The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Group Name: The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Parents & Children

Description: At The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, we are dedicated to providing services to children, youth and their families who experience challenges related to mental health and autism. We believe in a collaborative approach to addressing the needs of children and youth, working with parents, caregivers, and the community to promote support for the individual child and awareness in​ the community. Our multidisciplinary team assists at every stage, providing prevention, early intervention, consultation, treatment, and transition support, according to each family’s unique needs.

This group is an evidence based group based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. This group has been developed by The ECC staff specifically for parents and children who want to experience less stress and have more positive experiences in their relationship. Through this group parents will:

  • Become more self-aware, mindful and purposeful in responding to their child
  • Learn ways of becoming more emotionally connected to their child
  • Learn to manage their response to their child’s challenging behaviour(s)

Through this group and using child oriented methods, children will: become more self-aware and mindful
This practise will help children to learn alternative ways of managing their thoughts and behavior. Who should come: Parents/Caregivers and children (ages 7-12) who experience ongoing stress individually and in their relationship. Pre-registration is required and only one child per family may attend the child group. Some child care is available with notice and advance registration. ***All participants are asked to participate in evaluation of their experience of this service.

Where: 65 Hartsdale Drive | Etobicoke, ON M9R 2S8

When: Sessions are offered in the fall, winter and spring. Please call for start dates. Group begins at 5:15 p.m. ( light supper is provided) and ends at 7:15 p.m. It runs once per week for ten (10) weeks.

Contact: Purnima 416-240-1111 Ext. 2315 | ecc@etobicokechildren.com | www.etobicokechildren.com

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