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TBRI in depth: Classes for parents wanting a deeper knowledge of TBRI

Have you ever wondered what it might take to become a better parent? Not perfect, just better?

What if it were possible to gather scriptural principles for human relationships and make them work side-by-side with the best of social and biological science? The result would be In Depth: Connecting Parent and Child.

In four interactive sessions, Trust Based Relational Intervention®  (TBRI® ) practitioners use video and discussion to help every parent become more self-aware and better equipped. The information in these sessions doesn’t make parenting easy, but it can make it wise and relationship-building.

Session 1 (October 12th): Building the house – This session lays the groundwork for the next 3 sessions. We will introduce the concepts of TBRI®. Modules will include brain development, understanding risks and trauma, and parenting styles. Finally, we will cover the basic ideas behind connection, empowerment, and correction.

Session 2 (October 19th): Connecting with our children – TBRI® teaches that connection is the cornerstone of everything else we try to do with our kids. In this session, we will dive deep into the TBRI connection principles. We will investigate the ideas of attachment both at infancy and adulthood, look at strategies that will help us be more mindful in our interactions with our children, and strategies that help us engage them in meaningful and relationship forming ways.

Session 3 (October 26th): Empowering our children – The environment that we create for our kids is paramount to help them learn how to regulate their emotions. The TBRI® empowering principles are designed to facilitate change in children by supporting their physical needs and teaching them self-regulation. In this session, we will talk about sensory needs and processing, how to create rituals, and the power behind transitions.

Session 4 (November 2nd): Correction with connection – With every child, there will come a time when we need to correct behaviors. This session will discuss ways we can correct our children without losing our connections. Once again, we will breakdown parenting styles, talk about proactive teaching strategies, as well as present response strategies for when things go off the rails. Finally, we will put all of what we have learned together in some fun and playful ways.

Where? Westview Family Services, 700 West Wilshire Blvd., Suite 106, Oklahoma City, OK
When? Saturday, October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. A light lunch is provided.
How? Email to register; the class size is limited to the first 24 individuals. The cost is $100 for individuals, $150 for couples.

Who? Westview Family Services has three TBRI® Practitioners (credentialed by the Karyn Purvis Institute) who will co-teach these classes.

What is TBRI®? Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), a holistic model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross of TCU, has achieved worldwide recognition as a leading evidence-based practice for working with children. Westview began working with TBRI® early in its history; today we keep growing with the program. Westview currently has three TBRI® practitioners on its team; all Westview team members (including office staff) are TBRI® trained and caregivers receive ongoing training in TBRI®. Essentially TBRI® empowers: better and trustful bonding between child and caregiver, improved management of learning and behavioral issues, loving discipline that avoids the child perceiving the adult to be threatening or unsafe.

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