Parent & Family Programs

Create a more peaceful atmosphere within your immediate and extended family.

What peace feels and looks like within each family is constantly changing.

Many factors contribute to this "lack of peace", such as:

  • changing developmental stages of both the children and parents
  • conflicts and differences between parents and extended family members
  • external stressors, i.e. popular culture, friends, financial pressures, homework
  • internal stressors, i.e. special needs, illness, different parenting styles, computer usage
  • disconnection with each other
  • lack of playfulness, fun, and joy
  • emotionally and physically unsafe
  • unable to release negative emotions (sadness, anger, frustration)
  • unsure how to express genuine feelings and meet different needs
  • intra- and intercultural or religious conflicts
  • clash of values
  • need for more "tools in your tool box"
  • societal and world conditions, i.e. poverty, violence in neighborhood, poor nutrition, war

 

All families have a tool box where they keep their

strengths,

gifts,

skills,

wisdom,

successes.

Many families need help in identifying your strengths.   I can help you you open your tool box to discover those strengths. My work is to help support your family, repairing and building your relationships and expanding your tool box with skills, strategies, techniques and vision.


The following programs are listed as follows:

  • Couples
  • Parenting
  • Family


Workshops and Series include:

Couples
(Includes parents and/or primary child care provider)

  • Create Harmony in Your Relationships
  • Mending or Tearing Conflict - What will you decide?
  • Change the Face of Anger - a Holistic Approach
  • Mindful Listening and Mindful Talking - Communciation Skills
  • The Third Side of Peace - Fiinding your common ground
  • Moral Wars - How to build bridges when there is a clash of values


Parenting
(Programs are for adults in immediate and/or extended family)

  • Nurture Your Family Soul - a Holistic Model
  • Use Rituals of Peace to Enrich Your Family Life
  • Stress Management for Whole Person & Whole Family
  • Create Harmony in Your Relationships
  • Moral Wars - Build Bridges when There’s a Clash of Values
  • Mindful Listening and Mindful Talking (introductory or series)
  • Living Between Two Worlds - Building Bridges Between Your Worlds
    (Worlds can be religious, race, culture, gender, etc.)
  • How to Deal with the Effects of Popular Culture
  • Change the Face of Anger - A Holistic Approach (Introductory or 6 week series)
  • Peaceful Parenting and Positive Discipline
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
  • Peace Wrestling - Wisdom Stories & Skills of Peace


Family
(includes both children and adults)

  • Family Peace Day - Activities, Stories, Cooperative Games and more! (Family Peace Day Picnic also)
  • Got the GRRR’s?!! Anger Management Skills for Families
  • Play & Learn -playful sessions of stories, activities and skills - for young families
  • Weaving Story & Song for Peace - in collaboration with Carla Sciaky
  • Peace in the Family: Stories & Skills to Build More Peaceful Families (visit page for details)
    • Peaceful & Healhty Families use these Building Blocks:
      • Rituals & Traditions
      • Communication
      • Playing Together
      • Restoring Balance
    • introductory session or 4-6 week series
    • Collaborative program with Opalanga, Professional Storytellers & The Conflict Center