Shirley Pastiroff

Shirley is a counsellor at Renew Your Mind and a mother of five. She specialises in mindful parenting and helps parents reduce parenting stress and build lasting connections with their children.

She does this through the mindful parenting courses and individual or couple’s sessions.

For more information and course dates please scroll down. To contact Shirley for an appointment or to read a recent interview with her by Balancing act, please use the buttons below.

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Mindful Parenting course

In this practical 6 session Mindful parenting course, Shirley Pastiroff (counsellor and mother of 5) teaches effective Mindful parenting solutions that reduce parenting stress, improve relationships and create deep and lasting connections with your children.

This course will equip you with knowledge and tools to make Mindful parenting work for you and your family.

You will learn practical tools to:

  • Manage stress and resolve conflicts
  • Increase connection in difficult times
  • Set clear and consistent boundaries
  • Simply enjoy your family more

In collaboration with

The Parenting Place - Renew Your Mind Psychology Practice

Mindful parenting course Greenlane @ Parenting Place

Start date: Wed 24 October 2018
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Duration: six evenings
Location: Parenting Place
Cost: $150
Special couples rate: $250 per couple


Mindful parenting course St Heliers

Start date: Thu 25 October 2018
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Duration: six evenings
Location: St Philips Church
Cost: $150
Special couples rate: $250 per couple

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A Mindful Mum

Mindfulness took me on a surprising journey to becoming a more mindful person and radically changed not just my own life, but especially my parenting.


Shirley’s Top 3 Tips

Mindfulness is to be present in a kind and non judgemental way. When it comes to parenting these are my top 3 tips to add a bit of mindfulness to your parenting.

Raising Confident Kids

Raising Confident Kids

Imagine that you are feeling upset about something and are explaining this to your partner or a close friend. They respond by saying “you are not upset, you are fine.”


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