Whole-Brain Child Parenting Group

Whole-Brain Child Parenting Group: A Practical Walkthrough of the 12 Revolutionary Strategies

We are kicking off our Fall 2017 Whole Brain Child Parenting Group! Taught from the best-selling book The Whole Brain Child, the group will be 6 weeks going through the 12 Whole Brain Child strategies, the scientific research behind them, and how to apply them to your home lives. Dive into the brain science behind why connection works to calm tantrums or outbursts, how to connect and instruct, and skills that have positive short and long term effects. The group will be approachable for those unfamiliar with the book, and "hands on" by making time to create unique to your family practical ways of implementing these strategies in a supportive and encouraging environment. Plus be connected with a group of parents trying to love and raise their kids! Come ready to learn, laugh, and connect.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Our next group will take place on Wednesdays, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm, starting September 6th and ending October 11th (for a total of 6 weeks). We will meet at The Center for Connection, 275 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. Click here to print a copy of our flyer.

REGISTRATION

For information and to register, please contact Drew Phillips. The cost is $250 for the whole group, with $50 due before the group starts to reserve your spot and the rest due at the end of the first session. (Early Birds: sign up two weeks ahead of the start date and get $25 off!)


ABOUT CFC GROUPS: The Center for Connection is based in Pasadena, California, and offers parenting classes and study groups for educators and professionals. We also provide various groups for kids to teach them tools to be successful in self-regulation and in the social world. Click here to learn more about our other groups.

Cool, Calm, & Connected Parent & Child Emotional Regulation Group

We are kicking off our Fall 2017 "Cool, Calm, Connected" group for emotional regulation for parents and kids. Here's how our CCC group works: kids meet in one room, learning about emotional regulation, practicing awareness and skills, and incorporating lots of psychoeducation on the brain, zones of arousal, sensory soothing, etc. We teach it by using roleplays, group discussion, creative problem solving, and making sock puppets about our brain! At the same time, parents meet in another room, where they receive parenting support and discuss the same content that their kids are working on, so that they're better able to help kids talk about, practice and integrate those skills into their daily lives. Families leave the group with a new, shared vocabulary around emotional expression and connection with a host of new strategies. We cover topics such as what is emotional regulation, where do we feel emotions in our bodies, how can we regulate ourselves (and our children), what are our biggest triggers and issues, what are our own sensory sensitivities, and how to have more compassion for ourselves and children.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Our next session will occur on Thursdays from August 31st to Oct 19th, running for 8 weeks. The group times will vary as follows:

  • 4:30-5:30 for 6-7 year olds
  • 5:30-6:30 for 8-9 year olds
  • 6:30-7:30 for 10-11 year olds

All sessions will take place at The Center for Connection located at 275 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. 

To learn more about our Cool, Calm, & Connection Parent & Child Emotional Regulation Group, please click here. To download a flyer for our upcoming group, click here.

REGISTRATION

Cost: Price is $600 for the whole 8 weeks, with $100 due before the first session to hold your spot and the rest due at the end of the first session.  

*Early birds- Sign up by August 14th and pay $500 total for the whole group! 

For more information and to register, contact Drew Phillips at andrew@thecenterforconnection.org.


ABOUT CFC GROUPS: The Center for Connection is based in Pasadena, California, and offers parenting classes and study groups for educators and professionals. We also provide various groups for kids to teach them tools to be successful in self-regulation and in the social world. Click here to learn more about our other groups.

Dungeons & Dragons: A Social Skills Group

Join us for a social skills group that rewards players with level ups, loot, epic swords and suits of armor, and tons of fun as we play Dungeons and Dragons*!

Group members meet for 75 minutes weekly for 10 weeks to create characters with special powers and abilities and engage in a team-based, structured role-playing game with other adventuring peers. Facilitated by two clinicians playing the Dungeon Master and an in-game guide, group members get to solve complex problems, strategically plan their combat, and creatively use their characters’ unique abilities while being challenged to work together, or perish. Listening skills, patience, turn taking, flexibility, critical thinking, consequences, empathy, and communication will be challenged in an exciting and motivating way as their characters come face to face with monsters, traps, gold, dungeons, and of course dragons! Learn more downloading a copy of our flyer and registration instructions

*For more information on how Dungeons and Dragons is being used in a therapeutic setting all over the country, visit: http://kotaku.com/therapists-are-using-dungeons-dragons-to-get-kids-to-1794806159

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Our Dungeons and Dragons Social Skills Group is starting soon!  Fall dates are every Tuesday evening, September 12th-November 14th, from 5:30-6:45pm (for 10 weeks total).  Our group will take place at The Center for Connection, located at 275 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106. 

REGISTRATION

The cost is $400 dollars for the whole group, with $100 due before group starts to reserve your spot and the rest due at the end of the first session. (Make sure to sign up by August 29th to receive an early-bird discount of $50 off the total cost of the group!)

For more information and to register, please contact Melanie Dosen (email: melanie@thecenterforconnection.org).