Transforming family life through empathy


New courses starting in September 2024 helping parents to build strong family connections:

Using empathy to transform family life helps parents to:

  • Slow down their reactions and stay calmer
  • Tune into what the child is experiencing in the moment.
  • Supports parents in gaining a better understanding of their child’s feelings
  • In tricky moments it allows parents to stay emotionally regulated and guide their children through their heightened emotions, thoughts and behaviours
  • Helps children to be more connected to and understood by important adults in their lives
  • Supporting children to become more emotionally regulated
  • Empathy focuses on the whole child not just the behaviour.

This Transforming family life with empathy courses is made up of 3 x 2 hour sessions (parents must attend all 3 sessions).

This online course takes place on zoom in small therapeutic groups of up to 12 parents of children aged 4-10 years old living in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire. Interactive groups with discussions and experiential exercises. Cameras must be on during the whole session. There will be short daily homework tasks each week to complete with feedback required. All sessions will be delivered by Francine & Lesley founder directors of Families in Focus with over 30 years of experience in delivering courses

Separate courses will be made available and advertised for the groups below:

Parents of children with SEND aged 4-10 years – Next Course:

Monday evening 6.30-8.30  September 9th 16th 23rd

Monday morning 9.30-11.30  Sept 16th, 23rd, 30th

Parents of children aged 4-10 years – Next Course:

Monday evening 6.30-8.30 September 30th, Oct 7th, 14th

Fathers of children aged 4-10 years – Next Course:

Wednesday evening 6.30-8.30 November 27th, Dec 4th, 11th

Grandparents with grandchildren aged 4-10 years  – Next Course:

Monday morning 9.30-11.30  Nov 11th, 18th

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