Present course offerings:

Returning parents scroll down for instructions on how to access a spot in the evening classes.

Monterey Centre – Oak Bay

Sidestepping the Power Struggle

January 28th to March 10th/2020 – 7 weeks

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 to 8:30

Where:  Monterey Centre

Early Bird Rate (Dec. 2 – Jan 15): Single $140. Couple: $238.

Regular Rate (After Jan. 16th): Single $165. Couple: $280.

Call Monterey to Register: 250-370-7300

Course # 62946 A $40 binder is purchased (one per unit) on the first night

This dynamic course helps parents understand their children and effective parenting strategies.  Each week Dr. Rees, presents the LIFE material and applies it to all ages and types of families. The philosophy of LIFE is to teach parents to come up with their own answers as they dive into the material.

The $40 binder can be purchased when the course begins at the course location.


The Parent Child Connection- Eight Week Course

Applies to kids from Tots to Teens because it is focused on how we as adults behave within the Parent Child Relationship.  You will come out of this course with a greater awareness of boundaries, the roots of effective discipline and ways to communicate with everyone in your life.  Described as profound and life changing, it is sure to satisfy your needs.

Dr. Rees’ lectures are current, down to earth and loaded with insight.

Binder fee: $40 per single/couple.

When:  Wed. Evenings 7:00 to 9:00, February 12th, two weeks off for spring break, ending on April 15, 2020
Where:  Spectrum High School Library

TO REGISTER CALL: Pearkes Rec. Centre – 250-475-5400

Single – $145

Couple – $260



The Parent Child Connection

This one day course is full of information.  In the morning participants gain an understanding of each one of their children’s temperaments and their own. Allison weaves strategies to deal with challenging behaviours and ways to grow your child’s self-esteem and self-efficacy.  Discovering why kids behave the way they do is a game changer. Antecedent management (triggers)  is your greatest parenting tool.

In the afternoon, she will go through boundaries regarding responsibility. How do we help kids become accountable? How do we inadvertently get in the way of this? What about moral development? Emotional maturity? All of this and a lot more.  Bring your questions, your goals and get ready for a day of insightful ideas and perspectives.

When: Saturday, February 8th, 2020 , 10:00 to 4:00

Where: Westshore Community Centre,  West Vancouver

Price:  $135.  Book available at venue for: $35.

Register with Wet Van Recreation

Call: 1-604-925-7270 to register or click on the link above.


One Day – Victoria

Sidestepping the Power Struggle

Next one day TBA for 2020

Mad Love: A course for committed relationships.

Where:  St. Michaels University School, Chapel

When:  Six classes: Thursday nights 7:00 to 9:00, TBA

Couple seat:  $265 (incl. tax)  (that covers both of you) and includes an online manual.

This is a course for couples (of any kind) who are committed to growth within their relationship.  The combination of the LIFE material and research from leaders in the field,  provides a wide range of insights to apply to our everyday lives.

Covered in this course:

  • Harmful relationship patterns to watch out for
  • What to do more of
  • When the past is present
  • Personality traits
  • Listening, speaking and resolving issues
  • Understanding and managing feelings

Participants will work within their couple relationship while Allison presents to the group as a whole.

What to expect from the 8 week workshops

LIFE Seminars offers two distinctly different 8-week workshops to help teach the skills necessary to develop healthy family relationships. Classes consist of lectures, Q & A and discussions. You are asked to practice the principles through the week and take responsibility for your learning experience.  There are no quick fixes but you will build skills and knowledge to guide you through your parenting experience.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle


Download the Introduction to LIFE Seminars PDF for a description of the courses and process you’ll go through.

Cancellation Policy:

48 hours notice is required for a reimbursement of your course fee minus a service charge of 20%.  We can also credit your seat for the next course regardless of the notice given.  

Free returning seats can be accessed if you have taken the evening course in the last five years. You MUST have proof of registration and contact us BEFORE the class starts.  We allow ten returning seats per course so let us know early.