Listening Circle

This parent support group is modeled on the 'Listening Partnership' tool of the Hand in Hand Parenting by Connection philosophy. This is a group for you if you are somewhat familiar with Hand in Hand parenting, are curious about Listening Partnerships and how they could work for you or if you already see the benefit in this, but don't have a Listening Partner yet.

Finding a listening partner can be difficult, especially when we all have such busy lives, or don't have a readily accessible support village...yet. So come join us as a first step to creating your village. Any skill level welcome.


In this group you will:

build trust and safety with an intimate group of other parents like you

learn how to be an effective listener and sharer as a way of supporting one another to decrease parenting stress

build a habit of using this Listening tool to support your parenting and get a small introduction to the other Hand in Hand tools each week

have the opportunity to reflect on your personal parenting journey

build a personal plan for continued use of the Listening tool upon end of this group

In this group you commit to:

attending at least 3 sessions each month, for two months. It is essential that you commit to this in order to feel its sustained impact on your parenting

bringing your openness to trying this approach


The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

by Rumi

Please note: This is not a group for you if you don't feel comfortable in small groups, and do not resonate with the Hand in Hand Parenting by Connection model. If you are not yet familiar with this approach, you can check out this video.

If this piques your curiosity, then book your complementary 20-minute call with me so we can discuss if this group is right for you!