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Evidence-Based Parenting for High Stress Times 

Mindful Parenting is a science-based approach to caregiving that is centered on bringing moment to moment, nonjudgmental awareness into your interactions with your child in order to interrupt automatic stress-driven reactions, and increase the ability to respond with intention, presence, and compassion!


This 8-week program is grounded in research and is intended for parents and caregivers. The class combines practices of mindfulness and compassion with education about stress, parenting, attachment and the brain.


Parenting can be immensely rewarding, and it can also be stressful and involve a non-stop stream of changing emotions. Of all the variables we face as parents, the one we can have the most influence over is ourselves. With mindfulness we can learn to slow down and attend to our children and ourselves with greater awareness and compassion, so that we better manage our responses and fully appreciate more of the precious moments with our families. 

The goal of the class is to help parents strengthen connections with their children by learning to respond rather than react to difficult emotions and situations, to set limits and discipline with wisdom, and to learn to skillfully repair conflict. Mindful parenting is an approach to parenting that can allow for deeper connections with our children, creating more peaceful, healthier & happier relationships.

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  • Respond less reactively to parenting stress
  • Reduce stress and burnout
  • Respond to difficult emotions with empathy & compassion
  • The ways in which stress can negatively impact our parenting
  • How mindfulness can bring more awareness to our patterns of reactivity, and cultivate emotional resilience, kindness and compassion
  • Simple mindfulness practices to improve our ability to listen, communicate and regulate our emotions as parents
  • How self-compassion can help us when we feel that we aren’t living up to our own or other’s standards
  • Practices to integrate into daily family life
  • Recognize patterns from your own upbringing in your relationship with your child 


DATE: June, 2021 


DAY: Mondays


TIME: 6:00-7:30PM


FORMAT: 8-Week Course



PRICE: $75 per session


To reserve your spot please contact Dr. Deniz.

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“The high demands of busy schedules, the pressure to ‘do it all’ and achieve can lead us to become so caught up in daily tasks that the richness of raising children becomes reduced to managing family life, instead of simply being with our children,” said Deniz Ahmadinia, PsyD, a psychologist who specializes in mindful parenting, stress and trauma at the West Los Angeles VA.

Psych Central

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September, 2016

A Clinician's Guide to Working with Female Veterans and their Children

Dr. Deniz's doctoral dissertation that discusses mindfulness-based treatment interventions and practical tools to guide clinicians in aiding female veterans to prepare their children for deployment, cope with deployment, and reestablish the attachment bond upon returning home.

Pepperdine Library of Theses and Dissertations

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