- April 4: Orientation, technical issues, classroom questions and answers
- April 11: Rebecca Thompson-Hitt and Consciously Parenting
- April 18: Robin Grille and Neuro-Social Evolution - How Was Connectedness Lost, How To Reclaim It, And What It All Means For Humanity’s Future
- April 25: Artifical Reproductive Technology: From the Inside Out with Margaret Rosenau, MA, SEP, RCST®
Rebecca Thompson began The Consciously Parenting Project, Inc. in 2007. She had been struggling as a parent, trying the same old things that we all do when we feel out of control and it had only made things worse. Turns out that all the fancy degrees in the world* only made things worse and that true change happened when she was able to let go of trying to “make” her son do what she wanted him to do and actually connect with him and his story. Finally, through a series of divine connections and healing opportunities, she could see her family was turning around and she wanted to share what she had learned with others who were ready to make a change. Sounds simplified, but it was anything but easy. She will talk about her journey, and provide an outline for parents who want to "consciously parent."
“The parent-child relationship is more important than any behavioral intervention, consequence, or punishment.” Rebecca Thompson Hitt
April 18: Neuro-Social Evolution - How Was Connectedness Lost, How To Reclaim It, And What It All Means For Humanity’s Future with Robin Grille, psychotherapist
Robin Grille joins neuropsychology, epigenetics, psycho-history and anthropology to illustrate how and why many of the world’s cultures lost, over centuries, the capacity for healthy connectedness in early life. Now that so much is known about the centrality of connected relationship for healthy human function, there is a social and global imperative to ease back towards the healthy connectedness society. The implications are bigger than you think. And your job is more important than you realized.
- Neuro-social evolution: how cultures adapt to their environment by re-structuring the human brain in early life
- Why did so many cultures adapt by interrupting or eliminating healthy attachment?
- Breastfeeding is important for psychological health, social health - much more than just immunological health and digestive health
- The role of gestation and childbirth customs in neurosocial evolution
- The social role of oxytocin, and the neurology of love… and human bliss
- Why child-rearing reform is of critical importance for humanity’s future
- How your professional work is changing families, culture, society and therefore the world
“Since our childhood experiences so strongly influence our emotional health, the way we raise our children is of profound consequence.”
April 25: Artifical Reproductive Technology: From the Inside Out with Margaret Rosenau, MA, BCST, RCST®, SEP
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) from someone who was conceived with it! Lecturer Margaret Rosenau will give a brief overview of the history of ART, share her conception story and its insights and discuss the challenges and gifts ART brings to embodiment and development.
“We cannot change what has happened in our lives, but we can change our relationship to our past experiences, our expectations of the future — and most importantly our life in the present.”