Present course offerings:

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

Eight Week – The Parent Child Connection – Course # 28880

Starting: Wednesday, February 12th and running until April 15th with two weeks off for spring break. 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Register: Call Pearkes Recreation Center @ 250-475-5400

The Parent Child Connection takes you on a deep journey of parenting. It covers communication, boundaries, limits setting, self-esteem and family decision making.  This course will have a profound impact on your applying to all ages, all relationships and your own personal growth.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle

Eight Week – Sidestepping

Thursday Evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 – April 9th to May 28th

Where:  St. Michaels University School – Chapel

Early Bird Rate:  Single – $135. Couple – $210. Before March 15th.

Regular Rate:  Single – $165.  Couple – $240.


If you can commit to the eight week course, you will have time to work with the material each week with Allison’s guidance.

This dynamic course helps parents understand their children and effective parenting strategies. 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 binder can be purchased at the course.  $40.

Boundaries and Communication- Eight Week Course

Join Dr. Allison Rees, with a small group of people to explore boundaries, communication, parenting, intimate partners and mostly, YOU. Concepts from all of the courses will be touched upon.  Profound, intimate and life changing. It will consist of presentation, Q & A and doing your homework.

Allison’s studio is a warm and cozy space to share for 90 minutes over an extended lunch.  Rarely offered and limited seating.

Individual Seats Only:  $145.

When:  Thursday Afternoons, Noon to 1:30 – March 26th to May 14th.
Where:  #217 – 2186 Oak Bay Avenue

Don’t hesitate to email regarding any of the courses above.

One Day – Victoria

Sidestepping the Power Struggle

February 29th, Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:  St. Michaels University School – Chapel

Single rate:  $125.  Couple rate: $195.


Mad Love: A course for committed relationships.

Where:  St. Michaels University School, Chapel

When:  Six classes: Tuesday nights 7:00 to 9:00, April 14th to May 19th, 2020

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.