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. 

 


Oct
24
to Dec 12

Mindful Parenting Program - UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

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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Sep
28
to Nov 30

Mindful Parenting Program - UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

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Mindful awareness during difficult as well as pleasant times allows for deeper connections within ourselves and with others. Often, this leads to more positive relationships, especially with the children and adolescents in our lives. This class is for parents of children of all ages as we learn that many struggles and joys associated with parenting are universal across the lifespan. Participants at all levels of understanding of mindfulness - from curious interest to daily mindfulness meditation - are welcome. 

This class is taught over the course of 9 weeks (1st week is an orientation, the class itself is 8 weeks long) at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, 1807 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. The link to more information and registration information is here

For additional information on the class, please email Dr. Hexdall at caroline@mindfuldevelopment.com or call 919-370-0770. 

 

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Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding the Connection Between Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

As part of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, in support of the activities sponsored by the Family Advocacy Network of Mental Health America of the Triangle, I will be speaking about how learning disabilities and mental health needs are inextricably intertwined. Resources for families will be provided. 

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Mindful Parenting Class - Fall 2015
Sep
2
to Oct 21

Mindful Parenting Class - Fall 2015

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Mindful awareness during difficult as well as pleasant times allows for deeper connections within ourselves and with others. Often, this leads to more positive relationships, especially with the children and adolescents in our lives. This class is for parents of children of all ages as we learn that many struggles and joys associated with parenting are universal across the lifespan. Participants at all levels of understanding of mindfulness – from curious interest to daily mindfulness meditation – are welcome.

This class is taught over 8 weeks at 121 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough (Carolina Wellness Institute and Center for Mindful Development downtown location) on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 from September 2nd – October 21st.

To register or inquire for more details, please email Caroline at caroline@mindfuldevelopment.com or call 919-370-0770

Register Early!

Early Bird registration is now open! $299/individual and $478/couple through August 19, 2015. After August 19, 2015, registration is $325/individual and $520/couple. 

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May
6
to Jun 24

Mindful Parenting class - Spring session

  • Carolina Wellness Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mindful Parenting 8-week 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 more peaceful, healthier and happier relationships. Parents of children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to register. The class meets from 6:00 - 8:00 Wednesday evenings in Hillsborough beginning on May 6th and ending on June 24th.  

Early Bird registration through April 26th is $299/individual and $478/couple.

After April 26th registration is $325/individual and $520/couple. 

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Jan
13
to Mar 10

Mindful Parenting class - Winter session

  • Carolina Wellness Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mindful Parenting 8-week 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 more peaceful, healthier and happier relationships.

Early Bird registration through December 15 is $299/individual and $478/couple.

After December 15th registration is $325/individual and $520/couple. 

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