MINDFUL PARENTING: From Chaos to Calm
The Regulator invites you to a Mindful Parenting Workshop with Sumi Loundon Kim, author of Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Resources.
Many of us parents strive to be more patient, stop yelling, spend more time with our kids, be less distracted and stressed out, model kindness and wise choices – only to find it incredibly hard to change our habits. Mindfulness -- becoming attuned both to what's happening inside us and to what's happening around us -- is a highly effective skill applicable to all aspects of our lives. This workshop introduces several essential mindfulness practices that can help us grow as parents. We'll also talk about mindfulness practices for our children. Beginners and all are welcome!
Note: this workshop is for adult caregivers (parents, grandparents, teachers, etc.): older children can come but younger ones will probably enjoy being elsewhere.
Sumi Loundon Kim is the primary teacher for the Mindful Families of Durham and Buddhist chaplain at Duke University. She is editor of the anthologies Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha’s Apprentices, from Wisdom Publications. Her book Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Resources, is a three-volume set that provides children’s lesson plans, an activity book, and an adult study guide for parents and teachers. Sumi lives with her husband and two children in Durham.