Wholehearted.org presents: Dr. Jorina Elbers, from the Heartmath Institute for a unique and informative 4-hour workshop that will empower you with the tools and wisdom you need to raise emotionally healthy and resilient children.
Main Learning Points:
• Learn in-the-moment techniques to manage anxiety and build resilience
• Support your children to express and manage their emotions in a healthy way
• Learn how to have more productive, less combative conversations with family members
Stresses and adversities are part of life, but we can learn to work through them while deepening family bonds, communication, and connection.
Building a family is fundamental to the human experience. And becoming a parent and raising children can be a beautifully challenging and rewarding experience. While it’s a lifelong journey that’s nearly impossible to be fully prepared for, the right advice, guidance, and support can make all the difference.
Wholehearted.org isn’t interested in “pie in the sky”, “it’s all good”, “woo-woo” kind of programs. We’re practical, normal people and we want to help you work through the very real hard parts of life.
So, lets get real – Most of us didn’t have perfect childhoods, most of us didn’t carefully plan when to have children, and most of us could use help when we’re stressed, scared, or unsure what to do.
This workshop is focused on very practical tools to help recognized how our past experiences and trauma affect how we parent and react to things as adults, AND that changing these reactions can be easier than we think. Dr. Elbers will teach simple yet powerful tools and practices to help understand and manage our emotions (self-regulation). Because when we properly self-regulate, we can create an emotionally safe environment for our children to experience their own emotions too. Who wouldn’t want their child to feel comfortable asking for their needs and being true to themselves?
The 4-Hour Workshop is broken into 5 Parts:
Part one: Meet Dr. Elbers & What is HeartMath?: A brief overview, the importance of including the heart, and the basics of building self-regulation.
Part Two: Setting You Up For Success: Self-Regulation for Parents, Triggers, Building Awareness, Creating Choices, Using Techniques, Turning Things Around.
Part Three: Becoming Your Child’s Emotional Life-raft: Teaching Your Child Emotional Awareness & Self-Regulation, Helping Your Child Express Their Emotions, Managing Intense Emotions, Techniques & Practices, Becoming Closer.
Part Four: Building Bridges, Not Walls: How To Have Effective & Coherent Conversations, Opening Communication, Self-Regulation (Before Difficult Conversations, During Heated Conversation, After Emotionally Charged Conversations), Cooperation with Spouses, Co-parents, and Childcare Supporters.
Part Five: Summary & Q+A