I am very excited to announce that Dr Aletha Solter will be talking at a 2 day conference in London 2018.
Date: 28th September 2018
Time: 9:00am -1:00pm
- Discipline without punishments or rewards (Dr Solter)
This workshop is primarily for parents, but is also of interest to professionals (teachers, therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, etc.). The information applies to children from birth to age 12. There will be one 15-minute break. The workshop includes some small-group exercises and plenty of time for questions. It counts as four hours for purposes of Aware Parenting certification.
Learn how to raise cooperative, responsible, and self-disciplined children without being too authoritarian or too permissive. Topics include the pitfalls of punishments and rewards, the basic techniques of democratic discipline, and the three reasons for inappropriate behaviour. Participants will learn how to change unwanted behaviour by recognizing and meeting children's needs.
- Experiential Attachment Play Workshop (Rebecca Sheikh, Level 1 Aware Parenting teacher)
We will look at the 9 forms of Attachment Play based on Dr Solter's book Attachment Play and discuss their therapeutic value. You will have the opportunity to practice how to use these tools with your children through experiential and practical activities. The information applies to children from birth to age 12.
Date: 29th September 2018
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
- How children heal from stress and trauma (Dr Solter)
This workshop is for parents as well as professionals (teachers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, etc.). The information applies to children from birth to age 12. There will be short morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a longer lunch break. The workshop includes some small-group exercises and plenty of time for questions. It counts as six hours for purposes of Aware Parenting certification.
Stress and trauma early in life can alter children's neurobiological systems and lead to anxiety, behavior problems, hyperactivity, attachment disorders, sleep problems, learning difficulties, depression, and physical illnesses. Luckily, children know how to heal from trauma if we give them the opportunity. We will review the major sources and symptoms of stress and trauma during infancy and early childhood, and discuss the conditions required for children to restore emotional health. The focus will be on creating emotional safety and facilitating children's spontaneous stress-release mechanisms of crying, play, and laughter.
** Please note only babies under 6 months old may attend the workshops**