Does this course have any religious or spiritual background?
This course has a strictly secular approach. The mindfulness practise is rooted in the Buddhist tradition but this will not be discussed in this course in any way.
Is this a course for parents and teens?
No, this is a course for teens only.
Should I practise at home with my teen?
The home practise is designed for teens. If your teen gives you permission to participate, please do so. My approach is to enable all participants as best as they can to practise on their own and to teach them tools they can use for the rest of their lives.
Can I sign up my child, even though she is younger or older as the recommended age group?
If your child is older and willing to participate in a course with younger teens she/he is very welcome. For younger teens it really depends on the child. Please get in touch with me to discuss.
Can I sign up if I know I will miss a class?
Every interruption from the practise makes it harder to start again. If it is only one foreseeable class your child will miss, I still recommend to sign up for the course. Often, I run two parallel courses and participants can do make=ups in the parallel course.
What can I do as a parent to support my child?
Be interested in what she/he is learning and experiencing in the course. Support her/him as best as you can to organize time and space for their practise every day. Don’t put pressure on your child and make this course another stressor in their life. It also helps to get more information about mindfulness yourself. Please see our reading recommendations in our resources section.
Is this a course for teens with a specific diagnoses?
No, this is a course for every teen.