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One-Day Mothers' Retreat Wed 26 Aug 2015, Fremantle.

Mothers... you are invited to a retreat that provides a safe space to reflect on what matters most; your connection with your child/ren, loved ones and yourself.  
This is a reflective exploration of Circle of Security core themes.
I hope you can join me -
Click here for more info and to register.   Sharon
Like a drivers licence, if we were required by law to have lessons in parenting, in my mind the best preparatory course would be the Circle of Security.

The Circle of Security focuses on what matters most: the connection between parent and child. Too many conversations and classes about parenting revolve around stuff - getting educated on the tasks of parenthood, choosing services and products.

If you toss the distractions aside, what parenting is primarily about is nurturing a relationship between you and your child. Education, finances, social support or life experience do not shape your parenting journey as much as your own experience of being parented. How we experienced life in a family significantly shapes how we raise our family. Making sense of the past and preparing our hearts for the new relationships in our lives is vital – so we don't repeat, or react, but rather we respond to our children in a nurturing way.

If you want to better understand dynamics of the parent-child relationship then we would highly recommend the Circle of Security as a model to consider. 
 Sharon is a trained Circle of Security Educator. Contact Sharon if you'd like one-on-one support or group work.
A New Mother Baby Nurture Group starts Oct 13

Tuesday mornings at the
Warehouse Cafe, Shenton Park.

The group is sponsored by Health Dept
(yes, it's free!) 
 to support Mums that are struggling with the transition to parenthood.
Click here for more details about this group and other Mother Nurture groups

Parental Leave,
Child Care & Nannies  

Here is a brief position paper written by the President of the AAIMHI, commenting on the Federal Government's new take on paid parental leave.

We are active members of the WA Branch of AAIMHI and support this position. What do you think?
We welcome your feedback on this matter as we consider how to best support parents who need to access care for their children.
If you are considering a Nanny in 2016, we would like to hear from you.

You can contact Sharon at

Counselling / Psychology 
Dawson has completed his PhD!
He is now focussing his time on further research at Curtin Uni and developing his private practice at

LifeWorks@316 in Shenton Park

Contact Dawson for difficulties such as:

anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, relationship problems, grief/loss
Medicare & private health rebates apply 
Living with a baby: Living with uncertainty

Judging by the books and blogs on parenting there is a lot of information out there on how to do it. We can look for fixes, solutions and bright shiny saviours that we can trust in, hoping it will take away any feelings of uncertainty we have have.

When I meeta pregnant couple I have one question in mind and its my litmus tester...
read more here...

Free Drop-In Mornings at
the Nest on Silas
Mums, Bubs and Bumps Welcome!
This is a very cosy place in East Freo, with great coffee. Tuesday mornings

Are you interested in 
Infant Massage 
or do you need a 

Check out what is being offered by our friend Sue Saunders
We will work with you to achieve your goals so you can experience
less struggle and more delight in your family. 

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