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Parenting in Tumultuous Times: 12 week program
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm - Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm MSTFree – $600
Meeting the needs of our children within the demands and chaos of the an ongoing global pandemic, school shutdowns and remote education, the pervasive economic crises, environmental devastation and the erosion of justice, democracy and sanity worldwide is no joke! Being a parent in these times is probably asking way more of you than you could have ever imagined. Beyond all of the practical and physical challenges, we’re also carrying the emotional weight of fear, anxiety, confusion and sadness around the experiences our children are having (and not having).
This program is specifically designed for parents in the midst of all of this.
Beginning in January 2021 we will come together to dive deeply into the joys and challenges of parenting in these tumultuous times and emerge with strategies and inspiration for meeting this unprecedented moment with empowerment and joy.
This program will provide a safe and powerful space of connection with other parents along with Jo delAmor’s practical, loving support and guidance. During our time together we’ll conjure the clarity, courage and solidarity necessary to hone in on what our kids really need and figure out how to provide that to them despite the challenges that our current times present.
Our bi-weekly gatherings will be facilitated in the the style of the Work That Reconnects using content and newly developed practices from Jo’s book “Raising Children in the Midst of Global Crisis: a Compassionate Guidebook for Parenting in Tumultuous Times.” Our sessions will include personal reflection, deep sharing and interactive group work designed to strengthen and transform our relationships to ourselves, our children and the world we are raising them in.
As a participant of this program you’ll get a sneak peak of this book that is due to be released in the Spring of 2021 and be part of one of the first cohorts of parents doing this work together.
January 19, 2021 – March 30, 2021
Our tentative meeting time will be every other week on Tuesdays from 1-3pm MT / 3-5pm ET
If you are feeling called to this program but can’t make that time please fill out the registration link anyway and let me know what alternate times would work best for you. (there is a question about that in the form)
This program will be limited to 24 participants in order to create more intimate connection as a group.
We will meet online via Zoom.
Please register by January 10th to reserve your place in the program
The exchange for this program is a free-choice donation that is comfortably within your means. If you’re feeling called to participate in this program I want you to be with us, regardless of how much you can afford to contribute. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please give what you are able and feel welcomed.
To help guide your donation decision and give you a ballpark to work with I’ve placed the general suggested donation for this program at $600 USD. You will have the opportunity to send this donation at the end of the registration process.
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 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 know what they say…“It takes a village.” This work is best done with other parents that you live with, co-parent with or otherwise interact with on a regular basis. You’re encouraged to invite your partners, co-parents and friends to register for this program along with you. 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: Creating Conditions for Kids to Thrive
Session 6: Growing Forth
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 (18 and 19 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“
Visit her WTR Facilitator Profile here.
You’re Not Alone…
Even if you’ve been feeling isolated in some major ways during the course of this pandemic, 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, I bring 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 over 10 years of experience as a personal transformation coach and groupwork facilitator I’m 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 😉