U Family Registration Form: Fall 2017 Mindful Parents & Educators
MINDFUL PARENTS & EDUCATORS (MP&E) is a comprehensive and rigorous system of attentional training. It can help you develop mindful awareness skills by working smarter, not harder. The goal of this program is to help grown-ups become more mindfully aware especially when in the presence of children (who learn a lot from the subtleties about us). There are two bottom lines: 1: A solid mindfulness practice makes us happier. 2: When we are happier, our children tend to be happier and healthier too.

The core of the U School’s Ubuntu PEACE Plan is the middle letter “A”, which stands for “Awareness.” We believe heightened awareness is key to happy, healthy, and inspired living. Every part of the Ubuntu PEACE Plan begins with our awareness. Understanding whether our play is safe, whether respect is being given and felt, whether communication is needed, and whether we are experiencing the fun begins with our awareness of the moment. Mindfulness helps us by directly offering a system of attentional training for deepening our awareness.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Charlie Sutherland, U School Teacher.
Charlie’s mindfulness coaching, using the Unified Mindfulness* system, has been ongoing since 2013 after taking teaching courses from Shinzen Young. He has helped people apply mindfulness to work- or family-related stress, to process chronic pain, to interact with more compassion, to break down mental habits or “tape loops,” and the list goes on. His current focus is developing mindfulness trainings for parents, educators, and preschoolers.

*Developed by Shinzen Young: unifiedmindfulness.org

If you are an educator, you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. For early childhood professionals, up to six completed hours can go towards required annual professional development.

If you have any questions about Mindful Parents & Educators course offerings, please contact:
Ryan (U School Director) - ryan@theubuntuschool.org
Charlie (Mindful Parents Instructor) - charlie@theubuntuschool.org

The U School
3630 Plaza Dr. 5A & 6A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Fall 2017 MP&E Course Offerings
MP&E INTRO COURSE (Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8pm)
In these eight sessions, we will begin with core practices and focus on how to get your practice off to the best possible start. We will learn specific applications geared towards parenting and teaching challenges, and how you can share mindfulness practice with your family and in your classroom. By the end of eight sessions, you will focus and adjust your attention in real time to adapt and respond to life in a more optimal way. This class is for beginners, but people with previous mindfulness practice are welcome and will also benefit!

MP&E INTRO COURSE FALL DATES: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
FEE: $104 (individual), $156 (partners)

Drop-in experiences during the Wednesday evening introduction sessions are offered and intended for those who have completed the intro course. Interested drop-in participants should purchase a punch card. After redeeming all punches, additional drop-in cards can be purchased.

Mindful Parents & Educators offers remote participation for individuals and groups that are located anywhere in the world. The Intro Course and Drop-In experiences are accessed through a live video/audio feed on Skype. If you would like more information please contact the course instructor, Charlie at charlie@theubuntuschool.org.

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By submitting my response below, I understand that this is a contract for services provided by the U School and that I am responsible for payment of these services.

Upon receiving your registration form, an invoice will be generated and sent via the contact info provided with an invoice due date.

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