Parent Support Session & Training Programs
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Below you can view all our therapeutic services that will be delivered at our Croydon headquarters for parents.
The sessions are hosted by Sian Chambers-Vallance who has over 20 years of experience in therapy, including Clinical Child Centred Play Therapy, Arts Therapy, Filial Therapy & Trauma Informed Practice; and Tony Vallance, Australian Education Awards Teacher of The Year 2019.
Parent Support Session & Training Programs
Learn all about brain and behaviour, how trauma effects behaviour and regulation and lots of practical evidenced based tools to help support your children – and yourself!
Filial Therapy Child-Parent Relationship Model (6-Week Course)
C-P-R training is a research-based, parenting course that teaches parents and caregivers how to use some of the same ‘ tools of the trade’ that play therapists use to help children experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral problems. The 6-week training will help you regain control as a parent, help your child develop self-control and increase confidence, teach effective discipline & limit setting of inappropriate behavior, increase understanding your child’s emotional needs, and help you communicate more effectively with your child.
Suitable for parents of children experiencing social, emotional, or behavioural concerns such as: meltdowns, early trauma experiences and high stress environments, anxiety, separation anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, concerns related to adoption or foster care, chronic illness or disability, inattention, trauma including abuse, oppositional behaviours, aggression, attachment issues, school refusal, attention deficit problems, violence, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive behaviours. Research shows that motivated parents can be as effective as a professional in helping their child.
Dads’ Stress and Anxiety Coaching
Learn from Dad and 2019 Teacher of the Year (Australian Education Awards) Tony as he supports you to grow positive and sustainable change around anxiety, control and aggression and yes, he’s been there.
Mindfulness and Trauma Yoga
Using a trauma-informed approach we work from a whole brain based perspective. Once we understand the neuroscience and history of the brain, how it develops, why secure attachment relationships in childhood are so essential for healthy brain development, and how early trauma (including in utero, birth and sensitive periods of brain wiring) impact brain development, we can learn strategies to help manage our behavioural ‘symptoms.’
These include Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Play and Sandtray Therapy, Creative Arts Counselling and Trauma Sensitive Yoga that work with early traumas, sensations, and stresses that are stored predominately in the right and lower brain regions. We focus on building our resiliency and capacity in these symptoms, cultivating self-compassion, rediscovering the language of the body and using it to guide our healing, and creating our own sense of safety – within ourselves and with others.
Family therapy is a type of person-centred psychological counselling (psychotherapy) that can help family members improve their communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger, or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and learn better coping skills to bring you closer together.
Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy focused on helping a couple work through challenges and communication breakdowns, supports them to understand their relationship better, and develops healthier ways of relating to one another. The therapist uses specific therapeutic techniques and interventions to support the couple’s goals. Common issues explored in couples therapy may include: communication issues, negative behavioural patterns, parenting challenges, grief and trauma, difficulties around intimacy or sex, affairs or betrayals, or considering a breakup. The specially trained couples therapist will support the couple in a person-centred way through discussions, strategies, and therapeutic activities for the couple. If you want to learn how to build a healthier relationship with your partner then this is the modality for you.