Peaceful Parents is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based parenting program to increase resilience in both parents and their children. ‘Peaceful Parents’ is a strength-based parenting workshop that is engaging, practical and supportive for parents. Parents learn strategies to lessen stress, enjoy parenting more as well as learning practical strategies to build resilience in their children.
Peaceful Parents is run by trained Peaceful Parent Facilitators who have experience and training in the Peaceful Kids program
Peaceful Parents Testimonials
A big thank you for a wonderful course you provided over the past 4 weeks. It was practical, insightful and helpful and your style of facilitating and coaching was natural and supportive & a lovely group of parents. Wonderful initiative by St. Mary’s to offer to parents - thanks !
I want to say THANK YOU!!! As I believe that I have been very lucky to have had the chance to participate in the peaceful parents program this year. I really found your sessions so enriching and enlightening, each and every one of them have been an opportunity for reflecting, gaining self-awareness, connecting with our emotions and with others through sharing thoughts experiences in a very safe and warm environment.
My children are now opening up more through the use of reflective listening, which is improving our communication. Peaceful Parents has made me more aware and appreciative of the little things. I have learnt so much and highly recommend this workshop.
I would like to say that after your last session, we spent 2 afternoons “in the flow” with my kids. Drawing and building lego for hours. It was very nice. My relationship with my children is more relaxed since I have been trying the tools you have given me. I’ve tried reflective listening (I realise I have never been a reflective listener) and it’s hard but surprisingly effective when I get it right. I have tried naming emotions with my children which has also been unexpectedly for me very successful in comforting and calming my children. I have found deep relaxation through the breathing techniques and meditate almost every day. I am understanding myself more as I try to notice my thoughts.
I would strongly recommend this workshop it has been really useful and interesting and informative.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Peaceful parent sessions and believe I have gained useful knowledge, tips and strategies to become more mindful. I will continue to encourage my family to use mindfulness practice to better our interactions, thinking and communication. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity to better myself.
We all wish our children come with a manual, they didn’t though. This course is the closest thing to a manual I’ve come across. Realistic, simple, invaluable advice, strategies & tools to help with the hardest job we’ll every have.
I found the workshop relaxing, informative and non-judgemental. I found the personal anecdotes refreshing and useful. This workshop has helped me to expand my repertoire of strategies to support my children’s (and my own) emotional development. The 2 hour session went quickly because they were fun and interesting.
The workshop was a chance to gain lifelong skills to improve in our families’ wellbeing. The new ways of thinking and reacting though often a challenge, were really a pleasure to learn. I now will strive to be more mindful in my approach to myself and those around me.
Peaceful Parents has motivated me to implement what I’ve learnt into my everyday life, making me more conscious of my emotions, more mindful in what I do, more aware of my responses to people and situations and more present with my kids. It has also re-iterated to me the importance of self-care and filling my cup. I am now actively applying all that I’ve learnt to be a more mindful, peaceful person and to teach my children how they can use mindfulness to cope with challenging situations and to find calmness.
I believe there is a huge (and growing) need for this course. This course has helped remind me what is important to myself and to my family.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and been pleasantly surprised with the outcome of being mindful. On a personal level, my sleep has improved. The greatest result though has benefited our whole family as we have a much calmer environment in our home.
After years of looking for looking for solutions to anxiety within the household and trying many different ways to reduce turmoil, I found this program extremely helpful in identifying and dealing with these problems. With many methods that are helpful and easy to apply to everyday situations.
Great course which provides opportunity to reflect on your own life, how you parent and how you can achieve more calm in your family environment. Everyone should attend.
I had never meditated before and this course became available when I really needed it! It has been very useful, and I have retold and shared many aspects of the course too.
I really enjoyed participating in the Peaceful Parents program. I loved focusing all my attention on the content of the program and then putting things I learned into practice at home. It was also great to share thoughts and experiences with other parents in the group. Thank you!
The Peaceful Parents course was a brilliant course. I learnt more about myself and to remind myself of some of the key strategies to allow my family to live a more peaceful and mindful life. The course was very practical with lots of helpful suggestions, examples and visual aids. I would thoroughly recommend this to other parents.
The workshop will show you how to be present in the moment, calm thoughts, slow the heart rate and relax the shoulders - peace rolling over you is a wonderful feeling. The workshop will also help you discover reflective listening, problem solving, coping strategies, positive thinking, building resilience and the importance of self-care. All of this you take home and put into practice with your family. This knowledge will help build resilience in your children, as well as keep them peaceful and calm.
I found the Peaceful Parents program very useful. The group setting was great, and it helped to know other parents face the same issues. The program has helped me to think before acting, and has made a difference to my home.
This workshop was a huge support and has enabled me to approach my daughter’s anxiety in a different way. Using the new techniques and skills I’ve learnt it has made our whole household a lot calmer and more manageable.
If you have children, you MUST do this course! Right from the first week, I could start to implement things I’d learnt during the classes to bring a positive mindset to my relationships.
Thanks for including me in the Peaceful Parents Program. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt like I was doing something awesome towards making me a better person and parent!
Peaceful Parents has made me be more mindful of the here and now and allow myself to stop and slow down. It has also changed the way I listen to my daughter.
I really enjoyed the Peaceful Parent workshop, the sharing of experiences and input from others Mums was invaluable. I have loved introducing all the ideas with my family and I feel we are now more mindful and feeling closer as a family unit.
Peaceful Parents is a program that can easily fit into any busy family life. It has helped improve the communications channels, increase positive experiences at home and create a happier more mindful environment where we appreciate the small things and each other more.
Peaceful Parents Workshop was a great experience in learning mindfulness not only for myself but my children. It has helped bring calm whilst connecting on a new level with my children. It was an experience I’d highly recommended to others. A great way to reflect on parenting and learn new skills.
The Peaceful Parent Workshop is a great way to bring focus on what we can do as parents to bring calmness to help raising our children.
Peaceful Parents was amazing. I am now not as emotional when my kids are emotional. I feel I have learnt some amazing skills and knowledge that will help create a fabulous future for my kids.
The peaceful parenting workshop has been a great learning experience for me on how to gain a better insight into my kids and their emotions. I would highly recommend this workshop.
I feel my partner and I are more relaxed in our approach to every situation that comes our way.
Peaceful parents was practical and offered strategies that could be applied to all ages and relationships. I am definitely more mindful and it has helped me with my approach to situations and not problem solving for my kids. Thank you so much for changing the way I approach difficult situations.
As parents, we are all faced with the same challenges in raising children. The course was a great way to open my mind to new and improved ways to assist in raising children and building resilient, well-rounded children. I have no doubt anyone who does the course will learn new skills to assist in their family dynamics.
The course has helped me get back to enjoying my family and taking time for myself.
Amazing, thank you. Looking forward to future catch-ups and updates. Have learnt some amazing skills and great knowledge for a fabulous future with the kids.
I am a ‘stress head’ and have not been the same since suffering post-natal depression. I find most days hard, and it is difficult to stay calm. This has highlighted the effect this would be having on my family and given me strategies to improve my own mental wellbeing.
I registered without any expectations and was pleased that I made the time. The workshop was immensely worthwhile - it provided me with coping strategies; awareness of where/how things may become “unstuck”; and how to be more ‘present’ in the moment. I would highly recommend it to others.
This workshop will help you with your work, and more importantly, with your family.
The Peaceful Parents program is a combination of theory and practical application in mindfulness. It was a great opportunity to share experiences with other parents while learning techniques to improve my life and that of my family. I highly recommend this program to parents of children of any age.
I found all the content to be highly interesting and useful in my day to day life and tasks. I am now aware of when I am becoming overwhelmed and stressed and take a moment to breathe and re-focus.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Peaceful Parents program. It has allowed me to reflect upon how I deal with various situations and has enabled me to develop strategies that will assist me to help my child navigate her way through childhood and adolescence.
The Peaceful Parents program was fantastic! The intimate group was invaluable, and the content has really changed the way I think and approach parenting - for the better!! I would highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to gain some great tools, resources and knowledge on mindfulness and a calmer life! Something we all need!
The workshop was fantastic. It opened my mind to our family life - a reflective assessment - and allowed me to become more self-aware. It gave me information on topics that were very relevant, allowed for discussions and finally, it gave me tools, tips, and strategies to implement positive change in myself and my husband, and this flowed on to our kids. Highly recommend to all parents.
I have found this program to be a very positive one and have taken away the tools and coping strategies to help my children to become resilient. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in something very powerful.