Live Zoom Workshops

Courses offered at various times via Zoom offer an intimate, information packed opportunity to work from the comfort of your own space. Pacific Time zone.
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.  LIFE Seminars creates profound change in people’s lives beyond parenting.

*See bottom of page for a note on returning seats and Zoom classes.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle – Eight Weeks

Two times available

Jan. 26th, to Mar. 16th, 2021
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 9:00
Jan. 26th to Mar. 16th, 2021
Tuesday afternoons, noon to 1:30  – Special offer for this course only. Tamara Deering will lead a follow-up three-week review of the course material. Dates to be announced.
Online Live platform to cover weekly material. This includes PDFs of the course material. 

The couple seat allows each parent to take the course at a separate time while the other hangs with the kids. Please sign up as a couple if you want to access the two separate times. If not, you are both welcome to share the screen at the same time.

Single Seat – One time frame:  $135. 
Couple Seat – Two time frames: $216.  

You will have time to work with the material each week with Allison’s guidance. Zoom has been a highly effective platform and in many ways, allows parents to go deeper. Working from the comfort of their home they are able to ask questions, hear Allison’s presentation and benefit from other parent’s comments and thoughts. The printed material is included in this course as chapters are sent out weekly following the presentation.

This dynamic course helps parents understand their children and effective parenting strategies. The LIFE material applies it to all ages of children and types of families.

*More information about the Sidestepping the Power Struggle Course, with a video introduction by Dr. Rees, is available here



Choose day(s) of the week


The Parent-Child Connection   – Boundaries, Understanding and Managing Feelings, Communication, Family Patterns… 

Wednesday Evenings  7:00 to 9:00 Jan. 27th to Mar. 17th/2021.

Weekly classes with Allison, exploring all aspects of being a parent whether you have preschoolers, schoolage kids, teens or young adult children. The course is based on The Parent-Child Connection material. This material goes deep and challenges participants to do some digging into their own personal patterns of communication, thinking and parental boundaries.  You don’t have to be a parent to take this course.

 I am opening registration to all adults, even if they don’t have children rather than trying to fit in the same material to separate courses. While this is primarily a parenting course, it applies to everyone. This is NOT about quick fixes or trying to fix somebody else. This is about what you have control over, YOU. The primary teaching will be from 7:00 to 8:30. From 8:30 to 9:00, I will be answering questions. 

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

Course Fee: $125.  

PDFs included in the course fee.


Mad Love: A course for committed relationships.

When:  Feb. 8th to March 15th/21 , Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PT.  Six Weeks

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

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, with a video introduction by Dr. Rees, is available here

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

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

Proposed Dates and Times:


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.