Sue Hutton MSW, RSW

Sue Hutton MSW, RSW
Social Worker, Mindfulness Everyday, CAMH

Sue has practiced Mindfulness meditation since 1985- in India, the UK, the US & Canada. Sue’s extensive mindfulness experience and decades in disability advocacy combine as excellent grounding for Sue’s creative work in making Mindfulness accessible, with focus on compassion. She leads Mindfulness groups in research at the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH for people on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. Sue also leads Mindful Parents sessions in the school system & is a SMART facilitator for educators with Mindfulness Everyday. Sue is now offering individualized private Mindfulness sessions.

Mindful Parenting with Exceptional Kids
Sunday, May 3, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

For parents, educators and helping professionals:
With Sue’s engaging style you’ll learn how to offer Mindfulness programs with focus on compassion & support caregivers/professionals for kids with exceptionalities. Learn about what Sue calls accessible mindfulness, and how to offer it staying true to the root teachings. Few resources are available for stressed parents and kids, so having knowledge delivering accessible tools is important. Parents of exceptional kids report they (and their kids) don’t benefit from cookie cutter mindfulness approaches. Creating and researching new mindfulness modalities that work for parents and their kids is exactly what we are doing at the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH.

This hour long workshop will feature the voices of parents experiencing challenges advocating for their kids in the education system – and how individualized mindfulness works for them. We will explore new approaches that create change for kids and their parents and provide resources for use at home, educational and community settings.

Participants will come away with:

  • A tool kit of innovative activities and approaches for parents of exceptional kids
  • An understanding of the research on Mindful Parenting for kids with exceptionalities
  • Experiences of new hands on practices for Mindful Parents/Helping Professionals