The Nurturing Parents course is designed to support parents and families, providing parents with an opportunity to resource themselves and embedding skills, practices and attitudes valuable in parenting and throughout life. These include building self-compassion, increasing awareness and attunement to self and other, learning about stress and our reactions to it, and encouraging openness to change and growth. The group format fosters a sense of community and support.
The format comes from the evidence-based 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course and has been adapted specifically for parents by Eluned Gold, a psychotherapist and mindfulness trainer from the University of Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, who has a particular interest in working with children and families.
The course runs over 9 weeks and the sessions are 2 hours long.
Elinor delivers the Nurturing Parents course with Shani Langdon a clinical psychologist trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).