Circle of Security Parenting Group

"You think because you understand one you will also comprehend two, because one and one make two.

But to truly understand two, you must first comprehend 'and'."

                                                                                                                                                                - Sufi wisdom saying

 

 

Decades of research have shown that a secure attachment style is a predictor for strong relationships and psychological resilience. It has become increasingly clear that fostering secure attachments when children are young may be one of the most valuable investments parents can make for their offspring.

The Circle of Security® Parenting Program is an internationally-recognised program based on decades of research, designed to support and strengthen the sense of security in parent-child relationships. The program consists of a small group of parents that meet on a weekly basis for 6 weeks, for 2 hours each week.

Sessions are guided by myself, a registered COS-P program facilitator, and discussions are structured around COS-P DVD videos and handouts. Parents are invited to reflect, explore and learn in a respectful and non-judgmental environment, and often benefit from sharing and listening to the experiences of other parents. 

Topics covered include:

 

  • Our children’s security needs

  • How to “Be With” our children’s emotions

  • Exploring how our experience of being parented impacts how we care for our children

  • Understanding our own triggers and miscues

  • Bigger, Stronger, Wiser and Kind parenting

  • Repairing relationship ruptures


This group is suitable for parents, teachers, childcare providers, and any other individual in the privileged position of shaping a child's sense of security.

 

Schedule:
Currently accepting registration of interest for a weekday evening group in January-February 2020.

Start dates will be confirmed once the minimum number of participants have registered interest.

Watch a short video about COS-P here: https://vimeo.com/122770192

For more information: https://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com/

 

"I found your stance really warm and compassionate. I never felt judged or pressured into thinking any particular way.

I also had moments of great clarity with comments you made that really hit the spot."

 

- A mother of three, participant of a COS-P group in May 2018 

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