Archive for "Parent Groups" Category

  • From Mind Full to Mindful: A Group for Parents 2017 Spring - 2017.02.09 ( Parent Groups )

    "Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?"
    - Goldie Hawn, Founder of MindUP



    Who, me? Yes, you!

    • Are you the parent of a highly sensitive, intense or challenging child or teen?
    • Do you often find yourself reacting rather than responding?
    • Is something stopping you from parenting the way you’d like to?
    • Do you find the daily hassles of parenting get in the way of simply having fun with your child?

    What is mindful parenting?

    Parenting can often feel like a juggling act. Balancing the demands of work and home life, coordinating schedules, and dealing with daily hassles can leave little time for joyful connection with our children. In this 8-week program, parents will learn how shifting the emphasis from doing to being has a profound effect on parent-child relationships. We will explore how a mindful approach to parenting moves us from reactive to reflective, and helps us to recognize and respond to the needs of our children.

    Through meditation, group exercises, and discussion, parents will gain greater awareness and acceptance of themselves and their children in order to shift from mind full to mindful parenting.

    How will mindful parenting help me?

    • Decrease parenting stress
    • Increase confidence in parenting
    • Improve communication within your family
    • Cultivate connectedness with your children
    • Develop healthy emotion regulation skills in parents and children
    • Learn to see it, feel it, and be it for sensitive and intense children



    Fees (for 8 sessions):

    $525 / person | $900 / parenting couple

    Dates & Times:

    Thursdays 6pm – 7:30pm | March 30th – May 18th, 2017

    Registration:

    Call 778-294-8732 or E-mail us at info@lapointepsychology.com
    Seating is limited! Book Early!!

    Location:

    All workshops will be offered at The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic:

    128-3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey, BC V3Z 0K7.
    A note about parking: there is a parking lot in the back of the building; there is also street parking on Rosemary Heights Crescent and on 34 Ave.


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    Presenter: Dr. Jill Haydicky

    Registered Psychologist #2208

    Dr. Jillian Haydicky is a Registered Psychologist who cherishes the opportunity to walk alongside children, teens, and parents in her clinical practice. She is committed to promoting wellness and resilience through the use of family-focused treatments.

    Dr. Jill is a certified facilitator of an evidence-based mindfulness program for parents and youth. Her research on mindfulness has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.



    From Mind Full to Mindful: A Group for Parents 2017 Spring

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  • From Mind Full to Mindful: A Group for Parents 2016 Fall - 2016.08.22 ( Parent Groups )

    "Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?"
    - Goldie Hawn, Founder of MindUP



    Who, me? Yes, you!

    • Are you the parent of a highly sensitive, intense or challenging child or teen?
    • Do you often find yourself reacting rather than responding?
    • Is something stopping you from parenting the way you’d like to?
    • Do you find the daily hassles of parenting get in the way of simply having fun with your child?

    What is mindful parenting?

    Parenting can often feel like a juggling act. Balancing the demands of work and home life, coordinating schedules, and dealing with daily hassles can leave little time for joyful connection with our children. In this 8-week program, parents will learn how shifting the emphasis from doing to being has a profound effect on parent-child relationships. We will explore how a mindful approach to parenting moves us from reactive to reflective, and helps us to recognize and respond to the needs of our children.

    Through meditation, group exercises, and discussion, parents will gain greater awareness and acceptance of themselves and their children in order to shift from mind full to mindful parenting.

    How will mindful parenting help me?

    • Decrease parenting stress
    • Increase confidence in parenting
    • Improve communication within your family
    • Cultivate connectedness with your children
    • Develop healthy emotion regulation skills in parents and children
    • Learn to see it, feel it, and be it for sensitive and intense children



    Fees (for 8 sessions):

    $525 / person | $900 / parenting couple

    Dates & Times:

    Thursdays 6pm – 7:30pm | Oct 6th – Dec 1st, 2016

    Registration:

    Call 778-294-8732 or E-mail us at info@lapointepsychology.com
    Seating is limited! Book Early!!

    Location:

    All workshops will be offered at The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic:

    128-3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey, BC V3Z 0K7.
    A note about parking: there is a parking lot in the back of the building; there is also street parking on Rosemary Heights Crescent and on 34 Ave.


    View Larger Map




    Presenter: Dr. Jill Haydicky

    Registered Psychologist #2208

    Dr. Jillian Haydicky is a Registered Psychologist who cherishes the opportunity to walk alongside children, teens, and parents in her clinical practice. She is committed to promoting wellness and resilience through the use of family-focused treatments.

    Dr. Jill is a certified facilitator of an evidence-based mindfulness program for parents and youth. Her research on mindfulness has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.



    To download and print out the information, click here.

  • Summer Learning Series for Parents/Caregivers - 2014.05.20 ( Archive, Parent Groups )
    Summer Learning Series for Parents/Caregivers

    Presented by The Wishing Star Developmental Clinic

    1. HELP my child is not rational - figuring out your preschooler

    June 21st (Sat) 9:00AM – 1:00PM

    This workshop is a wonderful walk through the psychology of the preschool stage. Understanding why they are impulsive, reactive, defiant and completely irrational at times. We will apply this understanding and knowledge to responses that grow brains into lovely and rational beings.

    2. Sense & Sensitivity

    July 12th (Sat) 9:00AM – 12:00PM

    In this workshop we will work to understand the experience of the sensitive child. We will discuss underlying causes of sensitivity, the developmental risk that it presents for the sensitive child, and ultimately, ways to support and respond to the needs of the sensitive child. This small group setting and extended time offers more opportunity to make sense of your own child.

    3. LARGE & IN CHARGE - restoring your rightful place as a parent

    July 26th (Sat) 9:00AM – 12:00PM

    Sometimes things get turned upside down and you find your child telling you what to do and how to do it. In other words, being bossy, demanding, prescriptive, clingy perhaps and needing to control. This workshop will focus on understanding how things get flipped upside down in today’s parenting culture, and taking steps toward turning it right side up!

    4. Worries & Wonders

    August 16th (Sat) 9:00AM – 12:00PM

    This workshop will focus on making sense of the world of anxiety for children as they experience it. We will discuss the roots of anxiety and use our understanding of such to inform responses and supports for the child who might be struggling with too much worry. This small group setting and extended time offers more opportunity to make sense of your child’s anxiety.

    Location

    These workshops will be offered at the The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic:

    129-3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey, BC V3S 0K7.


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    Cost

    $60 / Preschooler Workshop (Workshop #1) | $50 / Workshop #2, #3 or #4

    Registration

    Please contact our office
    Phone: 778-294-8732 | Fax: 778-294-3732 | Email: info@lapointepsychology.com

    Click here for our contact information.

    To download and print out the information, click here.

  • Fall 2013, Surrey, BC: Power to Parent Part 1 - 2013.07.27 ( Archive, Parent Groups, Upcoming Parent Groups )

    Surrey, BC

    The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic

    Topic: Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s Parenting Series – Power to Parent Part 1: The Vital Connection

    Dates: Fall 2013

    • September 18, 25
    • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • November 6

    Registration: Contact The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic at 778-294-8732 or info@lapointepsychology.com

    In order for parenting to work, children – including teenagers – must be in right relationship to their parents. Nothing is more crucial or pivotal in parenting than this seldom recognized or addressed factor. In this course, Dr. Neufeld explains the concept of right relationship, providing practical suggestions for parenting children of all ages with attachment in mind. This course is the foundation of the Power to Parent series. Children are meant to be raised in the context of their attachments to the adults responsible and nothing will work right unless this context is cultivated and preserved. Although the focus of the course is parents and parenting, the material is equally applicable to the school setting and to treatment.

    Some of the many topics addressed include:

    • dealing with resistance and oppositionality in children
    • addressing the roots of aggression
    • preventing being replaced by competing attachments
    • disciplining in ways that don’t divide
    • addressing separation problems and anxieties
    • raising children who are capable of deep and fulfilling relationships
    • dealing with kids who seek to dominate instead of depend on their parents

    This video course and discussion group will be facilitated but The Wishing Star’s own Susie Lang-Gould, MA, RCC.

  • Oct 18 & 27, 2012, Surrey, BC: Power to Parent Part 2 - 2012.08.02 ( Archive, Parent Groups, Past Parent Groups )

    Surrey, BC

    The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic

    Topic: Power to Parent Part 2: Helping Children Grow Up

    Registration: Contact The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic at 778-294-8732 or info@lapointepsychology.com

    A video course and discussion group facilitaed by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a two part series that focuses on Dr Neufeld’s revolutionary scientific approach that turns parenting right-side up.

    For more information on the parent group please contact our office or download our brochure.

  • Why I Love Presenting! - 2011.11.25 ( General Information, Parent Groups, Workshops )

    Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.
    Wishing Star Founder

    This past weekend I went out to Merritt, BC to present a workshop on Parenting the Energetic Child – as always the attendees were an inspiration and a joy to spend the day with! My amazing host – Lynn Snook – the regional advisor to the Infant Development Program in that area for a long while and a wonderful leader in this province in terms of how we support young children. She also is an angel who came and met me in Hope so I didn’t have to drive the snowy Coquihalla for which I am beyond grateful!! The Civic Center was all decked out for the holidays as Merritt was busy gettting ready for its annual Christmas parade and lighting festival this weekend. Best part of doing these workshops is seeing all this wonderful communities! And at my workshop, there were many very lovely particpants (a group of about 100). Amongst them, 3 gorgeous kiddos – the littlest participants of the day who provided some in-room inspiration for us all to focus on. Read more »