Peaceful Parenting Lecture sponsored by Wind Ridge Publishing

A mindfulness-based approach

Patricia Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D

Whether parenting teens or toddlers, all parents want peace in their relationships with their children. But how can peace be found, with all the demands and stresses of modern life?
The Wellness & Resilience Lecture Series concludes on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 pm in the South Burlington High School auditorium. Guest speaker Patricia Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D., will share mindfulness practices and compelling research to help parents respond more peacefully when a child’s behavior triggers strong emotions.
During this free lecture, Dr. Jennings will share:
• Brain research and information showing how mindfulness practices promote awareness
• Research on emotions, how emotions affect our interactions with our children, and how to work with both positive and negative emotions
• How to recognize and regulate the strong emotions that come with parenting, so we can be more thoughtful and responsive to our children, rather than reactive
• How to apply this knowledge to avoid power struggles with our kids
• The following mindful awareness practices: Five Breaths to Stop, Be Calm, and Be Present; Basic Breath Awareness; Emotion Awareness Skills; Caring Practice; and Practicing Intentionality.
Dr. Jennings is Senior Director of the Initiative on Contemplation and Education at the Garrison Institute, and Research Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University.
This program is sponsored by the South Burlington School District’s Wellness & Resilience Program, and Talk About Wellness, which is supported by Wind Ridge Publishing, and has been helping to bring programs like this to the area.
For more information, contact Marcy Murray at 658.0521 or mmurrayv@gmail.com.

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