The Center for Violence-Free Relationships is offering a “Parenting from your Heart” eight-week workshops to help parents communicate in a way that builds their emotional connection with their children. The workshop will be held on 6-8 p.m. Mondays starting on Aug. 27 and ending Oct. 22.
The “Parenting from your heart” series will help parents understand the needs behind their children’s behavior, empower their kids to open up, cooperate and realize their full potential and handle disagreements, problem behaviors, and tantrums without yelling, spanking or relying on the threat of punishment or the promise of rewards.
The workshops will focus primarily on teaching parents Nonviolent Communication (NVC), founded by Marshall Rosenberg. NVC has been used around the world to mediate conflicts, nurture relationships, and promote peace. NVC is also known in some circles as “giraffe language” because the giraffe has the largest heart of all land mammals. The giraffe symbolizes having a large heart for compassion for one self and others.
“The best part about this workshop is that it allows the parents to stay connected to their desire to love their children consistently and empowers them and their children to connect at the heart level. What happens when this occurs is almost magical,” said Zacapa, who has seen this happen in many parents lives. “The result is parent and child reaching out and working together to meet each others needs compassionately.”
The “Parenting from your heart” workshops will be held at the Center for Violence-Free Relationships at 344 Placerville Dr., Suite 11, Placerville, CA 95667.
To register for the workshop or for more information please contact Anne Truka-Mello at 530-626-1450 or 916-916-939-4464 or EddieZ@thecenternow.org. Cost is based on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.