Coming in 2018!
Our children and families are experiencing toxic levels of stress like never before. Our brains are repeatedly reacting to overwhelming daily demands with automatic “Fight or Flight” stress reactions. We frequently snap at, argue with, or avoid one another. We suffer aches and pains, digestive and sleep problems, pervasive anxieties and frustrations.
As parents, we try to support our children – who are increasingly distracted, disorganized, distressed, and disregulated. Yet who’s supporting us? How do we deal with our stress, so it doesn’t get downloaded onto our kids and feed a vicious cycle of stress that can lead to breakdowns and burnout?
This program will introduce you to a vital antidote for the epidemic illness of our time – toxic stress. This antidote isn’t a miracle cure, and it isn’t magic. It’s a skill that can be developed, with practice, by anyone. It’s called mindfulness. Mindfulness – as many neuroscience studies are confirming – is the gateway skill to emotional resilience and well-being.
In this fundamental course, you’ll learn all about mindfulness – what it is, why it matters, and how you can begin simple daily practices that have the power to transform your relationship with stress. You can’t stop the waves of stress in life, but you can learn to surf them. Mindfulness skills can help you stay afloat, even in stormy seas, rather than getting swamped and drowning. Come join us for some fun surfing lessons!