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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Parents and Children


This group is an evidence based group based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. This group  has been developed by The ECC staff specifically for parents and children who want to experience less stress and have more positive experiences in their relationship.

Parent's Group

Through this group parents will:

  • Become more self-aware, mindful and purposeful in responding to their child

  • Learn ways of becoming more emotionally connected to their child

  • Learn to manage their response to their child’s challenging behaviour(s).

These practises will help parents to have a more positive view of, and  meaningful relationship with their child.

Children's  Group

Through this group and using child oriented methods, children will:

  • Become more self-aware and mindful

This practise will help children to learn alternative ways of managing their thoughts and behavior.


Sessions are offered in the fall, winter and spring. Please call for start dates.


Group begins at 5:15 pm (light supper is provided) and ends at 7:30 pm.


Once per week for ten (10) weeks

Who Should Come

Parents/caregivers and children who experience ongoing stress individually and in their relationship. 


Pre-registration is required and only one child per family may attend the child group. Register by contacting the person below.

Child Care

Some child care is available with notice and advance registration.


All participants are asked to participate in  an evaluation of the effectiveness of this program and their  experience.


Facilitator and Contact Information: 

Purnima, (416) 240-1111 ext. 2315


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The Etobicoke Children’s Centre

65 Hartsdale Drive,
Etobicoke, ON M9R 2S8

200 Ronson Dr., (4th floor)
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5Z9

Tel: (416) 240-1111
Fax: (416) 240-7999
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