These programs are being presented in conjunction with Ashrams for Autism (www.ashramsforautism.org). For further information please contact them directly.

 

Because of the sensitive nature of autistic individuals and the unique challenges faced by their caretakers and parents, a loving, safe and nurturing home environment is key to their well being and reaching their highest potential. At the same time, it is extremely important that these parents nurture themselves so they can experience a quality of life that they truly deserve.

 

YOGA/MINDFULNESS STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR PARENTS

 

  • Incorporates yoga/mindfulness stress management techniques and practices which support f the participants’ health and well being.
  • Supports parents in developing essential life skills they can teach their children by example—skills such as: focused listening, assertive communication,        forgiveness, taking responsibility and conscious choice.
  • PRESENTED FOR FIVE 3-HOUR SESSIONS.
  • Addresses many of the unique challenges that the parent of an autistic child faces;                          
    • Sleep deprivation                                                                                                                 
    • Proper nutrition and the avoidance of certain foods
    • Circumstances and events that may trigger their child’s anxiety
    • How you relate to the issue of raising an Autistic child
    • Communication challenges with your child and other family members
    • Accepting your child’s limitations and at the same time envisioning greater possibilities and growth for the future.
    • Understanding and accepting other people’s attitudes towards an Autistic individual
    • By your actions and words, instilling a sense of safety and trust with your child
  •  Based on the parenting program presented for the past 23 years to more than 5000 parents and parent support personnel.

 

 

YOGA/MINDFULNESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR PARENT SUPPORT PERSONNEL

 

  • For teachers, guidance counselors, speech therapists, social workers and all educational professionals that serve the autistic student population
  • Supports parents in developing essential life skills they can teach their children by example— skills such as: focused listening, assertive communication, forgiveness, taking responsibility and conscious choice.
  • PRESENTED IN SEVEN, THREE-HOUR MODULES
  • Incorporates yoga practices which support the participants physical well being
  • Improves participants relationship skills, leadership ability and professional competence,
  • Participants able to turnkey and skillfully present the Yoga/Mindfulness Stress Management Program for Parents® in Spanish and/or English to parent participants in their community
  • Gained counseling skills that enable them to support, advise and engage parents more effectively
  • Based on the parenting program presented for the past 23 years to more than 5000 parents and parent support personnel.