what our families have to say...
I feel like parenting is the most difficult job anyone will ever be given. There’s no training, no manual, no practice. This is a great course to give you some perspective and some tools to help. Excellent coach, small informal group style, good amount of participation. Highly recommend.
If you do one thing to look after yourself this year, do the Parenting Through Mindfulness Workshop. 4 hours of kid-free time, meet other people who are the same as you, learn new strategies and have a delicious lunch. You'll be a better parent because of it!
Such a lovely nourishing experience. With a brilliant balance of facilitated activities and meditation, sharing and holding by Aideen, who really brought love and insight to the sessions. And her beautiful calming voice will stay with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
A lovely relaxed, informal atmosphere. Has been so useful to take a step back to think about how I parent and how mndfulness can support me.
I looked forward to every session, met some lovely mums and feel more rational with my parenting and dealing with difficult situations. Definitely a worthwhile course. Thanks Aideen!
Attending the first day felt akin to a big hug!
Aideen was wonderful! She helped us to think about difficult situations and concepts in a calm manner
The Mindfully Happy Parenting course came at the right time for me, I was feeling very stressed, shouting at my toddler and feeling disappointed in myself as a crap parent. I have realised that situations are states, and do end and are not traits - i.e. permanent. I am doing my best and he knows that he is loved. Thank you.
Nicky Robinson Dalton
Aideen is a lovely wise women, who knows her stuff. She is a wonderful leader full of insight, wisdom and compassion. She is very professional, I gained a lot from the course.
Rain Harris - Mindfully Happy Parenting Participant
The course helped me start focus on my parenting style and technique and ways that I can improve my relationships with my daughters and husband. Well worth doing it, happliy recommend!
Katherine Yeoman - Mindfully Happy Parenting Participant
My 10 year old daughter has been struggling with not sleeping and worrying about this to the extent that she was very anxious, pacing up and down at night time. Nothing I could say or do seemed to have any effect! She struggles at school and worries about things a lot. She saw Aiden for her first session at school and that night she actually fell asleep without being anxious! She loved the sessions and wants them to carry on indefinitely and have them every day! She is still struggling with sleeping and anxiety but she has a much bigger knowledge of coping strategies and confidence that she can use them to good effect. I am so glad we decided to go ahead with these sessions and I wish all children could have them as they are so positive!
Viv Mudie, Occupational Therapist & Mother of 3
We engaged Aideen to help our 7 year old son through a difficult time. She helped tremendously, listening closely to our needs and tailoring her sessions with him accordingly. Alongside this, she carried out valuable follow-up sessions both with our son and the family as a whole, and provided us with further resources and ideas for future use.
Aideen equipped our son with techniques and ways of thinking that not only helped him at the time but that he continues to use today. Her expertise, empathy and enthusiasm really made a difference. We would recommend her without hesitation to anybody thinking of exploring mindfulness.
Elaine Clydesdale, Mother of 2
My 7 year old son and I have greatly benefited from our sessions with Aideen. She created a space that welcomed both of us into a journey of emotion exploration. What a wonderful experience to share with my child! I feel we were able to engage on a level that was not previously included in our daily lives. Aideen thoughtfully facilitated sessions that allowed Alex to relax and participate in fun activities, while simultaneously engaging me in the benefits of mindfulness.
Rae Powers, Nurse and Mother of 2
Aideen has a wealth of fun ideas, knowledge and expertise. She has helped our daughter to deal with her anxieties through her weekly sessions. Her relaxed and professional attitude and different tips have given Charlie a wealth of positive strategies to help her overcome her challenges in life. From her very first session she put our daughter at ease, helping Charlie understand and deal with her emotions better. We would highly recommend her to any parent or teacher looking for help and guidance in building emotional resilience.
Claire Hamburger, Teacher & Mother of 3
The group of women that came to the course were lovely. It's been very helpful to meet other women in the same situation and realise I'm not alone. The environment was very welcoming at "Jane's Place" and felt very creative and open space to express my feelings. Aideen runs a great course and I'd recommend it to anyone who needs to talk about their parenting issues in a safe space.
Zoe Pay - Mindfully Happy Parenting Participant
Great way to share experiences with other parents. Have already shared this with a friend. Wonderful supportive space for any parent wanting to learn about mindfulness and how it can help with parenting.
Janice Taylor - Mindfully Happy Parenting Participant
Aideen is an excellent facilitator, holds the group well in a safe space, valuable techniques have been learnt which i am practising with my son. Has helped me also not to be so hard on myself as a parent.
Jane Robbie - Mindfully Happy Parenting Participant
A wonderful combination of learning, sharing and selfcare.
Cara Oliver - Mindful Parenting Workshop Participant
A good beginners guide to mindfulness
Laura Marrs - Mindful Parenting Workshop Participant
Aideen was excellent in empowering me to make tough decisions. She also provided me with a toolbox to tackle future life choices. Thanks Aideen!
Tom Perry – IT Consultant
Just 6 sessions have given me the tools to face up to issues and trust my inner wisdom. All areas were explored with empathy and answers were found from within with gentle probing and encouragement. I would recommend a coaching course with Aideen for anyone who is at a cross roads, looking for decisions for the immediate and long term future
Emma Laing – English Teacher Key Stage 3 & 4
I have found my sessions very beneficial. I have met a number of my goals and continue to use the tools I have learned in everyday life. I now feel generally more positive regarding my career and family life
Charlotte Pendlington – Practise Nurse
The sessions helped me make some difficult decisions I was coming up against in life. Aideen had great listening skills with the ability to open some doors to help me re think my career and have a different perception on some of the goals I wanted to achieve over the next 5 years. I had a great experience whilst having life coaching and always left the session feeling clearer and more motivated
Michele Allborough – Social Worker