This course is 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, by Cassandra Vieten, PhD. (sold separately)
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 teaches you how mindfulness practices can be integrated into your everyday life during pregnancy and early motherhood to help you stay balanced, healthy, and connected with your baby, even in difficult moments.
Mindful Motherhood Online Course for Professionals: We also offer an online training for professionals who would like to facilitate Mindful Motherhood Groups or integrate components of the Mindful Motherhood Training into their work. The online professional training includes a detailed facilitation guide, readings, and access to the Mindful Motherhood Online Course for Pregnant Women and New Mothers. Reviewing this course in detail is one of the assignments for the professional training. It demonstrates how to deliver Mindful Motherhood intervention components to patients. As part of your professional training, you will have access to this course for two years from the date of subscribing, and you may use the materials with your clients or patients. Participants must obtain the required book Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year on their own from their local library, independent bookseller, or online store. All other required readings are provided, and links to optional suggested readings are included. The professional training is approved to provide 15 hours of Continuing Education for qualified professionals.
Organizational Subscription: An organizational subscription for hospitals, clinics and social service agencies is available. This subscription offers unlimited access to the Mindful Motherhood Online Course for Pregnant Women and New Mothers for multiple patients/clients of one single-site clinic, hospital, or agency for two years, as well as a detailed facilitation manual. Please contact us for information on multi-site subscriptions.
Course Registration — click here for all Registration levels
All registration levels are good for two years.
The Mindful Motherhood book is required reading and must be obtained separately.
Individual Registration - $39.95
This registration level is for individuals who will be accessing this course for personal use.
Professional Registration - $149.95
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.
Organizational Registration - $499.95
This registration level is for organizations (hospitals, clinics, family centers, or other institutions) that would like to obtain a subscription to use this course with multiple patients and groups. The facilitation manual will be included.
Purchase the Facilitation Manual Separately – $29.95 (PDF download)
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 these CE Credits visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at email@example.com or 707-763-3576.
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