Parents and teenagers together
This workshop will explore the dynamic between parents and teenagers through playful activities, and leave you feeling the love of connection. This is a rare opportunity where teenagers and parents can come together to be part of a group of co-explorers on the journey of life. It encourages the use of mindfulness in family life, it is informed by the latest research in neuroscience and developmental psychology.
The way we communicate
Supporting critical thinking
Social and emotional intelligence
Encouraging curiosity and creativity
Embodied and experiential learning
Innovation and fun
Developing a sense of appreciation and awe
for ourselves and others
We shared great experiences, good food
and fantastic parents with their teenagers.
Thank you again.
Who is Amaranatho?
As a Mindfulness consultant, Amaranatho brings his accumulated skills to working with young people, having been a Buddhist Monk for 15 years. He has also been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He has developed and ran residential retreats for large groups of families, young people and adults, as well as facilitating corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace. His approach is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and the creative use of multimedia. You can find out more about me here
Who is Karin?
Karin Visser is a mother of two adult sons and studied education and drama. She was a free lance drama teacher for over 20 years, working with young and older people in schools, institutes and theater projects and performances. As an actress and trainer she facilitated countless business trainings for social and communication skills.
She was a long term student of Jeru Kabbal, founder of the Clarity Process, and led internationally Clarity workshops and retreats as well as authored 'Helderheid', which was published in English and Dutch. After continuing her studies for seven years at the College of Integrated Philosophy in Canada she returned to her home country Holland where she now runs workshop to recognize who you truly are. She also works with people with disabilities and social problems. You can read more about her here.
Amaranatho has supported educational establishments in mindfulness based learning with social and emotional intelligence influenced by a developmental and neurosciences perspective of young people. We use the Explore - Play - Love framework to embody wisdom, creativity and self-reliance to leave people inspired to be life long learners and live a life of meaning and purpose both individually and in society.
What is Mindfulness
Mindfulness is an ability to see more clearly what is happening in the present moment, and, with an attitude of accepting the way it is, to respond both skilfully and appropriately.
With this quality of attention,
we can better understand our own concerns
and anxieties and feel more alive to the many situations which life presents.
10.30 -11.45 Why are we here?
11.45-12 - Break
12-1pm The art of play
1pm-2pm Lunch break
2-3.30 Please listen to me!
3.45 -4.30pm Closing
What you need to bring
- Vegetarian food for lunch
- A camping mat or blanket to lie on.
Please note: This workshop will be held in English although Karin is a native Dutch speaker and translation will be possible.
Dates for 2016
Two workshops will be held in the Netherlands
20th November 2016 in Lelystad
11th December 2016 in Amsterdam
The cost of the workshop is 65 Euros for your family (any number of parents and teenagers)
This is for only for young people above 13 years old, it is not suitable for young peope with serious mental health issues (you will loose you fee if we find out at the workshop and ask you to leave - please contact the Amaranatho if you are concerned)
No refunds one week before workshop, two weeks before 35 Euro admin Fee
MIndfulness for young people and families
Amaranatho has been running young people mindfulness retreats for over 10 years in England and Malaysia, as well as family camps.
This is what students said about one of the retreats Amaranatho co-facilitated:
Mindfulness in Education
‘Amaranatho helped to shape and evolve Eton College’s project to bring together year 10 students from our partner schools to explore aspects of their identity, beliefs and creative potential. He is endlessly patient, and understands how to create safe spaces for students to begin to listen to each other and themselves. He brought many rich ideas to the project, but also helped to guide other teachers in how to hold significant moments to help the students to articulate their instincts and to overcome their hesitations and doubts.’
Chair of Independent State School Partnership,
You can find out more about this work here