss ways to teach mindfulness to children ages 3 – 10, with simple and fun practices that are easy to incorporate into your family’s life and beneficial to children as they grow!

– Session 3 – Practicing Mindfulness w/Tweens-Teens 11 – older
Alex brought mindfulness to Collegiate 13 years ago, and this workshop will give a number of examples of the ways in which the school has taught mindfulness to teens and tweens during this time. Many of these ideas can be brought home to our children, but the key is finding a manner in which a child will be most receptive to and connect with the idea of mindfulness, which we will also discuss.

– Session 4 – Parenting when You are Not the Parent
We all have children in our lives who we love and care about, but they are not our children or our direct responsibility. They might be grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or the children of a close friend. Because we love them, we think we know what is best for them–but do we?  How do you “parent” when your loved ones already have parents? Join us for this pragmatic “how to” session on supporting the children in your life who you care about deeply but who are not your own children. We’ll look at the current research on grand parenting and learn the “do’s” and “don’ts” of loving and supporting someone’s children.

12:00PM- 12:20PM – Lunch

12:20PM – 1:20PM – Keynote:  “Mindful Parenting: Taking Mindfulness off of the Cushion”
In order to raise mindful children, we must first begin as mindful parents. In this keynote, the focus will be on the importance of mindfulness in our lives, and examples will be provided of ways we can cultivate our own practice, whether we are beginners or seasoned practitioners. Most importantly, we’ll touch on the idea of having our hearts and minds open to everyday situations that provide us with ample opportunity to practice mindfulness in any moment, rather than only relying on mindfulness as a seated practice on the cushion. How we interact with these everyday situations ultimately evolves into how we interact with our children. Thus, a clear link will be drawn between our mindful practice as a parent and the well being of our children, along with the intention that our children will also embark upon a mindful journey of their own.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM – Afternoon Breakouts
– Session 1 – Let’s write! Family Journaling as a Mindful Practice
Journaling is a practice that has been shown to have many benefits for children such as an improvement in writing ability, reading skills, and emotional expression. Journaling is also a mindful practice and is a practice that, if you can hold a crayon or pencil, can be incorporated into your child’s daily life. Come learn ways to begin journaling as a family mindfulness practice! Let’s help our children learn to be present and pay attention by getting those crayons, pencils, and paper ready! Whether your child is 2 or 15, this is a practice that everyone can do and it can be done together as a great family activity! Make it a habit—journal together!

– Session 2 – Mindful Conflict Resolution: A 6 Box Drawing Method
In most every family two things are constant: love and conflict.  Out of desperation and a sincere desire for greater family harmony, Erin Hawkins developed a method for processing conflict in a way that uses Mindfulness principles to navigate family conflict traps.   This has been a lifeline for her family, and many times it has transformed intense conflict into giggling and hugging.

– Session 3 – Movement as a Mindfulness Practice for Parents
Something magical happens when we can get out of our heads and bring ourselves fully into the present moment. We observe, even more so the uniqueness of our children, we connect with them and ourselves on a deeper level and we enjoy our lives a parents that much more. Join Keya Williams as she teaches us how to use movement as a mindfulness practice to bring you back into the present any time your mind gets carried away.

– Session 4 – Parent Self-Care/Unpacking YOUR Stuff
Parenting has its difficult moments. We all can “lose it” at times. How can we respond effectively rather than automatically react to the challenges that our children inevitably present to us? In this session, participants will learn about “triggers”- where they come from, why it’s so hard to manage those moments when they happen and how- through mindfulness tools- a more satisfying outcome to parent/child clashes can be achieved.

3:15-4:15 PM – Panel: Six parents of different age groups share the lived experience of Mindful parenting

4:30-5PM – Optional Meditation with Erin Hawkins

Date
Sunday, June 25
9:30am – 4:30pm

Cost

$50.00 – choose this level if you need financial assistance
$75.00 – requested registration
$100.00 – registration plus scholarship for another participant

Location
Collegiate School Campus
103 N. Mooreland Road
Henrico, VA 23229

Sponsors
Collegiate School – Presenting Sponsor
Technical Foundations
Sacred Waters
The Float Zone
Launch Pad Counseling
Natural Awakenings
Richmond Mom
CKG Foundation

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