An inspiring 3 part workshop series on raising healthy happy families
#1` The Power and Magic of Listening
How to help your children to put their BIG emotions into words, so they can connect, and find calm.
Friday October 9th – 6:30pm-8:30pm
#2 Setting Boundaries – without Punishment, Shaming or Manipulation
How to speak so your child will listen to you, and trust you.
Friday October 16th – 6:30pm-8:30pm
#3 Helping your children to heal from emotional wounds
Simple and powerful steps to help our children heal from the wounds and disappointments life sometimes brings. How do we help our children to grow and move through?
Friday 23rd October – 6:30pm-8:30pm
Times: Held from 6.30 – 8.30 pm over a series of Friday evenings
Venue: Yoga and Health Collective – Mona Vale NSW
Bookings (essential!) and Enquiries: 9997 2121
Cost: All 3 workshops $99
Choice of any 2 workshop $ 77
Choice of any one workshop $44
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Book and pay for all 3 workshops by Monday August 31st for just $88.
All prices inclusive of GST
All are welcome at the Open Day for the “Yoga & Health Foundation”. It is going to be a festive occasion at the beautifully revitalized and transformed centre.
Free yoga, free massage, free informative talks, including a brief parenting talk by me: “Dealing with your Child’s Big Emotions” (at 1:15PM)
When: Saturday 18th July 2015, all day!!
Where: level 1, 2 Bungan St, Mona Vale (NSW, Australia)
More info: contact 02-9997 2121
I look forward to seeing you there!
Attend the birth of your baby, and even if you are standing several feet away, as a Dad you get a high dose of oxytocin, the hormone of love. What a rush. And now, a new study reveals that if you sleep near your baby, your testosterone levels drop. Now you know why you have been feeling more sensitive, more caring, more protective, more responsive – all round a better bloke. By the way, this drop in testosterone does not make you less of a stud, so, don’t fret. But to get these hormonal changes, you need to get close. Just close enough, and your baby transforms you, your brain chemistry, your heart, your everything. Magic. Feeling a bit academic about this? OK. You can check it all out HERE.
Just because it is ancient does not mean it is good. Just because it is cultural does not mean it is healthy or that we have to tolerate it. So when the government of Nigeria, one of the world’s largest female mutilators lifts human rights higher than culture, this is a time to rejoice. Child genital mutilation is a hallmark of patriarchal, warlike custom. And although policing and enforcing this new ruling will be sketchy, national disapproval makes a difference. Old patriarchal structures disappeared just a little bit more, with this new ruling. The whole world will feel the ripples, the whole world just moved just a little bit closer to peace.
Prepare a cup of your favorite tea. Recline in your favorite chair. Hop online, and listen-in for free. Two enjoyable online chats, with Edwin Rutsch from the Centre for Building a Culture of Empathy, in San Francisco.
How can we each and every one of us contribute to the evolution of a far more empathic global society? What really is empathy, anyway?
To join us, here is the link. Enjoy!
Dear friends: I am working on a small project that has reached a crowd-sourcing stage – and I am looking for someone who would like to join me. I am recording a song I wrote to give encouragement to all young people who are doing their HSC or other final exams. The song is a lot of fun, it is tongue-in-cheek, and it aims to bring cheer and ‘mojo’ to the young heroes who are working so hard for their vocational journey. I have assembled some kick-ass musos to back me, this thing rocks!
I need someone (or someoneS!) who can help me make a music-video (filming and editing) so we can post this to YouTube in time for student vacations this year (early September 2015). It doesn’t need to be super-profesh, just made with love. The idea is to have a ball over one weekend, and produce a punchy little video that will make them laugh and help them feel our (all the parents’) support behind them. I have already started to story-board it.
So……know anyone who can do this, who has a good-enuff camera, bit of editing savvy, some kids they want to encourage, and who wants to join me in this little project? You? Your cousin? I would love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org
“Getting your Child to do Stuff – a psychobabble-free look at what really motivates children”
When: 7pm Thursday 14th May 2015
Where: Holdsworth Community, Woollahra
Bookings and Enquiries: email@example.com
Congratulations to the West African nation of Benin, the newest country to protect their children under the law, in January 2015. Andorra also banned the smack, in December 2014.
The countdown: 48 nations have banned, 47 more have committed to the process. At the current rate of change, assuming there will be no acceleration, we can expect a global de-legitimization of violence against children, in the next 20 years or so.
What if we defined ‘developed’ nations not in terms of industrialization, but in terms of civilized treatment of children? That would mean we have 95 developed nations, 105 under-developed nations. In which category is your country?
I love presenting my workshops to Kiwi parents in Aotearoa, so pleased to be back again – this time as the guest of NZ Parents Centres.
The topic: my new seminar. “How to get your kids to do stuff – a psychobabble-free look at what really motivates children”
Where: Carterton, Palmerston North, and Hawkes Bay.
Contact for dates, bookings and enquiries: Renee Barbour firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, you can click HERE
I am amazed by what my friend Deborah Preston has achieved in a few years, with her Green Building Centre in Byron Bay Australia. Deb is a leader in making the building trade healthy; for families, tradespeople, humanity, the environment.
The products (paints, finishes, and much more) are so exciting, affordable, durable, beautiful – and super-healthy!
I feel this is one the most crucial aspects of a necessary shift to a sustainable world. The Green Building Centre has entered a crowd-funding stage in order to grow its potential extensively. Our communities need this change! I have joined in, and contributed to this project. You might like to as well! Interested? See what it is all about HERE.