From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach each day with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Mindful Motherhood is a research-based program that teaches you how mindfulness practices can be integrated into your everyday life during pregnancy and early motherhood for staying balanced, healthy, and connected with your baby, even in difficult moments.
This online provides course a research-based program that provides introductory mindfulness training for pregnant women and new mothers. It is directed toward reducing stress, improving mood, and enhancing the connection between moms and their infants. The eight self-paced sessions include nine video lectures, five downloadable audio-guided mindfulness practices, questions for reflection, homework assignments, downloadable pdf readings, and links to numerous multimedia resources for further exploration. This course accompanies the book: Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year (sold separately).
NOTE: In order to attend the class:
You must have a PayPal account with an associated email address. That email address will be used as your user id. You must have the free Quicktime player to play the videos. Download it FREE here. The Mindful Motherhood book is required reading and must be obtained separately. You can purchase it here or request it from your local library. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book or list of safe senders so that the confirmation email does not get sent into your spam folder. ***Please remember this: If you enroll, your credit card or PayPal statement will show a charge from IONS or Institute of Noetic Science.
If you are an individual and will be accessing this course for your own personal use, please register here. You will have access for two years.
This registration level is for professionals who would like to facilitate Mindful Motherhood Groups or integrate components of the Mindful Motherhood Training into their work. This course includes a detailed facilitation guide, access to the online course and all associated materials, and is approved to provide 15 hours of Continuing Education for qualified professionals.
IONS is certified through the following agencies:
- Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers – The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885
- Nurses – The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #10318
- Social Workers – State of Illinois, Registered Social Worker Continuing Education Sponsor, License No. 159.000435
- Psychologists (see below)
“In Mindful Motherhood, you'll experience the wisdom of a mother, clinician, and researcher who outlines the accessible, practical steps to take to turn challenge into triumph during pregnancy and the parenting of young children. Read this book, give it as a baby shower present, carry it with you into the pediatrician's office—but most of all, take it in and savor its secrets for a richer life for yourself and your child.”
—Daniel J. Siegel, MD author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Mindful Brain
CEs for psychologists are provided by The Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. SCRC is a California Board of Registered Nursing Provider (BRN) and a Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider (BBS). For questions about CE contact, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at email@example.com or (707) 763-3576 .
“Mindful Motherhood contains what so many other parenting books omit: the consoling information that each mother has the ability to know, deep within, how to care for her child. Mindful Motherhood is a gem."
—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
If your organization (such as a hospital, clinic, family center, or other institution) would like to obtain a subscription to use this course with multiple patients and groups, please register here. The facilitation manual will be included. This subscription will be valid for two years.
“Wise, soothing, and helpful—this is really good stuff for new mothers.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your financial circumstances make it impossible for you to pay a fee. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.