Learn how to parent with skills that help you adapt to every situation. Rather than believe a one size fits all family, we’ve taken the approach of allowing you to choose what works for you the best depending on your family situation, location and budget.
Our workshops offer great a great learning experiences as they allow you to learn in an environment with other parents that are also experiencing similar challenges to you. As you are in a group environment, you benefit from learning as others are practicing and asking questions, through group and paired exercises and by feeling supported in the shared group experience.
We have two workshops to help Parents master the peaceful parenting approach:
Peaceful Parenting Fundamentals
Combining the understanding of human and child behaviour with the skills of Parent Effectiveness Training with Emotional Freedom Techniques for self healing and management of triggered emotions. Find out about this workshop or book here…
Mastering the Peaceful Parenting Approach
We progress on from the Peaceful Parenting Fundamentals workshop to help you learn how to parent peacefully even in the most challenging moments in parenting and relationships such as managing conflict, negotiating in the face of strong emotions and when you’re stuck in the middle. We’ll also help you take your ability to return to peace quickly to a new level. Find out about this workshop here…
We wanted to make sure that if you can’t access the workshops due to distance or because you can’t get child minding that you have the same opportunity to learn these family transformational skills. We’ve made our workshops into two five week online course which take you through the fundamentals and the mastering peaceful parenting approach. The online course provides full interaction with other parents through forums and with the trainer with scheduled tele-seminars. You will need access to a computer with internet access and a telephone so you can work through the course at your own pace. We’ve spread it out over 5 weeks to help you manage juggling your family life and also get plenty of support and practice for integrating these new skills.
We are developing this program now and expect to have it online and available by the end of 2012. Sign up for our Newsletter so we can let you know when it’s available…
When you come into your relationship and get married and begin a family, you come with all your past experiences with you. Some parents have the intention and expectation that they will parent differently, love unconditionally and feel a sense of peace, acceptance and joy within their family life. When these expectations are not met or you begin to feel…
- like a failure as a parent
- overwhelmed over the responsibility of parenting
- vulnerable and exposed by your children’s behaviour
- incapable of coping with their anger, fear or anxiety
- angry and frustrated with your partner’s way of parenting
- stressed and isolated because you feel unsupported
Private sessions can transform your emotional climate so you have greater control over your response and capacity to deal with the challenges. Just listen to what some of our clients have experienced…
Parent Retreats are about healing from your childhood wounds and releasing old emotions that prevent you from enjoying your children and relationships and live in the current moment fully. It’s face to face and is for those parents committed to transforming into being capable, strong, grounded and empowered parents..
It’s for parents who are..
- feeling like they aren’t working as a team and can’t seem to agree
- they have complex family histories of violence, abuse and family secrets which they want to heal from
- struggling to combine their children from previous relationships
- feeling like they are failing, not good enough, incapable or expecting the worst
Coming for a Parent Retreat is like boot camp but without the yelling! It’s individual, it’s tailored to your needs and your family circumstances.
It’s also in sunny Coffs Harbour… A beautiful space to get away and recharge and reconnect… ready to face the world again. This is children free and plenty of relaxing and recharging is involved along with the transformational work.
Mentoring for Parents
Mentoring is offered as ongoing support after…
- attending one of the Peaceful Parenting programs,
- receiving individual sessions, or
- attending a Parents Retreat.
The goal of mentoring is to provide on going support to help you find ways of adjusting your behaviour (so you can influence theirs) to get the results you want back in your home environment.
Mentoring is not about judging you or criticizingyou, diagnosing mental health problems or providing mental health assessments. It focuses on what’s not working for you in your specific family dynamic, setting goals and helping you achieve those goals through tailored coaching. Mentoring is generally done over a number of weeks or months. The timetable is negotiated and arranged with you upfront.
We want you to get the most out of your learning experience and we know the best way of doing that is providing the ongoing support. To find out what this means for you…