TKG LISTEN: Big Feelings Workshop with Melody Elder & Laura Dotson

ADDRESSING “BIG FEELINGS” WORKSHOP @ Riviera PlaySchool in Redondo Beach

 The Big Feelings Workshop is a 2-part series!

Dates: Wednesday January 16, and Wednesday January 30

TImes: 6:30 to 8:30

Cost: $20 per person for enrolled families, and $40 per person for the general public.

We hope to see you there!  It’s a great workshop!

Workshop Content:

Addressing “Big Feelings”: 

My child’s and my own

 Understanding and responding to intense feelings 

Parenting is a life-long learning process of nurturing our connection with our children.  Parenting is “messy” business.  There is no “prescription” for dealing with the day-to-day challenges of raising children.  There are, however, basic communication tools that can assist parents in dealing positively with challenges, while deepening the relationship between parent and child.

Workshop Content:

This workshop will focus on situations that elicit intense feelings for children and parents and provide insight and support for addressing those feelings. Although theory will be presented

, the emphasis of the workshop will focus on participants’ specific situations or concerns.  Discussion points to include:

• Understanding the emotion we call “anger” • Recognizing “triggers”

• Learning safe methods for expression of anger • Identifying potentially stressful situations

Introducing Facilitators Laura Dotson and Melody Elder:

Laura Dotson M.A., LMFT, is the mother of 4 adult children and the grandmother of four.  Laura has had over 40 years of varied experience working with adults, children, families of all kinds. She was a long time staff member at Play Mountain Place (a humanistic preschool and elementary school) and currently is the Psychological consultant at Manhattan Beach Nursery School, working with parents, children, and staff members.  Laura is a Marriage and Family

therapist; she holds a Masters Degree in clinical psychology and maintains a private practice in Hermosa Beach.

Melody Elder M.A. is the mother of an adult daughter and teen-age stepson.  Melody is a parent educator and school advisor with over 40 years experience working with families in nursery school, elementary school, middle school, adult school, and home-school settings. Currently, Melody maintains a parenting coaching practice in the South Bay where she works individually with parents as well as facilitates on-going monthly parenting support groups.  Additionally, Melody works part-time teaching and directing at Manhattan Beach Nursery School. She holds a Masters Degree in Education and in Spiritual Psychology and is a credentialed teacher in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education.

Cost for enrolled parents: $20 per person

General public: $40 per person
Location: Riviera PlaySchoolDate/Time: November 14, 6:30 ~ 8:30

Space is limited: RSVP and advanced payment is required.

Please send payment to:

Riviera PlaySchool

“Communications Workshop”

808 Calle de Arboles

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

this workshop is not organized nor facilitated by TKG.  This is informational only.

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