Upcoming Workshops

Attend live and interactive Zoom workshops with Dr. Allison Rees

Parents are encouraged to take both Sidestepping the Power Struggle and The Parent Child Connection.  You can start with either course.

*See bottom of page for a note on returning seats and Zoom classes.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle – Eight Weeks

Offering two (different times) on Wednesday Zoom classes, starting : (recorded classes for catch-up)

February 8th to March 30th, 2022.

12:00pm to 1:30pm or 7:00pm to 8:30pm 

You can choose your time preference when you register below:

(Pacific time)

Sidestepping the Power Struggle, a course for parenting children from tots to teens:

  • Understand your children’s temperament and tailor your parenting to their needs
  • The study of tempermanet also helps parents understand their own temperament and personality clashes within the family.
  • What creates challenging behaviour?
  • Review common power struggles, why they happen and how to change them.
  • Discover why kids don’t listen, act defiant and don’t cooperate.
  • How do we hand responsibility over to our kids and how are you getting in the way?
  • Effective discipline means to teach. What are you teaching?
  • Do consequences work? When do you use them? How?

*More information about the Sidestepping the Power Struggle Course, including a video introduction by Dr. Rees, is available here. 


Cost:  $245 per screen or per family and includes handout. 

Upon completing the payment, please click the Return to Merchant button for more information about your upcoming seminar. 


Workshop Times

 The Parent Child Connection:  Boundaries, Communication, Internal and Family Systems –  Eight  Weeks with Bonus material from online courses

Zoom: Tuesdays, Oct. 26th to Dec. 14th, 2021 – Noon to 1:30 PM 

This course takes a deep look at living in families effectively. Feelings and behaviours between people within the family are often unconscious, reactive and passed down through generations.  Until you see these patterns, they will keep playing out.  If you are a parent, your understanding of this material will have a profound impact on the development of your child. If you are taking this course as co-parents, you will identify typical patterns that take place during stress or tension. If you take this course just for yourself, it will give you insights into your internal ability to create balance, harmony, courage, patience, connectedness, calmness and compassion.  
  • Understanding True Feelings vs. Systems Feelings
  • Patterns: Seeing Them, Breaking Them.
  • Communication: Listening, Speaking and Coaching
  • Resolving Issues Peacefully
  • Boundaries: Responsibility Boundaries, Relationship Boundaries and Personal Boundaries
  • Self-Esteem: What is it? How do we nurture it? 

More information about the Parent-Child Connection Course, including a video introduction by Dr. Rees, is available here


Cost: $245  Includes 30 minute private session with Dr. Rees

Upon completing the payment, please click the Return to Merchant button for more information about your upcoming seminar. 

Mad Love- A Course for Committed Couples – Six Weeks  

Starting  February 10th, 2022, Thursday Evenings from 7:30 to 9:00

Zoom allows you privacy to work as a couple on the exercises and take the course in comfort. The class is a very focused, educational group designed to equip couples with the tools and insight they need.
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:
  • Best practices for a healthy relationship
  • Systems theory and hidden patterns
  • What to do more of
  • When the past is present-unconscious reactions
  • Personality traits – understand each other
  • 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. Zoom classes are preferred by participants. It gives couples privacy to practice skills or discuss concepts with Allison being available to help during class.

*More information about Mad Love, including a video introduction by Dr. Rees, is available here

 $265 per couple

Returning parent?

If you have taken one of the two LIFE Seminars courses at full price either in person or via Zoom in the last five years, you may attend that same course again using the button below. Just enter the date of when you last took the course for full price. Please show proof of previous attendance.

Note that you must be returning to the same course for this offer: Sidestepping the Power Struggle or The Parent Child Connection

If you are interested in attending one of the courses offered above, use the button below to attend at the returning parent price of $45 and to indicate which course you want to attend and when you last paid full price for it.


Which course are you returning to?
When did you take @ full price

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.