Online mini course: Intuitive parenting:

Event Start Date:
18th September 2018
Event End Date:
18th September 2018
Event Venue:

Intuitive Parenting

Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to simply listen and connect to your children?
This four week course is a treasure trove of tools and concepts to help you find a more loving, creative and intuitive response to what family life can throw at you. It brings together tools from Body based approaches such as Focusing and mindfulness and recent learnings from empathic parenting techniques, offering simple, everyday practices for you and your family.

Some of the themes we will cover
Being bigger than your feelings
Listening with empathy (to you and your children)
Facing difficulties and triggers
Finding resources and support
Trusting your own path

Facilitated by:

Peter Gill and Kirsty Pakes

Peter Gill
Peter has been teaching Focusing since 2005 and is fully qualified with the British Focusing Association (BFA) and the Focusing Institute in New York, teaching individuals, groups and also mentoring others to teach. He is also a qualified Somatic Experiencing practitioner (an embodied approach to healing trauma). He is passionate about sharing accessible and embodied skills that lead to well being and connection. Previous to teaching Focusing, Peter spent 12 years practising and teaching awareness and meditation skills to groups and individuals in a Buddhist context. He has a 7 year old son, and uses Focusing ideas and practices in his parenting.

Kirsty is trained as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is also a Focusing Practitioner, Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher. She is currently training with a parenting organisation called Hand in Hand to be one of their instructors. Hand in Hand’s approach is known as Parenting by Connection and uses wise and effective tools to foster your attachment with your child and their emotional well-being. Kirsty has a 6 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. She is passionate about both Focusing and Parenting, and feels that Focusing has given her the building blocks to create an emotionally attuned and compassionate relationship with herself and in turn with her children.
Course starts September 18th, Four weekly sessions 10.30-12am GMT. Costs £65.