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How to be Mindful with Children and Grandchildren: Using Focusing Principles to Enrich our Parenting Roles

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In this workshop, we will explore how, as parents and grandparents, we can enhance our capacity to be more attuned to our children and ourselves in mindful, fresh, and creative ways. Using focusing principles we will discuss how reflective listening, curiosity and non-judgmental attitudes can nurture our relationships with our children. We will explore ways to help children connect with themselves and expand their ability to understand their feelings more deeply. Through case examples and experiential exercises, we will apply the principals of Focusing to our relationships with the children in our lives.

Julie Ramsey, LICSW, Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Wellesley, MA.  She works with adolescents and their families and adults in individual and couples therapy.

Kelley Bothe, LICSW,  is a psychotherapist in Wellesley and Concord. Kelley is a Certified Focusing Trainer and enjoys teaching classes for beginning and experienced Focusers.

Wednesday May 9, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA
Cost is $25 at the door or you may preregister at

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