Sligo Workshops for Parents: Saturday March 23rd 2019

How to Support your Child Navigate Anxiety and Over-whelm: A Mindful Workshop for Parents of Primary School-aged Children

Following the success of Julie’s one-day workshops for parents in Dublin, Julie is delighted to offer this day-long workshop in Sligo!

This workshop offers parents a mix of practical and mindful ways to explore how parents can best support their children when anxiety and other big overwhelming emotions take over and colour so much of their experiences. We will explore evidence-based approaches that have been shown to be effective in empowering parents to better understand anxiety in children and how best to support and be present with their children when they are experiencing anxiety and its associated difficulties. We will weave a mindfulness approach into each theme we explore, including mindfulness-based practises that parents can adapt and introduce their children to.

Themes and evidence-based approaches we will explore will include:

  • A framework for how we can better understand anxiety and how it shows up in children

  • How knowing more about the dance between anxious feelings, thoughts and behaviours can help us to support our children

  • How best to work with Avoidance when it shows up for our children

  • Self-esteem and how best we can nourish this in our children

  • How we can support our children to approach common difficulties from a fresh, empowered place

  • Navigating other big over-whelming emotions

  • Highly-Sensitive Children and Anxiety

  • Enlarging our ‘toolbox’ of strategies to best support our children and ourselves when anxiety takes over

Who is it for?

This group is for parents of primary school-aged children (4 to 13 years)*

Research shows that one of the most effective ways of alleviating the experience of anxiety in children is to support parents' empowerment in how they approach their children's experience of anxiety. 

It is for parents who are seeking a fresh and effective way to tap into their wisdom about how to support their children with this common and pervasive difficulty. 

*The content of the group is designed for parents of children who are considered to be ‘typically developing’. If your child has a diagnosis of an intellectual disability or Autistic Spectrum Disorder please note that while much of the content may be applicable to you and your child’s situation, there may be aspects to what we explore that may need to be adapted to best suit you and your child’s way of being.

Where: Beo Centre for Mindfulness & Integrative Health, Innisfree House, 44-45 High St, Sligo Town, F91 WC79

When: Saturday March 23rd, 10 am to 5.15 pm

Cost: 95 euro per person (plus booking fee)

Online Bookings on Eventbrite only:

For queries, please contact Julie at 087 203 5423, or email

Here is what parents said about previous workshops:

I am so glad I went to this workshop. It was easy to follow without feeling like you were being bombarded with information on 'how to parent'. Every child (and parent!) experiences big emotions, but by using the practical tools that were suggested on the day, and gaining a better understanding of my children's emotions and behaviour, there has been a subtle shift in the way I communicate with my children and how they communicate with me. It was just one day out of my busy schedule but it has already made a massive impact on my family. I would highly recommend every parent attend one (or more!) of Julie's workshops.

Sive O'Brien, Dublin

I attended the one day workshop ran by Julie in November. I found the workshop extremely informative, Julie has amazing empathy and is very receptive. The workshop is a fantastic benefit to me and my daughter, it makes me more aware of my approach and to rethink situations if they are not working and take a different approach. I came away informed and with more openness to situations, I am extremely happy I came across and attended this workshop.

M.K, Co Meath

I learnt a lot from the workshop.  The content was well paced and very informative.  I learnt a lot from it.  I reflect on and use what I learnt  on a weekly basis.  I learnt some practical insights but I feel the most beneficial part for me is that it has changed my attitude and beliefs ever so slightly to make me and my husband more understanding parents.   I thought we were fairly understanding and accecpting before the course!  

A O'N, Dublin

A useful insight into how a sensitive child is feeling, this makes responding appropriately as a parent much easier. 

Fiona, Dublin

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