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Lindsay Harris and Lectureworx brings you a recommended Course for Mothers of Teenage Boys!
called “Strong Mothers – Strong sons”.
Developed by Megan de Beyer, a psychologist, parenting expert and mindfulness coach.
Date: 20 – 21 July 2019
Time: 08:00am – 04:00pm (daily)
Venue: Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab Centre, 1 Longford Road, Bryanston
Closing Date of Registration: Friday 1 July 2019
Closing Date of Payment: Friday 10 July 2019
For any Enquiries email Yolanda Nothling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Manager: (011) 463 8330
As a mother, you want to have a connected, meaningful relationship with your teenage son and yet allow him autonomy, independence and maleness. The programme deepens a mother’s understanding of her son and offers advice on how to approach, communicate and deal with him in a way that allows him to become a strong and caring man.
My parenting programmes are journeys that begin with self-awareness; participants are then guided on steps towards the development of an open mind, open heart and open will, a “big-picture” perspective, problem-solving and action plans. Mechanisms include discussions, dialogues, sharing, guided introspection and interactions that deepen conversation and listening skills (and thus relationships) through conscious, focused presence development.
Learning what to DO only comes from learning HOW to BE. During my programmes, participants discover the steps that enable parent insights. The programmes reveal that the principles of “I am, I can, I have and I choose” are tools that build confidence and awareness of your capacity and abilities in doubtful times.These are tools you can share with your son. You will remind yourself of your intention and core values and learn to bring these to your challenges. There is a powerful shift that happens when, instead of focusing on the problem, we move our attention to our intention, positive values and awareness: your perspective broadens and space unfolds for solutions and mindful response rather than impulsive reaction.
8:00 am: Tea, Registration and Welcome.
8:15 am: Intro to Conscious parenting & reflective worksheets.
9:00 am: Masculinity & a mum’s guide to testosterone Q & A.
10:00 am: TEA & light snack & fruit.
10:30 am: Teen Emotional Development & a mother’s role.
12:30 – 1:30 pm: LUNCH- healthy salad, soup cups, quiche, cheese and fruit. alcohol free.
1:30 pm: Adolescent development- Neurology and teen tasks.
2:30 pm: Conversations with senior boys- in reality or via video.
3:00 pm: TEA.
3:30 pm: Intro to communication & Working through a specific issue & problem solving.
4:30 pm: Q&A and closing.
8:00 am: Substances and impacts and Video material.
9:00 am: Y generation concerns & gender issues.
10-10:30 am: TEA & snack.
10:30 am: Defining Values & using Values as a coaching tool.
11:30 am: Social Life- Boys’ sexuality & intimacy.
12:30 pm: LUNCH. 1:30 pm: Social media and screen time.
2:30 pm: Communication skills & exercises.
3:30- 5:00 pm: Q&A: Masculinity and raising boys incl Parenting styles, intentions and commitments.
For more information please contact Lindsay Harris at email@example.com
The course includes lectures, practical tips, discussions, role-plays and time for questions.
Megan de Beyer |MA (Psychology), MSc (Holistic Ecology) – has run an established psychology practice in Cape Town & Durban for 24 years. She has participated in numerous international conferences on psychotherapy and alternative healing. She has worked at various psychiatric clinics. She has presented at local, and international, conferences on raising teenagers.
In 1999-2001 she ran “Bringing soul to life” workshops around SA. Since 2003 Megan has written for every major women’s magazine in SA. She has frequently been interviewed on radio (SAFM, Cape Talk, 702). She presently has a small private practice in Cape Town and has successfully developed 4 parenting courses: “Strong Mothers-Strong Sons”, “Laying the Foundation”, “Conscious and Compassionate Fathering” and “Mothers & Daughters” which she offers at schools around South Africa & in California, Australia & USA.
She has spoken to hundreds of mothers and fathers about conscious parenting. Megan was the teen expert at parent24.com and co-launched The Village FB site for parents of teens where you can read her advice. Her interest in Eastern philosophies has lead her to study Advaita Vedanta. She is also a qualified Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Her recent interest in sustainability qualifies her as an Eco-psychologist and facilitator. She is the mother of 2 young men.
For any Enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The courses provide clarity on: your role as parent; understanding what it means to be a teen; getting to grips with the interplay of gender differences; communication; tackling their anger (and yours) and much more. From the UK to the US and South Africa, the response from participating parents is relief. Parents speak of restored confidence, a better understanding of their children, and real results.”
“Megan is truly a remarkable person … smart, passionate, relatable, humorous. Her approach in helping guide our group of parents with teenage girls brought such insight and perspective. I left feeling more empowered and eager to share my teen’s journey and maybe even learn more about myself along the way too ;)”
“I have learned so much and already beginning to see the rewards of a different approach with my eldest son. Our entire family is benefiting. Life is just “lighter”; conversations are more fruitful and generally there is more intimacy and laughter.”
“I consider this workshop a must, for all mothers.”
“If you have published a book about your parenting philosophies and tips, I would be very pleased to know so that I could order one.”
Here’s a group of mums discussing the challenges of teen boys. I interviewed them following one of my Strong Mothers and sons courses. click on the link below