'Peaceful Parents' is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based parenting program to increase resilience in both parents and their children. ‘Peaceful Parents’ is a strength-based parenting workshop that is engaging, practical and supportive for parents. Parents learn strategies to lessen stress, enjoy parenting more as well as learning practical strategies to build resilience in their children.
Peaceful Parents is run by trained Peaceful Parent Facilitators who have experience and training in the Peaceful Kids program
"The strongest predictor of life success for children is being able to regulate emotions. This means when they are feeling anxious or avoidant that they can bring themselves back to being resilient. We can teach children these skills. Even better we can show them how to do it. This is where the ‘Peaceful Parents’ program is so powerful. By focusing on listening, communication and mindful parenting we can demonstrate these skills to our children day in day out.
We also know that our relationships thrive when we Connect, Protect and Respect one another (CPR). 'Peaceful Parents' builds this by helping parents to 'Connect' - To their strengths as parents, Identifying strengths of children and Developing cultures of unconditional positive regard, 'Protect' - Know how to handle strong emotions, How to listen well & calming mindfulness and emotional regulation and to 'Respect' - Using the 4 C’s – calm, curious, coach and communicate to develop ways to peacefully parent children.
Georgina and the team at Wellbeing for Kids should be congratulated for putting together such a useful resource for parents. Bravo!! "
Author, Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist
Hon. Fellow, Uni of Melbourne
Ambassador of Adolescent Success
Ambassador of ALDAF
Ambassador for Mind Matters
You will receive
Completion of the 2 Day Peaceful Kids Facilitator Training
'Peaceful Parents' has been an empowering program for our parents who are looking for more peaceful homes. The sessions have given parents useful strategies to use at home with their families and also brought about an awareness to be more present.
This was an excellent PD - would definitely recommend to other people / schools. It links in well with Peaceful Kids and with 'positive parenting' philosophies. The facilitator resources are very well planned and there is a great range, very accessible and well suited to the needs of parents. The PD content will enable facilitators to teach parents how to be mindful in particular with their children and family so they can enjoy their time together, stop the disconnect, empower their children as well as themselves with better listening and problem solving skills.
I loved the group size of the training, relaxed atmosphere and practical nature of the workshop. The content is approachable and positive. I would absolutely recommend this program. Georgie you have done such as amazing job of sharing your knowledge and preparing us as Peaceful Parents facilitators.
I would absolutely recommend this learning and PD. I feel all schools be trained to deliver this program.
I enjoyed learning more in depth about mindful parenting. The content is excellent - lots of new information and challenges for parents, giving themselves permission for self-care. The resources for parents are excellent. I would absolutely recommend this program and I would love to see Peaceful Parents at new mum's groups.
Georgie once again you have filled my cup to overflowing. I am so excited about implementing Peaceful Parents at school any my private practice. The 2 days training have been extremely informative, fun and exciting. It's great to be surrounded by like minded people. The content of program is informative, relevant and useful. Parents will benefit from participating and will leave the 4 weeks with more strategies to add to their parenting bag. It will be great for parents who children have completed Peaceful Kids as the Peaceful Kids program will make more sense to them. How good would it be if Peaceful Parents was implemented in all schools across Australia !! Georgie thank you so much. You are such an inspiration and I am truly grateful to be a part of Peaceful Kids and Peaceful Parents.
Awesome training that will be so helpful for services to provide for their parents. I now have a better understanding of Mindfulness for myself and feeling confident that I will be able to help parents understand Mindfulness. The resources are beautiful and the facilitator manual is set out in a way that is easy to understand. I think parents and children will benefit from this program as parents will have a better understanding of Mindfulness and spend more positive time with their children.
I like that the program is structured and clearly set out. The information is 'very friendly language'. Parents would take away at least some part of the course as it touches on different aspects well. The resources are accessible and look great. They are reader friendly and lovely images to support the information.
This program will be beneficial to parents within my school community. Parents will learn to value Mindfulness as a part of their life and daily routines. The resources for facilitators are terrific.
I gained a lot especially for my overall experience professional practice. I felt like it gave me a boost to my counselling skills. Personally it did help me for overall health and wellbeing and even though I am not a parent. The overall experience was excellent. The Peaceful Parent program content is excellent. I think it is the perfect amount of info for parents with just a few core concepts but room for discussion and experiences. Excellent resources and info for parents. They will be lucky to be provided such quality resources.
This program is necessary and valuable as a teacher and a parent. I would definitely recommend this program. It has validated what I am doing and as a parent it is one of the most important and rewarding jobs we do.
I feel there is a lot of support for after this session, it's not just left up to our own devices. The parents will be learning very doable skills. they will benefit a lot and so will their children, more than I think they will expect. I would definitely recommend this professional learning to other educators.
I would definitely recommend this program - a wonderful complement to the Peaceful Kids program and Mindfulness in schools. I got a lot out of the 2 days personally and professionally.
Great presenters - engaging, down to earth, knowledgeable. The activities were interactive and engaging and there is user friendly material. I am really looking forward to running Peaceful Parents alongside Peaceful Kids. The content is easy for parents to implement and the resources are helpful and easy to follow. These resources can be used in everyday life for parents. I would most definitely recommend Peaceful Parents to others - I have been running Peaceful Kids session for 4 years and the kids love it, can't wait to see how this benefits our parents.
I really enjoyed the interaction with like minded people and really valued learning the facilitator skills, discussions and modelling. I could not speak more highly of the package / program and all that is included! Clearly a huge amount of work and expertise has gone into the development. There is a generous sharing of quality resources. Honestly just feel extremely grateful for all the Georgie has created and shared. I would wholeheartedly recommend this program! Just a huge thanks for inspiration, expertise and support.
I love that this course is all about Wellbeing and not about parenting strategies. Great content for this day and age and it provides more confidence and hope for parents. The resources are amazing, I feel so prepared given the thought that's gone into the resources. I would highly recommend Peaceful Parents! A way to get back to enjoy parenting. I loved Peaceful Kids and this PD has linked in beautifully.
The program is practical, relevant and presented in an interesting manner. I feel very supported in running this program. I have gained so much knowledge and strategies personally and as a professional and an so excited now to share with our community.
I would absolutely recommend this training - anyone who has attended the Peaceful Kids training would greatly benefit from this further training to enable them to better engage with and involve parents. The content for parents is manageable and easy to understand and the ways in which the content is provided enables all types of learners to engage. The parents will be able to recognise their strengths and areas in need of development. The content is well supported by the resources which are engaging and easy to use on all fronts for both facilitator and parents. Having the resources on hand makes running the program easy - the work is done for you.
The theory / explanations / education / information and all things related to Mindfulness provided real nourishment for me. Selfishly I knew this would be the case however becoming informed and learning to deliver the Peaceful Parents program was successful achieved. I think the session content for parents is so good. It is relatable and easy for parents to comprehend. The resources provided are terrific. I think for those of us who have participated / executed the Peaceful Kids program, the Peaceful Parents program is a natural flow on.
I would definitely recommend this professional learning and the program to anyone who is connected with children and people who are seeking awareness and connection in their lives. I could come to this PL forever! The resources are fantastic and the parents love having the information to refer to and take with them. I feel the connection and growth each time - thank you.
I got a greater understanding of Mindfulness in this course. This program is very relevant to my current role. I've loved the program experience and view this time as a privilege to be a part of this Mindful / Peaceful movement. The 2 day presentation together with resources provided everything I need to run the program. This program is fantastic! it is practical, not over saturated, and practical for different learns. The resources are user friendly and it's all there ready for us to use. I liked experiencing the activities in the program first hand which helps with the authenticity. I would recommend this program - it is so valuable as parents, individuals and for professionals. It promotes wellbeing & connection - the fundamentals of happiness!!
This PD has re-energised my direction, clarified hurdles to circumvent and aspects to treasure in delivering the program. I would absolutely recommend this program to others - it is stimulating, affirming and highly applicable to catering for the needs encountered daily, amongst the communities in which I work and engage. The resources are excellent - comprehensive, attractive and simple and well able to be accessed.
There is a wealth of helpful resources for parents - well done ! They are very comprehensive, practical and accessible for both parents and facilitators. The structure of the content is well sequences and the timings are very helpful. It's so important for parents to have an understanding of their own mindfulness practice to understand their kids, so that information is very useful. I would absolutely recommend this PD to those in a Wellbeing Coordinator / leader role, social workers, counselors or Deputies.
As usual, Georgina's PD's are engaging, well organised and build on skills and knowledge already in place. The Peaceful Parents program is Excellent ! I feel confident to present this and can't wait to give it a go. I think slowing down and enjoying their own lives and time with their children will be the main benefit for parents. So much more will develop from this point - empathy, kindness and resilience being a few. Yes, Yes, Yes I recommend this program - the more we get this message out the healthier our communities will be.
I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this training. The content will enhance my practice and remind me of the things we sometimes forget. The program is excellent and the resources are amazing, so well documented, easy to follow and all laid out perfectly. I would absolutely recommend this PD and program.
Amazing, amazing knowledge that has been given. The parents will gain so much from this. The main thing for parents knowing it's ok and having the knowledge from this course they can grow their family positively. Amazing resources - it has everything. I would recommend this PD for sure, even not just for schools / teachers, even just as a parent. Knowledge is power = change = growth.
The PD had excellent professional engagement with the presenter and the group. I am now extremely informed and ready to be supported to go forth. I am excited to use and present the program to parents and I think the parents will benefit from the knowledge and understanding presented. The resources are all excellent and I would recommend this program to others because its awesome.
I have found the facilitator skills and active listening skills to be very useful. It has been good to practice these in anticipation of what parents may bring to the group. The program itself is a good cover of important ideas and the parents will benefit from taking the time to reflect on how their wellbeing affects the family. I would recommend this PD because parents are often looking for this information and it is good to be able to offer this to the parent community.
The training was very practical, relevant, easy to follow and inspiring. Very much looking forward to running this with my families. We have already started running Peaceful Kids with rave reviews and this will be a perfect connector to support children and build understanding for new parents too. Very inspiring ! I am raving to everyone about it. Would love my friends & family who are not teachers to learn all of this too.
So refreshing to attend a PD that allows you and in fact gives permission for you to 'soften' and be in our bodies, rather than always in our heads. I am so appreciative for the effort and massive undertaking and preparation of the content of Peaceful Parents. Such a sense of gratitude that I have been able to attend and soak up your knowledge, experience and be able to 'take it to the world' of my community. There is such positive and such wonderful resources. This is essential learning and skill sets for all humans, especially for those of use in positions of responsibility.
There is lots of relevant and engaging information. It is a non-judgemental way to shape parents thoughts about Mindfulness and how to best support their child. The resources are beautiful, easy to access and really practical to implement. A fantastic well organised learning experience that will benefit so many people.
The parents are going to benefit from the knowledge and practice of the skills. I would absolutely recommend this program and would love more staff from our school to attend.
I loved every minute of the course. So much information which was thought provoking and made one reflect. Loved the 'hands on' approach and wonderful to share ideas and thoughts with like minded people. Loved the different scenarios and how we can respond without judgement as a facilitator. This is a fantastic program! I think parents will benefit both on a personal level and also improve their relationship with their child (& others). Very practical tips / strategies they can use way after the course. The parent booklet is a great resource for parents to reflect back on. I totally recommend this training to others. Would promote the course for people's personal development to help inform parents. Thank you Georgie for your generous spirit. You are a wonderful facilitator and motivator !
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What resources do I receive when I do the training?
You will receive everything you need to run the program with parents from the manual and parent workbook to parent tip sheets and even weekly emails. You will not need to purchase anything to run the program.
Who can run the program?
The Peaceful Parents program can be run in schools, organisations, private practice or any organisation you work with parents. The program can be run by individual wellbeing therapists or any member of school staff including Wellbeing Leaders, School leaders, teachers, mental health professionals, Psychologists or Counsellors and also staff in organisations such as psychologists, counsellors, social workers, chaplains, youth workers, mental health nurses.
Can I run the program for profit in my own business?
Peaceful Parents facilitators who attend the training do not need to purchase the licence if they are running the program within their own school or organisation as a non for profit service. However if you would like to run your own Peaceful Parents Workshops for profit in your own business or private practice, program graduates can purchase the Peaceful Parents Licence and Kit. The Licence allows you to develop your private practice, delivering the Peaceful Parents program in schools, organisations, hospitals, wellbeing centres or in private venues. The additional Peaceful Parents Kit provides you with everything you will need to build your own successful Peaceful Parents business including advertising on the Peaceful Kids website. Find more information here on the Business licence.
How do I become trained in the Peaceful Parents program?
You will need to attend the 2 day training program. You will need to have been trained in the Peaceful Kids program first and there are no exceptions to this. You also need to have run at least 1 Peaceful Kids group with children and be practising Mindfulness yourself.
How does the program run for parents?
The Peaceful Parents program is a 4 week workshop that is run for 2 hours each week. The workshops are consecutive and not separate workshops, so parents need to commit to attend all 4 sessions. The groups run with approximately 8 - 12 parents.
Is this a counselling program or group therapy?
No the program is not a counselling program or group therapy. It is an educational course for parents and you will not be expected to counsel parents with any individual issues or issues around their children.
I am not a counsellor, so it is ok to run this program with Parents?
Yes. This program is specifically designed to be run as a life skill and education based program and not a counselling program. This program is a life skills program that gives parents the skills and strategies to increase their wellbeing and knowledge in strategies to help their children build resilience. Although this is not a counselling program, it is still a requirement that you have highly developed interpersonal skills and a genuine respect and understanding of parents in your setting.
Any other questions?
If you have any other questions about the Peaceful Parents program content email Georgina at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the training dates, booking in, changing dates or invoice queries please contact our Administration Manager Angie at email@example.com