||Parents in general, Parents of children 0-5, Parents of children 6-12, Parents of children 13-18, First time parents, People who parent alone, Post separation parents, Fathers, Foster parents, Carers/guaardians, grandparents and teachers
||General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Special Needs, Raising more consciousness about what is going on in the relationship with the child.
|Method of delivery:
||Group work, One-to-one work, Home visiting, This course can be available in the home for a parent, couple or small group of parents. This allows the space to hone in on personal parenting situations in a safe familiar environment and it is also helpful for a parent who is not comfortable in a group setting.
||Learn more about anger - what is really going on when someone is angry; The causes and contributing factors of anger, learn ways of exploring what might be contributing to the intense feelings of anger; Learn about brain science and what is going on in the brain when someone is angry; Learn about the links between thoughts, feelings and actions; Learn about triggers and develop skills in catching the anger in the early stages; Learn about how own experiences of anger as a child can impact on how one reacts to anger in adulthood; Learn how to empathically listen; Explore how to best support your child so they can find ways of feeling and expressing their intense feelings in ways that do not cause suffering to others; Learn how to support yourself when experiencing intense feelings and develop more skills in holding what is going on inside you, rather than acting out. A big part of the course is to learn skills and develop more awareness so rather than react in ways that do not feel good, and that do not help your relationship with your child, that you can consciously choose how to respond to anger, in your child or yourself or in any relationship, in alignment with what is important to you. The course also has a strong ethos of compassion both towards the child and towards yourself as a parent. The course will have presentation, hand-outs, big group work, small group exercises and lots of opportunities to explore your own personal parenting challenges.
||Parenting Peer Leadership Program, Bay Non violent communication project, US (www.nvc-pplp.com; Susan Skye, NVC Academy on her work on beliefs and anger; Stephanie Bachman Mattei (tutor on PPLP course) on brain science and anger; Daniel Siegel, Parenting from the Inside Out, Mindsight; Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance; Marshall Rosenberg, Raising Children Compassionately, Living Nonviolent Communication: Practical Tools to Connect andCommunicate Skilfully in Every Situation; Peter Levine, Waking the Tiger (about trauma); Inbal Kashtan, Parenting from the Heart.