Improv for Mindful Parenting with Zach Ward

Create more honest and truthful connections with your children through learning the power of YES.
Category: Creative Awakening
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Explore how play and positivity can help you develop a more collaborative relationship with your children

Create more honest and truthful connections with your your children through exploring the art and fundamental skills of comedic improvisation with Zach Ward. In this course, Zach makes it easy to quickly assess obstacles and creatively engage with your child in any situation. You will be able to help and support your child learn critical skills (while re-learning them yourself through the lens of improv) like listening, physical and verbal communication, teamwork, brainstorming and problem solving.

Course Length: 8 hours


Course Topics

  • Understand the power of the word YES
  • Discovering the impact of active & reflective listening
  • The benefits of repetition and contrast in framing language,
  • Understanding long-term effect of play, presence and creating a space unconditional support.
  • Learning to not fear outbursts and demands, and develop a healthy resiliency to children who are simply testing and solidifying boundaries

Course Materials

  • 4 one-hour video lectures
  • Games and challenges to try out with your child
  • Additional resources to stay inspired and connected

Course Curriculum:

LESSON ONE: YES

  • Embrace uncertainty! Say yes.
  • Lead the witness and play with them.

LESSON TWO: LISTENING

  • Listen to understand for NOW.
  • Listen to understand for later, the next NOW.

LESSON THREE: IMAGINATION

  • Rituals of parent-child play
  • Build consistency with low stakes

LESSON FOUR: EVERYONE WINS

  • Mindfulness generates Calm. Calm parents are Happy Parents.
  • Happy parents are more playful parents. Kids WIN. Happy parents are unlikely to need adult outlets for negativity. Partners WIN.
  • Happy parents have energy and act with positive focus. Employers and co-workers WIN.

 

Lessons

Welcome

Welcome! Welcome to the Digital Temple! Welcome to this amazing course! Welcome to your journey. We are so honored you are here with us. Your live stream lectures will be held in the appropriate course unit for that week. If you are having trouble viewing in the classroom we have provided the external links to [...]

Lesson One: Yes

WELCOME TO LESSON ONE: YES This week we will explore how to: Embrace uncertainty! Say yes. Lead the witness and play with them. Share your findings in our private facebook group!

Less Two: Listening

WELCOME TO WEEK TWO: LISTENING Listen to understand for NOW. Listen to understand for later, the next NOW. What is here? Livestream/Lecture below Link to Facebook Group

Lesson Three: Imagination

WELCOME TO WEEK THREE: Imagination What  to expect this week – Rituals of parent-child play Build consistency with low stakes

Lesson Four: Everyone Wins

WEEK FOUR: EVERYONE WINS! Mindfulness generates Calm. Calm parents are Happy Parents. Happy parents are more playful parents. Kids WIN. Happy parents are unlikely to need adult outlets for negativity. Partners WIN. Happy parents have energy and act with positive focus. Employers and co-workers WIN. WHAT IS HERE LECTURE (stream below)