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 and second day to be announced.

$125 + GST or $195 + GST per couple (register below) + optional $40 binder available for purchase at the event


Saturday, November 25th, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

One Day

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

Communication, boundaries and developing healthy family practices.

Dates: October 10th to November 28th.  (the course might be extended by a week so that parents can spend time with their kids on Halloween!)   All presentations and group work are conducted by Dr. Allison Rees.

Location: Windsor Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road

This course has started. Winter 2018 course information coming soon.

Tuesday Evenings 6:45 to 8:30

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: Spectrum School Library

This course has started. Winter 2018 course information coming soon.

Wednesday Evenings

October 11 to November 29

7:00 to 9:15

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.