“The Circle of Security is circling the globe as an intervention to help parents raise their children with love, warmth and emotional intelligence.” ~ Dr. Dan Siegel, Neuropsychiatrist and co-author of ‘The Whole Brain Child’ and ‘Parenting from the Inside Out.
The Circle of Security© is a relationship based parenting program designed to boost your confidence as a new parent and help your growing child thrive and flourish!
The tools and practices you learn in this inspiring 6 week program will enhance attachment security between parents and children. You'll not only develop a deeper understanding of your child but also yourself as a parent all within a supportive group learning environment.
The Circle of Security© Parenting Program is based on over 50 years of Child Attachment theory. It's right for you if you would like to;
Develop a healthy secure attachment bond with your child
Learn to recognise and respond appropriately to childs emotional needs
Help your child develop emotional resilience
Understand and develop your child’s needs for both closeness and autonomy
Improve your childs emotional regulation
Respond Mindfully to parenting challenges such as meltdowns, acting out and toddler tantrums.
By the end of this 6 week program you will be better equipped to identify your children's emotional needs and respond to their behaviours in ways which result in greater resilience, fewer behavioural difficulties, better relationships with family and friends, and support improved self esteem. Doing the Circle Of Security Parenting training will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to successfully parent your children from infancy through to adolescence and adulthood.
Circle Of Security© Facilitator
Ruth Sugden is an Occupational Therapist, an Individual, Couple & Family therapist and Child Attachment Coach Educator. She has both undergraduate and post graduate qualifications from the University of Queensland, The Australian Institute for Relationship Studies and The University of New South Wales. She has completed clinical studies at the Tavistock Centre and the Institute of Group Analysis and in London with Emeritus Professor L. Alan Sroufe at the University of Minnesota.
She is qualified in all the Circle Of Security Programs and certified in advanced assessment and treatment planning/delivery as well as the DVD Parent Education training. Ruth was a lecturer at the University of Sydney (Faculty of Health Sciences) for 12 years and has worked extensively in all areas of mental health since 1978. She is passionate about the importance of secure attachment!
Strictly Limited Spots Available
6 x 2 Hour Sessions on Saturdays afternoons 2 - 4 pm (12 Contact Hours) Factilatator: Ruth Sugden Host: Womb In Bloom Venue: Bloom Yoga & Wellbeing, 4 Best Avenue, Mosman. NSW
February 2, 9, 16 2019
March 2, 9, 16 2019
Integrative Restauration iRest® Yoga Nidra is a simple yet highly effective form of meditation that is easy to learn and practice. It is suiteable for everyone of all ages and walks of life. It's espcially helpful for parents where ever you are along your parenting journey.
iRest is an evidence-based, trauma informed, transformative meditation and deep relaxation program. This mind-body approach will help you relax deeply, release stress and tension, increase your resiliency and improve your overall sense of wellbeing and vitality. Growing research shows iRest® effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and cultivates your capactity to experience joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.
During this 6 week course, you will learn the 10 step protocol through discussion, experience and sharing, as well as explore how to apply iRest® in your daily life.
This course is hosted by Fiona Donohoe-Bales, a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist, counsellor and Level One iRest® Instructor. Fiona has studied extensively in the area of yoga and mental health and is now excited to share these sacred wisdome teachings with her local community.
This course is limited to 10 participants only. Please use the booking button below to secure your place.
PARENTING FROM THE HEART
Child Attachment Theory And How To Use It
"Maternal love is our first taste of love, the origin of all feelings of love. Our mother is the person who first teaches us love, the most important subject of life. Without my mother, I could never have known how to love. Thanks to her, I can love my neighbours. Thanks to her, I can love all living beings.". ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The very first relationship your baby will ever have is with YOU. Ain't that something! This gorgeous precious bundle of love is helpless and needs you for her survival. You are the centre of her entire universe. Your baby is learning about the world through you and from you. She will learn whether the world is a safe and trusting place and through you she will learn about love, relationships and life.
The unique bond that forms between a mother (or primary care giver) and a baby is natures way of ensuring a highly dependent infant will get his or her needs met in the early years of life. The quality of this bond is thought to determine a growing childs social, emotional and cognitive development. It's also understood to form the template for ALL her future relationships from friendships to workplace collegues and especially her life partner.
Sounds Big. It is!
However, what's reaussuring to know is that Attachment is also malleable. It can be changed, modified and strengthened over time by MINDFUL AWARE parenting and sensitive ATTUNEMENT to your child's needs and individual temperament.
Attachment theory provides us with a model of thinking about our first relationships and how they influence our mental and emotional development. The formation of what Attachement theorists call a 'secure attachment' will help buffer a child against stress and is also thought to be a primary determinant of healthy self esteem and mental resilience.
The first two years of your baby's life are a critical 'period' for developing secure attachment. There are also critical 'moments' in the intimate dance of parenting between you and your child. Understanding how attachment develops in the first years of your baby's life will not only help deepen and enrich your mothering experience it will also enhance your baby’s attachment with you.
In this important and informative talk Australian Attachment expert and local mum Ruth Sugden will explain exactly what Attachment theory is and how it applies to your mothering.
She will discuss the benefits of Secure Attachment (SA) and discuss a few highlights of the latest research in this area.
Ruth will also include some simple and effective tools and practices to help increase your bond with your baby and help your baby develop a healthy secure attachment that will endure into adulthood.
"If the world was 100% securely attached we'd have world peace and happiness in one generation." ~ Ruth Sugden
Ruth Sugden is an Occupational Therapist, an individual, couple and family therapist and an attachment coach. She has both undergraduate and post graduate qualifications from the University of Queensland, The Australian Institute for Relationship Studies and The University of New South Wales. She has done clinical studies at the Tavistock Centre and the Institute of Group Analysis in London and with Emeritus Professor L. Alan Sroufe at the University of Minnesota. Ruth was a lecturer at the University of Sydney (Faculty of Health Sciences) for 12 years and has worked extensively in all areas of mental health since 1978. She is passionate about the importance of secure attachment.
Our popular Mummy & Me Post Natal Yoga classes are the ideal way to ease back into gentle exercise after the birth of your baby. At Mummy & Me you can shape up, stretch out and tone with your baby right alongside you. Our classes also offer the opportunity to connect with other new mamas in a relaxed, supportive, and friendly environment.
We also introduce your little one to BABY YOGA; gentle moves to help stretch his/her body, build motor co-ordination and restore calm to anxious fretful babies. Mummy & Me is a great way to share the joy of YOGA with your baby. New mums often tell us that their baby sleeps extra peacefully after class!
BENEFITS FOR YOU & BABY
❀ Nurtures the bond with your baby & enhances your baby's attachment with you
❀ Develops a healthy and compassionate relationship with your post baby bod
❀ Restores pelvic floor tone, abdominal and back strength
❀ Rejuvenates energy and improves mental & emotional wellbeing
❀ Eases tension in the 'Mother Muscles' - neck, shoulders and back
Our regular TEA & TALKS following our yoga classes are very popular and a great way to meet other new mums in your hood. Womb in Bloom offers regular talks from a team of dedicated local holistic health practitioners who specialise in looking after mums and their babies.
What mamas are saying.
Thank you so much for the classes and for organising the talk today. You and Womb In Bloom have certainly been a special part of the new mamma experience!" ~ Caitlin and baby Quinn
“I really enjoyed the time together at yoga for all the female company, wisdom shared and knots released. I also loved hearing from the speakers as it inspired me to make some positive changes” ~ Jen and baby Joshua