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Under the Rose Apple Tree

For Parents of Children in Middle Childhood

(age 6 to 10)

Workshops details

Facilitator: Dr Meyrav Mor

Dates: 30 May - 4 July 2024

Duration: Once a week, ever Thursday, for two hours

Format: In Person 

Location: Abiding Heart Centre 

               Castle Douglas, Scotland

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm UK time

Fee: £60 for 6 sessions


Facilitator: Shannon Harriman

Dates: 5 Aug - 9 Sep 2024

Duration: Once a week, ever Monday, for two hours

Location: Online

Format: Livestream


1.00pm - 3.00pm UK time

9.00am - 11.00am East Coast time

6.45pm - 8.45pm Nepal time

Fee: £60 for 6 sessions

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for Abiding Heart’s parents' contemplative corner for parents of children aged 6-10. 


In these 6 weekly online sessions, we will create a sacred space where parents from all over the world can feel safe to share, learn, meditate, and be nourished.  Our time together will offer a short pause from our daily routine to foster a connection to ourselves and others, as well as provide an opportunity to explore how the parenting journey looks from varying cultural perspectives. 


Our sessions aim to find a balance of head, heart, and habit in the parenting experience by offering useful insights in the contemplative traditions rooted in ancient wisdoms worldview. We will explore weekly themes specific to those that arise in middle childhood.  


Some examples of themes that could be covered by the course include:

  • Finding a balance in the exposure children have to media

  • Keeping our children safe, protected, and empowered

  • Managing the virtual and non-virtual social life of a child

  • Navigating transitions (ex. transitioning into primary school; between activities)

  • Understanding and supporting the 9-year-old change

  • Cultivating a sense of belonging in a social web

  • Nurturing health, wellness, and empathy in your child and in yourself

  • Creating family rituals and holding sacred family time

  • Practicing active listening with our children

  • Identifying and holding boundaries (redefining boundaries when appropriate too)

  • Finding age-appropriate ways for children to contribute to the family system



Contemplative traditions principles and experiential tools will be woven into our exploration of the above topics, providing resources to support our own inner development as parents.  Some of these threads include the Four Immeasurable, loving-kindness and compassion, impermanence, interdependence, and awakened-nature or our innate basic goodness.


Additionally, we will guide you in the practices of meditation, contemplation, and yoga, focusing on the present moment and you as a witness to what arises in your body and mind.  We will also offer simple mindfulness practices, self-regulation tools, and basic rituals that you can do with your children to provide anchors in their experience with themselves and others.


Here is a general outline of our 2 hours together:

  • Opening and meditation

  • Introducing a theme

  • Open discussion of the theme

  • Close discussion with observations/tools

  • Meditation/contemplation related to the theme

  • Yoga, movement, or art

  • Closing and dedication


The course will take place when a minimum of six participants are enrolled.

We hope that you will join us in creating an island of nourishment for you and others on this path of parenthood.  



If you have any queries, please contact us at or complete an admissions inquiry form.

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