Sunday 25 February 2018
From 10.00 to 16.30
At the beautiful farm "The Abode" in the Flemish Pajottenland close to Brussels.
Carpooling will be organised shortly before the event.
Mindful Family Day: Being present for your children – and for yourself.
The festive days are over, a new year has started. There might be some anxiety around this, some sadness some fear that the coming months might be too stressful. What about taking a break together, as a family, and having a healthy and conscious start for the upcoming year?
Of course you can also come on your own, for example if your children are not yet old enough or if you would rather want to learn and practice mindfulness skills while also enjoying a day outside of Brussels. Please know, however, that we will have quite a few interactive games for children and parents. Don't hesitate to contact us (email@example.com) for any questions.
Together we will experience what it means to be connected as a family. We will practice mindfulness together and make a mindful walk in the beautiful surroundings of the Pajottenland. You can see cows, horses, sheep, meadows, hills, old farms and flowers everywhere – and it is just 30 minutes away from Brussels. We will be spoiled by the hosts of the farm with organic food.
This will be a day to unwind, to resource yourself together as a family, to learn teachniques on how to stay connected to yourself and to each other and how to relax - and most of all how to experience the joy that is inherent in each moment and that is just a breath away.
What to expect during this day
- Mindfulness exercises, such as breathing exercises and short sitting meditation.
- Mindfulness games and play, for example mindful eating, role play, focus exercise, working with emotions.
- Creative animation.
- Ability to exchange with likeminded people.
- A beautiful location in the rolling hills and fields of the Flemish Pajottenland.
- Tasty, homemade organic food. We will provide a child-friendly option.
We will spend almost the whole day together, parents and children. There will be a period of about one hour where the parents will enjoy a nourishing meditation and some sharing and teaching, whereas the children have some creative activity.
Programme of the day:
10.00-10.45: introduction, short landing meditation, some movement and yoga
10.45-11.30: mindfulness games - getting to know each other, perception and focus
11.30-12.00: mindful eating exercise
12.00-12.45: both groups separated - parents: nourishing meditation and sharing - children: creative activity
12.45-14.30: lunch and walk
14.30-14.45: body scan
14.45-15.15: creative activity (all together)
15.15-15.30: tea break
15.30-16.10: role play, "beginning anew"
16.10-16.30: end round, sharing, departure
This is an indicative programme. Timings and content can change throughout the day.
What you will take away as a family
- Wonderful memories and useful mindfulness practices.
- Practical tools and insights on how to improve your family life.
- The ability to find the calm and joy within yourself and within the other.
- New friends who also wish to implement mindfulness in their family.
- The ability to use mindfulness when you are in need of a break.
- Awareness of your emotions and how to deal with them when they are overwhelming.
- Fun, craft and new friends.
Languages and age groups
The Mindful Family Day will be in English (main language) and French (if needed for the children). It is sufficient if the children have basic knowledge of one of these languages.
The workshop is suitable for children age 6-12.
There is space for maximum 12 children and 18 adults.
The event takes place in “The Abode”, a beautifully restored 200-year old farm in the middle of Flemish Pajottenland. The farm is a haven of tranquility and rest. It is situated in the middle of the field with sheep and cows which allows for refreshing walks in the beautiful countryside.
The homemade food is organic and very tasteful. We will provide a child-friendly option.
Berenice Boxler is a mindfulness trainer at the Brussels Mindfulness Institute with a specialisation in mindful parenting. She has also two children, aged 3 and 5.
Sophie Donnay will guide the children in a mindfulness and animation programme. Sophie is a clinical and educational psychologist, specialised in disability, children and adolescents. She is also formed in art-therapy. She has 3 teenage children.
For the Mindful Parenting Day, with handouts, vegetarian lunch and coffee breaks included:
- € 115 for 1 parent
- € 200 for 2 parents
- € 50 per child
Please check our terms & conditions about cancellations and refunds.
Registrations will close on Thursday 22 February 2018.
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