Parenting from Your Heart with the Brain in Mind

Parenting from Your Heart with the Brain in Mind

Trainer(s): Stephanie Bachmann Mattei
Media Format: Audio Download
Duration: 7 hours, 24 minutes
Sessions/Tracks: 7
Production Date: 01/2012
Language: English

$30.00 USD


Listen to Stephanie describe parenting challenges within the framework of brain development:

This course is designed to help you integrate NVC skills and consciousness in your parenting while learning about the latest neuroscience research in order to support you in enhancing your self-connection, empathy and compassionate self-expression; clarifying how and why understanding brain development supports your relationship with yourself and others; increasing your own mental health; and enhancing your children's brain development and integration.

Session Topics:

  • Session 1: Core Needs and Brain States: Understanding Human Behavior
  • Session 2: Self-Connection and Empathy: “Interoception” and Attunement
  • Session 3: Transforming Habitual Reactions Into Choiceful Responses: Response Flexibility Instead of Rigidity and Chaos
  • Session 4: Observations, Requests and Joyful Giving
  • Session 5: The Power of the NVC Process and The NVC Tree of Life
  • Session 6: The Dreaded Word When Children Say “No”: NVC Boundaries and Protective Use of Force with the “We” in mind
  • Session 7: Family Meetings, Celebration and Mourning in NVC: Making a Point to Enjoy Each Other

Take this course and you will:

  • Learn to understand your child's behavior by identifying core needs and mental states underlying it.
  • Support your child's foundation for social, emotional and mental health by learning about basic brain development, practical neuroscience and the impact of parenting on the developing brain.
  • Develop skills for self-connection, affect regulation, identification of the spiraling of difficult emotions and confidently guide your children when they are experiencing "difficult” emotions.
  • Offer your attuned, empathic presence and use parenting "survival moments" as opportunities to help your child thrive.
  • Empower yourself by learning strategies to help your child integrate the various parts of the brain and improve patterns of thinking.
  • Parent from an authentic place of choice and a "whole-brain approach" rather than habitual reactivity due to stress and fear.
  • Express yourself from a place of compassion and authenticity while fostering your child's brain growth.
  • Explore the concept of "limits," and whether and how to use force in a paradigm of partnership parenting while understanding the social brain.

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