Helping Parents Heal Their Shit So They Don’t Pass It Onto Their Kids

Delivered by

Louis Weinstock


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In Person | Online

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1 hr | 2 hr | 3 hr | 4 hr | 6 hr | 12 hr ( 2 day)


This training can be adapted across a diverse range of contexts and participants, and further bespoke elements can be added on request.

Content Summary:

Parents are the primary filter through which their children experience this world. If a parent has experienced loss or trauma that is unresolved, this gets handed down to their children through a variety of ways – such as epigenetic transmission, attachment styles, mirroring. This applies both to personal trauma, and also to vicarious or secondary trauma.

It can be very hard for parents to acknowledge this, often because a whole range of psychological defenses have been built up around the trauma. In this workshop, Louis will explain with case studies how he has helped a range of parents heal their unresolved loss and trauma, and how this had a clear positive knock-on effect for their children. Louis will talk through some of the methods he has found to be most successful with these parents, how to work with defences around parental trauma, and how to frame this work in a shame-reducing way that parents can feel open to healing, and why doing this work can have a positive effect on the world. You will come away with a set of practical and effective tools that you can use directly with parents you work with.

This training is suitable for anyone supporting parents and / or families.


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Training delivered by

Louis Weinstock

Louis is a Transpersonal Child Psychotherapist and Social  Entrepreneur. He helps people find a light in the darkness, especially in grief, in the  shadow, in the things that are unseen, unheard, unspoken. For over 20 years, he has expertly guided children and grown-ups through some of the toughest challenges life can throw at us – loss, trauma,  divorce, burnout and breakdowns. He is also co-founder of Apart of Me, a multi-award-winning charity that helps young people transform their  grief into compassion. His book How The World Is Making Our Children Mad, And What To Do About It was published by Penguin in June 2021.