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We are Mindful Moments, an evidence-based mindfulness program for parents/caregivers and their children, aged 8-12 years old. The program is intended to help families:

  • Respond less reactively to stress
  • Develop compassion and empathy
  • Tolerate difficult emotions
  • Improve conflict resolution skills
  • Fully experience the joys and difficulties of family life
  • Develop a stronger bond between parents and children

Over the course of this free, eight week program child(ren) and their parents/caregivers learn how to manage their emotions and behaviours more effectively using mindfulness skills at home, at school and beyond!  Participants are taught how and when to use mindfulness skills to cope when challenging situations arise and by learning strategies to manage stressful situations more effectively, participants build stronger family relationships. Participants are provided with new strategies each week and are encouraged to engage in mindfulness practice between sessions.

Research shows that one of the biggest indicators of change for children is the involvement of their parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers and their child(ren) will be learning the same concepts and strategies, better enabling parents/caregivers to support skill development.

If you are interested in learning more about our free 8-week program, a Mindful Moments Team member would be more than happy to connect with you.

Register online, email mindfulmoments@ywcalgary.ca or phone 403-750-2500. Registration deadline is March 7, 2022.