Do you feel like you sometimes expect too much of yourself as a parent? Would you like to learn more about self-compassion? Join us on Family Path. The course takes place online and is free to attend.
The purpose of Family Path is to help you as a parent to develop a greater sense of compassion towards yourself and to support compassionate interactions with your partner and family.
Self-compassion is vital to our wellbeing, to our intimate relationships and to our families. It is important that we can extend compassion not just to those around us but towards ourselves too. Self-compassion has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and it supports positive interaction and communication for couples. Compassionate parenting promotes children’s mental wellbeing as well as their social and cognitive development.
You can practice showing compassion towards yourself and others. Split into three modules, Family Path online course offers information, peer stories, different kind of tests, reflective exercises and written tasks.
The course made me realise how demanding I am towards myself and my family. I’m now totally committed to practising compassion towards myself and my loved ones.
This course is available
This course is free to use for the families which live in the towns with the Family Path online course lisence. Check out the list below.
The Family Path online course for families with small children (ages 0–6) is available:
- Wellbeing services county of East Uusimaa (Porvoo, Sipoo, Askola, Myrskylä, Loviisa, Lapinjärvi and Pukkila)
- Wellbeing services county of West Uusimaa (Espoo, Hanko, Inkoo, Karkkila, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Raasepori, Siuntio and Vihti)
- Wellbeing services county of Pirkanmaa (Akaa, Hämeenkyrö, Ikaalinen, Juupajoki, Kangasala, Kihniö, Kuhmoinen, Lempäälä, Mänttä-Vilppula, Nokia, Orivesi, Parkano, Pirkkala, Punkalaidun, Pälkäne, Ruovesi, Sastamala, Tampere, Urjala, Valkeakoski, Vesilahti, Virrat and Ylöjärvi)
- Wellbeing services county of Southwest Finland (Aura, Kaarina, Kimitoön, Koski, Kustavi, Laitila, Lieto, Loimaa, Marttila, Masku, Mynämäki, Naantali, Nousiainen, Oripää, Paimio, Pargas, Pyhäranta, Pöytyä, Raisio, Rusko, Salo, Sauvo, Somero, Taivassalo, Turku, Uusikaupunki and Vehmaa)
- Wellbeing services county of Päijät-Häme (Asikkala, Hartola, Heinola, Hollola, Iitti, Kärkölä, Lahti, Orimattila, Padasjoki ja Sysmä), Satakunnan hyvinvointialue (Eura, Eurajoki, Harjavalta, Huittinen, Jämijärvi, Kankaanpää, Karvia, Kokemäki, Merikarvia, Nakkila, Pomarkku, Pori, Rauma, Siikainen, Säkylä and Ulvila)
- Wellbeing services county of Central Finland (Hankasalmi, Joutsa, Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Kannonkoski, Karstula, Keuruu, Kinnula, Kivijärvi, Konnevesi, Kyyjärvi, Laukaa, Luhanka, Multia, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Pihtipudas , Saarijärvi, Toivakka, Uurainen, Viitasaari and Äänekoski)
- Wellbeing services county of Central Ostrobothnia (Halsua, Kannus, Kaustinen, Kokkola, Lestijärvi, Perho, Toholampi and Veteli)
- Wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia (Alavieska, Haapajärvi, Haapavesi, Hailuoto, Ii, Kalajoki, Kempele, Kuusamo, Kärsämäki, Liminka, Lumijoki, Merijärvi, Muhos, Nivala, Oulainen, Oulu, Pudasjärvi, Pyhäjoki, Pyhäjärvi, Pyhäntä, Raahe, Reisjärvi, Sievi, Siikajoki, Siikalatva, Taivalkoski, Tyrnävä, Utajärvi, Vaala and Ylivieska)
- Wellbeing services county of Kymenlaakso (Hamina, Kotka, Kouvola, Miehikkälä, Pyhtää and Vesilahti)
- Wellbeing services county of South Savo (Enonkoski, Hirvensalmi, Juva, Kangasniemi, Mikkeli, Mäntyharju, Pertunmaa, Pieksämäki, Puumala, Rantasalmi, Savonlinna and Sulkava)
If you don’t find your own town from the list, you can send your wish: tellervo.uljas (at) perhepolku.fi
There is coming the versions for families with school age children (7-11 years) and teenagers (12-16 years) in the future.
Family Path online course has been created by Tellervo Uljas. She is currently completing a doctorate in Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä. The purpose of the course is to support families through information, peer stories and reflective exercises.