Pillars of Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting is a relationship-based, reflective model emphasizing observation, flexible response, and reflection as core practices to promote childhood attachment security through increasing parental reflective capacity, strengthening positive caregiver-child interactions, and reducing hostile-intrusive caregiving behaviors.

This virtual intensive provides four half-days and 14 hours of highly interactive learning for mental health and early childhood professionals working with very young children (0-3 years) and their families.

Through review of audio-video case material, this model’s core practices will be applied to work with parents, parent-child dyads, and groups, including trauma-informed work with parents whose trauma history challenges parent-child relationship security. This standalone training provides a reflective foundation for work with parents, infants, and very young children.

This virtual intensive of highly interactive learning is designed for mental health and early childhood professionals working with very young children (0-3 years) and their families.

Stable internet connection with camera and sound is required. The Zoom platform is used.

As this is a post-graduate level training, experience in mental health work is assumed.

Diane Reynolds, LMFT, is a trainer, consultant, coach, and facilitator dedicated to advancing trauma- and equity-informed reflective practice, supervision, and leadership. A California Center endorsed Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator with over 28 years in the field, she created the Mindful Parenting Groups model in 2001. Over two decades, she introduced this relationship-focused parent-infant group model to Early Head Start, the child welfare community, and mothers with co-occurring disorders, in Southern California and Queensland, Australia. Diane launched Reflective Praxis Consulting in 2017 to support growing need for professional development, organizational consultation, implementation support, and coaching in reflective practice, supervision, and leadership. She has introduced these transformative practices in primary and secondary educational settings, gang intervention, home visitation, and health and human services. During the pandemic, Diane embraced the infinite horizon of virtual training possibilities, delivering hundreds of virtual hours of reflective practice content and experiential process, including grief work, resiliency and wellness activities, liberating structures, as well as poetry and inspiration to support COVID-exhausted hospital-based perinatal home visitation teams across Los Angeles County. Diane’s current and past clients include City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Emanate Health Welcome Baby, Connections for Children, Los Angeles Best Babies Network, MAMA’s Visits, Children’s Institute, Inc., Westside Infant Network, Reflective Supervision Collaborative, and Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.

Price: AU$770 Duration: 14-hrs across four half day sessions Format: Live online

2024 Dates

Live Online
Session 1: Wednesday 07 August
Session 2: Saturday 10 August
Session 3: Wednesday 14 August
Session 4: Saturday 17 August
9am-1pm each day *AEST

*AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time
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I enjoyed the opportunities for interaction with the presenter and other clinicians. This made the workshop more interactive. There were also a lot of pauses for reflection following videos. The whole training was welcoming, inclusive of all experience and extremely reflective. Very informative.

Los Angeles, CA

Presenter is excellent and all her content was fascinating and worthwhile. Very good presentation processes e.g. mix of didactic, small group work, role plays, clinical videos, use of popular culture.”

Los Angeles, CA

The reflection time and sharing of experience was really well implemented. This gave a good opportunity to reflect on memories that I would have never thought about in that much detail.”

Los Angeles, CA

I learned a great deal re: parent-infant interactions, the importance of attachment, and how to work in partnership with parents. Diane is an experienced facilitator, making it fun and informative.

Los Angeles, CA
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