Plumas Rural Services

PRS PRECAUTIONS REGARDING COVID-19

  • Mindful Living
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindful Nurturing Parenting
  • Mindful Co-Parenting
  • Mindful Parenting OF TEENS
  • Nurturing Parenting Critical Support
  • Teacher
  • Payment Options

Providing mindful solutions to dealing with the stressors of life through workshops, multi-week classes, and one-on-one intensive coaching.

The statistics are staggering. The number of people suffering from stress-related issues is fast approaching 100%. According to the American Psychological Association reports, 8 out of 10 people are experiencing some form of physical and/or emotional issues related to stress. Mindfulness is a powerful, scientifically proven resource for breaking free from harmful emotional ruts and mindless habits in order to live with full awareness and greater freedom.

"We can only change that which we are first aware of"

Mindfulness is a life preserver of resilience that increases our ability to recognize our internal experience of mind, body, and thought. This recognition can lead to greater clarity of thought, less chaos in our day-to-day lives, and allows us to learn to direct where we place our focus and attention.

Exploring concepts such as: acceptance, patience, non-judging, non-striving, trust, letting go/letting be, gratitude and generosity can lead to self-discovery, personal growth, and inner healing.

Mindfulness is a practice in ‘being’ rather than one more thing that needs doing.

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION

The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course is appropriate for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness and its potential benefits in their lives. The live 2-hour video classes are designed to introduce mindfulness through a variety of practices, practical tips, exercises, and resources.

The topics include:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Be Right Where You Are
  • Our Storytelling Minds
  • Cultivating Kindness
  • Willingness to Be with Things as They Are
  • Finding Compassion Within
  • Enhancing Resilience
  • Moving Forward
  • In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address personal stress management, guidance with developing a daily practice, and individualized assistance with personal challenges.

    2020-2021 Class Schedule

    MBSR Class Registration Form

    This 8-week interactive, live class is $170.

    For more information contact the Mindful Living Coordinator, Leslie Wall at 530-283-3611 (voice/text) or lwall@plumasruralservices.org

    MINDFUL NURTURING PARENTING

    Mindful Nurturing Parenting classes are appropriate for everyone—parents, foster parents, grandparents, teachers, CASA volunteers, and anyone wanting to interact with children more mindfully and with less stress. The Nurturing Parenting curriculum is recognized by the National Registry of Effective Programs and multiple federal and non-governmental agencies for its effectiveness in offering support for personal growth and promoting strong families. The concept of mindfulness has been woven throughout the curriculum to support emotional competency and self-awareness.

    The 8-week, two-hour live video classes offer multimedia presentations, resource guides, and open discussions to provide support, encouragement and guidance. The course includes the following topics:

    • Mindful Self-Care
    • Personality and Birth Order
    • Communicating with Respect and Understanding Feelings
    • Building Self-Worth; Praising Behaviors
    • Brain Development and Trauma Recovery
    • Developing Family Morals, Values, and Expectations
    • Understanding Child Abuse; Alternatives to Spanking
    • Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address stress management, guidance with personal parenting challenges, and individualized support.

    2020-2021 Class Schedule

    MINDFUL NURTURING PARENTING Class Registration Form

    This 8-week interactive, live class is $170.

    For more information contact the Mindful Living Coordinator, Leslie Wall at 530-283-3611 (voice/text) or lwall@plumasruralservices.org


    This course meets the requirements for those who are mandated to attend a parenting class and may be available at no cost if you have been referred by the Department of Social Service. Please call Leslie Wall for the FREE registration access code.

    MINDFUL CO-PARENTING

    The 7-week Mindful Co-Parenting class is designed to provide concrete support to parents who have separated, yet are parenting their children together.

    The course identifies the effects of broken relationships on both adults and children and the importance of developing a workable written Co-Parenting Plan that addresses the required components of time sharing, child exchanges, and communication.

    The private, two hour live video classes offer multimedia presentations, worksheets and resources, and open discussions to provide support, encouragement and guidance in navigating the development of a successful co-parenting relationship. The topics include:

    • Foundational Agreements
    • Personality & Emotions
    • From a Child’s Perspective
    • Relationship Building
    • Timesharing
    • Developing a Co-Parenting Plan
    • Focusing Forward

    In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address stress management, guidance with
    personal parenting challenges, and individualized support.

    2020-2021 Class Schedule

    MINDFUL CO-PARENTING Class Registration Form

    This 7-week interactive, live class is $140.

    For more information contact the Mindful Living Coordinator, Leslie Wall at 530-283-3611 (voice/text) or lwall@plumasruralservices.org

    MINDFUL PARENTING OF TEENS

    The 7-week Mindful Parenting of TEENS class is designed to provide concrete support to parents navigating the challenging teenage years. 

    The course includes identifying the parent and the teen’s personality type using the Meyers Briggs model and addresses the challenges of developing meaningful boundaries and consequences while attempting to support and encourage independent living skills. Weekly discussions will cover the topics of teen depression/suicide, eating disorders, and developing positive communication skills. The concepts of mindfulness-based stress management will also be highlighted.

    The private, two-hour live video classes offer multimedia presentations, worksheets and resources, and open discussions to provide support, encouragement and guidance for parents.  The topics include:

    • Mindful Self-Care
    • Understanding Personality
    • Communicating with Respect
    • Understanding Feelings
    • Morals, Values and Expectations
    • Stress Management
    • Personal Reflection & Application

    In addition to the above topics, private coaching sessions can address stress management, guidance with
    personal parenting challenges, and individualized support.

    2020-2021 Class Schedule

    Upcoming classes to be announced

    For more information on upcoming classes contact the Mindful Living Coordinator, Leslie Wall at 530-283-3611 (voice/text) or lwall@plumasruralservices.org

     

    Nurturing Parenting CRITICAL SUPPORT

    The Nurturing Parenting Critical Support program is designed to provide individualized education and support to parents/guardians of children ages 0-18 who are referred through the Department of Social Services Child Protective Services.

     Parents work with a Family Educator who will guide their participation in the program.  An initial consultation includes a strengths and needs assessment to identify goals and objectives for the family.  The Family Educator conducts private one-on-one sessions to assist parents with meeting their goals and offering support when challenges arise.  The number of sessions are limited by the referring agency.

    The Family Educator provides support based on the unique and individualized needs of each family, including: assisting with identifying sources of stress and creating a plan to improve self-care and coping methods.  It may also involve education for dealing with emotions, trauma, and personal growth. 

    The Family Educator may provide coaching and modeling techniques for effective communication, positive discipline, and establishing structure and consistency within the family.  The parents may be asked to complete homework assignments to practice specific skills and techniques, and may receive handouts and resources to assist with parenting education and support.

    CRITICAL SUPPORT Client Intake Form

    For more information contact the Mindful Living Coordinator, Leslie Wall at 530-283-3611 (voice/text) or lwall@plumasruralservices.org

    Leslie Wall, Mindful Living Coordinator

    Certified:

    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR)
    • Nurturing Parenting Instructor
    • Family Teacher

    Trained Peer Counselor:

    • Suicide Prevention
    • Domestic Violence Case Manager
    • Sexual Assault

    Leslie has over 20 years of experience working with children, families and individuals, and facilitating small group discussions, classes and workshops.
    lwall@plumasruralservices.org
    530-283-3611 (Voice or Text)

    PRIVATE, SECURE PAYMENT OPTIONS

    Mindful Living services are offered at various rates, based on the type of delivery: multi-week course, full-day workshop, or one-on-one private coaching.

    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted along with cash and check payments.  Please note there are no refunds.