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

We are kicking off our next 2018 "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.


The CCC group will start June 11 to June 15, and occur daily from 11:00 am to 12:30pm. 

This group is for parents and children (ages 6-7). All sessions will take place at The Center for Connection located at 275 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. 


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

For more information and to register, contact Karla Cardoza at

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.



How Relationships Wire the Embodied Brain & The Role of Reflection


In this workshop, we will look at the science of how relationships shape the brain and nervous system, and the hopeful science of how people can change attachment patterns. 

A powerful predictor of how well children turn out is that they’ve had secure attachment with at least one person, and the best predictor of parents being able to offer secure attachment is that they have made sense of their own story.  Relational experiences, positive or negative, create mental models and neural connections, which then determine how we function in current relationships with significant others, family, friends, and children.  In this workshop, we’ll explore attachment styles, what they have to do with relationships, neural integration, nervous system arousal, social engagement circuitry, and the way people narrate their story.  We’ll also explore practical ways to assess attachment styles and to help increase attachment security. By understanding experiences through an attachment-style lens, we can gain transformative insight into patterns of functioning, as well as how to help ourselves and others change from the inside out. 

This workshop is for clinicians and led by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author (with Dan Siegel) of THE YES BRAIN as well as two New York Times bestsellers -- THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE.  She is also a mom, psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California.


While the in-person workshop has passed, we have a video recording available. The cost is $125 and you can email for further details.  Click here to download a flyer.


To receive a link to the video recording and a copy of the power point presentation ($125), email