Share Your Skills
Share Your Skills is a workshop series powered by the Share Your Gold social enterprise.
So often parents want to attend workshops but can’t due to childcare barriers. Share Your Skills workshops are only 1 hour long and offer an onsite childminding service so that parents can enjoy bite-sized learning while their child is cared for in the very next room by professional babysitters (Belle Babysitters). The cost to attend is $20 with an extra charge of $7 per child using the childminding service.
Share Your Skills workshops have been created with parents in mind but are open to any community member.
Friday 30th November, 10:30am – 11:30am
Mindful parenting – how to become a calmer and more emotionally responsive parent
• What is mindfulness?
• Easy and simple mindfulness tips for busy parents
• How to handle kids’ (& your own) emotions
• Becoming mind- & brain-savvy parent (basic mechanism of mind and brain)
• Daily mindfulness practice for parents
Our Presenter – Mami Yamaguchi
Mami earned a PhD in positive psychology at the University of Otago on the topic of goal pursuit and well-being. Since moving back to Japan in April 2011, she has run self-development seminars and courses for individuals as well as organizations. She also gave a number of talks on various topics such as mindfulness, stress management, mental care, parenting, resilience, partnership, positive leadership etc for various groups. She also appeared on local TV regularly as a commentator. She has had 6 books published in Japan between 2014 and 2018 that teach readers how to utilize their minds and brain in a better way. Mami and her family are back in NZ for their daughter’s education. She is currently working on her 7th book, and to set up on-line courses that empower people by helping them to develop psychological muscle. She lives in Dunedin with her husband and 9-year-old daughter.