Overview of the Mindful Parenting Program

  • Susan Bögels
  • Kathleen Restifo
Part of the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health book series (MIBH)


In this chapter, we present an overview of the Mindful Parenting program and discuss the main themes of each session. We also address some of the practical issues involved in setting up a Mindful Parenting course: who the course is intended for and in what kinds of settings, what kind of training is necessary for the teacher, how to get started, and some of the potential difficulties you might encounter.


Parenting Stress Schema Mode Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness Practice Meditation Practice 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Barnhofer, T., Chittka, T., Nightingale, H., Visser, C., & Crane, C. (2010). State effects of two forms of meditation on prefrontal EEG Asymmetry in previously depressed individuals. Mindfulness, 1, 21–27.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Burnett, R. (2009). Mindfulness in schools. Learning lessons from the adults –secular and Buddhist. Paper.Google Scholar
  3. Crane, R. S., Kuyken, W., Williams, J. M. G., Hastings, R. P., Cooper, L., & Fennell, M. J. V. (2012). Mindfulness, 3(1), 76–84.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Feldman, C. (2001). The Buddhist path to simplicity: Spiritual practice for everyday life. London: HarperCollins.Google Scholar
  5. Germer, C. K. (2009). The mindful path to self-compassion. New York: Guilford.Google Scholar
  6. Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full catastrophe living. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell.Google Scholar
  7. Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are. New York: Hyperion.Google Scholar
  8. Kabat-Zinn, M., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1997). Everyday blessings: The inner work of mindful parenting. New York: Hyperion.Google Scholar
  9. Miller, A. L., Rathus, J. H., Linehan, M. M., & Swenson, C. R. (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents. New York: Guilford.Google Scholar
  10. Neff, K. (2011). Self-compassion. New York: William Morrow.Google Scholar
  11. Neff, K. D., & Germer, C. K. (2012). A pilot study and randomized controlled trial of the mindful self-compassion program. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 28–44.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Nhat Hanh, T. (2010). Reconciliation: Healing the inner child. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.Google Scholar
  13. Segal, Z., Williams, J., & Teasdale, J. (2002). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression. A new approach to preventing relapse. New York: Guilford.Google Scholar
  14. Williams, M., Teasdale, J., Segal, Z., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The mindful way through depression. Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. New York: Guilford.Google Scholar
  15. Young, J. E., Klosko, J. S., & Weishaar, M. E. (2003). Schema therapy: A practitioner’s guide. New York: The Guildford Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Bögels
    • 1
  • Kathleen Restifo
    • 2
  1. 1.Child Development and EducationUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Psychology and NeuroscienceMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations