How to Listen So Others Will Talk and Talk So Others Will Listen

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Have you felt that others did not listen to you or respond to you, as well as you wish? 

Clinicians Susan Bauerfeld, Phd and Chris Parrott, CPsychol of Be Curious Not Furious Parenting, have designed a presentation that will focus on how to use active listening skills and empathic responding to improve your emotional connections with others. Based on the book, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (author Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish), this 45-minute Zoom webinar will present practical tips and strategies that will help you stay more connected with other and help others develop the skills they need to be independent, compassionate, and responsible family members.  Following the workshop participants will be able to:

·       Understand the impact of emotion regulation on relationships and communication.

·       Use skills that promote emotion regulation.

·       Use communication skills that convey respect and empathy.

For those wishing to dive deeper into the topic, including opportunities to learn how to apply the skills to current challenges, Bauerfeld and Parrott will conduct a six-week Zoom workshop starting the week after the presentation. More information about the workshop will be available at the talk and on the Compassionate Ridgefield Facebook page.

This program is a collaboration of Ridgefield PTA's, Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Library, Project Resilience of Ridgefield, Compassionate Ridgefield, and Books on the Common.  Please register to receive the Zoom link.

About the Presenters:
After graduating Cum Laude from Dartmouth College, Chris Parrott studied in London earning her MSc and Post MSc degree to become a BPS Chartered Counseling Psychologist. Back in the United States, Parrott co-founded Your Self Series, a teen identity development program, and co-authored Reach Before You Teach: Ignite passion and purpose in your classroom (Corwin Press, 2013). Today, Parrott is focused on supporting parents and teens, both through workshops and private coaching, so that they can more confidently navigate these challenging times. Chris is also a licensed pilot, a mother of two and wife of over twenty-five years.

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Parenting Consultant/Coach and ADHD coach. Her passion is promoting understanding and teaching skills for success - especially self-regulation, anxiety management and effective communication – to parents, teachers and their kids. She strives to help them learn how to: be more curious and less fearful; invest in their relationships; and become life long learners. Through speaking engagements, workshops and private practice, Dr. Bauerfeld offers compassion, humor, support and information as she teaches the skills required to manage worries, challenges and technology.



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