Mindfulness For Families
Course Language: ENGLISH
Monday February 22
1:30 – 2:30 PM
The most precious gift we can offer is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness can be developed through formal meditation practices, such as awareness of breath, mindful walking, mindful eating, body awareness, awareness through the senses, and many other informal practices we can easily incorporate to our daily routine. By intentionally practicing to develop our awareness, in a non-judgemental way, we can learn to bring this present-moment awareness into our everyday lives, specially into our parenting endeavor.
Through a consistent mindfulness practice, we can learn to be less reactive and more intentional in our words and actions. We can become more intimately aware of our emotions and respond to our family members, rather than being swept away when they become very intense. Mindfulness practice can support us in leading a richer life as we learn to be present with all that life brings our way. As a result, this life-style becomes a rewarding approach, which is highly beneficial for the healthy development of our children. Practicing mindfulness, we build an approach to parenting founded on basic principles of internal understanding and interpersonal connection.
In this talk, we will explore the anchor points of this parent-child relationship, including a perspective on interpersonal neurobiology and some easy strategies to try at home. We will also have the opportunity to share a short Meditation practice together.
I hope to see you soon!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Cecilia Rubio is a mindfulness facilitator, yoga instructor, and life coach, based in Miami, Florida.
Cecilia was born in Argentina, and has been living in Miami and the Key Biscayne area since 1997. She has earned a Master’s degree of Science in Psychology (M.S.) with a Major in Marriage and Family Therapy from Albizu University, Miami, Florida. Cecilia also has specializations in Child Psychology and Psychoanalysis. Cecilia is a Certified Professional Coach (Associate Certified Coach, ACC), (Certified Professional Coach, CPC). She graduated from the University of Miami Coaching Program, which is accredited by the International Coach Federation. Cecilia is also a certified Yoga Teacher for children and adults, and a Mindfulness facilitator. “I provide a multidisciplinary approach – integrating my expertise in Yoga and Mindfulness – for a complete transformational process. My ultimate goal is to contribute to my clients’ lives, lovingly promoting transformative insight, which result in a more harmonious emotional state, healthier relationships, and an integrally balanced life.”