Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Parents and Carers of Deaf children
This course is designed for parents and carers of Deaf children who require increased stamina and energy on a daily basis.
An overview of the need
Our research and personal experience tells us that parents sometimes don’t know how best to deal with the social and emotional needs of their Deaf children and this can lead to increased anxiety and stress. This course aims to help parents to reduce stress by developing robust coping strategies and increasing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
About the course
This course is designed for parents and carers of Deaf children who require increased stamina and energy on a daily basis. It is designed to provide support, tools and strategies to make a difference to daily life. It aims to raise your awareness of how stress negatively impacts you and addresses this with practical and simple 15-minute exercises you can do every day.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?Completing this course will help you:
- Reduce stress and develop daily stress reduction practices.
- Recognise demands placed upon you when parenting a deaf child and develop strategies to manage these.
- Increase physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
- Achieve greater self-awareness.
- Increase understanding of mindfulness and its benefits.
Who is the course for?
This course is recommended for parents and carers who want to learn mindfulness and stress reduction skills.
Who will you learn with?
Rebecca A Withey, trained professional relaxation therapist and mindfulness practitioner.
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