Mindfulness for Parents - Complete Course
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Mindfulness for Parents - Complete Course

Mindfulness can help you to cope better with all the stresses and demands of parenting.
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Last updated 7/2018
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to meditate.
  • Reduce your stress levels.

  • Find out why we tend to react in certain ways.

  • Live mindfully day to day.
  • Be able to reflect and develop your self-awareness.
Requirements
  • No previous experience of meditation is required. You will need to have either a laptop, tablet or phone for listening to the meditations and will need to set some time aside.
Description

Feeling worn out, emotional, overwhelmed, gritting your teeth, unable to enjoy time with your child, no time for yourself?  If you answered yes to just one of these then maybe mindfulness can help you.

Parenthood is a most precious gift, yet all too often with the demands of modern day life, we are unable to enjoy being a parent and the wonders of our children.  

This mindfulness course will teach you techniques to deal with situations life throws at you; to notice thought patterns and discover why you may react in certain ways. You will learn how to meditate, step out of autopilot, give yourself some kindness and compassion and to live your life mindfully. 

The course instructors Sue Pheasey and Caroline Blundell are experienced mindfulness teachers; they have a lovely, informal approach and hope you will grow to enjoy their mindfulness teachings.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for parents who have none, or a little knowledge of mindfulness.
Course content
Expand all 86 lectures 04:19:11
+ Module One
12 lectures 23:57

An introduction to the Mindfulness for Parents course instructors.

Preview 01:14

An introduction to the Mindfulness Course for Parents.

Preview 00:29

In this video we talk about what mindfulness is and how it can help with parenting.

What is Mindfulness and How it Can Help with Parenting.
00:55

The Perceived Stress Scale is one of the most widely used measures of the perception of stress.  It includes just ten questions about your thoughts and feelings over the last month.  This should be completed at the beginning of the course and again at the end.

Perceived Stress Scales (Beginning of Course)
00:31
The Perceived Stress Scale is a measure of the degree to which situations in your life are seen to be stressful. You will be asked to complete this again at the end of the course.
Perceived Stress Scale 1
10 questions

This is an overview of the first module.

Overview of Module One
00:28

We operate in automatic pilot most of the time and this can be unhelpful.  We teach you how to step out of automatic pilot and to live in the moment.

Preview 01:06

The Raisin Exercise helps you to step out of autopilot and look at something with a beginners mind.

The Raisin Exercise
03:13
This is an opportunity for you to reflect on your direct experience of what you noticed during the raisin activity.
Reflect on the Raisin Activity
5 questions

Reflections enhance your mindfulness practice and help you to develop your self-awareness.  

Completing Reflections
00:41

A few tips to help you establish a daily mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness Tips
00:39

The Body Scan is a meditation practice that focuses on the physical sensations in the body, bringing an awareness to each part of the body sequentially without judging or analysing what we find.

Introduction to the Body Scan
01:15

A short body scan, which is best done lying down but can be done seated.

Body Scan
13:00
A reflection helps to provide a deeper understanding of ourselves. When we record our response or reaction to our experiential practice we learn to recognise habitual patterns of behaviour, allowing us the opportunity to stand back and notice, and therefore implement change.
Reflection on The Body Scan
6 questions

An overview of Module One weekly practice.

Weekly Practice - Module One
00:26
+ Module Two
7 lectures 16:42

A recap what we covered in module one and an overview of what will be covered in Module Two.

Welcome to Module Two
00:38

We discuss doing everyday activities mindfully.

Doing Everyday Activities Mindfully
02:16

An introduction to the seven attitudinal foundations - the qualities that we bring to our mindfulness practice and to our everyday activities.

Mindfulness Attitudinal Foundations
00:34

We discuss our tendencies to be judgemental and how mindfulness can cultivate the qualities of non-judging. 

Attitudinal Foundation of Non-Judging
01:29

Introduction to the Mindfulness of Breath Meditation.

Introduction to Mindfulness of Breath Meditation
01:14

Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation

Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation
10:00
A reflection helps to provide a deeper understanding of ourselves. When we record our response or reaction to our experiential practice we learn to recognise habitual patterns of behaviour, allowing us the opportunity to stand back and notice, and therefore implement change.
Reflection on Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation
7 questions

An overview of Module Two weekly practice.

Weekly Practice - Module Two
00:31
+ Module Three
10 lectures 22:48

A recap of what we covered in Module Two and give an overview of the content of Module Three

Welcome to Module Three
01:07

An introduction to the FOFBOC Meditation.

Introduction to the FOFBOC Meditation
00:55

A short meditation called the FOFBOC, which stands for Feet on the Floor, Body on the Chair.

Preview 03:50

MRI Scans show that after completing an eight-week mindfulness course there are changes in the brain, which alter the way we deal with stressful situations.  

Preview 01:09

We have a natural tendency to want things to be different and to change them.  Mindfulness helps us to recognise when we are striving thus helping us to develop an attitude of non-striving.

Attitudinal Foundation of Non-Striving
01:15

Introduction to the Breathing with counting meditation.

Introduction to Breathing With Counting Meditation
01:19

A breathing meditation, which introduces counting of the breath.

Breathing With Counting Meditation
09:46
A reflection helps to provide a deeper understanding of ourselves. When we record our response or reaction to our experiential practice we learn to recognise habitual patterns of behaviour, allowing us the opportunity to stand back and notice, and therefore implement change.
Reflection on Breathing with Counting Meditation
7 questions

We discuss some of the barriers that you may experience when establishing a daily mindfulness practice.

Barriers to Practicing
00:57

We share some tips to help you to establish a regular daily mindfulness practice.

Tips for Establishing a Daily Mindfulness Practice
01:49

An overview of Module Three weekly practice.

Weekly Practice - Module Three
00:41
+ Module Four
10 lectures 21:45

We recap what was covered in module three and a brief overview of Module Four.

Preview 01:05

An introduction to the FOFBOC Meditation

Introduction to Module Four FOFBOC
00:22

A short meditation, which can be done any time you need to just take a few minutes time out.

FOFBOC
03:50

An introduction to the Walking Down the Street Activity

Walking Down the Street Scenario
00:47
This activity encourages you to reflect on your reaction to certain situations, to recognise your response and how this in turn impacts on your physical and emotional well-being.
Walking Down the Street Scenario
4 questions

We talk you through some of the possible responses you may have experienced when you completed the Walking Down the Street Activity.

Walking Down the Street Response
01:00

This activity encourages you to reflect on your reaction to certain situations, to recognise your response and how this in turn impacts on your physical and emotional well-being.

Walking Down the Street Learning
01:44

Introduction to the Noticing Distraction Meditation

Introduction to the Noticing Distraction Meditation
01:42

Noticing Distraction Meditation

Noticing Distraction Meditation
09:58

An introduction to completing the Pleasant Events Diary activity.

Pleasant Events Diary
00:42
This activity is designed to develop your awareness of what is happening in the here and now, noting down your thoughts, emotions, sensations, and reactions.
Pleasant Events Diary
4 questions

An overview of Module Four weekly practice.

Weekly Practice - Module Four
00:35
+ Module Five
9 lectures 20:37

A recap of what was covered in Module Four and a brief overview of Module Five.

Welcome to Module Five
00:41

An introduction to the FOFBOC (Module Five)

Introduction to Module Five FOFBOC
00:23

A short meditation, which can be done any time you need to just take a few minutes time out.

FOFBOC
03:50

Research evidence shows that meditation positively influences mood and boosts overall well-being.

The Happy Brain
01:04

Discussion about how we approach things from two modes of mind, the approach mode and avoidance mode and the role mindfulness plays in acting as a bridge between the two.

Approach and Avoidance
02:40

Introduction to the Three Step Breathing Meditation

Introduction to the Three Step Breathing Meditation
00:37

Three Step Breathing Meditation

Three Step Breathing Meditation
10:07

An introduction to completing the Unpleasant Events Diary activity.

Unpleasant Events Diary
00:47
This activity is designed to develop your awareness of what is happening in the present moment when you encounter the unpleasant noting down your thoughts, emotions, sensations, and reactions.
Unpleasant Events Diary
4 questions

An overview of Module Five weekly practice.

Weekly Practice Module Five
00:28
+ Module Six
11 lectures 22:47

A recap of what was covered in Module Five and a brief overview of Module Six.

Welcome to Module Six
00:57

Introduction to the FOFBOC meditation.

Introduction to Module Six FOFBOC
00:18

A short meditation, which can be done any time you need to just take a few minutes time out.

FOFBOC
03:50

A discussion about how stress affects us both mentally and physically.

Preview 01:17

Mindfulness enables us to replace stress reactions with stress responses.

Stress Reactions versus Stress Responses
00:41

Looking at some of the things that exhaust us and why we end up creating a life full of just the things we have to do to survive.

The Exhaustion Syndrome
01:39
Addressing Your Life Balance
00:55
This activity is designed to help you become aware of the balance of activities you have in your life and whether these drain your energy, or nurture you, or perhaps give you a sense​ of mastery of satisfaction.
Life Balance Activity
4 questions

All to often we find ourselves in situations where we lose our patience, or we rush through life from one thing to the next without pausing.  Mindfulness helps us to pause, take a breath and take a step back, developing the attitude of patience.

Attitudinal Foundation of Patience
00:33

Introduction to Mindfulness of the Body and Breath meditation.

Introduction to the Mindfulness of the Body and Breath Meditation
00:46

Mindfulness of the Body and Breath meditation.

Mindfulness of the Body and Breath Meditation
11:10

An overview of Module Six weekly practice.

Weekly Practice - Module Six
00:41
+ Module Seven
10 lectures 23:06

A recap of what was covered in Module Six and a brief overview of Module Seven.

Welcome to Module Seven
01:09

Introduction to FOFBOC meditation.

Introduction to Module 7 FOFBOC Meditation
00:15

A short meditation, which can be done any time you need to just take a few minutes time out.

FOFBOC
03:50

A discussion about some of the things you may have found when doing the Life Balance Activity.

What you found as a result of doing the Life Balance Activity
00:40

A discussion about how our reactions to experiences can unnecessarily escalate, causing a chain-reaction of unhelpful thoughts.

Primary versus Secondary Experiences
02:21

A discussion about unhelpful thought patterns.

Preview 01:05

Often we find it difficult to accept things as they are.  Mindfulness helps us to notice situations, thoughts or feelings for what they are without trying to change them.

Attitudinal Foundation of Acceptance
00:57

It can sometimes be helpful to turn towards difficult thoughts, sensations or emotions rather than trying to push them away.  

Turning Towards Difficulty
01:10

Sitting with Difficulty Meditation

Sitting with Difficulty Meditation
10:20

An overview of Module Seven weekly practice.

Weekly Practice - Module Seven
01:19
+ Module Eight
8 lectures 19:16

A recap of what was covered in Module Seven and a brief overview of Module Eight.

Welcome to Module Eight
01:23

Introduction to the FOFBOC Meditation.

Introduction to Module Eight FOFBOC
00:13

A short meditation, which can be done any time you need to just take a few minutes time out.

FOFBOC
03:50

We introduce the Loving Kindness Meditation and look at developing a more compassionate approach to ourselves and to others.

Introduction to Loving Kindness
01:12

Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation
10:02

Complete the Perceived Stress Scale questionnaire at the beginning and end of the course and compare your scores.

Perceived Stress Scale (End of Course)
00:18
The Perceived Stress Scale is a measure of the degree to which situations in your life are seen to be stressful. You will be able to compare your score against your score from the beginning of the course.
Perceived Stress Scale 2
10 questions

Feedback on the Perceived Stress Scale scores.

Perceived Stress Scale Feedback
00:43

Congratulations and bonus activity as a reward for completing the course.

Congratulations on Completing the Course
01:35
This activity is designed to highlight those things in your life that you can do to reduce your stress levels and improve your life balance.
My Self-Care Plan
6 questions
+ Meditation Collection
9 lectures 01:28:13

FOFBOC Meditation

FOFBOC Meditation
03:50

Body Scan Meditation

Body Scan Meditation
13:00

Mindfulness of Breath Meditation

Mindfulness of Breath Meditation
10:00

Breathing with Counting Meditation

Breathing with Counting Meditation
09:46

Noticing Distraction Meditation

Noticing Distraction Meditation
09:58

Three Step Breathing Meditation

Three Step Breathing Meditation
10:07

Mindfulness of the Body and Breath Meditation

Mindfulness of the Body and Breath Meditation
11:10

Sitting with Difficulty Meditation

Sitting with Difficulty Meditation
10:20

Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation
10:02