Monday May 7th, 2018

All parents “lose their cool” from time to time. So do children. Strong emotions are a part of life, and there are lots of ways we can manage these emotional weather systems that sometimes catch us off-guard.

In this workshop we will look at the ways our brains are wired to get upset, and how everyone in the family can learn how to return to a place of calm and self-control. We will explore simple mindfulness practices to build the brain pathways to inner calm, as well as looking a little deeper at our triggers and the ways to work around them.

Parents are important models to their children. Demonstrating and teaching self-regulation and how to handle strong feelings is one of the most powerful skills that help prepare children for life. Drawing from brain research, Emotion Coaching, heart-centred breathing, and attachment literature, Counsellor Kate will present an evening of practical strategies, with an invitation for greater self-awareness, in an environment of non-judgement.

Included in the evening workshop is a free 20-minute phone consultation with Counsellor Kate about anything you like related to children, parenting, relationships, or counselling.


Kate Saunders has over 15 years of experience at Westcoast Family Centres as a counsellor and parent educator, specializing in working with children and families. Kate completed her BA in Child Youth Care and her MA in Counselling Psychology, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. She works therapeutically with teens and adults, with children in play therapy, and with parents and children together to address challenging behaviors. Kate is a certified practitioner of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, one of the few empirically-valid treatments for disruptive behavior in young children. Kate focusses particularly on supporting healthy attachment and emotional development with all of her clients.

 Monday May 7th   |   6.30-8.30pm   |   $40 for one parent, $60 for both parents to attend.

PLEASE NOTE:   *  These workshops sell out  - so Please Register early to avoid disappointment!  All booking is online. Turning up on the day is not permitted as we have a limited amount of spaces available.

* Babies or very young infants are welcome, but please leave mobile children at home.          

 * The café is not open during evening workshops, so bring your desired beverage with you  ;)

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