Thursday, March 5th Pre-Conference

9am–4pm

The Power Of Showing Up 

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Parents worry. It’s what we do. We worry about our kids and their safety; about the times we let our kids down; if we’re giving them too little or too much attention; and how to manage in a world filled with digital distractions and endless commitments on our time. Reassuringly, the latest brain and attachment research is clear on how best to make a difference in our child’s life over the long run: we simply need to show up.

In this presentation based on her latest book (co-authored with Dan Siegel), Dr. Bryson will share how when a caregiver predictably (not perfectly) cares for a child, that child will enjoy the very best outcomes, even in the face of significant adversity. To help our kids succeed and feel at home in the world, our children need to feel what Siegel and Bryson call in their latest book, the Four S’s:
1. Safe—they feel protected and sheltered from harm;
2. Seen—they know you care about them and pay attention to them by focusing on their inner experience of feelings, thoughts, and meaning in their lives;
3. Soothed—they know you’ll be there for them when they’re hurting; and
4. Secure—they trust you to predictably help them feel “at home” in the world, then learn to help themselves feel safe, seen, and soothed.

Offering plenty of warmth and humor, Dr. Bryson will share stories and simple strategies for honoring the Four S’s effectively in all kinds of situations—when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we’re apologizing for the times we don’t show up for them. No parent is perfect, but all of us can show up for our kids. Impactful parenting begins right where you are, right now.

  • Intended Audience: Caregivers and Professionals
  • Price: $50 CE's available for this session at an additional cost

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10am–4pm

SoulCare

Brandi Lea

We cannot lead where we have not been, so how can we lead our children to healing, rest and healthy lives if we are not living it ourselves? Come spend the day with fellow moms and dads as we gently examine areas that might need healing, rest or healthier practices and work together to make tangible plans to address those areas. We will examine our souls, grieve, journal, laugh, play and breathe…. hopefully leaving with a plan for better health and deep soulcare in the future! You are worth investing in, just like the precious ones you love, lead and serve.

  • Intended Audience: Anyone needing healing, rest, and a healthy way of living
  • Cost: $30 includes lunch.

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