Live Zoom Workshops

Our live, interactive Zoom workshops, offer an intimate, information packed opportunity to work from the comfort of your own space. 

We offer 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. Participants are asked to practice the principles throughout the week and take responsibility for their learning experience. 
These courses can also create profound change in your life beyond parenting. 
*See bottom of page for a note on returning seats and Zoom classes.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle – Eight Weeks

Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm to 8:30pm PST or Tuesday Afternoons from noon to 1:30 PM. 
April  13th to June 1st,  2021 
Fee:  $135. 

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

  • Understand each family members temperament 
  • How to deal with challenging behaviour
  • How do children learn
  • Antecedent management
  • Teaching responsibility 
  • Effective discipline
  • 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. 


 

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The Parent-Child Connection   – Eight Weeks

Wednesdays  7:00pm to 9:00pm PST –  April 14th to June 2nd, 2021

This course takes a deep look at living in families effectively and parenting children of all ages. While this is a parenting course, it applies to all aspects of a person’s life. Understanding and managing feelings, effective communication, the development of self-esteem,  along with practical solutions to parenting issues.
  • Understanding and Managing Feelings
  • Communication: Listening, Speaking, Coaching and Conflict Resolution
  • Boundaries: Responsibility Boundaries, Relationship Boundaries and Personal Boundaries
  • Self-Esteem: The False Basis of Self-Esteem, Unconditional Love and Affirming the True Self
Course presentation 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

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

Course Fee: $145.  





Mad Love: A course for committed relationships.

Mondays 7:30pm to 9:00pm PST – TBA

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

Couple seat:  $265 (incl. tax)  (that covers both of you) and includes course material in PDF.




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.

 

 

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When did you take @ full price



Teacher Training – Sixteen Week Course

If you are interested in running parent education groups or expanding your practice to include parent education, this is an opportunity to go through intensive training directly with Dr. Allison Rees. In the end, you will have an opportunity to receive a certificate verifying that you have completed the LIFE Seminars training program.

The course will consist of presentation, required reading, group work and final exams.

What you will learn:

Fourteen sessions on: Parent education, behind the scenes and what parents need to know. The subjects include: Understanding Children’s Behaviour, Temperament and the Family System, Teaching Responsibility, Effective Discipline and Parenting Styles, Consequences, Communication, Boundaries in Families, Nurturing Self-esteem and Self-efficacy.

In these chapters, Allison will cover the subject from an educator’s viewpoint outlining the challenges that come up with each topic. Where do parents typically go with certain subjects. How can you assist parents to open up to changing their own behaviour rather than blaming their child or trying to apply quick fixes?  How can you support parents if strong feelings surface? Help parents understand the power of their words from a neurolinguistics perspective. Support parents to use language as a tool for self-awareness and personal responsibility.

How to run an educational group. Running an educational group is very different than running a support group or just getting together to chat about concepts.  In this section of the course, you will learn about group dynamics and to recognize challenging  behaviours.

Allison will cover listening strategies that allow participants to express themselves safely. You will also learn some basic coaching tools to motivate  participants to take action.

Interested applicants can email allisonrees@shaw.ca.

Proposed Dates and Times:

TBA

Cost: $1,200. + gst.

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.