Making Sense of Anxiety

The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. This class, created by Dr. Gordon Neufeld and taught by Lisa Weiner, sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. This course brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety.

Adolescence & Sexuality

In this 4-week course, developed by The Neufeld Institute as supplement to mainstream “Sex Ed”, we will explore how to support our teens in relating to their unfolding sexuality in a way that is respectful, safe and healthy (for body and heart).

In a culture that is hyper-sexualized and rife with wounding sexual messages, our teens need us to assuredly and protectively guide them through this new territory.

Through the lenses of development, maturation, vulnerability and attachment we will come to better understand what our teens need from us; and we will likely come to understand sexuality in general a bit better along the way.

The Vital Connection

In the The Vital Connection, one of Dr. Gordon Neufeld's first and flagship courses, we will explore the attachment relationship between parent and child.

We will move well beyond the superficial platitudes and the focus on "baby bonding" that are often used when discussing attachment and instead will go deep into understanding all facets of this bond and it's significance for our relationships, not only with our babies, but with our preschoolers, our middle-schoolers and our teens.

Personalized Group Classes

I am so excited to announce a new Handmade Parenting offering: personalized group classes! 

What are they? 

These are small classes (2-6 parents) in which we will address exactly the issue(s) that your group is interested in!

How do they work? 

You gather the group, decide the topic and we’ll find a time and space to meet. If your group has 4 or fewer parents in it, we can meet in my (small!) office; if your group is larger than that, we can meet at one of your homes.

Parent Coaching

Can't make it to a class or workshop?

I offer personalized support to parents around many parenting issues.

Some of my areas of expertise include:

  • Creating stronger family rhythms
  • Setting up bedrooms and play spaces to cultivate deep play
  • Increasing family connection
  • Creating meal plans
  • Preserving childhood
  • Teaching warm, firm and kind limit-setting and discipline

Interested in booking a FREE 15 minute discovery conversation with me? Click to learn more.

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