Our Mindful Parenting Workshops are facilitated by Joanne Jewell, our experienced parenting specialist who has worked with parents and children in schools and privately for the past 15 years.
Her sessions are well loved in Dubai and focus on supporting parents. Joanne incorporates strategies and ideas from a variety of highly respected sources, including Attachment Parenting and the writings of other professionals such; as Alfie Kohn, Dr Dan Siegel, Janet Lansbury, Faber & Mazlish, Tina Bryson, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Sue Gerhardt and Rebecca Eames to name a few. What these practitioners and Joanne have in common is the utmost respect for both children and parents, a desire to grow and focus on how we can be the best parent possible, not perfect but positive about our children and ourselves and their potential. Joanne’s personal mindfulness practice brings a compassionate clarity to her teaching and enables her to embed these practices into her workshops, which complement our Mindfulness programmes.
Whilst common strategies and skills run through all the workshops, each course is personalised to the aims and needs of the parents.
Workshop sessions are 2.5 hours and run for 5 weeks each – meaning that each programme includes 12 hours of sessions and plenty of opportunities to practice the skills between sessions. Joanne encourages parents to ask questions and spends time giving feedback to that your learning is fully supported and interactive.
These are intimate small group workshops with a maximum of 10 parents per course.
You will start the course by reflecting on your personal goals and this will be the focus of your learning, supported by a knowledgeable and highly experienced educator who will facilitate your learning. In order to benefit fully from the course, it is important to attend every week.
Mindful Parenting of Adolescents (11+ years)
- The value of Mindful Parenting
- Social and emotional development for adolescents
- The development of the adolescent brain and how this affects behaviour, emotions and thinking
- The power of listening
- How to use empathy to support the development of emotional intelligence
- Improving communication and co-operation
- Time Management skills
- Coaching your adolescent to solve their own problems
- Setting boundaries
- Promoting self-esteem and resilience
- Using effective praise
- Supporting the transition from adolescent to adult
- How to identify and help your teen manage stress (academic and personal)
- Moving on to the next stage of education
- Leaving home
AED1700 per person or AED2500 per couple for all 5 x 2.5 hour sessions
Email email@example.com or whatsapp +971 54 466 8400 for more info or to book your spot
Image Credit: Joanne Jewell - Mindful Parenting UAE
22 April, 09:00–11:30
29 April, 09:00–11:30
06 May, 09:00–11:30
13 May, 09:00–11:30
20 May, 09:00–11:30.
per person for 5 sessions: 1700 AED
per couple for 5 sessions: 2500 AED
+971 54 466 8400
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