Parenting With the Brain in Mind Teleseminar Package
With Gloria Lybecker
Each of the seven teleseminars with Gloria is a 1-1/2 hour exploration around parenting with particular emphasis on current research into the brain and how it behaves in relationship – using the lenses of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
- Have you ever stopped to consider how you welcome relationships? Take just a moment, right now, and try a short experiment. What happens in your body when you think of the last conversation you had with you child, your spouse, or your best friend? When we take the time to set our intentions in relationship with our self and others, we transform our ways of being into ones that are connected to life, curiosity, empathy and resonance. An unexpected quality of discovery begins to animate our relationships as we move into possibility and hope in a new way. This seminar will help you learn an incredibly simple process that has an almost magical ability to help you shed whatever unresolved feelings you are carrying around from an interaction with another person bringing you peace of mind and deepened your ability to care for self and others.
- Do you want your child to move in the world with a strong connection to his sense of agency in life? Have you tried to protect your child from experiencing any sense of loss or rejection? With the advances of neuroscience we now have vital information about the impact of different parenting approaches on a child’s brain systems. This seminar will unpack the power of the parent-child connection that determines the child’s developing brain functions which enable them to cope well with stress later in life and form fulfilling relationships.
- Can a baby manipulate or control a parent through crying? Research allows us to now know this is neurobiologically inaccurate. Did you know that all infant mammals, not just the human species, are genetically programmed to cry as a way of communicating their need for help with painful separation distress? This seminar will dive into exploring what happens when a child is left in a state of prolonged, uncomforted distress, and why consistently soothing your child’s distress over the years can establish highly effective stress response systems in his brain enabling him to cope well with stress in later life.
- Have you ever needed to leave your child with a caregiver due to a business trip or enroll him in preschool before the age of five? Do you worry how that will affect your child long-term? It all depends on whom your child is left with in your absence. Research shows that a child’s cortisol levels (stress response) shoot up when left with someone who is not able to provide emotional support. This seminar will take a look at a research that reveals the importance of emotionally- aware caregivers and how to respond with compassion and patience within those challenging moments of transitioning with your child.
- Have you ever considered the long-term benefits of welcoming your loved ones good-morning and lovingly saying good-night? How did your parents get you to go to bed at night when you were a child, and how did they greet you in the morning? Did you ever have difficulty sinking into a blissful sleep? This seminar will begin to explore ways to prevent stress chemicals from being activated in your children and leave them feeling very safe and loved as they drop off to sleep.
- Do you seek experiences that bring you joy? Taking time to really enjoy the simple pleasures of eating, drinking, playing, and socializing can build a sense of satisfaction with life. This seminar will explore how our higher brain functions enable us to make plans, seek out new pleasures, and discover profound, long- term satisfaction activating our seeking system and motivating us to take action!
- When you think of “Play” what comes to mind? Physical interactive play increases the activation of the emotion-regulating areas in the brain. Join me to explore how this form of play has natural anti-stress effects and promotes powerful positive emotional states. Children with strongly activated seeking systems find opportunities to play wherever they are!