Mindful Parenting

This workshop will look at the parenting relationship as the coming together of two individual systems living, breathing, and existing within a web of family, community and societal cultural influences. During the workshop we will take apart some of the factors that most influence the relationship such as temperament, beliefs, hopes and fears, and using mindfulness practices we will experience the difference between an aroused fight or flight mind state and a more grounded and spacious mind state in which the capacity to choose our responses and maintain our connections is regained.

In this workshop, therapists will gain a better understanding of the children and families they work with and parents will get a first hand experience of how to recognize and deal with external and internal triggers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify internal and external factors that inform our and our clients’ responses to children at all stages of development
  • Experience and understand some basic practices of mindfulness and the concept of mind state and how to use them in challenging parenting situations
  • Identify triggers and resources as tools to support the parent-child relationship of the families we work with


Sabina Fila, LCSW, is part of the Center for the Developing Child and Family and a clinical member of the Developing Family Project. In her 20+ years as a social worker and psychotherapist, she has worked with a wide variety of individuals and families with some emphasis on substance abuse and recovery, trauma and healing, family reunification, and cross-cultural couples and families. Sabina maintains a private practice and is a certified Hakomi therapist.

Date / Time:

Friday, March 6, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Continuing Education:

5 CE Contact Hours

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