Workshops

Workshops For Parenting / Educating Kids

Connection before Correction...

Having trouble getting your child to get ready for school in the morning?

Struggling with after school scream-a-thons?

Attempting to connect with your emotionally-distant teen?

Being a parent or educator isn’t easy. Neither is being a child/ teen.

Kids are constantly changing and facing new challenges. They need us to help them navigate life with resilience and emotional intelligence.

To do that, we require strategies that allow us to treat ourselves and our children with kindness as we set necessary boundaries around behaviour.

My workshops teach parents and educators practical, easy, mindfulness-based strategies to overcome common challenges with kids.

'When children feel better, they act better and do better!' Jane Nelson, Positive Discipline

Each workshop is an opportunity for parents or educators to interact and have a laugh, whilst learning some tried-and-tested tools for encouraging resilience and genuine connection.

This year, I will be holding Australian curriculum-approved Highway Heroes workshops that give educators and parents cutting-edge tools to help kids develop social and emotional skills to grow in resilience and wellbeing. 
Read more about Highway Heroes here.

I am also offering my popular Mindful Parenting for 1-5’s and Raising Resilient Kids /Teens workshops. 

I can tailor workshops to suit your preschool or school community and I offer longer workshops including: Bringing Up Great Kids, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, Positive Discipline, Baby Signing & Therapeutic Parenting. I am currently running Bringing Up Great Kids Workshops for Brighter Futures, Mission Australia and McKosker House in Port Macquarie.

To cater for busy parents & educators I am putting more and more workshops online for you to work through at your own pace in your own time; including Understanding your emotions & your child's emotions- more info here

My workshops are based around strategies from evidence-based programs like Positive Discipline, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Bringing Up Great Kids, drawing upon the latest neuroscience and parenting research.

Best of all, I have used all the tools I teach with my own four children – and believe me, they work!

BOOK NOW for a place in my next parenting workshop.

Or 

Contact me to organise a workshop at your school or preschool.


Client Testimonial


Thanks Sara for all your work with our clients and staff, it has been excellent and feedback to me from everyone has been so positive. We are lucky to have you deliver it so well.

Frances Sargent Program Manager, Brighter Futures and Kempsey Youth Programs  2015

Understanding Your Emotions & Your Child's Emotions Online Course

This series of online videos is for you if:

You would like to understand your child's / teen's BIG emotions

&

you would like to learn some simple strategies for alming yourself and your child / teen down 

Free Trial here

Other Online Courses are here
  • 35 Mindful Minutes
  • Raising Resilient Kids Intro
  • Heart Intentions 2017
  • *NEW* courses being added during 2017

Client Testimonial


A huge thank you for your wonderful work Tuesday evening! 
I’ve had a quick flick through the evaluation forms and have passed them on to Peta to collate for the Diocese; everyone got so much from the evening, thought you were BRILLIANT and wanted to see so much more!! I personally think you should be part of the curriculum!
My heartfelt thanks for your beautiful patience and your calm wisdom – it is truly wonderful to see someone so passionate and loving what they do. You are helping so many parents who need a new direction or affirmation that they are doing the right thing and by default brightening and influencing the lives of so many children – you should feel very proud that you are making a real difference. I know I am absolutely chuffed to have found you and will ensure I tell as many people as possible how wonderful you are.
Thank you. Maria Doherty May 2016
**New** Workshops for 2017

More info available 2017:

  • Gently Gently: Teaching Kids How To Play Safe especially with siblings
  • Teens & Screens
  • Raising Confident & Communicative Kids / Teens
  • NEW WORKSHOPS (ONLINE) here mid 2017
Book A Workshop
Schedule a Workshop for your 
Organisation / School or Preschool
If you would like a copy of this poster email Sara sara@mindfulparentingmindfulcoaching.com 
As well as the workshops above the following workshops can be arranged for your school / preschool or organisation for staff and / or parents:
• Bringing Up Great Kids
• Positive Discipline
• How To Talk So Kids Will Listen
  • Mindfulness For Parents & Kids
  • Mindfulness At Work
  • Mindfulness In The Classroom
• Baby Signing
• Therapeutic Parenting (For Adoptive Parents & Foster Carers)
• 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching


Organise a workshop similar to these for your school or organisation, or let us help you adapt one to suit your school’s needs by contacting Sara today. 

With Sara's experience as a Speech Pathologist she has easily tailored workshops and 1:1 coaching for parents with children who have developmental delay, ASD, or other additional needs. 

Email sara@mindfulparentingmindfulcoaching.com if you would like more info.


Client Testimonial


'Hi Sara, Thank you so much for the workshop – very enlightening and inspiring. I really enjoyed it and have already downloaded the cards on my phone. I’m looking forward to running through the slides with my husband so we’re both on the same page. Your advice has already made a difference in a few situations and I feel a lot calmer and in control. 
Many thanks, Michelle Newman’ Positive Discipline Workshop 2014

Wow! Awesome. Thank you so much Sara! It was great meeting you last week. 
I really enjoyed the course and looked at X with different eyes when I picked him up from childcare that day. For the first time he didn't run up to me and want to leave. Instead, it took 40mins of playing with paper and leading me around before he finally fell into my arms. If I hadn't done the course I would've literally picked him up after 10mins of waiting and left with him protesting all the way home. 
...
I feel like I am using your techniques in the classroom too. Staying centred and chilled out. Woah! What a relief. It's not all about me! Thanks again.’ Mum & Teacher May 2015 Bringing Up Great Kids Workshop Kempsey

A useful mindful strategy: 

Online Supportive Community:
Our Mindful Parenting Coaching Facebook community is where we share stories, resources and info on all things related to mindful parenting - feel free to join us!

Our Little Mindful Moments Mindfulness Book Club Community is a supportive community that shares mindfulness practices and resources – feel free to join us!


Client Testimonials


Wow! Awesome. Thank you so much Sara! It was great meeting you last week.  I really enjoyed the course and looked at X with different eyes when I picked him up from childcare that day. For the first time he didn't run up to me and want to leave. Instead, it took 40mins of playing with paper and leading me around before he finally fell into my arms. If I hadn't done the course I would've literally picked him up after 10mins of waiting and left with him protesting all the way home. ... I feel like I am using your techniques in the classroom too. Staying centred and chilled out. Woah! What a relief. It's not all about me! Thanks again.’ Mum & Teacher May 2015 Kempsey Bringing Up Great Kids Workshop

'I found all the info & brainstorming in the BUGK workshops to be invaluable. I honestly believe a course like this should be made mandatory for anyone that has children.​ Thank you for helping to instil confidence back into myself & therefore into my role as a parent. Take care, Belinda 😊' Nov 2014 Port Macquarie NSW

'Hi Sara, Thank you so much for the workshop – very enlightening and inspiring. I really enjoyed it and have already downloaded the cards on my phone. I’m looking forward to running through the slides with my husband so we’re both on the same page. Your advice has already made a difference in a few situations and I feel a lot calmer and in control. 
Many thanks, Michelle Newman’ 13/08/14

‘The sessions and workshops with Sara … was one of the most practical, useful and relevant trainings I have undertaken. Not only do I think it is something I will use with my family and children, day-to-day, but more importantly it will be something that I can use with families I work with, in supporting positive parenting approaches. I found it extremely adaptable, pitched at a perfect level and really, really practical. Thank you Sara.” Caseworker & Mum of 5 children 2012

Sara with her kids in January 2015 - they're even taller now!!
‘I picked up some great stuff from you & have been putting lots into practice.... I keep going back to my doodle sheet to remember things & even sat down w Z yesterday to create & brainstorm a Fun Family Things/Outings/to do jobs list. She loved it! 
I bought one of those journals - cheers for recommending it. Am looking forward to the hours I'll spend with it! Writing up my goal & vision will be the first thing I do.
I'm really slowing everything down & trying to be mindful to 'live in the moment'. Think I've been living in overdrive for so long. It's been lovely to give myself permission to 'just be' & I'm feeling so much happier for it already. I cannot thank you enough Sara, you have been a real inspiration!'
 B (Mum to 3 children) August 2015

"I have found the coaching sessions with Sara very helpful and insightful Sara has given me several strategies that have helped me move towards my goals which I would not have implemented without her guidance. Sara is passionate about coaching and it clearly shows in each and every session she conducts. She has an ability to capture the essence of what needs to happen even if I get stuck and she is able to get me on track. I highly recommend Sara to anyone looking for direction in their professional or personal life. Thank you Sara!"  Local Business Owner, Port Macquarie, 5/1/16
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