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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

New Positive Parenting Groups in Cambridge

Donna Torney

Donna Torney, MA, LMHC, is creating support groups with a focus on positive parenting. The sessions will be open to parents and step-parents raising children of all ages, including young adults. Torney, a mother of four children ages 10 through 22, says the support groups will emphasize self-care and satisfaction for parents.

“We’ll also look at skills development for gracefully navigating through parenting challenges and fostering positive relationships with children,” says Torney, whose counseling practice is grounded in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. “Mindfulness has transformed the way I parent, including the level of enjoyment that I get from parenting and my ability to keep myself healthy, even through challenging times. Because mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is backed by a large body of scientific research, I feel confident about using it in my therapy practice.”

Groups will be limited to six participants per session so that each participant will have time to share parenting hopes and fears, struggles and successes. Registration is ongoing until each group is full.

Location: Cambridge address, to be disclosed by the group leader. For more information, contact Donna Torney at 617-528-8854.