Mindful Village® is a secular eight to twelve week program geared towards parents/caregivers of neurodiverse children. At its heart, the program incorporates mindfulness in dealing with the challenges of everyday life. There are four main components to the program: mindfulness; positive psychology; neuroscience, and self-compassion. Most people do not have the time, energy, or resources to train in all the evidence-based programs which ultimately led to the creation of Mindful Village®. The primary goal in creating this program was to create one program which combined the qualities that would appeal to parents of ND children and would be easy to understand and implement. Another advantage of this program is the ability to extend it if you need more time and/or do maintenance sessions. In addition, one of the biggest benefits is the ability to do it online if you are in a remote area or have limited time/financial resources. The online modules can be completed at your own pace with weekly live Question/Answer sessions for any issues that may come up.
The first eight weeks (Foundations Module) are geared towards learning the foundations of the program which are relevant to all parents of ND children. These will followed by optional Extension Modules which consist of an additional four weeks specific to various neurodivergent paths, such as Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety (release date TBA). For now, the program is geared towards parents/caregivers. Modules geared towards children and teens will be created later.
You can read more details about the Mindful Village® Foundations program and enroll online by clicking on the button below.
THE PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED SO IT WILL INCORPORATE NEURO-AFFIRMING PRACTICES. PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
Alexander Den Heijer
Additional Mindfulness Trainings
The Basics to get you started!
This is a secular four week course for teaching the basics of mindfulness to parents and other caregivers of neurodivergent children. Meetings last 1-1.5 hours each week. Kindly wear loose comfortable clothing as we will be doing gentle mindful movements. Please contact for availability.
Seminar for Professionals
This is an hour long secular, self-care seminar for professional organizations. The theme can be customized and usually includes a 5-10 minute guided meditation, as well as practices which can be utilized for self-care. Please contact for more info.
MV Maintenance Sessions
For a Little Extra Follow-up
Maintenance sessions are ONLY for those who have completed the Mindful Village® 8-week Foundations Module and would like additional support. The sessions go into further detail on material covered in the MV program, as well additional exercises to strengthen retention. These will be available in 2023.
Mindfulness for Specific ND Paths
Autism, ADHD, or Anxiety
These are four week extension modules which can ONLY be taken if you have completed the 8-week MV Foundations Module. They consist of mindfulness classes geared towards a specific neurodivergent path. Topics include masking and difficulty with changes in the Autism module; distractibility and executive functioning issues with ADHD; and rumination and anxious thoughts with Anxiety. These will be available in 2024.
The Basics to get you started!
This is a secular four week course for teaching the basics of mindfulness to parents and other caregivers. Meetings last 1-1.5 hours each week. Kindly wear loose comfortable clothing as we will be doing gentle mindful movements. Please contact for availability.
Customized for your needs!
This is a secular program for teaching mindfulness to private groups (can also be a themed group, such as self-compassion). Usually it's a four week course with meetings lasting 1-1.5 hours each week. However, the program may be customized, as needed. Please contact for more information.