The ‘Together’ course aims to empower and equip parents as they engage with their children and the wider community. It adopts a holistic approach, recognising that humans are relational beings (from the cellular to the cyber!).
It is based on the understanding that all humans have certain physical and emotional needs in order to be healthy and happy in life. When these needs are not met we can experience stress, anxiety and anger which can lead to mental health issues.
As we grow and develop we need others to provide a nurturing environment for us. We in turn also need to give nurture as well as receive it. This enables us to thrive, fulfil our potential and contribute to the lives of others, most importantly our children.
For details of the next running of the course please speak to Mrs Kendall.
Quotes from Participants:
“The ‘together’ course was very enjoyable and not only good for our children’s wellbeing but ours too. An excellent opportunity that must not be missed” (Participant).
“The course has given me confidence about my parenting skills and has given me an insight into how to enhance my relationship with my children. I felt part of a special journey, expect the unexpected! Fun and powerful!” (Participant).
“An amazing journey well worth taking! Great tips for the children and parents” (Participant).
“The course has helped me build better relationships with my family, others around me and more so helped me embrace the importance of ‘taking-time-for-myself’. It was so much fun building a ‘school-family’ bond with parents” (Participant).
The ‘Together’ course is written and facilitated by dance movement psychotherapist Mimi Cooper.
The ‘Together’ course supports Leopold’s commitment to nurturing cohesion (tolerance, respect, integration) in the community by providing an opportunity for parents to: build positive relations with other parents; interact with people from different backgrounds; and create links within the local community. Moreover, the ‘together’ course endeavours to provide an inclusive environment which promotes equal opportunities irrespective of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.