* 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.
“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.”
“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!”
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.
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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.