Parenting with Mindfulness @ SMU

In today’s increasingly distracted world causing disruption to the parent-child dynamic, the need to rediscover and reconnect is more important than ever. This interactive and experiential course will empower parents with a mindfulness-based toolkit to manage stress, multiple responsibilities and interpersonal relationships.

Mindful parenting can help when a challenging situation arises with your child (for example, refusing to do homework) and allows you to:

  • Respond with awareness to these unplanned and stressful moments
  • Learn to listen and communicate with impact
  • Problem-solve with patience, rather than insisting on a “one-size fits all’ solution

A mindfulness practice offers more than quick fixes. It begins a journey for families to engage more positively with greater attention and awareness. You will learn practical strategies to transform mindsets and behaviours that enhance family well-being.

When: February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2020

Time: 11.30am to 1.00pm


Final session with families: 7 March 2020 (optional)

Please contact the Mindfulness Initiative at SMU to reserve your place.


The fee for this course is $595 (inclusive of GST). It is payable via credit card at the time of registration. Your enrolment into the course is only confirmed after payment. (Minimum of 7 to start)

SkillsFuture Credit Eligible

This programme is approved for claim under the WDA SkillsFuture Credit subsidy scheme subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Click here for more details. If you would like to use SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the course, please contact

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Course Format

The course consists of 4 weekly evening sessions of 1.5 hours each, with a final mindful Saturday morning for families. The sessions consist of some guided mindfulness practices, facilitated enquiry, group sharing, and some instructor presentations. In addition to attending weekly sessions regularly, participants are encouraged to set goals and practice these between sessions.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, parents will learn the following:

  • Practical mindfulness strategies
  • Techniques to develop empathy and inner resilience
  • Listening and communication tools
  • Acceptance and Self-Compassion approaches
  • Transformative and sustainable behaviours to navigate parent-child relationships

Limited seats. Please RSVP at Register Your Interest link

Watch this trailer for more on why mindfulness is so beneficial for our children!