Mindful Parenting

Mindful parenting is a process of mental transformation, during which parents intentionally explore their self-awareness. By adapting to a lifestyle of living in the moment, parents try their best to incorporate self-awareness into parenting. (Language: Chinese, program launched in 2018)

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Program Overview

By integrating theories with practice, this workshop will help parents to create their own space apart from their busy life and self-consciousness. Parents will become aware of and be able to control their emotions, so as to create space for their child and to pay more attention to them. You will gradually think more clearly, fully engage with your child through observation and listening, and accept them without judging. The goal is to enjoy more of what it is an intimate parental and family relationship.

Learning Needs

The fundamentals of mindful parenting lie in the awareness and empathy for both parents and their child. As parents, it is more important to build a good relationship with their child than to develop good parenting skills. Attachment between parents and their child is not to learn how to behave, but to seek a connection. The best gift that a parent can give their child is company. Mindful parenting helps parents to establish objectivity so as to separate a child’s nature from bad behavior; it is based on facts rather than individuals.

Program Delivery

This program consists of 7 modules – each of 2 hours. It helps parents to instill knowledge, accumulate experience of self-discovery, enhance awareness, and eventually to understand how to incorporate mindfulness into parenting and life. In addition, the program will establish a support community for parents to complete their mental transformation.

Faculty Introduction

DR Carol WANG

Dr. Carol Wang is a Taiwanese. She obtained her PhD degree of Clinical Psychology from East China Normal University. Carol became a certified China-licensed Counselor in 2007 and was joint certified as an intimate relationship trainer by Focus on Family (US) & China Social Work Association. She has lectured in various business enterprises and corporates, such as Bao Steel Corporate, Schneider, Eastman Chemical Company, TSMC, and China Eastern Airline, etc.

Carol is now leading the program design and learning of AITIA Family Learning Center. She is a senior counselor of parent-child education and specialized in changing family relations, focuses on mindful parenting through increasing parents' self-awareness to enable growth. Carol is experienced in EFT (Emotional Focus Therapy) which helps patients to cope with traumatic events, and practices SFT (Solution Focused Therapy) to assist adolescents overcome behavioral problems. She uses mindfulness techniques to enhance individual and family relationships. She is a clinical member and the secretary of SIMHA, a multidisciplinary professional association of therapists who provide mental health services to the international communities in Shanghai and is an International EAP Instructor/Counselor of Workplace Options. Carol was invited by CEO Global as a guest lecturer in Shanghai Jiao-tong University, Fu-Dan University, Tong-Ji University, East China Normal University and Shanghai International Studies University. She undertakes as the chief psychological supervisor of Chang-Ning District Research Institute. Carol has a great passion and devotes herself to strengthen marriage and family to promote the nurturing of happy family and a harmonious society.