Mindful Living and Practice

We believe that mindfulness, that is, being present, open, accepting and intentional, enhances children’s, parents', caregivers', educators' and practitioners' empathy, compassion, and self-regulation. It also builds caregiver capacity for stress-management, responsiveness, and consistency in their interactions with children, enhancing children’s well-being.

CCFW is committed to infusing a mindfulness and compassion focus into our research, dissemination and outreach work, and integrating initiatives in mindfulness, disadvantage and adversity, and promoting self-regulation and social-emotional well-being in parents and children. 

Thanks to the generous support and partnership with the Community of Mindful Parenting, CCFW offers public lectures, professional training, and workshops to promote mindfulness practices in the community and provide parents and practitioners ready access to the latest evidence-based knowledge. The initiative also supports faculty members’ collaborative research, graduate student research and a biennial research meeting to advance the science of mindfulness in service of promoting child well-being.

Help Support our Mindfulness Initiatives:


All donations support our outreach to the community through mindfulness classes, workshops, and lectures.

Mindfulness Resources:

Guided Mindfulness Practices from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Kym Ahrens

Richard Berger

Sarah Bowen

Clay Cook

Lynn Fainsilber-Katz

Suzanne Kerns

Kevin King

Cathryn Booth-Laforce

Liliana Lengua

Elizabeth Lin

Paula Nurius

Mary Skinner