Learning to Listen-Parenting Workshop :March 24:

Join us for this day of learning about how to best support these little beings and how to make things easier on ourselves, in the process.

When children feel safe, secure, connected, and loved, they feel happy and can develop the confidence they need to explore the world. When they feel misunderstood, it can lead to feelings of frustration, shame, insecurity, and a lack of confidence. Children need their parents throughout all phases of development, but they are especially needy and vulnerable during the ages of birth to six. During these years, children need their parents to listen to them, understand them, and help them make sense out of the world as they learn and grow.

Because each child has a unique temperament, personality, and life situation, and each parent does, as well, it isn’t always easy to understand what children need, much less meet these needs. In this workshop, you’ll explore how to tune into your unique child and deepen the connection you already have. We’ll explore what kids actually need during these years, for healthy social and emotional development, and you’ll learn how to meet these needs in ways that are healthy, balanced, realistic, sustainable, and kind. A lot of these strategies are surprisingly easy and can bring contentment and relief to whole families.

About the teacher: Sarah Crawford, Ph.D., is a yogi, yoga teacher, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been practicing as a therapist since 2006. She works holistically with children and families, helping parents to best help their kids and also helping children and parents to better understand each other. Her clinical specializations also include attachment, bonding, trauma, adoption, and helping parents change patterns related to intergenerational parenting. Her teachers include Dan Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tara Brach, Alicia Lieberman, Pema Chodron, and Jack Kornfield. You can read more about Sarah at www.mariposacounselingservices.com

Date: March 24

Time: 2-3:15

Cost: $30

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