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Interactive Parenting Workshop for Attachment Challenges

October 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

You are invited to join a conversation facilitated by attachment therapist Thedy Veliz on the use of a parenting model called Concordance Relational Practice (CRP). CRP is a method of care designed for children exposed to stress early in life, helping them heal and improving their ability to care for others in a reciprocal way.

Veliz will provide a short introduction of the CRP model and invite participants to share their questions/challenges in order to create an interactive discussion filled with practical parenting examples.


Participants will learn about the following topics:

  • The Three Rs – Do not React, Retreat or Retaliate
  • PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy)
  • The six components of healthy child development
  • Consequences as “reparative” vs “punitive” interventions
  • The primacy of negative emotions
  • The power of joining
  • Moving from caregiver’s self-regulation, to co-regulation, to the child’s self-regulation
  • The role of integration in relational healing
  •  Many examples of relational narratives


Join us for a buffet lunch! Supervised games for children on the field from 12:00pm – 1:00pm


About the Presenter:

thedy_velizThedy Veliz believes that whether the early life stress which is causing challenges for the child and the family were caused by genetic, in utero or post natal environmental circumstances, the treatment is the same regardless of the symptoms that might show up, for the child’s healing is not what happened, but how the child has interpreted such events. In most cases the child develops a sense of shame and guilt for circumstances that were at play even before the child was conceived.

Thedy earned a masters in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and a bachelors in engineering from Iowa State University. His attachment work is heavily influenced by Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Dan Hughes.


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October 8, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


University AME Zion
3505 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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