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Beginner’s Mind

Changing the Parenting Perspective

Sunday, November 12, 2017
11:00 AM–12:30 PM
Sold Out

What is mindfulness, and how can it support family life? Explore the tenets of mindfulness and learn how to apply them in everyday family interactions. This first of four sessions focuses on cultivating a beginner’s mind approach to parent-child interactions. Leave behind preconceived notions of parenting and approach your family dynamics with a fresh eye. Each session will combine instruction with exercises that help you apply new concepts and behaviors. As part a cumulative series, each Mindfulness for Families session will set a foundation for subsequent ones while providing accessible entry points for newcomers and single-session attendees.

This program is designed for children ages three to seven with accompanying adult(s).

Family Programs are made possible by Con Edison, Agnes Gund, New York Life, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



About the Instructor

Ayman Mukerji Househam is a mindfulness teacher and neuroscience researcher at NYU Langone Medical School. Her work focuses on the benefits of mindfulness for families. Househam’s publications show the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice on the brain and general well-being. She is finishing a publication on the neuroimmunological and gut microbial changes associated with a stress-free life. Househam has worked with pediatric patients with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, a topic she elaborates on in another upcoming book. Her approach toward building mindful families blends mindfulness techniques of the East with parent-child-interaction therapy of the West.

A mindfulness practitioner for the past twenty years, Househam practices mindfulness with her own family of four.

Image Credit
Photograph by Filip Wolak.

This event is sold out, but please sign up for the upcoming session on January 14.


Single-Session Pricing:

Adult Ticket (includes 1 child free): $50.00

Additional Child Ticket: $10.00


Series Pass Pricing (Four Sessions):

Adult Series Pass (includes 1 child free): $175.00

Additional Child: $35.00

10% off all prices for museum members