Awaken to Your Parent Power is first of a series of four playshops produced by Parenting to Potential designed to help parents cultivate child-rearing practices that foster a positive, empowering, and life enhancing experience for the whole family.
Awaken helps you take that first all-important step to realize and embrace your own powerful place in your child's world. Explore how to not overpower but to empower. Wise use of your power helps your child evolve into an authentic, creative, and courageous human being that genuinely enjoys his or her own life, and naturally moves to contribute to the wellbeing of the world.
This playshop is self-paced, yet designed to take about 2 weeks. It includes thought-provoking reading, inspiring music, engaging audio visuals, and creative and experiential exercises to help you to integrate this material.
The Parenting to Potential courses are designed to expand and strengthen your parenting skills without taking a lot of time away from your work and family life. This particular course, Awaken to Your Parent Power, will lay the groundwork for sound parenting, while providing a basis for the deeper learning available in the next three playshops.
Though parenting is an ongoing process, this playshop will jumpstart your ability to make the changes called for to help your child become who they really are, while doing the same for yourself.
Learn how agreement (vs. expectation or ordering) is the key to buy-in, motivation, accountability - and love.
There's a reason Improv is becoming such an important part of our western culture that prizes freedom as an ideal. Learn how to add to your child's life story by saying "Yes and" instead of stopping the scene with a block.
Learn to wake up to the unconscious overpowering programming people have passed down through the ages... In our culture and time, with all our resources, the way to change the world is through empowering people... The more we help our children practice using their power the more prepared they are to wield their power wisely when they're grown.
This lecture is a PDF that explains an experiential exercise we offer in order to apply this learning to your life. Whenever you see Understanding in Action it will be an opportunity to experiment with the lessons.
This short survey will help us learn what you are learning, and help us improve the course. Making Sense surveys will be at the end of each section. Thank you for helping us help more parents!
Learn key terms and concepts we use throughout this course. By bringing them forward in your consciousness, you're "waking up" to their presence in your life. That's how they become tools for you to use instead of being left in the basement of your mind.
Explore your own personal power and how it may have been pinched back during your growth. Learn how to tune into your courage so you can bravely go where you want to go in your parenting.
Wake up to how we are each creative and courageous every day by exploring the hero and the muse - mythologies that developed in ancient times to inspire us to new heights. Learn how to see these processes at play and to realize, when things look dark, that you are in a process that will lead somewhere. Being awake to this will help you remain calm, focused, and determined.
Explore how to hear what life is calling you to do, and whether you can see the heroic and creative processes at work in the world around you.
This lecture awakens us to shame and blame and how they derail potential, peace, and happiness.
Putting it all together, this lecture helps you consider what you want to reach for, and how to help your child by powerful example of awakened heart and mind.
An interactive exercise where you get clear about who you are, what you love, and what you need to thrive.
Now that you are awake to the power you have, that you hold over your destiny -- and your child -- it's time to develop a goal for you and your family that will give you all more freedom, courage and energy to find and fulfill your calling.
Learn about some remarkable young children who have changed their lives -- inspiring you to keep going no matter what on your own journey toward an ideal future for you and your child.
We're working diligently on the next 3 playshops in this series. If you like what you've seen so far, please let us know - you will spark us to move faster!
We're Gail Whipple and Sallie Justice and we developed these Parenting to Potential courses to foster health, wellness, peace and happiness in families and family systems. We both hold master's degrees and coaching certifications from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Gail's specialty is creativity and innovation. Sallie's is spiritual psychology.
We have each have raised boy and a girl. Our children are in their 20's. We feel blessed that they are all healthy and thriving. We wish to share what we learned along the way in our experience and studies to help you raise self-actualized children - and to grow into your own self-actualization as well.
Sallie holds a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and a Certificate in Transformational Coaching from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology / Sofia University. She has an active coaching practice and owns a small French cafe on the side.
A mother of two twenty-something adults (one of each), her attention has always been drawn to learning what it takes to cultivate greater self-awareness, and to live a balanced life that is grounded in one's heartfelt passion. Though her previous incarnation has been focused on feeding people's bodies (in restaurants), her inspiration now comes from helping to feed people's souls.
Sallie and Gail Whipple have been collaborating on this playshop series since 2011.