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Begin Again: Mindfulness Practice Circle for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CEA’s Begin Again gatherings are for parents of kids with special needs who want to build or strengthen their mindful awareness in daily life. Mindfulness is a way to cope with stress and foster resilience and well-being. Our Begin Again participants have found practicing mindfulness in community with peer parents is powerful and supportive.

Details:

We meet every second Saturday at Westwood Nature Center (8300 West Franklin Ave. St. Louis Park, MN 55426). We will gather on April 9 indoors at 12PM with the possibility of a walk to end our time together.

Please contact Beth Dierker at info@cea4autism.org for questions and to be looped in to email communication about any weather-related changes.

What to Expect:

  • In-person, casual gatherings of about 45 min to 1 hour.
  • Loose structure: Check-in, short practice or reflection, check-out
  • Group “host” role rotates. One participant each meeting prepares ahead of time and shares a practice or reflection that supports them

Background:

Begin Again gatherings started as a source of ongoing support and community-building for alumni of CEA’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Parents of Kids with Special Needs courses. We relied heavily on our MBSR learning during the pandemic and “met” virtually for a time, followed by these in-person, outdoor gatherings. Gathering times and locations were chosen by group members and are flexible to adapt as the group evolves.

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Organizer

CEA
Phone:
612.293.8253
Email:
info@cea4autism.org

Venue

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