4 Week Group on Parenting
This is a group specifically geared to parents - and offers them a safe place in which to develop insights around the challenges of having offspring. The group leader has deep professional experience of parenting, but a lot of the ideas emerge from participants themselves. Discussing parenting in a group allows us to gain a host of new perspectives - as well as derive the camaraderie and reassurance of meeting people going through similar struggles and joys.
The group leader is a highly trained psychotherapist who facilitates open, insightful discussions in a kind and encouraging environment. Sessions consist of experiential exercises, supportive conversations, and the development of concrete tools and skills.
There are no more than 12 participants per group.
Session 1: A child’s development
Session 2: Relationship issues; co-parenting
Session 3: The influence of parents’ upbringing and trans-generational difficulties and differences
Session 4: Managing emotions and moods (in parents and children)
- This is a 4-session group running on Wednesdays from 26th September 2018 from 18:30-20:00.
- The sessions are held at The School of Life London therapy space, 8 Northington Street, London WC1N 2JQ.
- There are twelve spaces per group.
About Groups at The School of Life
Whether you love being part of a group or tend to feel like an outsider in group settings, the experience of working through issues in a safe and thoughtfully-managed group can be immensely reparative.
Our groups at The School of Life in London, led by our psychotherapists and psychologists, integrate The School of Life’s values with clinical expertise. This means that our groups are both highly experiential and interactive and also offer a practical, realistic, and insight-oriented level of support. The group process differs significantly from a spontaneous chat among friends, as its structure and purpose encourage conversation to develop with focus. Participants can go more deeply into their own issues in this safe and secure space.
The therapist facilitator will offer guidance and insight as well as tools and skills for dealing with particular struggles. In our groups you can explore difficulties and engage in lively discussions with people who may be dealing with similar issues—shared struggles provide multiple perspectives as well as mutual support.