From everyday practical challenges to the long range results.

LIFE Seminars is a highly effective course grounded in years of knowledge and research which speaks on many levels. The material is delivered through presentations, coaching people into the material, in-depth reading to accompany the classes and a chance to hear other parents and professionals.  Classes are taught by Dr. Rees herself and supported by the LIFE Team in the larger venues.   It is recommended that when you can, get both courses under your belt:  Sidestepping the Power Struggle and The Parent Child Connection: Parenting Children and Teens


Sidestepping the Power Struggle -One Day Workshop

Spend a day with Allison creating a parenting approach and strategy that meets your families needs.  There is no cookie cutter method to parenting but understanding temperament and seeing patterns that create stumbling blocks provides powerful, life changes.

Location;  #217 – 2186 Oak Bay Avenue

$125 + GST (single seat) or $195 + GST (per couple) register below + optional $30 Sidestepping the Power Struggle book available for purchase at the event


Saturday, March 10th, 2018- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

One Day

Parenting Children and Teens : The Parent Child Connection – Eight Week Course

Course Code: 841450

Communication, boundaries and developing healthy family practices.

Dates: February 21st to April 25th.  (Spring Break off)  All presentations are conducted by Dr. Allison Rees and the LIFE Team.

Location: Spectrum School library

Register Pearkes Recreation Center: 250-475-5400

Single Seat: $145. Couple Seat: $225. Mandatory – $40 binder one per family


Wednesday Evenings 7:00 to 9:15

8 weeks

Sidestepping the Power Struggle 

Understanding who you are parenting and effective strategies for all types and sizes.  This course offers support from LIFE Leaders and presentations by Dr. Allison Rees.

Location: Monterey Center

To Register Monterey Center, 250-370-7300

February 13th to April 17th, no classes March 20th and 27th  Tuesday Evenings

Price Single: $145. Couple: $225. Mandatory $40 binder, one per family


Mad Love is a course for couples who are committed to personal growth and enriching their relationship.  This course is five sessions focusing on: relationship patterns, resolving issues, understanding emotions, talking through tough times, intimacy of knowing and being known and the dance of love and individuation.

The first night, 7:00 to 9:00.  May change to 6:45 to 8:45.


 Thursday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00

March 29th to April to April 26th.

8 weeks


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. Each educational workshop consists of a series of lectures and breakout group discussions.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle

The Details for Wednesday’s Classes

First Night: please arrive by 6:40pm to allow for the final registration process to happen.
Classes begin promptly at 7:00pm and your parenting evening ends at 9:15pm.
Where: Spectrum High School
957 Burnside Road West Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9

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