Mindfulness for Families at Prairiewoods
- 6 - 7:30 p.m.
- All Ages
- Kid Friendly
We continually look for creative ways to bring awareness, compassion, kindness, peace and tranquility into our homes. These monthly opportunities at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) are for parents and children from kindergarten through grade 12 to attend together. We will focus on simple, mindful practices to create peaceful awareness in the parent, child and home. Facilitators Kim Seward, BSN, RN, CMI (Certified Mindfulness Instructor), and Ann Jackson, PBVM, will guide us to explore and engage fun mindfulness activities to do together as a family. Practicing foundational aspects of mindful awareness—noticing senses, emotions and thoughts in fun and practical ways—will cultivate awareness, a greater understanding of emotions, kindness and compassion in all relationships, especially the parent-child relationship. As parents and children attend these sessions together, they will build a comprehensive mindfulness toolkit to use for future family enjoyment. Monthly themes include New Beginnings and Intentions (Sunday, Jan. 12, 3–4:30 p.m.), Loving Kindness (Monday, Feb. 10, 6–7:30 p.m.), My Wonderful Calm Body (Monday, March 23, 6–7:30 p.m.) and Spring into Mindfulness (Monday, April 13, 6–7:30 p.m.). Some activities may occur outside, so please dress accordingly. The cost is $20 per family for each session. Some financial assistance is available. Each session is limited to 30 total parents and children, and registration is requested by the previous Friday. (Please include the total number and ages of participants at registration.) For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.