though courses are no longer offered, parents often book a session or 2 to discuss & understand their presenting dilemmas and challenges.
I am also a certified Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T) Instructor & have taught P.E.T to many parents; teachers; and those who were simplyinterested in improving their communication skills.
Children need our love & understanding the most when it seems they are less deserving of it.
think it, feel it parenting courses consisted of 6 sessions lasting up to 3 hours each; 5 weekly classes plus one extra class a month later to review where you are - with a short break mid-way through each session. Worksheets are provided. This was the course outline: Session 1: Understanding your relationships and getting familiar with think it, feel it parenting…
Session 2: Learning to listen and respond effectively...
Session 3: What to do when your buttons are pushed
Session 4: Learn to problem solve the collaborative way
Session 5: Solutions and values
Session 6: Time to review the whole process
Who attended:Parents; grandparents; those working with children; school communities; in fact anyone who has a genuine interest in learning about effective communication with children, actually...effective communication with anyone!
What can you do now? Book an appointment with Naomi to discuss your needs in relation to parenting.
Watch here to see Dr.Dan Siegel talk about what happens in the brain when we "flip our lids".
and this is what some of my wonderful participants have had to say...
"The course was really helpful and has changed me in lots of ways." - parent of a 13 year old.
My daughter was young when I took part in the PET course, I learnt to become more patient with her and also with myself. I now feel more able to understand what she is trying to tell me." - parent of a 2 year old.
"So glad that we took the course together, it gave us valuable insight in to how we can work through the joys of parenting together & better support one another." - parents of 7 & 10 year old.
"Naomi is an excellent instructor, a people person who is very caring" - parent of a 7, 12 & 13 year old."
"I enjoyed the process of this course, in particular the sharing of experiences with others and knowing that my approach, though not always appropriate, is not unique within my family." - parent of a 5 year old.
"Helped me to acknowledge mine and my child's feelings and communicate more effectively with him" - parent of a 7 year old.
"My 3 year old is able to express herself instead of saying 'no' all the time. My 7 year old's behaviour is improved and she is more confident. Naomi is excellent, she is supportive, encouraging and inspiring and helped me to practice my new skills.." - parent of 3 children.
"This is a very thought provoking course. I was introduced to the 'real me'. It has helped to bring my family, especially my kids, closer to me." - parent of a 3 & 6 year old.
"I learnt a lot of useful skills to help me in daily life, not just with my son but also with my husband!" - parent of a 16 year old
Naomi is an online therapist and offers online counselling to adults individually, or couples who wish to enhance their relationship and gain a greater understanding of their needs and ability to communicate effectively. Online video counselling sessions are provided via Zoom. Naomi has also trained in hypnobirthing and offers bespoke sessions to expecting mummies and birthing partners; as well as providing parenting support.
Counselling with Naomi is unable to provide an emergency service - if you are at risk of harm then please contact your nearest hospital’s emergency department.