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The healing impact of crying, raging and laughter (a 1 day INTENSIVE)

Rebecca is very excited to be leading this revolutionary workshop that 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.

  • 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. There will be 2 short 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**

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The 3 reasons why children 'misbehave'

Come along to look deeper into why your child is behaving in unwanted ways.

Workshop Description:

  • This 3 hour workshop is for parents 

  • We will look more closely at the 3 main reason why children behave in ways that trigger our buttons. When they either do what we don't want or don't do what we want!

  • There will be practical activities surrounding the 3 reasons and time to look closely at an issue you are having with your child and how to solve it using the 3 step tecnique.

  • Come and learn how to solve 'discipline' problems in these deeply connecting ways

'Thanks so much Rebecca, the day was really inspiring and helpful. I loved the play workshop! Thanks for making it welcoming for our baby as well, we really appreciated it!.' Heather, London

'I would absolutely recommend the course, it should be on the school curriculum. I think if all 'parents were aware' we would have a much better world. Thank you so much for helping me bring up my children better.' Sara, SE London

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Democratic Discipline

Discipline without punishments and rewards: Democratic Discipline

This workshop is based on the Aware Parenting approach of Dr. Aletha Solter.

Aware Parenting is a philosophy of child rearing that has the potential to change the world. Based on current research in child development, Aware Parenting questions most traditional assumptions about raising children, and proposes a new approach that can significantly improve relationships within a family. Parents who follow this approach raise children who are cooperative, compassionate, competent, nonviolent, and drug free.

Aware Parenting consists of

1.Attachment-style parenting

2.Non-punitive discipline

3.Healing from stress and trauma.


This workshop is useful for parents, teachers, daycare providers, health practitioners, social workers, therapists, and anybody else involved with babies or children from birth to pre-adolescence. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Basics of democratic discipline

Learn how to raise cooperative, responsible, and self-disciplined children without being too authoritarian or too permissive. We will discuss the pitfalls of punishments and rewards, and review the basic techniques of democratic discipline with mutual respect between adults and children. Discover the three reasons for inappropriate behaviour, and learn how to change children's behaviour by recognizing and meeting their needs.


Jürgen Peeters, teacher, author, psychotherapist, mediator and level 2 certified Aware Parenting Instructor. Married with Marleen and father of three children.

For more information about Jürgen and his work you can visit his website: or you can find him on Facebook:

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