Conscious Parenting Practice Group
An online practice group to help you grow alongside your children.
Facilitated by Caroline Griswold and Alejandra Siroka
You’ve come to conscious parenting classes or workshops and learned a lot. You’re working on bringing more consciousness to your parenting every day.
As your kid(s) grow, you run into new challenges, and you’re not always sure how to meet them in alignment with your parenting vision and values.
Sometimes you have questions you don’t know how to answer—or who to ask about. Social media groups may help from time to time, but often you are pointed in conflicting directions. Where do you go for sound advice? How do you find a group of like-minded parents now that your child is no longer a baby?
The good news is that such a group exists now! My teaching partner Alejandra Siroka and I are facilitating it, and we welcome you to be a part of it.
Join our Conscious Parenting Practice Group!
HOW IT WORKS
This practice group is a four-part series of monthly video calls.
We will gather once a month for four months. You will show up in this group from your home via computer, tablet, or phone through Zoom, a videoconference platform.
We will connect for an hour and a half once a month and practice how to apply conscious parenting skills in your specific parenting situations.
We’ll start with a common theme and work on situations that arise from the participants of the group.
In each session, you’ll receive coaching from Alejandra and me and interact with other parents in break-out groups.
Your kids are growing, and so can your conscious parenting skills!
This practice group is for you if you have attended a class or workshop with Caroline Griswold and/or Alejandra Siroka, or have worked with either of us one-on-one and you want to:
integrate what you learned as your children grow;
gain a deeper understanding of how to communicate authentically with your children, co-parent, and other caregivers;
ask questions about your specific situation and child(ren);
practice using conscious communication tools in context; and
belong to and learn from a group of like-minded parents.
* If you attended other compatible workshops or classes and would like to explore the possibility of joining the group, contact me. We’ll set a time for a phone chat to see if the group would be a fit for you.
4 sessions of interactive practice
Answers to your questions
Coaching from Caroline and Alejandra
An audio recording of each session for you to download and keep
Conscious parenting tools and practices
The opportunity to share and learn with and from other like-minded parents
This practice group will meet once a month on four Thursdays from July – October 2019, from 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Pacific.
Session #1 Thursday, July 18, 2019
Session #2 Thursday, August 15, 2019
Session #3 Thursday, September 26, 2019
Session #4 Thursday, October 24, 2019
We will connect via Zoom, a videoconference platform that allows us to hear and see each other live and break into smaller groups. You will be given a link to enter the practice group once you register.
$29 per session
$99 for all 4 sessions
Caroline Griswold is a respectful-parenting educator and coach. She helps parents find greater joy and connection with their children and grow into their parenting with grace, insight, and humor. She is passionate about bringing more ease and confidence to parenting, and facilitating respectful communication between parents and babies from birth. A lifelong educator, Caroline was inspired to pursue certification in Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach, or RIE® (www.rie.org) after experiencing how this respectful parenting approach transformed her relationships with her son and partner.
Alejandra Siroka, M.A. has devoted her life to the study and exploration of language and communication. She believes bringing consciousness to our communication is essential on the path of transformation and a fulfilling life. Her passion is to help people communicate authentically to develop thriving human relationships and live in alignment with their values. She founded Language Alchemy, a transformative process that involves mindful communication skills, empathic self-inquiry and the recognition and dissolution of unhelpful communication patterns. You can learn more about her at www.languagealchemy.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to connect via Zoom?
You need a device that can connect to the internet and that has a microphone, speaker, and camera. You can use your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
How do I prepare for each week?
Email Alejandra and Caroline by Monday the week we have a session if you have a parenting question.
Check you have the Zoom link a few minutes before the start time. (You will receive an email with the link before every session.)
Make sure you are in a quiet, stationary place with enough light.
Enter the group a couple of minutes before the start time.
Have a nice cup of tea or water with you.
Have a pen and journal or notebook ready.
Ask those around you to leave you interruption-free until the end of our time together.
How much time do I need to devote each session?
Our time together is 90 minutes each session. You will also need a couple of minutes before to get ready.
What happens if I sign up for all 4 sessions and I miss one?
You will receive an audio recording of each session. If you miss a session, you can listen to it at a later time.
Can I share the recordings with others?
To respect the privacy of the group members, we require that you do not share the recordings with anybody.
What’s your refund policy?
The online practice group is non-refundable because you will receive all the recordings once you sign up. If unexpected serious extenuating circumstances occur and prevent you from listening to the recordings, contact us and we’ll explore what to do together.
Any other questions? Contact me.