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Parenting workshops

These topics are available for your community of parents, nannies, social workers, teachers or home visitors.

The NRF: From Assessment to Intervention

An equitable and trauma-informed approach to improving social-emotional & academic learning. This training can be anywhere from 1.5 - 12 hours long   Printable Flyer

 

Radical Self Care

All three days include an inquiry-based technique for reducing stress, recent discoveries from the brain science on stress, how your particular brain responds to stress, and tools for getting your energy back. 3 days, 3 hours a day  Printable Flyer

 

Angry Kids: How to Calm, Comfort, Connect and Redirect!

Understand the child's nervous system's stress response when angry, and how to get equilibrium with greater and greater consistency. This training can go from 1 to 3 hours   Printable Flyer

 

Behaviors as Stress Responses

All behaviors come from the stress of unmet needs. Practice finding the source of stress in the brain's four systems of bodily, sensory, social-emotional and executive realms. Learn what creates children's vulnerabilities for stress, what soothes each brain system realm, and what strengthens their ability to respond to stress. Suggested: 2 - 6 hours

Staying Connected in Conflict: Introduction to The Work in 4 Questions

Practice your own self care by using the Work in 4 Questions to relieve stress and connect better with those you love. Suggested: 2 - 24 hours

Staying Connected in Conflict: Teaching Reflection

Learn how to help children stay regulated and in problem-solving mode when they are in conflict with adults and their peers. Suggested: 2 - 4 hours

Healthy Anger: Supporting Emotions While Promoting Change

Find out how to express anger in ways that promote healthy stress in children and practice this invaluable skill; learn how to support healthy emotion expression in children to move them from big emotion to solving their own problems. 1 - 3 hours

 

Sharing Control While Staying in Charge: Introduction to Positive Discipline 

Gain strategies for implementing the important modern-day skill of parenting with egalitarian relationships. Learn about the foundations of Positive Discipline and its tools for approaching children horizontally rather than top-down. Suggested: 1 - 12 hours

Mistakes are Wonderful Opportunities to Learn

Remove the shame from mistakes. Here you will learn how to view tough behaviors as mistakes children can learn from, and strategies for using mistakes to promote maturity. 1 - 12 hours

Regulation through the Senses: Reducing What Aggravates and Finding What Soothes 

We take a deep dive into the sensory system to identify the four types of toxic stress, how to identify sensory vulnerabilities, and develop an individualized toolkit of sensory soothers for children you are raising or working with. Suggested: 1 - 8 hours

 

Ruptures & Repairs

Find out the benefits of ruptures in relationships and practice strategies for making repairs in ways that capitalize on those benefits. Also, where do our parenting/teaching mistakes come from? Get help identifying their source and practicing self-regulation, self-reflection, and self-compassion. Suggestion: 2 - 12 hours

Sleep, Nutrition and the Endocrine System: Supporting a Body that Supports the Mind

A closer look at the Regulatory (bodily) System with ideas for better sleep, healthier eating, and smoother hormonal function.

 

Solving Problems at Their Source: Introduction to the Neurorelational Framework 

Learn how to handle adversity and promote healthy stress for children, regulation tools at each of the 4 brain systems, and tools for avoiding toxic stress. Suggested: 4 - 12 hours

Trauma & Sensory-Informed Parenting/Teaching

Understand the importance of egalitarian relationships for children with challenges and get some strategies for implementing them. Also, how to teach children of all ages to express big emotions with physical and emotional safety. Suggested: 2 - 24 hours

Using Sibling Rivalry and Peer Conflicts to Empower Children

Sibling and peer conflicts are opportunities to learn a host of important skills. Learn how children can build resiliency from hard relationships. Suggested: 1 hour