A Month to Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

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These 4 weeks will explore a variety of practices foundational to mindfulness. Each class we will practice, discuss, and then practice again, so there will be a chance to understand both the “why” and the “how” of mindfulness, which can help establish meditation as a habit.

Nature & Nurturing: Parenting with Your Child’s Temperament in Mind

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Children can present challenging behaviors for very different underlying reasons depending on their temperament, and parents can be more effective if they understand the source of their children’s reactions. Little if any parenting advice that is available to parents provides the critical understanding of the role of children’s temperament in shaping children’s behavior and our parenting. This presentation will provide an opportunity to learn about the sources of children’s temperament or individual differences in their reactions, how temperament can elicit less-than-ideal parenting from even the best of parents, and how to parent more effectively with children’s temperament in mind.

Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion

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Mindful Self-Compassion or “MSC” is an empirically-supported program developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. This 6-week version has been adapted as an intimate online offering. In this 6-week program, participants will meet once a week for 1.5 hours and will learn MSC skills through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, short presentations, group discussion, and home practices. No experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.