Important things to know about this program:
- Choosing to participate in this program is a commitment to an interactive group experience. Please arrive to each session willing and able to be present and participate for the entire session without distractions.
- For each session you’ll need to be set up in space that has a solid internet connection and where you feel safe and free to express yourself and emote openly about your experience as a parent. It’s important that this space is not within earshot of your kids.
- Before each session you’ll be given a section from the book to read that we’ll work with and reflect on together. The readings shouldn’t take more than 30-60 minutes each.
- Between sessions you’ll be given practices to work with at home. These practices can be incorporated into your family life and will include your children, partners and co-parents.
- You have probably heard the Nigerian Igbo proverb…“It takes a village to raise a child.” This is so true and, in the context of our work, it means that this work is best done with other parents that you live with, co-parent with or otherwise interact with on a regular basis. Please invite those people in your life to register for the program along with you so you can share this experience with them. You’re also encouraged to share the learnings and insights you gather from this program with your partners, co-parents and friends who are parents, whether they’re in the program or not. This is a great opportunity to deepen the connections and parenting practices within your version of the parenting village.
We will move through the spiral process of the Work That Reconnects in these six sessions:
Session 1: Greeting the Precious and Precarious Moment We’re In
Session 2: Grounding in Gratitude
Session 3: Embracing Emotion
Session 4: Nurturing New Paradigm Qualities
Session 5: Partnering with our Children
Session 6: Co-parenting and Parenting in Community
For more info and questions email Jo at [email protected]
About Jo delAmor
Jo delAmor is a mom and a step-mom to two brand new young adults (19 and 20 years old) who graduated high school in 2020, right in the midst of Covid lockdowns and school closures. She has also cared for and worked with hundreds of other people’s children of all ages in a wide variety of situations from longterm co-parenting community to public schools, from wilderness camps and preschools to in-home nannying over the last 20 years.
Jo has been facilitating the Work That Reconnects since 2013 with a focus on dismantling oppression, transforming our cultural paradigm and supporting parents through these unprecedented and challenging times.
In her dedication to personal and cultural transformation as a catalyst for planetary healing, she has paid close attention to what this new generation needs at this pivotal time on planet Earth; charting what works, what doesn’t and what is being called forth from us as parents. She has woven the insights and practical tools she’s gathered through all of this experience into her practice of New Paradigm Parenting and her forthcoming book “Raising Children in the Midst of Global Crisis:A Compassionate Guidebook for Parenting in Turbulent Times“
You’re Not Alone…
Even if you’ve been feeling isolated in some major ways in your parenting experience or you feel that the people you’re closest to don’t understand your feelings about the world, you are most definitely not alone.
This program offers the opportunity to deeply connect with parents from all over the world that are struggling with the same kind of heartbreak and confusion that you are and working hard, just like you, to find creative ways to care for their kids.
Connecting with other parents in authentic vulnerability and conscious attention about the challenges and opportunities of parenting in these tumultuous times is empowering and inspiring.
Experienced Guidance for New Paradigm Parenting…
As many of our “old-school” institutions and ways of living are buckling under the strain of this changing world, our children are counting on us to guide them through this difficult and uncharted terrain. They need to know that we’re in this with them, willing to feel all the feelings and rise to meet the moment with courage, creativity and resilience.
With over 20 years of childcare and parenting experience and a profound commitment to personal and cultural transformation for the healing of our world, Jo brings to this program an unparalleled depth of perspective and guidance for New Paradigm Parenting.
During this program we’ll use powerful group practices and heart-centered discussions to deepen our daily relationship with conscious parenting so that it can become a powerful form of activism that nourishes a whole new way of seeing the world and living with the world, for ourselves and our children.
This program is designed to provide a strong container for deep sharing and plenty of opportunities for you to work with your own personal edges and the specific challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your personal life as a parent.
With nearly 15 years of experience as a personal transformation coach and groupwork facilitator Jo is able to skillfully weave together group work and personal work so our collective experience is powerfully relevant for each participant. We’ll also have time to work with and explore the unique facets of each of your personal parenting experiences through small breakout group practices and whole group discussions.
Between each session you’ll receive a selection of at-home practices to choose from in order to weave our work into your daily life with your kids and your family. Part of each session will be dedicated to sharing about how these at-home practices went and exploring what they bring up.
During our special time together, you’ll gather a plethora of practical skills and insights to bring into your everyday parenting experience so you can emerge with strategies and inspiration for meeting this unprecedented moment with empowerment and joy. That’s what it’s all about
What the parents are saying…
“I’m SO freaking glad I signed up for this. Amazing the deep connections you can feel – even on Zoom! – when you are in a group of people to talk about something you all care deeply about. I wish all parents could afford time to do this work.”
“I so appreciate the common threads that I hear from this group and knowing I am not alone. Thank you!”
“I value your effort, the love, and the courage you show as you take the risk of opening a space like this, where so much can be stirred. THANK YOU!!!!”
“Thank you Jo! This is hard, painful work but I’m so happy that there are others doing it too <3”
“I have noticed that you pay great attention to make the materials compelling and understandable to any person. Keep going!!”
“Our usual giving thanks around the table was getting stale. The gratitude practices gave us a sense of refreshing and deepening our senses of gratitude. We all felt renewed in our connection with more subtle essences of thankfulness and gratitude”
“I’m so touched by your tears and your passion and so grateful that you’re teaching this work. Thank you Jo <3”
“I love the way you facilitate, we can feel you so right there, so present and sometimes so raw, that’s precious because it awakens and calls us.”
“Dear Jo, thank you for your presence in this world. This is H A R D work, so thank you for supporting us.”
from a parent taking the program for a second time:
“I’m so different this time around. I remember how scared and full
of grief I was at the beginning of my first course. The feelings are
still there now but I feel like I have a much better handle on them.
Like I faced them and they are not as overwhelming anymore. I have a
better idea how to move forward with them. I’m amazed actually how such
little work (compared to the enormity of the issue and my feelings about
it) brought such big change already. How helpful just a few sentences, a
new idea can be. I wish I had a way to communicate that to the people
who shy away from the whole topic because they fear they will be
overwhelmed with it.”