- Transform your relationship with your children
- Learn parenting through connection rather than coercion
- Practice dialogue skills which lead to feeling genuinely heard and understood
- Enforce limits with love rather than fear
- Experience how self-knowledge leads to better parenting
Parenting Groups based on the IMAGO Parenting model and led by Marcia Ferstenfeld, MA, CIRT, CI
Presented in both weekend workshop and 8-week class formats
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These parent groups will be tailored to the needs of the particular group of parents (depending on the ages of children, temperamental styles of parents and children, and common issues).
The groups involve education; role plays; experience guided imageries, written exercises, and communication practice. You will learn a wide range of practical developmental information and specific tools for creating a stronger, mutually respectful bond with your children.
What is most different about the Imago approach is that it helps you learn how to glean the gifts of your own past and apply them toward creating a better relationship with your children. The absence of this component is why parents learn from other programs, yet don’t do what they know is the right thing to do and, hence, gravitate back to the way they parented before.
Connected Parents, Thriving Kids
Transform relationship with your children
Marcia Ferstenfeld, M.A., CIRT, CI, was certified as an Imago Relationship therapist in 1994, is a presenter of couples’ and individuals’ workshops and a co-creator of the Supporting Our Children workshop, and the Connected Parents, Thriving Kids course. Certified as an Imago Clinical Instructor, she provides training to mental health professionals locally and globally. Larry, Marcia’s husband of nearly 52 years provides assistance and support on all of her workshops and trainings. Together, they bring a wealth of insight to this work, focusing on supporting couples and individuals in achieving personal growth and developing loving, strong relationships.