Claire-Louise Symonds

Claire-Louise is a founder member of The Mindful Parenting and Community Project which is based in Bristol and Devon.   

 Having worked extensively with vulnerable parents in deprived areas of Bristol and discovering the benefits of yoga and mindfulness on a personal level, I was really keen to be able to support other parents using these skills.  Therefore empowering vulnerable parents to be able to cope better with their own stress, anxiety and chaos through being more present moment focussed with themselves internally and also with their children and family members. The MPCP was established in 2015 as a non for profit organisation, with the aim to support parents in managing stress, and difficulties in their lives enabling them to become more resilient and parent more effectively. 

 I am keen to attend the OMC Summer School as a way to learn more about widening accessibility and to make connections with others working in the field in order to continue with this way of working and broaden it further still.