Developed over several years, these workshops bring deeper insight into the development of the child as a whole human being, enabling deeper, more respectful relationships and understanding.
The first workshop in the series looks at play - its importance to the child but also how independent play helps you, the parent or carer, too.
Participants are given the opportunity to ask questions, experiment for themselves and delve deeply into various aspects of play, including setting up the environment at home, supporting independent, self-chosen play, and the different stages of play during early childhood.
We also look at age-appropriate, open-ended playthings; why they work and how to decide what to have.
How does it feel to be truly heard? As an adult, do you feel like your partner or best friend really listens to you? Isn’t it wonderful when someone is able to say, in so many words, ‘I hear you. You’re finding that difficult’?
Children need to be heard too. Deeply, truly heard. Whether it’s a crying baby or an excited toddler. Having our distress truly noticed or our joy properly acknowledged, confirms to us that we are valued.
This workshop looks at communication - between child and adult, adult and adult, child and child. With experiments and discussion, we learn about empathy, acknowledgement, and non-judgement. It’s powerful stuff and can really transform your relationship from one of power to one of partnership.
Being a parent means caring for at least one other human being. Often, we find ourselves caring for two or several more. It’s a wonderful place to be. But caring for others, especially if they’re small and dependent, can drain our resources and in this workshop we take a look at how to balance our lives, making our caring more meaningful and our experience richer.
Caring for yourself allows you to care more deeply for the other. With experiments and discussion, we look at your questions and challenges, finding different ways to use our time together with our children to let them know we care, whilst preserving some time and energy for ourselves. It is possible…
The workshops are designed for adults only. Babes in arms are welcome, by arrangement. You can attend just one, or come to two or all three. Places are limited to ensure peaceful and productive sessions for all.