Children who feel hurt and angry disconnect from their parents - parents who sense that disconnect feel discouraged when their child-rearing approaches aren’t working. Even when parents attempt to improve their relationship through parent-child therapies, they may find that the interventions focus on improving behaviors without considering the core issues underneath: attachment and trauma.
This workshop, hosted by Collectively Rooted, offers a different lens that focuses on the physiologic, nonverbal connection between parent and child to improve the relationship. Using principles from two attachment-based modalities---Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay---learn how to enhance regulation, connection, and joy between parents and children as well as guide parents to do reparative work around family trauma.
You will discover how to
Get to the heart of a child’s deeper thoughts, feelings, wishes, and beliefs without relying on the child’s ability to verbalize with words
Facilitate active dialogue between parent and child that’s both safe and gets to their core issues
Practice scenarios for de-escalating child and parent dysregulation, facilitate optimal arousal and affect regulation
Learn gentle ways to intervene and redirect a misattuned or critical parent