Transforming families with Aware Parenting.

Transforming families with Aware Parenting.

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A 2 day online workshop diving deeply into the Aware Parenting philosophy.

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'I highly recommend Rebecca's workshops. She is an incredibly gifted and teacher and her warm energy creates a peaceful and loving atmosphere during the workshop. It made me feel very safe and accepted. I also love Rebecca's examples from her own family life - very genuine and authentic. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to participate in this workshop. I've learned a lot! Karolina, mum to 2 children.

The workshop delves deeply into children's natural ability to heal stress and trauma that they have been exposed to, from something as small as a visit to the dentist to more serious traumas such as severe accidents or medical trauma and a pandemic we find ourselves in midst of. Crying, raging and laugher can transform children’s behaviour.

It runs from 10:00am-15:00pm on the 17th and 18th September 2022. There will be an hours lunch btween 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Please note there are only 20 spaces available for this workshop.

How children heal from stress and trauma through crying, raging & laughter.

This workshop is for parents as well as professionals (teachers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, etc.). The information applies to children from birth to age 12. The workshop is held over 2 days, there will be two 2 hour sessions with an hours lunch in the middle and a Q&A time at the end of each day.

The workshop includes some small-group exercises and plenty of time for questions. It counts as six hours towards Aware Parenting certification. As regional co-ordicator for the UK and South Africa I am responsible for certifying those wishing to become instructors in these regions. All requiremnts can be found on my website.

Stress and trauma early in life can alter children's neurobiological systems and lead to anxiety, behavior problems, hyperactivity, attachment disorders, sleep problems, learning difficulties, depression, and physical illnesses.

Luckily, children know how to heal from trauma if we give them the opportunity. We will review the major sources and symptoms of stress and trauma during infancy and early childhood, and discuss the conditions required for children to restore emotional health. The focus will be on creating emotional safety and facilitating children's spontaneous stress-release mechanisms of crying, play, and laughter

About Rebecca Sheikh

Rebecca Sheikh is a certified Level 2 Aware Parenting teacher, and her passion lies in helping parents find ways to discipline without the use of punishments or rewards. She taught as primary school teacher for 17 years before having her first child. She is now the mother of two children (ages 9 and 6). She completed an MA in Counselling in Education at The Tavistock Institute in London and has done a Foundation Course in Nonviolent Communication. She also has an Oncology Certified Nurse qualification in Gentle Sleep Methods and has completed the Hand in hand Parenting Professiona Intensive. She has completed her level 3 counselling skills Jungian sandplay therapy training and PTUK therapeutic play practitioner training. Rebecca leads staff meetings in schools to help teachers look at alternatives to punishments and rewards, leads Attachment Play workshops and offers consultations to support parents with the Aware Parenting approach. More recently she is invloved in setting up a gentle play group and gentle parent and child groups. Rebecca also works on the executive council of The International Attachment Network. She works as theraputic lead at The New School in London.

** Please note you need to attend a Level 2 instructors workshop from your country of resisnece to qualify for the certification.

** Please ensure you have a quiet space to take part in this workshop.

For any questions or concessions email Rebecca at

What participants said from the previous workshops.

'This workshop provided me with precious tools to my parenting journey. Rebecca held a beautiful space over both days. She's a great communicator and the knowledge she shared has changed the way I understand a lot of my child's behaviour. The structure of the workshop made it really fun to be a part of. It was a space where parents and people who work with children from all over the world met, shared experiences whilst learning new meanings behind children's behaviours and gentle and respectful ways of approaching them.' Ana

'I recently attended Rebecca's 2 day 'Transforming families through Aware Parenting' Course and enjoyed it immensely. Rebecca is very knowledgeable but also great at presenting the information in a fun and interesting way. I gained so much, thanks Rebecca!' Christine

'Aware parenting concepts and principles are practical and make a lot of sense. they emphasise on establishing respectful and connected relationships with our children recognising our children as human beings who have their own thoughts and feelings that are to be respected. Rebecca effectively explains the concepts in a fun and understandable way giving live examples. which makes her workshops real and practical. My life has completely changed after our recent workshop I with no doubt recommend Flourishing Childhood.' Pontcho

'This has been the most fruitful experience concerning parenting in all my life. I have tried so many interventions but this suparses all! I'm happy to say this is the start of a new chapter in my life. healing my own traumas through play: I'm allowed to be myself again. I'm blown away already! looking forward to getting certified in the years to come. this is a journey on its own and I embrace it fully! thank you to everyone for the love. ' Lihle

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