Other Courses and Events Available
These courses are either based on us receiving grant funding or run according to demand within organisations or within the community, so please keep in touch about when these will next run.
Who can apply
The course is for adoptive parents in the Adoption West Consortium with children in placement (pre and post adoption order). You can find out more about this course here.
Cost / Funding
Clifton Children’s Society can arrange a block application to the Adoption Support Fund for those attending this course. Adoptive parents considering the course are advised to discuss their interest with their own adoption service in order for the necessary liaison with Clifton Children’s Society to take place.
Stressbusting for Parents is a grant funded course that runs for 10 weeks. We will run a series of these across Primary Schools in more deprived areas of Bristol.
The aim of this course is to:
Look at how to manage the stress and frustration that comes from life as a parent. This course supports parents to notice stressful situations and learn mindfulness-based techniques to respond calmly to children.
When life gets tough, relationships with our children can be a source of additional worry and anxiety. We sometimes feel we do not have the resources or time to respond to them in the way that we would wish.
Mindfulness for Parents will support you in your role as a parent.
It will help you to:
Feel more confident about being a parent
Manage how stress and frustration affects you during difficult moments
Recognise and manage difficult / strong / uncomfortable emotions
Help you to talk with, and listen to your children
Strengthen the parent/child bond and improve your communication
If you are interested in bringing Mindfulness into your school either for the teachers or the children then please get in touch and we can discuss the best way to bring this about.
Here is some information from Prof Katherine Weare about the impact that mindfulness can have on both teachers and children.