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Aware Parenting Certification

Transforming families around the world.

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Would you like to certify as a level 1 Aware Parenting Instructor in the UK, Ireland or Sub-Saharan Africa?

Rebecca is a level 2 Aware Parenting Instructor and has been supporting parents using the Aware Parenting approach for nearly 10 years. From the 1st of July 2022 she will be the regional co-ordinator of the UK and South Africa supporting those wishing to certify as Aware Parenting Level 1 Instructors.

You can read all about the philosophy here.  These are the 10 principles of Aware Parenting

List of Requirements

  • You can find the list of requirements on Dr Solter's website here.    For the workshop requirement, attend either Rebecca's 2 day online training on Transforming families with Aware Parenting or a full-day workshop by Aletha Solter.​​

Additionally you will need to:​

  • Take part in Rebecca's Mentoring Programme. This is eight 2 hour sessions. The next mention group starts in March and will be on Monday's 11am-1pm weekly with a break over Easter. (This group is now full) You can email me to be added to the next group starting in April: 28 April, 5, 12 ,19 May then the 9, 16, 23, 30 June. Cost of the programme is £100 per session per person or £650 for the 8 sessions 

  • It includes a 1-1 session each

  • And the 2 day online training 

 Please email Rebecca if you would like to join the next group mentoring    programme. (Approx 6 participants)

  • Lead a 2 hour online workshop which you can record or invite Rebecca to attend. This can be on a topic of your choice but must include some opportunities for participants to reflect together about the topic being shared. For those who plan to work 1- 1 with parents I request an outline of how you   envision your offerings to parents and families. 

  • Have at least 1 listening partnership with another parent practising 'gentle parenting'. A listening partnership is where you and another parent exchange regular listening support with each other. Here is a short video explaining how it works. You can ask to join our Listening Partnership WhatsApp group. 

  • Be in some form of therapy or inner child work (This may also have been in the past)

  • Application procedure:

  •  After you have met all the basic requirements listed on Dr. Solter's website here and the additional requirements listed above, please send the following three items to Rebecca Sheikh at

1) the completed application form 

2) your written application (divided into five sections as described here)

3) your letter of recommendation (which must include a signature or e-signature) 

  • Finally I do not wish money to be an obstacle for certification if you are unable to afford the mentoring or application fee please reach out. 

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