8-week Mindful Parenting
This evidence-based programme is developed by Professor Susan Bögels and Kathleen Restifo of the Netherlands. It places the practices and attitudes of mindfulness at the heart of parent-child interactions. Through everyday examples, we learn how to get unstuck from old patterns, and parent from a calmer, more compassionate and loving place. We practice how to listen with full attention, cultivate compassion, nonjudgmental acceptance and emotional awareness of self and child; and promote self-regulation in the parenting relationship.

This course is suitable for parents
- who are experiencing stress, especially suitable for parents of children with special education needs and/or psychological distress
- who would like to enhance their wellbeing
- with or without prior experience with mindfulness

Enquiries about the course can be emailed to info@alphawellbeing.com.hk
Instructors
Dr Elisabeth Wong, Specialist in Psychiatry
Miss Doreen Jowharsha, Mindfulness Teacher
Course Details
Date: 11th February 2020 to 31st March 2020, every Tuesday evening

Time: 7pm -9pm. Daily home practice of 30-45 minutes is encouraged

Capacity: 8 people

Free introductory talk: 4th February 2020, Tuesday 7pm-9pm
* by invitation only
*applicants must attend this talk before participating in the course
* first 8 applicants and 12 on waiting list would be invited to attend

Language of instruction: English

Venue of introductory talk and the 8-week course:The Alpha Wellbeing Centre, unit 605, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Class Themes
1. Automatic Parenting
2. Beginner’s Mind Parenting
3. Reconnecting with Our Body as a Parent
4. Responding versus Reacting to Parenting Stress
5. Parenting Patterns and Schemas
6. Conflict and Parenting
7. Love and Limits: Cultivating and Setting Limits
8. Are we there yet? A Mindful Path Through Parenting
Payment Details
Course fee: $4500; early bird rate on or before 4th February 2020: $4200

Payment
- could be made by cash or credit card (Visa/Master) at the Alpha Clinic, Unit 405, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong; or
- by cheque made payable to 'The Alpha Wellbeing Centre Limited' and mailed to the Unit 405, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong (attn: Miss Bonnie Choi)

Enrollment: first-come-first-servee based on time of payment
- first 8 applicants and 12 on waiting list would be notified by email and invited to attend the introductory talk
- should the applicant find the course unsuitable for them after attending the introductory talk, full refund will be issued

Fee inclusive of printed course material and audio recording of guided meditation

Certificate of attendance will be issued to those who attended 6 or more classes
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