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Consciously Parenting South African Membership

Your guide to raising an emotionally healthy family

Pay what you can

We're excited to announce the launch of Consciously Parenting South Africa! We are bringing our relationship-focused parenting support to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and more, all from the comfort of home.


As part of this membership, we'll be exploring Rebecca Thompson Hitt's book, Consciously Parenting: What it Really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families, which touches on all the areas of family life that parents get stuck. Feelings, boundaries, understanding what your child is communicating, learning how to prioritize the relationship, and making space for your own needs to be met. It’s a growth tool that doesn’t judge or shame, but helps you to see things in a new and healthier way.

The package comes with 8 modules, one for each of the Guiding Principles in Book 1, each with about four 5-9 minute videos for a total of over 3.5 hours of content. The Guiding Principles are there to guide you to find your own answers, rather than being a list of things to do. And you'll have support along the way.

"Tessa, you have sent me on a journey that I didn't know existed, that I didn't know I needed, that I didn't know would change every single aspect of my life.
For everyone reading this: It is truly as promising as it sounds!
One of the most profound discoveries I made while on this journey was that, through consciously parenting my own child, I get the incredible chance to re-parent myself in order to become more of the person I want to be for myself and others.
I became aware of my own triggers, my hurt, my trauma, stories I and others have created about myself, about parenthood, about childhood, toxic traditions and limiting view-points. Only by becoming aware of these things, we can start acknowledging, digesting, testing, questioning and re-shaping them and stop reproducing them into the next generation. I feel empowered and enabled in a way I didn't expect.
It all started out as a search for tools to handle my child better, how to make him cooperate more, how to discipline gently but it just turned out to be so much more than the tool kit I expected, yet still got, but I got so much more on top of it.
Another very profound experience was that I found my village. Whenever we get together for a workshop, I feel that we have unleashed the power of humanity. We don't fake it, we don't mask, we don't pretend to be a certain way. We are real, we are vulnerable and we are open to receive the healing that humankind deserves. We heal together, in connection, in relation, and we are determined to pass this on to the next generations.
Tessa, I simply cannot put my gratitude into words!
I love you for all that you do and all that you are!" ~ Aleks

You also get both the full audiobook and the PDF versions of Consciously Parenting: What it Really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families so you can follow along. Exercises and practical things you can do in every module are included to help you really understand the material and apply it to YOUR family, starting today.

Membership includes: one monthly live Q&A Call, 1 monthly Healing Story Circle calls (90 minutes), access to all content in the Consciously Parenting Learning Center, and access to our member support online. Healing Story Circle calls are an opportunity for you to practice listening and being heard to help you find your own answers. Our members rave about them and can't wait for the next one! You learn from every call, even if you don't do any sharing. This alone is worth the price of membership. (Valued at $25 each)


You have choices for your membership.

You can purchase a membership that is just the content and a live Q&A call per month with Tessa and Rebecca.

You can purchase a membership that includes the content and one virtual Healing Story Circle per month, along with the Q&A.

Or you can purchase a membership that includes all of the above AND one virtual parenting support session with Tessa once per month.

Together we are stronger.

Together we make a difference.

Together we make the world a better place.


Your Instructor


Tessa Nel
Tessa Nel

I haven't always been a conscious parent.

In the very early years, I was a traditional, mainstream mama. I used punitive techniques in an attempt to control my children's behaviour. It didn't work. They were miserable, I was miserable.
I had an honours degree in psychology, a background in counselling, and no idea how to handle my own children.
I turned to mindfulness for help with my emotional reactivity. I studied and practiced independently for years. This is how I found conscious parenting. I lived and breathed my learnings, and I slowly began to shift.
As a result, my whole world shifted.
I found Rebecca Thompson Hitt and The Consciously Parenting Project. Enrolling in Rebecca's two year training programme was one of the best decisions that I have ever made (for me personally, and for my family). I learnt the true meaning of connection, I learnt a different way of being (for myself and in relation to my children), and I learnt the power of healing in connection with others.
The shifts within me, and my family, were so profound that I was inspired to share my story with others. I created a facebook group, Mindful Mamas (South Africa), with the intention of bringing like-minded mamas together in a safe online space.
I also began facilitating groups face-to-face (locally, in Cape Town) to share Rebecca's teachings. The groups provided a safe space for mamas to come together, learn about conscious parenting, and receive much needed emotional support. What a gift (for the mamas and for me), and I have learnt so much in the process.
In a nutshell, parents who receive support are better able to support their children. Parents who are seen, heard and felt, in a safe space, are able to connect with their own truths, and therefore can connect more deeply with the truths of their children. And parents who are empowered with new information can choose new tools to assist them in challenging situations with their kids.
I have recently graduated from the training, and am joining Rebecca online to spread her teachings across South Africa. I am thrilled to be part of this exciting membership, and I do hope you will join us.

Tessa is certified as a Holistic Family Consultant (HFC) through The Consciously Parenting Project's 2 Year Training program. She also holds an honours degree in psychology from University of Cape Town, South Africa


Course Curriculum


  Welcome to the Course!
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  General Discussion about the book or other parenting questions
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  E-Book and Audiobook Download
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  The Brain Stoplight
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  BONUS! Recording of Booktalk
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"Tessa, you have sent me on a journey that I didn't know existed, that I didn't know I needed, that I didn't know would change every single aspect of my life.
For everyone reading this: It is truly as promising as it sounds!
One of the most profound discoveries I made while on this journey was that, through consciously parenting my own child, I get the incredible chance to re-parent myself in order to become more of the person I want to be for myself and others.
I became aware of my own triggers, my hurt, my trauma, stories I and others have created about myself, about parenthood, about childhood, toxic traditions and limiting view-points. Only by becoming aware of these things, we can start acknowledging, digesting, testing, questioning and re-shaping them and stop reproducing them into the next generation. I feel empowered and enabled in a way I didn't expect.
It all started out as a search for tools to handle my child better, how to make him cooperate more, how to discipline gently but it just turned out to be so much more than the tool kit I expected, yet still got, but I got so much more on top of it.
Another very profound experience was that I found my village. Whenever we get together for a workshop, I feel that we have unleashed the power of humanity. We don't fake it, we don't mask, we don't pretend to be a certain way. We are real, we are vulnerable and we are open to receive the healing that humankind deserves. We heal together, in connection, in relation, and we are determined to pass this on to the next generations.
Tessa, I simply cannot put my gratitude into words!
I love you for all that you do and all that you are!" ~ Aleks

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