I offer three regular workshops: Parent Well-Being, Compassionate Kids and Family Focus. I also facilitate additional workshops on different topics. In all of them, we explore theory and science and you will leave with a list of excellent resources and tools you can put to use right away.
“Suzanne’s workshops are so informative, balanced and useful! If you are looking for help with parenting or counselling, I highly recommend her – she is thoughtful, compassionate and understanding. She uses practical and helpful resources to get you started.”
“Thank you so much for facilitating the session today. I got a lot out of it and actually began applying it as soon as I got home.”
“Whether you see her individually or attend one of her workshops, you will benefit from Suzanne’s wisdom. She connects easily with her clients and provides guidance intuitively and compassionately. She provides a safe and non-judgmental space to explore parenting and other personal issues. I highly recommend Suzanne!”
Suzanne was able to tailor the workshop to the needs of our participants which included teachers, ECE’s and parents. From the first e-mail, Suzanne was friendly, prompt and respectful.
The 30 participants who participated had this to say: “Great team work initiatives;” “I must remember that I am of more value to the children if I am in Balance;” “Loved ‘What is the Weather Inside’;” “Met and surpassed expectations”.
Suzanne was very open to adjusting her plans to accommodate participant questions or concerns. She was down to earth, yet showed incredible knowledge and wisdom. She brought us tools to use and resources to look into. This is a workshop that we could highly recommend.
Supporting Social and Emotional Skills in Children: It Starts With Self, Qualicum Beach, BC
How to Support Your Anxious Child at Home
I am delighted to co-facilitate this workshop with Lori Magri MEd, RCC. We will be discussing the difference between everyday worry and anxiety, the brain science of anxiety, and strategies you can do with your child to help them cope if they experience anxiety. This workshop is for parents of elementary school-aged children who experience excessive worry.
This workshop is not currently scheduled. Please check back here or subscribe below to be added to the email list.
- What does it mean to parent with compassion?
- What does it mean to be compassionate towards ourselves?
- Why is it important?
- How do you stay calm in times of stress?
In the Parent Well-Being workshop, we will explore aspects of compassion – what it is and why it is important for ourselves and our children. We will look at the role of stress – how it impacts our ability to parent with compassion and ways to stay calm in the middle of stress.
The Parent Well-Being Workshop is not currently scheduled. Please check back here or email me to be put on the waitlist.
Compassionate Kids: Teaching Social and Emotional Skills at Home
- What is self-regulation?
- What does “emotional vocabulary” mean?
- Can we increase our children’s (and our own) emotional vocabulary?
- What is the link between emotional vocabulary and self-regulation?
This workshop digs into these questions and gives you activities you can do with your family to build caring and compassion at home.
Next Compassionate Kids Workshop is January 26, 2019.
- What values does your family hold?
- How do you communicate those values to your children?
- What is the culture of your family?
- How can you create a Family Charter?
In the Family Focus workshop, we will explore the story of your family – what it is, what you would like it to be, and how to change it. You will leave with practical ideas for connecting with your family and bringing your children into the conversation.
Next Family Focus Workshop will be fall 2019.
In addition to my regular workshops that I offer in North Vancouver, I enjoy being invited to facilitate workshops for groups, organizations or schools. Here are some of the workshops I have presented previously:
Seymour Heights Play-Based Programs, North Vancouver – Compassionate Parents, Compassionate Kids
PacificCARE Family Enrichment Society, Qualicum Beach – Supporting Social and Emotional Needs in Children: It Starts with Self
Heart-Mind 2018, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, Langley – Compassionate Parents, Compassionate Kids
BCACC Skills for Mindful Living Series, West Vancouver – Supporting Social and Emotional Needs in Children: It Starts with Self