Join us this February as Terri and Stephanie Brown lead us in a three week workshop on Good Enough Parenting (GEP). Terri and Stephanie attended the Good Enough Parenting facilitators workshop in San Diego this past year, and have since taught the class to the families in the South Sound Church of Christ.
This February, they are bringing their resources to benefit the families in the Seattle Church of Christ. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 7th, 14th and 21st from 9am to 1pm at the Queen Anne Church Building (2555 8th Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119).
The cost of the class is $50.00 per family and includes the GEP workbook, all materials and refreshments. Space is limited to the first 30 families that sign up. To register give a check for $50 (written to the Seattle Church of Christ) to Terri (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Stephanie (email@example.com) Brown, Alex and Danielle Whitaker or Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jen Rollins or contact through email.
Using biblical principles and Schema Therapy, the workshop is designed to help parents who
- Feel stuck in old parenting habits and traps
- Want strong Christian guidance in raising their children
- Want to be able to help other families
- Wish to overcome unhealthy parenting habits
Why it is Effective
Research has shown that when core needs are not met during the formative years of a child, “Lifetraps” (schemas) will develop. These core needs are:
1) Basic Safety
2) Guidance & Protection
3) Stable Base & Predictability
4) Reasonable Limits
5) Love, Nurturing & Attention
6) Empathy & Validation of Feelings
7) Acceptance & Praise
8) Faith (Spirituality)
While no one’s parenting can ever be perfect, “Good Enough Parenting” offers a step-by-step guide on how parents can learn to meet these core needs, and provide parenting that is “good-enough” to prevent Lifetraps from developing in their children. “Good Enough Parenting” – a series of seven parenting workshops – was developed by John and Karen Louis and is based on Schema Therapy founded by Dr. Jeffrey Young. The series will be taught in 3 blocks in our workshop in Seattle.
“In a world of too much information, ‘Good Enough Parenting’ uses movies to teach parents how to MEET CORE NEEDS, and, at the same time, how to avoid passing down their own dysfunctional behaviors. Schema Therapy has been successful with adults, but I have always wanted to see someone do something on preventing schemas, or Lifetraps, in children, and here it is!”
~ Dr Jeffrey Young
Dept of Psychiatry, Columbia University, USA