Embodied ParentingBody wisdom for easier, happier, low-stress parenting
Online practical course
18 March to 22 March
10 experienced teachers and guest speakers
20+ hours of live learning, recorded for you
You will learn tools and practices that help you
keep your head cool and compassion intact
build trust through aligning values, words and actions
understand the wisdom behind the behaviors
increase family regulation, resilience and wellbeing
recognize and transcend reactive patterns and triggers
keep anchored through temper tantrums and teenage outbursts
stay connected to teens through the turbulent years
uphold values and boundaries in the face of external pressure
reduce conflict, defiance and other challenging behaviours
feel and deal’ with intense emotions, without joining the chaos
rediscover pleasure, play and joy in your relationships
grow and learn from, instead of react to, your teens
find and sustain support and a nourishing self-care practice
safely and authentically express, rather than suppress, feelings
empower your teen’s confidence, positive body-image and self-awareness
influence through curiosity and confidence instead of control
keep communication open and safe, without triggering shame and shut-down
foster identity, connection and belonging through family stories, rituals and routines
A personal message from your event hosts Kirstie Seaborne and Jane Dancey
We invite you to our online-course, honoring the power of embodied learning and transformation, to support you through your parenting challenges.
Our children look to us to be their source of strength and leadership. But living with the daily roller-coaster of their intense moods and emotions can leave the wisest parents feeling disempowered. We discover we are the stressed and angry parent we said we’d never become. How can we transform our triggers, make sense of our child’s behaviors, and not take them personally, so we can parent with more peace and empathy?
Even when our relationships are happy and healthy, how do we foster our child’s confidence, self-worth and wellbeing, so they can face modern life with more resilience? How do we keep conversations open, safe and shame free, when they turn to issues such as sex and consent? How can we bring back our own sense of pleasure, passion and play, that got lost somewhere along the way, so we be role-models for living an imperfect, often messy, yet satisfying and nourishing life?
When there are so many external pressures, like social media, competing for our children’s’ minds, bodies, and spirits, how do we help them explore and advocate for who they are and what they want to become? And how do we uphold our own family values, ethics and boundaries (and help everyone make smart choices with smart phones!)
We have personally faced every one of these questions, and more, in our own parenting lives. And we have had as many varied experiences between us as we have cooked hot dinners; from single-parenting to special-needs parenting, children joining our families through fostering, birth and adoption, and witnessing their extraordinary transitions from birth through to adulthood.
Although our experiences of family life differ, we share common parenting concerns, and came together through our shared passion for teaching parents/carers about how the body’s intelligence can support us, because embodied practices have transformed our relationships; not only with our our families and communites, but with ourselves. When we connect to the wisdom of the body, we experience ourselves differently – as more influential and skillful, and worthy of receiving compassion and care for ourselves. We’d love for you to experience that too.
Embodied Parenting hasn’t solved all our parenting problems, but we are more likely to take wise action, more often, when we are in a resourced, rather than reactive state, and when we trust we have everything we already need, to be the parent we aspire to be.
Despite an increased awareness about the importance of the mind-body connection, it is still the missing ingredient or simply an ‘add on’ to other parent-trainings. This course – the first of its kind to delve deeper into the topic — is our commitment to filling that gap. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Walsh from Integration Training for supporting us to spread the word to a wider audience through this online platform.
Every morning and evening, we will personally guide you through core practices designed to help you meet the events of the day with less stress and more ease. We will share our favourite activities for supporting regulation and resilience, and we will teach you how to create a sustainable self-care practice.
But you will learn so much more than that, because we have invited international speakers who have their own unique embodied experience and expertise to share, covering a wide range of parenting topics.
We look forward to introducing you to the speakers on this page, soon.
Founder of Embodied Parent Education, Leadership Embodiment Coach, Compassion Fatigue specialist, supporting caregivers at risk of traumatic stress.
Embodiment Coach, Rites for Girls Facilitator, Senior Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher, empowering women and girls through transitions of menarche to menopause and beyond
What people say about learning with us…
“This stuff is gold dust. It’s the what, the why, but most importantly the how. A triple whammy of in-the-trenches parenting strategies, with body-based learning to put it into practice, and someone who really gets it, because they’ve been there. It’s what I’ve been looking for all along”
“The workshop was challenging but invaluable. I finally feel like I know how to make a REAL difference to my family. I’ve already had many opportunities to use the techniques we
“Jane has helped me through a very important time of my life…through her patience and understanding she has shown me ways to control emotions and feelings – many of the methods I have used to help others. I can not thank her enough for all she has done, and cannot recommend her highly enough”.
“I had the privilege of working with Kirstie several times and I am blown away by her work. Not only is it proving helpful in
“I feel comfortable and safely held in Jane’s sessions, relaxed and energised, alert and responsive. I love the discovery that’s possible with Jane that gives me feedback about my own state and effectiveness”.
“Kirstie has been my beacon of light. I was feeling hopeless, helpless and worthless and knew I had to call her for support to help me change my opinion of myself. She uses a direct approach, humour and a clear vision of what you can achieve and it’s all within your grasp. You can use her techniques immediately, they are easy to put into practice. They have given me so much strength and reassurance”.
Teachers and Facilitators
Susan (MFA, RSME/T) is a dance and somatic educator and a pioneer of embodiment in education. She is the author of The Embodied Teen (North Atlantic Books, 2018), the first book to offer a somatic movement education curriculum adapted to the unique needs of adolescents, based on decades of working with youth in the U.S. and abroad. Susan is also the founder of Embodiment in Education and offers workshops and teacher
Dr Lori Baudino
Roma is lit up by listening, connection, intimacy and community. She has been supporting parents for 15 years as a birth-worker, and consults internationally as a Hand in Hand Parenting Consultant; the approach is relevant for babies to teenagers and on topics such as setting limits, aggression, separation issues, toddler tantrums, school struggles, and sexuality. She runs retreats and writes and speaks on parenting, listening and relationships, as well as teaching locally and online.
Sophie offers women the tools and support they need to live their soul work and co-create the world we all want for future generations. She has built successful marketing strategies and launches for individuals, organizations, and inspiring projects, like the TreeSisters ‘Million Trees’ campaign and Red School‘s global menstruality movement. She has clarified an embodied, feminine, soulful approach to marketing to support women change-makers to grow their audience, income, and impact, with ease.
Kim McCabe is the founder director of Rites for Girls CIC which, since 2011, has offered year-long Girls Journeying Together groups, support for mothers and training for women wanting to support girls. Author of ‘From Daughter to Woman’ she guides parents through the teen years, helping them to create rites of passage for their girls. She’s on a mission to make the lives of girls that bit kinder, safer and better protected.
David Weinstock is
Ted Braude, known as “the
Stephany is a Certified ICF Coach and Embodiment Facilitator, working with clients with
Anna Cole, PhD. is Regional Lead for Hand in Hand Parenting. The organisation has an international reputation for delivering attachment-based, trauma-informed interventions to parents needing support. Anna brings over 25 years as a research academic to her lived experience of parenting. She is an experienced and compassionate teacher and loves to share the embodied, experiential Listening tools to help parents facing all kinds of challenges.
Itay Yatuv is the Artistic
Yoga, meditation and senior Embodied Yoga Principles teacher. Currently writing a book ‘Mindful thoughts for fathers’. He has taught in a variety of contexts – classes, courses, retreats, festivals and online events (including Meditation Embodied and the Embodiment Conference), is web designer and lives and practices in a family context, has been practising for 28 years.
We regret to say that Francesca Reddon and Jamie Abrams both cannot deliver their sessions due to family emergencies.
Francesca will be replaced by Itay Yakov. Itay Yatuv is the Artistic
You will receive practical instructions and guidance on how to:
- Choose parenting practices suitable for you.
- Develop or sustain a regular self-care practice.
- Develop caring skills
Extra content for you
Downloadable guided meditation audio files, ebooks, videos and documents by experienced meditation practitioners.
how will the event work?
The event consists of hour-long Zoom sessions (these are like group Skype calls). Zoom is an online video conference platform- its free to use, easy to access and allows the opportunity for you to participate and interact with the speaker and/or other participants.
Zoom calls will be led by an experienced teacher, and may include opportunities for questions, there will also be two panel discussions (one at the beginning of the week, and one at the end).
There will be 3 or 4 live video calls per day, spread across time zones globally, so wherever you are you will have the chance to attend some live calls, all calls will be recorded and available for download for a week after the event. That means you can choose to join the live event or listen, and re-listen to the recording of any session at a time that is convenient for you.
If you want to know more about Zoom, how to use it and its possibilities and limitations, we will be sharing an introductory “how to use zoom” video before the event…but basically, it’s free and easy and can be used on many devices – desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles.
There will also be a private Facebook group for conversations to take place and for other information.
• The event will not be athletic and all bodies are very welcome
• No previous experience of meditation or embodied work is required
• It’s recommended to have a Facebook account as discussion and some resources will be posted there
• A good internet connection helps with Zoom and break-out discussions if you can make the calls live
• Remember calls will be recorded and available to download for one week if you can’t make the actual calls.
07:00 - 08:00 AM Welcome Session, orientation and practices for building intention, trust
Jane Dancey & Kirstie Seaborne
13:00 - 14:00 PM Rites of Passage to make growing up easier - why they matter and how to create one for your child
19:30 - 20:30 PM Body Knowledge: The secret ingredient for truly engaging with your child, understanding their individual needs while making sure you feel authentic & valued
Dr Lori Baudino
21:00 - 22:00 PM Why should we care about the body in parenting? Why does it matter?
Panel Discussion : Guest Teachers / Hosts
07:00 - 08:00 AM Simple Practices for Self
Care : Movement and Breath awareness to work with and support the nervous system.
13:00 - 14:00 PM Listening
Partnerships : An embodied structure for emotional coregulation that makes you more available as a parent
19:30 - 20:30 PM The Embodied Teen: Body Intelligence to help youth develop the inner resilience they need to thrive, now and into adulthood. (Skills for parents and teens)
21:00 - 22:00 PM Setting Loving Limits and Playlistening: Working with unworkable
07:00 - 08:00 AM Being the steady anchor through the storms - how to avoid getting ‘hooked-up’ in our child’s behaviours and swept away by intense moods
13:00 - 14:00 PM If I love my children, why is there hurt? Why we have conflicts with our children, and how to deal with them
19:30 - 20:30 PM What’s With The Boys? Parenting the boys for Manhood - an emodied approach to power, conflict and love, creating real results for parents and boys.
21:00 - 22:00 PM Modern Parenting Dilemmas. Exploring challenges and sharing ideas for parenting in a Digital World
07:00 - 08:00 AM Practices to support embodied self-compassion and how to be a safe anchor for our child
13:00 - 14:00 PM Exploring The Four Elements as a Parenting Resource as a way to reconnect with ourselves and children and to bring in other ways of being when required
19:30 - 20:30 PM Empowering Our
Children : Empathic Presence, and practices that help calm our systems in challenging moments
21:00 - 22:00 PM A session to review, recap and reflect and explore what you want more of, or want to cover more deeply
Jane Dancey and Kirstie Seaborne
07:00 - 08:00 AM Micro-moments of regulation - how to sustain a peaceful body through orienting to gentle pleasure in our environment, and using touch as nutrition.
13:00 - 14:00 PM Getting back into your business joyfully after a parenting break. Practices for harnessing the creative energy of parenting and stream it into work, for powerful results
Sophie Jane Mortimer
19:30 - 20:30 PM Embodied mindfulness for parents
21:00 - 22:00 PM Concluding
Session : Exploring Rhythms, Transitions, Endings and Finding Support
Jane Dancy and Kirstie Seaborne
spaces are limited!
Regular Price £199 Final price £150
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