At Mindfulness for learning we believe that building connections is a fundamental part of developing a positive approach to mental health and wellbeing.
We know how complex and guilt ridden parenting can be. We all want to do our best but at times we can feel like we are drowning. There are no lessons on how to be a parent and it's important that help is available when times are tough.
We want to support you in any way we can, whether that be helping in developing skills to parent mindfully or supporting you in responding to your child's tantrums.
Most of our support packages are delivered online so that you can access them easily without a babysitter and at a time that is convenient for you.
We also believe that nobody should be unable to access this support and so we have three prices available
a reduced price for families whose children receive pupil premium grants (you can find this out from your child's school)
a standard price
a higher price for families that feel they can contribute that little bit more so that we can provide our services to everyone
To receive a price list you can message us.
Parent and carer workshops
All courses can be made to measure. If you want a course delivered on a one-to-one basis or consolidated into fewer sessions please get in touch.
One-to-One - Parent and Carer Online Wellbeing support
These 40 minute one to one online meetings are available as one-off or regular sessions depending on your needs.
They are bespoke and will be designed to support you and your family needs, ranging from dealing with your child's anger to how to help your family eat healthily.
If you believe it comes under the wellbeing umbrella then it is likely we can help.
Family Food and Eating - Parent and Carers Online Session Tuesday April 19th 2022 7.30-8.30pm
A 1 hour session on how to create and develop a positive approach to food.
Learn how to approach meal times, what to do when your child won't eat the food you put in front of them and learn how mindfulness can keep the whole family calm and bring foods back onto the menu.
Mindful Parenting - Online Parent Course - 4 x 1 hour Sessions
Starts on Tuesday 7th June 2022 7.30-8.30pm
4 x 1 hour sessions learning how to use mindfulness to support parenting choices and responses.
During the 4 sessions you will learn how to practice mindfulness, how to apply mindfulness in daily parenting and learn how to respond to your child's emotions and effectively model regulation.
Starting School - Online Session - 1 hour
Tuesday 19th July 2022 7.30-8.30pm
1 hour to explore and discuss how you can prepare yourself and your little one for starting primary school.
From uniforms and packed lunches to toileting and learning styles we will take you through as much detail as we can about what change school life is likely to bring to your family.
Responding to your Child's Emotions - Parents and Carers Online Workshop - Wednesday September 14th and Wednesday 21st September 2022 7.30-8.30pm
Responding to children can be tricky when life is so busy, hectic and stressful.
2 x 1 hour sessions will support you in developing skills to respond rather than react when your child is struggling to communicate effectively.
Online/In Person Events - Parent and Carers
Check here for regular updates of upcoming online and in person parent/carer events.
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Sophie Smith-Tong - Founder, Workshop Creator and Facilitator
Sophie has been a primary teacher for more than a decade and worked as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead in education. Her passion to enhance the lives of children, parents and educators led her to create Mindfulness for learning.
Although Sophie is experienced and knowledgable when it comes to the wellbeing of families and educators it is important to mention that she is not a trained GP, counsellor, therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist. If you are worried about your child's mental health please seek advice from your GP.
Read our guide of what to expect when you visit your GP about your child's mental health here.