Circle of Security Parenting Program

Circle of Security Parenting Program

A well attached child is secure – Circle of Security Parenting.

Developed by Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper and Bert Powell in the 1980s and based on John Bowlbys research on child/mother attachment, the Circle of Security Parenting educates parents on healthy attachment; What it is, why it is important and how to achieve it.

Many factors influence how you parent, and research has shown that offering ways to be with your children when they  are distressed, angry, happy, sad etc can enable them to feel safe and secure and provide an essential gateway to their well being, both in their childhood and also into their future.

Even if a parent has had a healthy and well attached relationship with their primary care-giver, (which in our society is usually the mother), research has shown attending this program can deepen awareness of how you provide nurturing to your child/ren.

In this program, you will learn how to communicate and most importantly how to reflect on your relationship with your child/ren, what gets in the way of you being with your child/ren and how to recognise these times and manage them so they no longer hinder your parenting.

If you have tried or are still trying to be the perfect parent, STOP! This  creates tension in your parenting, frustration and self criticism. This program is full of practical suggestions and helps to build your self awareness so you can continue to support a secure and well attached child as they grow through the different stages of their childhood.

You already have what is necessary to be a good parent. You are hard wired to form a close and lasting attachment with your child/ren. through a secure attachment your child/ren can feel safe and cared for as they navigate the myriad of emotional feelings and experiences.

This program can be delivered as private sessions to one or both parents or to small groups of parents and grandparents. The program runs for 1.5hrs each week for 8 weeks. 

Contact us for course dates, times and costs.

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