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Healing the Generations: 
Dealing with the Stress of Childhood Wounds as You Care for Children

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September 14 and 15, 2018 at Trinity University, Deerfield, IL
How we were parented provides helpful and at times, broken paradigms for our engagement with children whether we are parents, therapists, caretakers, or friends.  In fact, how we were parented through secure or insecure attachment affects every adult relationship from our marriages, friendships, to work relationships and parenting.  This conference will enable you to make sense of how past generations affect your story and develop tools and insights to make changes to turn the tide in your life and in the lives of your parents and children.  
Dan Allender will address the role of wounds in our story.  Elizabeth Houghtaling, Dan's daughter-in-law, will address attachment history Montessori programs to support families. Susan Tracy McDaniel will train us in the basics of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping) to help lower the stress related to personal and family tensions that trigger distress.  Laurie Heyl will explain the neurology behind EFT and how it works to heal body and mind.

All the funds collected from this conference will be used to provide access to Montessori education and support services for families who are financially challenged, in particular, Elizabeth's Parent-Infant outreach to the Suquamish tribe in Washington state.

The conference will be held at Trinity University, Deerfield Illinois, Friday evening, September 14th, 5 to 8 PM, and Saturday, September 15, 9 AM to 3 PM. Refreshments and Saturday lunch are included. 

A follow-up phone/Skype appointment with one of our EFT practitioners in included with conference registration.

Please register below. Scholarships and volunteer positions are available.

Our Presenters:
Dan Allender, Ph.D. is a Christian author and counselor, founder and professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and the Allender Center, author of more than 25 books including The Wounded Heart and To Be Told. He speaks frequently on issues of intimacy, family, marriage, and sexual abuse recovery.

Elizabeth Houghtaling is Montessori-credentialed at the Infant-Toddler and Early Childhood and teaches at the Country School on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was honored as a member of the first cohort of Emerging Leader Fellows of the American Montessori Society, completing a project to start a Montessori Parent-Infant program for the Suquamish tribe in her area.

Laurie Heyl, MSW, LCSW, has provided individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults for twenty-five years. She currently offers EFT/Tapping, Life Coaching, Biofeedback Heartmath.

Susan Tracy McDaniel, M.Ed., is the founder and director of Learning Together Education. She travels internationally training Montessori teachers and teaching EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping). She also provides EFT and parent coaching by phone and Skype. 

PIFT: Parent-Infant Facilitator Training

Learn how to help give families in your community a great start, by offering a Montessori program. Programs can meet in a school, library, community center, even your home. 
Tuition includes the weekend training, unlimited use of the Parent Observation Journal for families in your program, parent education and handouts, and monthly individual mentoring calls. 

To receive upcoming dates, please email susan@learningtogethereducation.org

For teacher education, please click here.
Need a speaker? Hosting an event or in-service? 
Speaking topics:
  • Is this Just a Stage? Child development for Parents
  • What Your Child Wants You to Know
  • Diapers and Toileting
  • Nutrition and Food Issues, Picky Eaters
  • Montessori at Home
  • The Importance of Routine: The "No-Nagging" Morning Routine and the "No-Excuses" Bedtime Routine
  • Why Montessori education?
  • Your Challenging Child
  • Or, a topic of your choice
  • The Discipline Toolkit
  • Techniques for Stress Reduction and Anger Management
  • Parent Infant Facilitator Training (see www.parentinfant.org)
  • Prepare to Parent (for expectant and adopting parents)
  • Montessori Observation skills (for parents or educators)
  • Retreat Day or weekend
  • Stress-reduction and Relaxation Techniques including EFT
  • Educator In-service


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