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Sat, 25 May



Transforming Families with Aware Parenting

Understanding the healing impact of crying, raging and laughter in children in a fun and informative workshop.

Transforming Families with Aware Parenting
Transforming Families with Aware Parenting

Time & Location

25 May 2024, 09:00 – 17:00


About the event

The workshop delves deeply into children's natural ability to heal stress and trauma that they have been exposed to, from something as small as a visit to the dentist to more serious traumas such as severe accidents or medical trauma. Crying, raging and laugher can also transform children’s behaviour.

'I highly recommend Rebecca's workshops. She is an incredibly gifted and teacher and her warm energy creates a peaceful and loving atmosphere during the workshop. It made me feel very safe and accepted. I also love Rebecca's examples from her own family life - very genuine and authentic. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to participate in this workshop. I've learned a lot!'

Karolina, mum to 2 children.

'I have learnt so much about myself through this training and think it is essential if working with children and parents as well as teachers. I can't wait to share my knowledge and start playfully engaging more with my work.' Rowena, Professional 

Please note there are only 20 spaces available for this workshop.

How children heal from stress and trauma through crying, raging & laughter.

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. The workshop is held over 1 day, there will be an hours lunch in the middle and 2 tea breaks and a Q&A time at the end.

The workshop includes some small-group exercises and plenty of time for questions. It counts as six hours towards Aware Parenting certification. As regional co-ordinator for the UK, Ireland and South Africa I am responsible for certifying those wishing to become instructors in these regions. All requiremnts can be found on my website. The next mentoing group starts in September 2024.

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

About Rebecca Sheikh

Rebecca Sheikh is a certified Level 2 Aware Parenting teacher, and her passion lies in helping parents find ways to discipline without the use of punishments or rewards. She taught as primary school teacher for 17 years before having her first child. She is now the mother of two children (ages 10 and 7). She completed an MA in Counselling in Education at The Tavistock Institute in London and has done a Foundation Course in Nonviolent Communication. She also has an Oncology Certified Nurse qualification in Gentle Sleep Methods and has completed the Hand in hand Parenting Professiona Intensive. She has completed her level 3 counselling skills Jungian sandplay therapy training and PTUK therapeutic play practitioner training. Rebecca leads staff meetings in schools to help teachers look at alternatives to punishments and rewards, leads Attachment Play workshops and offers consultations to support parents with the Aware Parenting approach.  Rebecca also works on the executive council of The International Attachment Network. 

** Please note you need to attend a Level 2 instructors workshop from your country of residence to qualify for the certification.

** Please ensure you have a quiet space to take part in this workshop.

** Babies under 6 months can attend

For any questions or concessions email Rebecca at

'I recently attended Rebecca's 2 day 'Transforming families through Aware Parenting' Course and enjoyed it immensely. Rebecca is very knowledgeable but also great at presenting the information in a fun and interesting way. I gained so much, thanks Rebecca!' Christine

'Aware parenting concepts and principles are practical and make a lot of sense. they emphasise on establishing respectful and connected relationships with our children recognising our children as human beings who have their own thoughts and feelings that are to be respected. Rebecca effectively explains the concepts in a fun and understandable way giving live examples. which makes her workshops real and practical. My life has completely changed after our recent workshop I with no doubt recommend Flourishing Childhood.' Pontcho

'This has been the most fruitful experience concerning parenting in all my life. I have tried so many interventions but this suparses all! I'm happy to say this is the start of a new chapter in my life. healing my own traumas through play: I'm allowed to be myself again. I'm blown away already! looking forward to getting certified in the years to come. this is a journey on its own and I embrace it fully! thank you to everyone for the love. ' Lihle


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    • £150.00
      +£3.75 service fee
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      +£2.48 service fee
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    +£3.88 service fee



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