Present course offerings:

Returning parents scroll down for instructions to attend the eight week, Wednesday night program.


Sidestepping the Power Struggle

Oct. 16th,  to Dec. 4th, 2019

Wed. Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00

Where:  Royal Bay Secondary School

Please select single or couple’s pricing:

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.

Early registration before September 15th receives the $40 binder free of charge. The $40 binder can be purchased when the course begins on location or can be purchased in advance with the button below:


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.  This is an advanced course.  You will hear concepts in this course that you most likely haven’t heard before because it looks at why communication and boundaries matter and how we influence our child’s emotional and mental health.  You will learn skills that will apply to all of your relationships but most of all, you will learn about yourself.   From practical to profound, take this course and change your life.

Binder fee: $40 per single/couple. Please note: early bird registration deadline is September 15th.

When:  Tuesday Evenings 6:30 to 8:30, Oct. 15th to Dec. 3rd, 2019

Where:  Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave.

TO REGISTER CALL: 250-370-7300

Early Registration starts Now:

Single – $140

Couple – $238

September 16th onwards

Single – $165

Couple – $280



Sidestepping the Power Struggle

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, October 5th, 2019, 10:00 to 4:00

Where: Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive, 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

When Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Mad Love: A course for committed relationships.

Where:  #217 – 2186 Oak Bay Ave.

When:  Six classes: Thursday nights 7:00 to 9:00,  Nov. 7th to Dec. 12th, 2019

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

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.  The venue where the returning seats are offered is only at the Wednesday Evening classes held at Spectrum Community School, where we have the room.  We allow ten returning seats per course so let us know early.