Saturday December 7, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Grace Episcopal Church 
111 Church Street
Yorktown, VA 23690

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Lisa Reagan 
Kindred Magazine 
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The Heart to Heart Parenting Experiential Workshop

Join Robin Grille, Australian psychologist and author of Parenting for a Peaceful World and Heart to Heart Parenting for a rare and intimate day of inspirational and experiential workshops.  This workshop weekend is a part of the Parenting for a Peaceful World USA Tour.  See more cities and dates here.

(Use the promo code, KINDRED, to receive a 20% discount in registration below.)

The workshops begin with an orientation in attachment science with presentations from Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, co-founders of Attachment Parenting International, API, and authors of Attached at the HeartAPI celebrated its 20 anniversary last year and was featured on the cover of time in May 2012.

Dave Metler, a field researcher with the great apes of Rwanda and author of The Origins of Attachment Parenting Among the Great Apes, will also share his beautiful photos and insights from this past summer's field study through the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Dian Fossey Great Ape Center in Rwanda. Read more about the presenters here.


WORKSHOP ONE: Attachment, Relationships and The Nature of Human Ecstasy

This workshop is based on Robin’s book, Heart to Heart Parenting: Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence from Conception to School Age.  With practical wisdom and deep compassion, this book advocates strongly for parents’ rights to be supported, and to find the greatest joy and pleasure along the way.

Participants in this workshop will discover a map that makes parenting into an adventure, and the most profound personal growth journey you will ever undertake. Robin Grille, an Australian psychologist with twenty-five years’ experience, brings you unique perspectives on:
• establishing a deep connection with your baby and child—long before birth!
• finding your inner heart-voice—your personal source of parenting wisdom and intuition
• understanding your baby’s and child’s emotional needs
• healing ourselves as we heal our children
• co-operative parenting—the secret to easier and more pleasurable parenting.

WORKSHOP TWO: When Parents Were Children (after lunch)

You may not know it, but your own life as a child is one of the strongest influences on how you parent today.

Do you remember what it felt like to be a child? Are there some memories you’d rather forget? Some memories that bring you joy? The emotional paths you trod as a child hold a treasury of wisdom. Just to touch lightly upon the emotions of childhood can help you immensely to:

  • Understand your own child better, from the inside
  • Free you from repeating old inherited behaviour patterns
  • Intuit what your baby and child is asking for and know how to meet his/her emotional needs
  • Help your child to trust you and listen to you
  • Help your child to feel heard, seen and secure
  • Heal old emotional wounds and bring more joy to parenting
  • Deepen your sense of connection to others and to your community

In this workshop you will be shown ways to safely tap into the wisdom of your ‘inner child’, and gain much trust in your inner knowing about how to respond to your child. This process can be very freeing, empowering, healing for you and richly enhancing of your relationship with your child.

A continental breakfast and healthy lunch is included in the cost of the workshop.  The immediate area surrounding the church and historic village provides for shopping and dining in the Riverwalk, beachside shopping area.  Lodging is within walking distance of the event.  Read more about the rare retreat at the link below.

Parenting for a Peaceful World's Friday Night Lecture

Yorktown, Virginia This first part of this event is a lecture on Friday night in the 300 year old sancturay of Grace Episcopal Church in the historic, revolutionary village of Yorktown, VA.  See the link and registration to this event here.   

Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included.  Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions, info@kindredcommunity.org.

Lodging: Walking distance lodging is availabe at the locally and family-owned Duke of York hotel, overlooking the York River.

Shopping, Dining, Sightseeing: The immediate area surrounding the church and historic village provides for shopping and dining in the Riverwalk, beachside shopping center.  A lighted boat parade under the Yorktown Bridge will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. after the workshop.  See museums and area attractions.

Airports near Yorktown are Richmond International and Newport News-Williamsburg Interational.