In this 5 week course from Sarah Fisher Coaching, you’ll discover how to start creating calm in your family, through connection and presence.

Our next course starts on Thursday 27th October 2022.  Tickets are now on sale.




Is it a one size fits all thing?


Will you tell me the exact steps to take?


Will you give me the exact scripts to follow?


The formula is connection, with ourselves and our children.

There’s no one size fits all approach for that I’m afraid. 

We each have our own stories, our own beliefs, and our own childhood experiences which all play a part in how connected we are to ourselves, our emotions, and consequently how we parent our children. 

None of these are wrong, but they do play their part.

We’ll help you by sharing the framework and help you adapt it for you and your family.  

Sarah P Fisher Coaching Parents & Carers

Connection is so important. If we aren’t connected to our children, we are more likely to see their behaviour rather than what it’s communicating.  With this approach we are looking beneath the behaviour for the root cause – there are no sticky plaster solutions here!

We focus on the child and their needs, rather than any labels they may have. 

This course is about helping us to understand the behaviour and helping the child to feel more connected to themselves whilst empowering you as the parent to recognise what’s happening for your child and help them grow and develop emotionally.

The change is led by us as parents, so if you’re not ready to make a change in the way you parent this probably isn’t the course for you.  The changes may only be small, but small ripples create big waves.

From strong minded toddlers to violent teens – I’ve shared Connective Parenting NVR to bring positive change to hundreds of families.

If lockdown has left you feeling disconnected and like parenting is a struggle, Connective Parenting NVR can help.

If your child is violent or aggressive, Connective Parenting NVR can help.

If you want to build a stronger relationship with your child, Connective Parenting NVR can help.

If you’re experiencing challenging behaviours from your child, Connective Parenting NVR can help.

If you crave a calmer life at home with your family, Connective Parenting NVR can help.

If you want to support your child to grow and develop emotionally, Connective Parenting NVR Can help.

But is Connective Parenting NVR what YOU really need right now?

I already know you’re a great parent. You wouldn’t be here considering joining our course otherwise. But if you’re stuck in a rut and things aren’t changing no matter what you try, we’re here to help you implement some tweaks that will help you out of that rut and bring you back to that connection that’s missing with your child.


I've worked with...

Adoptive parents, birth parents, carers and family members.


I've worked with...

families whose children who have attachment difficulties, developmental trauma, FASD, ADHD…


I've worked with...

parents of very determined 3 year olds up to early 20 year-olds holding a knife to their parents throats…


I've worked with...

Parents who just want to understand themselves and their children and want to be sure they’re doing the best they can.

I haven’t yet had a situation where we haven’t been able to improve things when the parents have been willing to put the time in.

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

“Working with Sarah has been life changing.  I’m not sure our family would still have been together without her support.”


Week 1

We’ll be looking at connection, both with ourselves and our children.  We’ll think about emotions, where they come from and our responses to them.


Week 2

We’ll discover how to manage meltdowns – what to do and what not to. This is one of the things we’re asked about most.


Week 3

We’ll talk about how to reduce the likelihood of meltdowns happening in the first place, through conversations with our children and learning about emotions.  We’ll talk about things like lying, shame, consequences and work through lots of different examples.


Week 4

We’ll be talking about helpful help – what that really means, where to get it and what you want.  We’ll talk about siblings and how we can help them get along better, and spend some time deciding where to start first.


Week 5

We’ll talk about the importance of self reflection, not having to be perfect and what to do when those around you don’t get it.

The course will run online and be facilitated by Sarah Fisher and Sarah’s team member, Sandra Summers.

You will receive:

Recorded Training

Each Thursday during the program, you will receive the pre-recorded training video, along with other resources to help you with that week’s topics.

Live Q&As

The following Tuesdays, there will be a live Q&A session with Sarah and Sandra where you can get the answers to all of your questions. We will alternate the calls between daytime and evening sessions and recordings will be avaiable for anyone who can’t attend live.

Private Facebook Group

The live Q&As will take place on Zoom, but also be streamed in to our special Facebook Group for those attending the course.  You can join the live calls on Zoom or Facebook, and connect with other parents and carers in the Facebook group if you wish.

The Facebook group will be open for the duration of the course and is a great opportunity to get support as we go through, but don’t worry if you’re not on Facebook or would rather not join the group – you’ll still be able to access all the training and Q&A sessions.

Why “Group” Training?

Myself and my team are at capacity with our one to one support work, and when we are not working closely with families, we’re busy in The Connective Parenting Hub and we are training more social workers and professionals in the Connective Parenting NVR approach to help reach as many families as we can.

Not all families require intensive one to one support from us, and many families are still trying to decide if Connective Parenting NVR could be the key to unlock the calm in their home again. This is why we’ve gone back to our roots and created this group program.

By bringing you a slower paced, deeper dive in to the Connective Parenting NVR approach with this group program, we deliver the training to you in an easier-to-digest way, and we support you step by step as you implement it in your family with our Live Q&A calls.

You aren’t fed information and then left to run with it alone.

Over the five weeks, you will be able to ask for our support, our feedback and clarification on anything you need within the scope of the program. And over those five weeks, we will get to know you and your own personal circumstances, allowing us to help you tailor the approach to the specific needs of your family.


We do not believe in “one-size-fits-all” courses. Running our new program as a group over five weeks allows us to support more families who are ready for change, whilst tailoring the approach to their individual needs.


Sarah’s ability to listen and support without judging is so wonderful. I felt very comfortable talking to her.


Sarah knows her stuff and shares her knowledge and experience in a clear, understandable way with lots of practical advice.


The change in our child was almost instantaneous. They responded very well and the violence reduced very quickly.

Your Questions Answered

Is this available to members of The Connective Parenting Hub?

Yes! If you are a member of The Connective Parenting Hub, you will receive a link to register for your pace on this program for free as part of your subscription.

Will this approach work for me?

As with any course, we can’t offer any guarantee but we do know from the hundreds of families we work with  using Connective Parenting NVR, things do change. But as always you, as the parent, have to be willing to look at how you are parenting and potentially make tweaks. That doesn’t mean you’re not doing a brilliant job right now, but if you feel like you’re stuck in a rut and things aren’t changing, we’re here to help you get out of that rut with some tweaks.

Can I get funding for this course?

Yes! You can talk to your social worker to enquire if ASF funding is an option for you. There may be other funding possibilites available to you depending on your circumstances.

Will this course change my child's behaviour?

Many parenting programs are focused on managing a child’s behaviour. That’s not what this is.  We are passionate about understanding the reasons behind a child’s behaviour, therefore empowering you as the parent to recognise what’s happening for your child and help them to grow and develop emotionally.


An example of how these sessions will work over the five week period:

Wednesday 26th October: Facebook Group opens for anyone wishing to join

Thursday 27th October: week 1 resources released.

Tuesday 1st November at 1pm : live Q&A with Sarah & Sandra

Thursday 3rd November:  week 2 resources released

Tuesday 8th November at 8pm: live Q&A on with Sarah & Sandra

Thursday 10th November: week 3 resources released

Tuesday 15th November 1pm: live Q&A with Sarah & Sandra

Thursday 17th November: week 4 resources released

Tuesday 22nd November at 8pm: live Q&A with Sarah & Sandra

Thursday 24th November: week 5 resources released

Tuesday 29th November at 1pm: live Q&A with Sarah & Sandra

All of the resources will be available for the duration of the course and for 7 days after we finish.

Cost £49 (inc VAT)

Instalment Plan is available.

Meet Your Trainers

Sarah Fisher

I’m a single adoptive mum, passionate about helping other families experiencing difficulties.

I adopted a gorgeous little boy and together we have been on a journey of discovery.  It hasn’t been an easy road, more a roller coaster, but I’m so glad I chose to adopt and I wouldn’t turn the clock back for anything.

During my journey I’ve learnt to support my son with his anxiety and have stopped some of his unacceptable behaviours.  These weren’t because he is a naughty or horrible child because he’s not, but he was very distressed, due to past trauma, and anxious and didn’t know how to show his emotions. Through the use of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) we have changed our family around and my son is now more confident and understands how to appropriately express his emotions.  It hasn’t been an easy or smooth road, but we’ve come through it and I’m passionate about helping other families do the same.

I am a trained and experienced NVR UK accredited Practitioner and Educator and trained in hypnotherapy.  I have an MSc in Educational Leadership and spent 12 years working in schools.

I run workshops, group programmes and supports parents on an individual basis worldwide.  I also train others working with parents and carers in this approach.

Sandra Summers

My professional life has been focused around supporting people to achieve positive changes in their lives. My career spans over 20 years and for the last 15 my focus has been on supporting parents, including Kinship Carers, Foster Carers and Adoptive parents.  During this time my interest grew in attachment and trauma based approaches, which is what attracted me to NVR.  When I stumbled upon NVR, I realised that many of the concepts I already implemented with my own children, so having the opportunity to help others in NVR just came naturally. 

As a parent of two young children, both my husband and I have identified some of the triggers that quickly escalate situations in our home.  Our eldest struggles with anxiety and separation, so outbursts were common during periods of transition or disruption. Like so many families we felt the emotional impact of COVID and it took a long time to get back to where we were.   What I love about NVR is the focus on connection and being present for my children.  These simple concepts help us to focus on what we need to be doing as parents and accept at times it’s not always possible to get it right. 

My career began in Social Work, specialising in the Fostering and Adoption Team. Since leaving Social Work I have focused on expanding my knowledge and understanding of NVR and assist Sarah in delivering her training and supporting families to implement this at home.  I enjoy delivering group work and like to share my own experiences of parenting and of supporting others as they overcome a range of issues. 


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