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Listening to Feelings (Yours and Theirs)

How to Stay Connected Through the Big and Little Storms of Life, and Why it Matters So Much

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We’re offering a virtual support class for moms* (and partners) to help you make sense of your child’s challenging behaviors so parenting can feel better for everyone.

This course is made for you! You get:

  • Parent-sized content (audio, video and text… choose what works best for you)
  • 6 months of access and support
  • Community of parents with kids of all ages from around the world
  • Bonus Facebook Live videos on the topics you want more clarity about AND access to recordings if you're not on Facebook! This means MORE support for you!
  • Real parenting tools that work
  • Direct help applying the ideas from Rebecca Thompson Hitt, MS, MFT, HFC, PPNE AND Jen Kobrick, Holistic Family Consultant and graduate of Rebecca's 2 year training program!

* We say moms for simplicity, but we mean any primary caregiver. It could be dad, grandma or grandpa, foster parents, future adoptive parents. Anyone who is primarily caring for a child.


Maybe you can relate to McKenna’s story:

“My 8-year-old is so demanding and has such explosive feelings. I feel like I’m being manipulated and it doesn’t feel good, but nothing I’ve done works. Transitions are difficult. Life is difficult. He can also be funny and creative, but I think that gets lost in the challenges we have every. single. day.
Nothing I’ve done has made a difference. I’ve read all the books. I just want him to stop exploding. And when I say I want him to stop exploding, I guess I need to say that I also need to stop exploding. It feels bad all around.”

McKenna sent this after she had worked with the ideas in Nurturing Connection and doing some work with Rebecca.

“Rebecca helped us to see that our son’s behavior and emotional outbursts were connected to the shock of his birth, which had been an emergency c-section. Every time we asked him to do something, he was going into a fight response in his nervous system.
Rebecca helped us to see that he needed some support in those moments to connect with his own body and move through the reaction so that he could actually respond to what was being said instead of just the shock reaction of something he didn’t expect.
It took a little time, but he’s no longer having big outbursts and he’s able to calm himself down. Transitions have gotten easier and life is more calm. I also realized that I needed some support with my own nervous system to learn how to regulate myself. It’s still a work in progress, but it already feels so much better. Highly recommend!”

This course is for you if:

  • You have a child of any age and want to understand his or her behaviors.
  • You want tools that actually work to make family life easier.
  • You have a baby or child who is intense or high-need, easily frustrated or angered.
  • Your child has experienced one or more of the following events: difficult pregnancy, difficult birth, NICU or Special Care Nursery stay, separation from parent, death, parental separation, divorce, abuse, or accidents.
  • You have a child who exhibits behaviors that don’t respond well to time-outs, punishments, or threats. In fact, it makes them worse.
  • You need someone to listen to YOU and YOUR feelings so there's space for you to listen to someone else's feelings.

The Process:

We have developed tools that combine research (left brain- logic) with stories (right brain- emotion). Our Healing Stories approach helps create space for the emotional experiences of our lives and connect it with the left-brain words. We have such a difficult time knowing what to do with big feelings. As a culture, we want to shut down the feelings when they are uncomfortable for us. But feelings are there for a reason. They’re a communication tool. Understanding why the feelings are there and what to do about it, helping us all to connect in that emotional space instead of repeating the patterns of upset or waiting to see if they outgrow it.

This course combines left-brain logical information with experiences that support what you’re learning. Our Healing Story Circles are one part of that experience process. You’ll also learn practical tools to help you handle the everyday upsets of life, as well as the bigger ones.

There isn’t a parent alive who hasn’t experienced difficult feelings, either from their child or themselves. This course is designed to help support you in getting through the rough spots so you can come out the other side connected.


Outline for this 6-month course:

September and October 2020:

Part I: Big Feelings: Why Staying Connected Matters So Much

  • Brain Stoplight (You are here…)
  • Cultural expectations vs biological expectations
  • Attachment and feelings – the glue of relationships
  • When expression hurts

November and December 2020:

Part II: Staying Connected: Understanding the Stories of the Body and Nervous System

  • The stories without words (regressions and emotional age)
  • What’s it like for you? The story of your feeling life.
  • What does your child need?
  • What does it mean to stay connected? Does it mean they can do anything they want? A boundary discussion.

January and February 2021:

Part III: Tools for Support and Your Questions

  • Listen, Listen, Listen – Bridging the Gap (Right/Left brain)
  • It’s OK to have boundaries – making it work for everyone.
  • What if I’m the one with the big feelings?
  • How do we know if we need more help?

Course Content:

  • Real parenting tools that work
  • Parent-sized content (audio, video & text)
  • Community of parents with kids of all ages from around the world
  • Bonus recordings as FB lives with your questions on course topics and other concerns from the group. We're LISTENING to YOU! These will be available whether you're on Facebook or not!
  • Book 3 e-book PDF and audiobook MP3s ($30 value)
  • Direct help applying the information from Rebecca Thompson Hitt, MS, MFT

Pay what you can…

Please pay as much as you can afford to support the work we’re doing here at The Consciously Parenting Project. We strive to make our information affordable for all families. If you can afford more, you’re helping to support a family who might not otherwise be able to have the support, so thank you for paying more when you can.

Together we are stronger.

Together we make a difference.

Together we make the world a better place.


Course Curriculum


  Welcome!!
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  You are Here (Brain Stoplight Overview) (Week 1, Sept 4)
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  E-Book and Audiobook Download
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  Bonus Content (Week 2, Sept 11)
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  Member Ask Me Anything Calls
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  Self-Care and Boundaries (Week 3, Sept 18)
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  Cultural Expectations VS Biological Expectations (Week 4, Sept 25)
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  Attachment and Feelings (Week 5, Oct 2)
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  Bonus: Attachment Myths (Week 6, Oct 9)
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  When Expression Hurts (Week 7, Oct 16)
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  BONUS: Attachment Part I (Week 8, Oct 23)
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  The Stories Without Words- Regressions and Emotional Age (Week 9, Oct 30)
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  BONUS: Secure Attachment (Week 10, Nov 6)
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  What are Feelings Like for YOU? (Week 11, Nov 13)
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  Bonus: Attachment (Week 12, Nov 20)
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  What does your child need when upset? (Week 13, Dec 4)
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  Bonus: Why Do I Do That? (Week 14, Dec 11)
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  Staying Connected with Boundaries (Week 15, Dec 18)
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  Handling YOUR Own Feelings- Week 16, Jan 8)
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  More on Boundaries (Week 17, Jan 15)
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  Bonus- How Can We Change for the Better? Handling Your Child's Big Feelings (Week 18, Jan 22)
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  It's OK to have boundaries (Week 19, Jan 29)
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  Bonus- Nurturing and Healing Strong Attachments (Week 20, Feb 5))
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  More on Boundaries (Week 21, Feb 12)
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  Listen, Listen, Listen (Week 22, Feb 19)
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  What if I'm the one with the big feelings? (Week 23, Feb 26)
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  Bonus- Regressions (Week 24, March 5)
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  How do you know if you need more help? (Week 25, March 12)
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Your Instructor


Rebecca Hitt and Jen Kobrick
Rebecca Hitt and Jen Kobrick

Rebecca Thompson Hitt, MS, MFT

Rebecca is the founder of The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC, and author of 3 books (Consciously Parenting: What it really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families, Creating Connection: Essential Tools for Growing Families through Conception, Birth and Beyond, and Nurturing Connection: What Parents Need to Know about Emotional Expression and Bonding), numerous classes and recordings, and the former co-host of a radio show, True North Parents. She is currently working on her 4th book, All Relationships Can Heal.

You can read more about her here.


Jen Kobrick, CP HFC

Jen is the wife of a space geek and homeschooling mom to two little ones. She knew when she became a mom that she wanted to parent differently than she experienced growing up. She read the usual books, took classes on birth and breastfeeding, and set out to Do Parenting Right. Then she was blessed with an intense, challenging, incredible little person who didn’t do anything the way the books said he would! Jen’s early parenting journey was difficult and emotional. She was fortunate to find supportive community that helped her adapt to her son’s needs, and when she found Consciously Parenting things really began to shift in her family and in her relationships with her children and her partner. Consciously Parenting gave her the tools and framework to grow, heal, and connect with herself and her son, and to respond instead of react in intense, emotionally heated moments. As Jen has found more joy and connection in parenting, she has felt called to support other families doing this work to heal and grow, especially families of young children. When she’s not building with Lego or making another batch of dino nuggets, Jen enjoys travel, scuba diving, knitting, and ballet. Jen is a certified Holistic Family Consultant through the Consciously Parenting Project’s 2 year training program.


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