Learn how to bring mindfulness into your home when Jewish Family Services presents “Get Calm and Connected: Mindful Parenting” at 7 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 12 on Zoom. During the interactive virtual workshop, parents and caregivers will learn practices to help with the challenges of parenting and valuable techniques to implement into their family’s daily life.
Mindful Parenting can help parents manage stress, better care for their own well-being, and nurture the parent-child connection. The workshop will be facilitated by Wendy Anderson and Lauren Glass, both licensed clinical social workers with JFS.
“In a world that is constantly forcing us to hurry up, it is beneficial to find a way to slow down, tune in and recharge,” Lauren Glass said. “Small changes can make a big difference towards parenting with awareness, connection and presence.”
Glass is also a certified yoga instructor and certified in plant-based nutrition. She gravitates towards cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy in her work with clients. Glass’ favorite mindful techniques involve breathing, mindful movement and other short meditative practices individuals can freely access any place and any time.
Anderson primarily works with children and families with an emphasis on family systems, cognitive-behavioral and play therapy approaches. In all of these methodologies, she strives to help people learn how to help themselves.
Registration for the Mindful Parenting Workshop is required, please register here: Meeting Registration – Zoom
Confirmation and a final Zoom link will be sent after registration is received.
“Get Calm and Connected: Mindful Parenting” convening organizations are Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation Beth Torah, The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.
For more information, contact Susie Hurst, JFS Director of Family Life Education/CHAI Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 327-8259.