Events & Workshops
We run groups in the North East of Melbourne in a variety of community, school and kinder/childcare settings. Each weekly session runs for two hours in small group settings. We also run regular live online sessions for those people out of the area or who would rather attend from the comfort of their own home. The sessions are broken up into facilitated discussion, experiential learning and home practice. Detailed session notes are provided each week. We have fun and all benefit from a sense of sharing our parenting in a safe and non judgemental environment.
Tuning in to KidsTM and Tuning in to TeensTM: Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
Tuning in to Kids and Tuning in to Teens have been put together and heavily researched by the team at Mindful - The Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health, Melbourne. They are evidence-based programs with proven results.The programs involve learning about emotional intelligence and how to coach your child through their emotions and help them develop an emotional tool kit. We look at the importance of self care for parents, mindfullness and being able to be fully present with our children.There is plenty of time for discussion, exploring topics such as our own experiences as children and how that colours our own parenting. Over the weeks you will practise different techniques with your children at home and then have the opportunity to discuss and hone these techniques. By the end of the program our aim is that you will feel confident that you have a unique roadmap that works for you and your children.
Tuning in to Kids: Emotionally Intelligent ParentingTM
is a parenting program that teaches you how to help your child understand and regulate their emotions. It is suitable for parents of toddlers through to Grade 6 children. You will learn how to recognise your child’s less obvious emotional experiences as an opportunity for closeness and teaching. TIK research shows that when we focus on less intense emotions and we give our children the opportunity and language to express how they are feeling plus the skills to problem solve, their behaviour improves and life is calmer!
Programs run for 2 hours face to face or 1 1/2 online every week for 6 weeks. COST: $190 / $270 couples
Tuning in to Teens: Emotionally Intelligent ParentingTM
shows you how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence and keep the lines of communication open. This helps your teen to be more assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure, have greater success with making friends and be more able to manage conflict with peers. Teens with high emotional intelligence are more able to cope when upset or angry, have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties and more stable and satisfying relationships. It is suitable for parents of children in Grade 6 to approximately 16 years of age.
Programs run for 2 hours ( 11/2 online) every week for 6 weeks. COST: $190 / $270 couples
Parents Tuning in:
A half day workshop to bring insights & fresh ideas to support your parenting & help you create a more connected and peaceful family. Take the time to identify your parenting values and align these, develop resilience and optimism and have the tools to react less and feel more empowered as a parent. This workshop will help you to develop a clear direction for your family and feel supported as parents through group discussion. Every family is unique and special with their own strengths and challenges. Take the opportunity to reflect on what is most important to YOU as a parent!
This is a half-day workshop. COST: $75.00 / $110 couples
Tuning in to TeensTM can support you with:
Being able to better connect with your teen
Talking with your teen about the challenges they face
Support your teen to better manage their emotions
Teaching your teen to deal with conflict
Adolescents with higher Emotional Intelligence:
Are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure
Have greater ability to connect with others
Are more able to cope when upset or angry
Have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties
Emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!
Where: Online via Zoom
When: Wednesdays July 14th to August 18th 7.30-9pm
or Thursdays 19th August to 23rd September 7.30- 9pm AEDT
Booster Sessions and more
Stress Management for Parents:
As you know parenting is easier to do when we feel 'topped up' with our own wellbeing.
At these workshops, learn practical skills to manage stress.
Contact us for further information.