THE PATH TO CALM – One-day workshop on calming and attention techniques


Are you always restless, constantly fidgeting, or have difficulty concentrating? Or do you recognize these symptoms in your child? Have you thought about finding a path to a calmer you? As a parent are you searching for a method to ensure your child is calmer and more focused? If so, then our workshop "The Path to Calm" may be just right for you. The workshop is specifically designed to help adults with ADHD or parents with ADHD children. We also offer a separate junior workshop for young children and teenagers, particularly those with ADHD symptoms.

About the workshop:
In the morning session, we will show you various techniques and relaxation exercises to help you have a calmer day. We use methods from behavioral therapy, neuro-linguistic psychology (NLP), counseling and techniques for building up resources, as well as pay special attention to the "here and now" in conjunction with breathing.

In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to interact with our ponies, llamas, alpacas and goats from the children's zoo. Observing and touching the animals sharpens our ability to focus as their calm and composure tends to have an influence on the participant. The calmer human behavior in turn has a positive effect on the animals, particularly as our mood is reflected in the behavior of the animals. You will be able to apply the techniques learned in the morning during the afternoon contact session with the animals. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance as a reminder of the workshop.

Professional instructors:
Ursula Riedinger (Employer Service-Center at Hellabrunn Zoo, Naturopathic Practitioner for Psychotherapy, Associate Degree of Applied Science in Recreation & Wildlife (USA) and therapist for animal-assisted therapy)

Sabine Eitel (Zookeeper at Hellabrunn, animal trainer, Naturopathic Practitioner for Psychotherapy)

Anja Waldinger (Zookeeper at Hellabrunn, Head of South section)

Private bookings available upon request:
One-to-one calming workshop
Workshop for young children and teenagers aged 8 to 15 years

Adult workshop: Minimum age 16 years
Children’s workshop: 8 - 15 years

(Children under 18 years require the written consent of a parent or guardian in order to participate. Alternatively, they can be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has also paid to attend the same workshop.)

One-to-one workshop € 185

The fee for the workshop is payable in advance. The price includes admission to Hellabrunn Zoo as well as drinks and snacks during the breaks, except lunch. Bank details will be provided upon registration at the Service Center. Reference: One-day workshop: The Path to Calm.

Are you ready to follow the path?

Cancellation terms:
Booking cancelled up to 7 days prior to the scheduled date of the workshop are free of cancellation charge. Cancellation requests received between 7 days and 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of the workshop will incur a 25% cancellation fee on the price of the booking. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of the workshop will incur a 100% cancellation fee on the price of the booking.

You can have lunch in the zoo restaurant or sit outside one of the zoo's cafes on a beautiful sunny day. Of course, you can also bring your own snacks.

Meeting point:
Flamingo entrance (the ticket office has a list of participants)
Here you will be picked up by the workshop director.

One-to-one workshop 10:00am - 3:30pm

Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn AG
Tierparkstraße 30
81543 Munich
Tel.: +49(0)89 625 08-91
Fax: +49(0)89 625 08-793

"If you're in a hurry go slow."

Chinese proverb


Tierpark Hellabrunn AG
Tierparkstraße 30
81543 München

Tel.: +49(0)89 62508-91