Mindful with Your Baby Training
Together with the Smiling Minds Club, Clarity Mindfulness gives Mindful with your Baby Trainings in Leiden and Haarlem. The training consists of eight weekly group sessions. It involves a mixture of meditation practices and daily mindfulness exercises.
Just like in a Mindfulness Training without babies, you will be asked to apply mindfulness techniques in your daily activities and practice mindfulness meditations between sessions.
A Mindful with your Baby Training - is this possible?
Yes, it is!
Parents attend the training together with their babies. As there are two trainers, one trainer can be there for the babies while the parents are sometimes invited to close their eyes during meditative exercises.
Impact of the Mindful with your Baby Training
The Mindful with your Baby Training is well researched by the University of Amsterdam.
Mothers (only mothers participated in the research) feel a stronger bond with their baby after having participated in the training. Babies are like sponges feeling what their moms feel. When the mothers meditate and feel more relaxed, the babies respond in a very positive way. Just to give you an example, babies who have never slept anywhere but in their cot, started sleeping during the training session. As the babies join the training session, mothers learn to apply mindfulness directly in a real life situations, like when the baby is crying, for example.
The Mindful with your Baby Training can help to relieve parental stress and improve mother–child interactions.
Interested? See details about upcoming trainings in agenda