Mindful with your Baby

Why a Mindful with your Baby Training?

As a mother of two little boys I know how precious and intense the first months of your new life together as a family can be. When I had my first child, I had just moved into a new city, no family and friends around. I really longed for a place where I could spend quality time with my baby and connect with other moms in the same situation. And this need is why I decided to offer Mindful with your Baby Trainings - so, that other mothers like you do have the space and place not only to connect with other parents but also - on a deeper level maybe - with your baby while learning a new set of skills. Skills that will help you being aware of and living in the moment. Skills that will help you keep your calm when things start getting hard and rough in the long run: When sleep deprivation is not new anymore and the zombie mode is the standard way of being... This training will also help you realize how important it is to take really good care of yourself in order to take care of your baby. And that 'me-time' is no selfish luxury but a must in order to stay happy and sane ;-)

 

 

I'm looking forward to welcoming you and your baby in the next Mindful with your Baby Training! Don't hesitate to contact me if times and dates do not suit you. We are organizing this training regularly and times and location might vary.

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.

 

Together with Clarity Mindfulness, Smiling Minds Club gives Mindful with your Baby Trainings in Haarlem, Leiden and Amsterdam. This Mindfulness 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 practise mindfulness meditations between sessions.

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 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.

 

Join a Mindful with your Baby Training in Dutch and participate in a research by the University of Amsterdam

This coming fall Smiling Minds Club will offer a Mindful with your Baby Training in Dutch in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The training will take place in Haarlem. Mothers (or fathers) who join this Mindful with your Baby Training have the opportunity to participate in a research conducted by UvA Minds. Participation is voluntary, meaning that you can also join this Dutch training without participating in the study. The costs of the training for parents who do participate in the study will be partially reimbursed by UvA Minds. If you are interested in this training, you are welcome to contact me.

Curious? Sign up for the next training in HAARLEM!

When: Tuesdays, starting September 24th till November 19th (no session on October 22nd)

Time: 9.30 - 11.30

Where: Centrum aan het Spaarne in Haarlem

Price: 495€, 10% early bird discount

Language: English

Participants: a maximum of either six mothers or fathers with one baby up to 18 months old 

Trainers: Vanessa Kossin and Kasia Sikora

 

The training includes a short pre-class interview, this can be done by phone.

 

Important:

For any Mindfulness sessions – training or coaching – it is important to know that I’m a VMBN registered Mindfulness trainer (category 2) – therefore, most Dutch health insurances partially reimburse the costs of these Mindfulness sessions.

By fall, both trainers will be listed as category 1 trainers.

 

SIGN UP HERE

Curious? Sign up for the next training in LEIDEN!

When: Tuesdays, starting November 26th

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Where: close to Leiden Central Station

Price: 495€, 10% early bird discount

Language: English

Participants: a maximum of either six mothers or fathers with one baby up to 18 months old 

Trainers: Vanessa Kossin and Kasia Sikora

 

The training includes a short pre-class interview, this can be done by phone.

 

Important:

For any Mindfulness sessions – training or coaching – it is important to know that I’m a VMBN registered Mindfulness trainer (category 2) – therefore, most Dutch health insurances partially reimburse the costs of these Mindfulness sessions.

By fall, both trainers will be listed as category 1 trainers.

 

SIGN UP HERE

Extra offer

We want to keep Mindfulness accessible for everyone! Therefore, in this training, we reserve at least one spot for someone who has to live on a limited budget. If you are this person and you are interested in this next Mindfulness with your baby Training starting on Tuesday mornings September 24th, you are welcome to contact us. Together, we can work something out.