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CILT Nashville | Parent Workshop & Training

The Center for Integrative Learning & Teaching 


Parenting as a Path: Integrating Mindfulness-Based Communication into Our Family Relationships  


Saturday, October 8, 2016

University School of Nashville

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$50 per person & registration required (limited space)

Workshop + Q&A

Parenting as a Path means to engage with your child on a journey to wholeness; being aware of your mental and emotional patterns and how they impact your ability to relax, see clearly, and respond effectively to your child’s growth and development.  Integrating mindfulness-based parenting & communication practices into the personal and family routine can create a more peaceful home through the deeper connections cultivated in parents and children.

This half-day workshop will explore the foundational areas of growth for bringing mindfulness to parenting and we will teach a mindful parenting communication practice that you can immediately use to deepen your connection with your children and help them to integrate and process the daily stressors in their lives. This method will work for children of ANY age (even adult children).

Workshop Includes:

  • Guided Mindfulness Practice (no experience necessary)

  • Foundational Concepts of using Mindfulness in Parenting

  • Transformative Communication Skill

  • Experiential Practice in Parenting Strategies

  • Opportunity to “troubleshoot” issues with kids of any age

  • Discussion


Shelly Sowell, M.Ed., LPCC

Integrative Counselor & Consultant

Based in Louisville, KY, Shelly Sowell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Consultant, specializing in Mindfulness-Based Life Skills for teens and adults in education and business settings.  She works with individuals, families, schools, & communities to create meaningful, effective and integrative mindfulness-based wellness programs.  She has worked as a counselor, educator, consultant and mindfulness-based life skills instructor throughout her career, which began in 2004, and has created wellness businesses in Miami, Los Angeles & Louisville.   She is a Founding Partner for the Center for Integrative Learning & Teaching Nashville and a faculty member for The Global Human Project in Louisville.  For more information, please visit


"Shelly’s sessions were informative in a real-life way that I have never seen duplicated in any other class, book, or experience. Shelly is absolutely on the pulse of what kids are experiencing, exposed to and feeling in today’s world - which is so different than what I experienced as a child/teenager."  - Joanna Jerome 

"My 6 year old, in her own way and words, acknowledged the change in how I was able to be present with her and thanked me for going (to the class). It was a very touching and profound moment. Children are so perceptive…they know when you are with them fully and when you are just mailing it in. So, in turn, thank you very much for leading such an important learning experience."  - University School of Nashville Lower school parent (referring to Mary's class)

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Mary Entrekin Agee

Founder of CILT Nashville

Mindfulness Coordinator at USN

Based in Nashville, TN, Mary Agee has a deep personal mindfulness practice and has been on a path of growth, self-awareness and life-long learning for more than twenty years. She is currently working as a mindfulness coordinator at University School of Nashville, as well as offering independent classes and mindfulness consulting.  She also helped to design and implement a 20-week mindfulness training for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Mary is experienced in a wide range of trainings all based on social and emotional intelligence, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and brings a full-hearted enthusiasm to sharing what she has learned with others. For more information on Mary and the Center for Integrative Learning & Teaching Nashville, please visit

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