Ready for more joy
Then come and join us at:
The Secret Language Of
A 1 day workshop
for parents & professionals
with translator | without kids | ages 1-8 years
Saturday, June 17 2017
Certified Aware Parenting Instructor
An Aware Parenting workshop
based on the work by Aletha Solter, PhD.
Attachment Play (Juegos que unen)
Does this sound familiar?
Do you ever feel..
powerless, impatient or angry with your children?
Are you tired of
ending up in power-struggles with your children?
And does it sometimes feel like..
There’s no joy in parenting?
And we had such beautiful ideals!
how we wanted to parent with more lightness..
Me too. When I was a babysitter as a teen, I was convinced that it was possible to deal with children playfully.
So I did. I worked in a family where the children had thrown out other babysitters by spitting at them. A five year old was cursing like a sailor. Still, I started babysitting them and used play and other communication techniques. And they didn’t spit on me and would cooperate with me.
But that was just babysitting! And when I told my mother I wanted to do things “differently”, she told me that all parents had once had ideals, but then they became parents and reality turned out to be different from what they’d expected.
So I got curious about what changed when people became parents. I dived in to figure this out. I wanted to know how parents could parent with joy in parenting. I found that parents often get triggered into big emotions. So I started to look for ways to deal with those emotions. By diving in this subject matter, years before I became a mom myself, the answers I found during this journey helped me tremendously once I did become a mother myself.
Those tools and insights still help me in my day to day parenting. Besides my own inner journey, I gained a University Master’s degree in Psychology, I did Transformative Yoga for a decade and did some short trainings in Transactional Analysis and am soon finishing my training as a Transactional Analysis Counselor. I’ve done several workshops and courses in Aware Parenting, a course in Non-Violent Communication with children, Babywearing and even Pikler (RIE). And maybe needless to say I love reading books on parenting! I’m also a Documentary Director trained by the Dutch Film Academy. This, amongst other things, trained my patience in very stressful situations.
One of the things I learned along the way, is why play is so powerful and how to use it. I learned the secret language of play. So when I was a babysitter, I’d just use play “intuitively” with children, but only later I learned why it is so powerful and how I can consciously use play to communicate. So now I know which kinds of play to use in my parenting (and when!). And I notice it makes things a lot lighter and more fun (for me too!) when I do use these kinds of play!
And it’s not because I’m so different from you that I can be playful. I just know how to use play and when. I’ve taught this to many moms before and they all loved it! So I am super convinced that you can learn the secret language of play too and that you’ll have more fun in parenting after this workshop!
Do you want…
More lightness and joy?
Get a deeper understanding of the behaviour of your child?
Receive powerful tools to solve situations in a light way?
Then join us!
This workshop is for you!
'The secret language of play'
An Aware Parenting workshop
based on the book by Aletha Solter, PhD.
Attachment Play (Juegos que unen).
You will be able to..
Solve many kinds of parenting challenges
by using one of the most powerful alternatives
to punishment, timeouts or rewards.
Understand your child at a deeper level
and to make a true connection with each other.
Have MUCH more JOY in parenting!!
What others say…
I’m so happy that I did the Play workshop with you. I notice that your approach to help us understand our children goes very deep. I found it so beautiful to see that everyone was able to surrender. We were all so vulnerable and so pure and so warm. I’m really impressed. This was definitely not a day of theory. Because I can get theory from a book, so I wasn’t really looking for that. Thank you!!
Thank you Chris! I would like to do more workshops with you. I’m going home with some practical tips and a sense of purpose and confidence in the process that I’m going through with my daughter. The workshop was very valuable to me. You guided the workshop with lightness and humor and created a pleasant space to get in touch with what feelings are going on. The information is practical and at the same time we’re looking together at deeper layers of life in ourselves as parents. Your advice is tailored to my personal situation.
Full of ideas and looking forward to play, I’m going home again! So much fun to learn more about playing and how to use it with your kids.
Start having fun too!
This day you will learn
Motivate your child to cooperate without power-struggle
Stop and prevent hitting and biting
Prevent and stop sibling rivalry
Help your child process events (big and small!) in his life
Help your child overcome fears, like separation fear
Help your child to sleep
Help your child with visits to the doctor, dentist and hospital
Create a deeper bond with your child or repair the connection
Know why they “misbehave”
Deal with your own blocks of not wanting to play with your child
Have more fun in parenting!
And much more!
You will get…
Full day workshop
Coffee & Tea
So join the fun!
Do you have questions?
I offer personal guidance and guidance through Skype. E-mail me for more information or book a free 15 minute intro-consult to find out more.
There’s many more challenges with children that we’ll discuss in the workshop. Please feel free to contact me and ask if yours is one of them!
You can bring your baby up till 6 months of age. I want to ask you to leave your older children at home with a trusted adult, so we have the liberty to talk freely and you have all this time for yourself!
Yes it will work, definitely. Even if you do it just a little. It is not fluffy: it goes deep and is at the same time super-practical.
There’s a 100% refund minus 10.000 CLP administration costs if you cancel more than 3 weeks in advance. If you cancel within 3 weeks of the event, there’s a 50% refund. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the event, there’s no refund. If you can’t make it, you’re allowed to let someone else join in your place. In case of cancellation of the workshop you’ll receive a refund.
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