Is there a special child in your life who would appreciate the gifts of resiliency and strong social-emotional skills?
Or maybe family relationships are vitally important to you and you would like to learn how to improve them?
I offer Family Focusing Activity Sessions in which at least one child and one parent attend together. It could be the whole family attends. Working together, the Focusing skills we learn in our sessions can be practiced and reinforced at home as you are learning together.
“The benefits of Focusing for a child’s development:
Children have a better sense of who they are and manage to communicate better with other children and adults about their feelings, choices and underlying needs. They are better able to protect themselves against the influences of the outside world and also develop a kind of inner radar for what is right/good/supported or wrong/bad/ for their own development. They are calmer and more able to stay in contact with their boundaries. And they create, new possibilities and choices. They are able to express their feelings, not only in words, but also in many other ways. They can develop greater inner safety and a strengthened identity, giving them a grounded presence in many different situations.”
From an article: Working with Youth, by Rene Venegelers, a Focusing trainer specializing in children. Click on Rene’s name for a brief video example of his teaching.
Session length will vary with your family situation – generally class time will be 60-75 min with adult and child together and can include phone or email support with the adult to review progress, assign a skill to practice and answer questions. Sessions may include stories, discussion, movement, brain games, Focusing and art activities. There may also be reading assigned outside of class and will always be exercises to practice outside of class. Generally, we’ll meet in person at my home for these sessions. In some cases, we may be able to meet at your home for an additional travel fee. These sessions can be done via videoconference if you have access to a printer to print materials we’ll be using for activities and if you are willing to pre-gather a few common items like keys and art supplies. If you are interested in these videoconference sessions, let’s first chat by phone to make sure this will work well for us all.
Email me HERE to discuss details or find a time that works for you. I currently offer sessions at my home on weekdays either Tuesday or Wednesdays. More options are available for zoom videoconference sessions. I am on EST (Eastern Standard Time zone USA). You can pay for sessions here now via paypal or at the time we meet via check or cash.
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