Mindfulness Parenting Classes

For Parents of children/adolescents/adults with a psychiatric condition or learning difference, including Anxiety, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar, Depression, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities & other Developmental Disabilities.

This education program offers instruction in mindfulness practices including meditation and its application for reducing stress and cultivating self-compassion.  The program includes didactic presentations, guided mindfulness exercises and time for dialogue and sharing around how mindfulness can address parenting.  In between classes participants are instructed to cultivate daily meditation practice as well as applying mindfulness to parenting and other daily activities. Topics we will be exploring include:

What is mindfulness? How can it help me as a parent? How can we better manage our own difficult emotions as parents? How can we move from coping to living more meaningful lives?


TWO 8-WEEK COURSES OFFERED  2/6/20 through 3/28/20, either Thursday AM or Thursday PM

MORNING COURSE (Sunnyvale Location):  Taught by Mari Kurahashi, MD

Thursday Mornings 9:30 – 11:30AM 

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Plus - Saturday Morning Retreat, 9:00AM – 1:00PM on 3/14

EVENING COURSE:  Taught by Linda Lotspeich, MD, MEd

Thursday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00PM

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Plus - Saturday Morning Retreat, 9:00AM – 1:00PM on 3/7

Classes held at Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services Building

1195 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (First Floor Conference Room)

Tuition: $330 (Scholarships Available)


Saturday Morning Retreat, 9:00AM – 1:00PM (both sessions) at 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305


For questions, e-mail Beth Archibald at earchiba@stanford.edu