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The Sixty Second Shift - An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up and Shutting Down

The Sixty Second Shift – An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up or Shutting Down

How could it be possible to shift your parenting experience in as little as sixty seconds? Simply by accessing the ability to choose while utilizing your imagination, you can open the door for change in the moment and in your relationship with your child (or yourself). Preparation: Begin taking whole body pictures when things are […]

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Rewrite Your Parenting Experience – The Power of Affirmative Statements

What’s your parenting story? We all have one. It goes something like… I’m this type of parent (crabby, angry, perfectionist, lazy, doting, creative, silent, or maybe even adventurous) and my child is this sort of child (bratty, loving, high needs, testy, artistic, funny, resistant, sullen, jumpy, self-reliant, pushy, patient, or maybe even mean). The surface […]

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safe friend

The Safe Friend – An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up or Shutting Down

Do you ever feel completely alone in your parenting journey? Or maybe you have plenty of company, but it feels like something is missing – a trusted person you can talk to anytime. A safe friend can be an actual friend you know in person, someone you trust that you know from a distance (maybe […]

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Headed for the exit?

The Smooth Exit – An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up or Shutting Down

Do you stalk off and pout or brew in negative thoughts when you feel irritated? Consider exiting smoothly instead. Preparation: Let your child know you may leave the room at times to address feelings. Scene set up: The challenges of life are getting to you and while you are trying to be patient with the […]

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Are you a wave waiting to crash?

The Sensation Wave – An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up or Shutting Down

Have you ever felt like there’s a tsunami brewing inside of you? What happens when you resist or carry out waves of such intensity? Emotions are sensations in the body. Sure, we have a mental narrative that accompanies what we are feeling. However, when we tend to the presentation of emotion in the body we […]

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Try the sensation balloon...

The Sensation Balloon – An Alternative Approach to Blowing Up or Shutting Down

What does a balloon do as it is being blown up? It expands and accepts the air as part of itself so it can be enjoyed – until it pops. The sensation balloon is a way to meet the feelings you have in your body with gentle yet direct attention so you pop how and […]

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The Whole Body Camera – Experience and Appreciate Parenting with All of Your Senses

Cameras have come a long way since many of us were children. Digital cameras snap shots with ease and instantly show the image on a tiny screen so you can retake, enjoy, and take some more! What happens if you don’t have your camera though? Surely there’s a time you’ve forgotten it… Make use of […]

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