Center for Mindful Development, PLLC

Learn, grow, and be well.

Welcome to the Center for Mindful Development, a practice dedicated to providing comprehensive psychological and educational evaluation, consultation and therapy to children, adolescents and their families. My practice is positive, supportive, and centered around the needs of the child, adolescent and family, specializing in the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Mindfulness education is another component of my practice. I offer mindful parenting classes, sessions to individuals - parents, children and adolescents - as well as to schools and businesses. I look forward to seeing how I can meet your needs. 

 


Mindful Parenting Program - UNC Program on Integrative Medicine
Oct
24
to Dec 12

Mindful Parenting Program - UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

Is parenting an uphill battle?

The Mindful Parenting Program is a research-based program developed by Susan Bögels and Kathleen Restifo and endorsed by Mark Williams, Christopher Germer and Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn. Participants will explore themes such as parenting on “automatic pilot,” beginner’s mind parenting, responding vs. reacting to parenting stress, conflict and parenting, and love and limits. In addition, topics of self-compassion, vulnerability and wholeheartedness will be presented. Participants in the program will practice new ways of being present during joyful as well as stressful parenting moments. Mindful parenting is an approach to parenting that can allow for deeper connections with our children, creating a more peaceful, healthier and happier relationships.

Here is how I have described this class to a parent who recently inquired about it:

"This class is less about strategies than it is about the experience of parenting. Participants learn about and practice mindfulness in the context of challenging, joyful and ordinary moments in parenting. Parents often report that just having the support of other parents and knowing they are not alone in these moments, is most helpful. I do field questions from parents and provide many practical resources (books, articles, etc.) but the content I am teaching is mostly about mindfulness and how it applies to parenting -- which in the end, actually helps parents with the strategies that they are hoping to use!"

For registration information, go to the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine page here or contact me. 

 

 

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919-370-0770 ~ 410 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278  caroline@mindfuldevelopment.com