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Integrative Parenting Class and other Central Texas upcoming events

September 16, 2013

Integrative Parenting: Strategies for Raising Children Impacted by Attachment Trauma

IntegrativePareningAvatarThis five-week class will meet on Friday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:30pm.  I scheduled a day-time section to catch parents who need to rely on school to provide the childcare.  My colleague Suzette Lamb, LPC-S will be teaching a Monday evening section beginning in mid-October.

This workshop will help you :

  • Identify the root of your child’s behaviors
  • Learn effective methods to calm reactive and misbehaving children
  • Strengthen the parent-child bond
  • Identify the impact of past trauma on the parent-child relationship
  • Heal the hurt child through attunement, nurturing messages, and comforting touch
  • Facilitate attunement between caregivers and children

Topics will include –

  • Attachment and Trauma 101
  • Creating connections with your child
  • Solutions to your child’s big behaviors
  • Parenting dominos – thoughts, feelings, and responses
  • Boundaries and consequences with love and attunement

Friday Afternoon Classes  ~  Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1  ~  12:30pm – 2:30pm

Individual Registration: $100 for the five week class

Parenting Partners Registering together: $175 total for the five week class

Register here:


How to Talk about the Hard Truths in Adoption: San Antonio


What do we say to our children when “She couldn’t take care of you” isn’t enough anymore, especially if the truth involves things like abandonment, substance abuse, rape, or serious criminal history? How do we explain abstract social concepts like poverty or “one child” laws to young children when it’s hard for even adults to understand?

avatar_sanantonioblogBy bringing in ideas from memory processing and attachment theory, “How to Talk about the Hard Truths” will first help parents with the idea of WHY we would give this hard information to our kids in the first place. Robyn will offer examples and ideas about how to give our children age-appropriate and honest information about their life stories. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will understand the why it’s important for children to know the truth about their life story. Robyn will help parents and professionals develop the tools and language for discussing these difficult topics with children, while emphasizing the importance of attunement when sharing stories and supporting attachment. There will be LOTS of time for questions and discussion!

Saturday, October 12 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Pathways Youth & Family Services
4243 Piedras Drive East
San Antonio, TX

This fun and interactive workshop has been held in both Austin and Denver, CO. Participants have reported that the workshop is fun, interactive, and given them the confidence to tackle these hard topics.

Register Here:


Adoption Knowledge Affiliates Conference- “Chapters In Adoption”

adoption_knowledge_affiliates_smallRegistration is now open for this Austin, TX conference that uniquely brings together adoptive parents, adopted people, birthfamily, and adoption professionals.  This year’s keynote and breakout sessions will focus on healing preverbal trauma and loss, openness and authenticity in adoption, and honoring each other’s stories.  You really don’t want to miss this!

See the full line-up and register for the conference here:

One Comment leave one →
  1. Joanne Jacques permalink
    September 17, 2013 8:20 am

    is there going to be a dvd? This sounds perfect for my family however, I cannot attend.

    joanne j

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