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 Wednesday Zoom classes, starting October 6th:

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

(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 includes handout

 

Workshop Times



 The Parent-Child Connection: For all ages – Eight Weeks 

Zoom: Tuesdays, Oct. 12th to Nov. 30th, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm 

(Pacific Time)

Monterey Centre: Tuesdays, Oct. 12th to Nov. 30th, 2021 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm*

(Pacific Time)

* This in-person class is put on by Oak Bay Recreation. Information on pricing and how to register, will be available on their website in August. Once the information is up, we will put a link on this page.

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 and Managing Feelings
  • Systems Feelings, Perspective Taking and True Feelings
  • Communication: Listening, Speaking and Coaching
  • Resolving Issues and Understanding Conflict
  • Boundaries: Responsibility Boundaries, Relationship Boundaries and Personal Boundaries
  • Self-Esteem: The False Basis of Self-Esteem, Unconditional Love and Affirming the True Self

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

Cost: $245. per screen includes handout

 

Workshops




Mad Love- A Course for Committed Couples – Six Weeks  

Starting September 16th, 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.