Upcoming Event

June 18 - 20

Adrienne wood

Adrienne Wood is a presenter, educator and parent consultant. She has a particular interest in children presenting with complex behavioural needs. Drawing on her training with the Neufeld Institute, she seeks to help parents and professionals better understand youth from an attachment based developmental perspective. Adrienne is an experienced high school teacher, lecturer in human development and is mother to two adolescents of her own.


Upcoming Courses

Adolescence - 8 week course - May 9th
Aggression - 4 week course - August 1st
Aggression - 1 day training - August 6th
Anxiety - 1 day training - August 25th
Attention - 4 week course - August 29th
Attention - 1 day training - October 29th
Alpha Child - 1 day training - November 17th

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Facilitated by Adrienne Wood

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Adolescence

Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. Youth of the “information age” are assaulted with more knowledge than ever before, yet they no longer look to the guidance of those who have gone before them to help navigate this confusing maze of messages and choices. This course offers wisdom to parents and professionals helping young people cross the bridge to adulthood.


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Aggression

Aggression problems are deeply rooted in instinct and emotion and are therefore resistant to conventional discipline practices. Dr. Neufeld uncovers these roots and outlines steps to addressing them. His rich professional experience with aggressive children and violent youth informs this refreshing approach to an age-old problem. The principles apply to children of all ages and all settings: home, school and treatment.

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Alpha

Dr. Neufeld's unfolding of the alpha dynamic has resulted in some of the most surprising and revealing moments for students who take this course. Few are left untouched or unmoved. Once the dynamic is fleshed out, it becomes self-evident and one wonders why it has been so hidden. An understanding of the alpha dynamic also corrects the mistakes that we have taken in moving to more child-led and egalitarian parenting styles in our society. While the focus is on children, the revelations and challenges are for us as adults. Dr. Neufeld unpacks this best kept secret of attachment dynamics in four sessions, each containing one hour of video material.

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Anxiety

The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. This course brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety.

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Attention

There are many kinds of attention problems - most rooted in emotional and developmental dynamics. Many professionals diagnosing attention problems are experts at describing the symptoms, but come up short on explanations - without the foundational understanding of how the attention system develops, what can go wrong, and why. Knowing the nature of the problem is key to managing the symptoms and addressing the root cause.

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Bullies

Dr. Neufeld`s refreshing developmental analysis of bullies reveals instinctive roots embedded in the dynamics of attachment and the flight from vulnerability. Invited to keynote on Canada`s first national conference on bullying, Dr. Neufeld shares the insights that have evolved as a result of years of experience working with bullies of all kinds, combined with his mastery of the developmental literature. This material is especially useful for educators struggling to provide safe school environments.

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Resilient educator

The Resilient Educator is a highly-effective training programme that helps educators boost performance, improve relationships, and strengthen resiliency. Acclaimed by educators for its new ideas and solid foundation in neuroscience, the programme's proven techniques are easy to learn and help rekindle educators' motivation and energy. Once educators are trained in Heartmath principals, they will be well resourced to introduce Heartmath tools and techniques to their own school and learning environments using the HeartSmarts® learning programmes.

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Teachabilty factor

Teaching doesn't always result in learning and this discrepancy seems to be widening. This, despite the fact that students have never been smarter, teachers have never been better trained, our curriculum has never been more honed, and our technology has never been so advanced. According to Dr. Neufeld, the problem has to do with the diminishing teachability of our students.

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Transplanting

The impact of attachment disruption, even when in the best interest of the child, can be deep and profound. This course provides effective and encouraging strategies for resolving these challenges and bringing these children to their full potential as human beings. The material is useful for all those who are involved with transplanted children: adoptive parents, adoption agencies, foster parents, step parents, teachers, supporting relatives, social workers, psychologists, pediatricians.

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