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
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.
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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Instalment Plan is available