Mindful parenting

11th September 2017

A note passed to us by an orginisation in Bristol we wanted to circulate:

My name is Donna, I am a co-director of the ‘Mindful Parenting & Community Project’ in Bristol. We are a ‘not for profit’ organisation providing Mindfulness courses for parents, teachers and pupils. We are one of the leading organisations in the South West specialising in Mindfulness for vulnerable and disadvantaged families and carers including fostered and adoptive parents. One of the ways we support our ongoing work with vulnerable families beyond funding applications is by offering these amazing courses to the general public.

We have a public course starting in September at Redland Green School and are trying to get the word out to as many parents and carers as possible so they too, can acquire this invaluable resource and toolkit.

In the last year The Mindful Parenting & Community project has been successful in securing funding from The Big Lottery and Oxford Mindfulness Centre to offer these courses to vulnerable and disadvantaged families showing life changing results, but of course there is never enough money. Our courses have been researched by Exeter and Sheffield University.

Myself and co-director have been parenting practitioners for Bristol City Council for over 20 years and have experience working with parents whose relationships with their children have been effected by mental health or difficult circumstances. We discovered mindfulness about 5 years ago and realised this was the missing link to support all parents in the various challenges of parenting that we all experience. Since that moment we have been training to the highest level of teaching with Bangor University and expanding the organisation. We are registered members of the ‘Uk Network of Mindfulness Based Teachers’.

Thanks so much for your time in reading this and I hope you are able to support us in some way. We currently have funding to provide a mindfulness course for fathers, so if you are working with dads and would be interested in this course, then do please get in touch via the details below.

I look forward to your response.

Best wishes

Donna Person

Mindful Parenting & Community Project