Parenting is one of the most beautiful engagements life can offer to us – and at times can be experienced as stressful and tiring. The pandemic has added for many parents challenges on top of the everyday demands. Mindful Compassionate Parenting aims at supporting parents to deal better with stress and strengthen their capacities for self-care and compassion.

What is behind Mindful Compassionate Parenting?

Mindful Compassion Parenting is a course program for parents developed by the German child- and youth psychiatrist Jörg Mangold. His 30 years of experience as a psychiatrist together with the learning arriving from many mindfulness-based trainings led to this empowering program for parents. Many hundreds of parents in Germany , Austria and Switzerland have benefitted from the program over the last years. LIMINA is offering this program since 2019.

Mindful Compassionate Parenting goes Europe – a project funded by the European Union

This European project, initiated and coordinated by LIMINA, aims to reach out to more parents in Europe with „Mindful Compassionate Parenting“ (MCP). It wants to do this by establishing the foundations for an European network of professionals working with MCP. The partners involved are going to develop training pathways for these professionals and accompanying resources to support their learning and development process.

What activities will be implemented in this project?

  • Three online orientation seminars of three days for interested professionals.
  • One online MCP teacher training of six days.
  • As resources we develop a detailed teacher manual and a practical handbook for parents in English, German and Italian.

Who are the main target groups of the project?

Mindfulness trainers, Parents educators and coaches, family support counsellors.

Who are the partners in this project?

WeMind (Germany), LIMINA (Austria), Casa del Cucolo (Italy) and Leitrim Child Care Committee (Ireland)

Where can I learn more about the project