One of the most important things we’ve learned as parents is the difference between being safe and feeling safe. For many years we thought that they were the same thing, but we have come to understand and live the difference. Our kids need us to create an environment of felt safety for them. It is an essential part of their healing.
In order to create an environment of felt safety we need to:
- Be active in our own healing
- Examine our lives and start to process our hurts and hang-ups
- Realize what our triggers are
- Own our stuff
But that is not enough. We need to practice mindfulness in the following areas:
- How we speak to our kids
- Our non-verbal communication
- Our emotional health
As participants in the Empowered to Connect Parent Training, you will be equipped with a holistic understanding of your child’s needs and development while empowering you with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help your child heal and grow.
The training is taught from a Christian perspective and focuses on a wide range of topics and relevant issues, including helping you understand the impact of your child’s history, what you bring to the parent-child relationship, the fundamentals of attachment, the impact of fear, and the importance of meeting your child’s sensory processing, nutritional and other physiological needs.
If would like to participate in our Spring semester training, you can get more information as well as a registration link HERE. Visit www.empoweredtoconnect.org for helpful resources that you can use starting today.