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Eight Week Tuesday Night classes in Oak Bay: Cutting Through Conflict

People say this course if life changing not just in the area of parenting but all relationships.  Allison starts with a focus on effective communication and moves into deeper issues of parenting outlining boundaries and the hidden patterns in families.  Issues such as self-regulation, sibling rivalry, winning cooperation, diminishing power struggles and developing emotional IQ are just a few of the subjects that will by tackled.

Tuesday nights are smaller groups with Allison.  They allow for interaction and a chance to work with Allison on a more intimate basis.

Where:  Monterey Center, 1442 Monterey Avenue

To Register:  Call Monterey Center, 250-370-7300  Course Number: 128890

When:  Tuesday nights 7:00 to 9:00, October 13th to December 1st, 2015

Cost:  single seat:  $190.00  Couple $294.00 (plus tax)

Binder:  $35.00 ( can be shared with a partner)image007

1 Day Workshop: The Assertive Parent (Parent Child Connection)

This one day course will focus on the deeper part of parenting.  Our emotions, our kids’ emotions and effective communication and problem solving.  By the end of the day, you will also have a clear understanding of healthy boundaries.  This course has had a profound and positive effect on thousands of parents in Victoria.  

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

10:45 am to 4:45 pm

Book available at the course for $30.00 – not mandatory


Cost: check with Gordon Head Recreation Center

Register: –  250-475-7100

Offered at Gordon Head Recreation Center


Eight Week Course – The Parent Child Connection: The Assertive Parent

The Parent Child Connection has been renamed, The Assertive Parent but that doesn’t mean that this is a course to teach parents to be more aggressive!  On the contrary, assertiveness represents speaking without aggression, learning to hear others and being clear with boundaries around responsibilities, relationships and people’s right to be themselves.  This course is the other half of Sidestepping the Power Struggle and when both courses are taken, parent really do have the a to Z’s of parenting.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle will be embedded in this course for those folks who have NOT taken it.  

The Wednesday night classes are the most beneficial courses to take.  Only these classes can be re-attended free of charge.  They also have various facilitators to help you apply the material  to your life.

Who Attends:  Parents who have kids ages tots to older teens along with any professional working with children.

When:  TBA

Register: Pearkes Recreation Center:  250-475-5400  Course Code # 578754

Location:  The Library at Spectrum Community School, 957 Burnside Rd. West, Victoria, B.C.

Returning Parents:  If you have taken this course and you want to take it again call LIFE Seminars at 250-595-2649.  Don’t wait, there are many people who want to return and some don’t make it in free of charge.

5-Evening Workshop: Mad About You! A Couples Course

Office WEBSITE SIZEFive Monday Evenings:  to be announced

A course for couples who are committed to building a strong relationship.  Couples will be coached to look at patterns buried within their relationship and to develop communication styles that open up discussions and facilitate problem solving.  Topics beyond communication will include, mistaken thoughts, family systems and creating a new vision of your relationship.

Register: 250 –  595-2649

Where:  #217 – 2186 Oak Bay Avenue

when:  Thursday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00

November 5th to December 10th, 2015

Couple:  $265.00 per couple  or $320.00 if you want to access your extended health care benefits