Welcome to the September 2021 Consent-Based Education Course! This information is for folk on the waiting list who have been emailed and offered a place. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The course will take place via Zoom, time and dates are as follows:
Tuesday 7th September
Tuesday 21st September
Tuesday 5th October
Tuesday 19th October
Tuesday 2nd November
Tuesday 16th November
Communication during the course:
Once booked on to the course and before we begin, I will add you to a private Facebook group, which we will use for the duration of the course, to share the resources that lead in to each session, to use as a community space, and to post links for the Zoom calls.
What is the course about?
As parenting evolves beyond the traditional authoritarian model, and families make the choice to live together in more respectful, socially just ways that acknowledge the personhood and agency of children, essential questions arise as to what that means in regards to our relationship with ourselves and others, our outlook and interaction with the world around us.
Consent-Based Education is a response to this tension. What happens when authoritarianism/patriarchy, the basis of all our existing systems, is stripped away, and we become more questioning and individually empowered in our own lives and desire this for the children in our lives too? What does it look like to move beyond patriarchy, to embrace our own personhood, agency and autonomy, and question the education and social norms and values that we’ve experienced until now? What does consent and voice mean to us, and how do these things relate to authenticity and self-actualisation?
This course is designed for parents and people who live/work with children, who want to explore and go deeper into their understanding and practice of Consent-Based Education, for their own personal development and to support life-long learning in a consent-based way.
The course is made up of the following six sessions:
Session 1: What is Patriarchy, its impact and effect?
Session 2: Breaking Cycles – the Process of Change
Session 3: What is Consent-Based Education?
Session 4: Love and Relationships, Boundaries and Freedom
Session 5: Living and Learning, Creativity and Flow
Session 6: The Bigger Picture
Each session will last for two hours, and include the following: Agreement making (how we are going to work and play together), Check-ins, me to riffing on the theme of the session, chance for reflection, questions and deepening the inquiry, exploring putting the theory into practice, check out. As you would expect, the session and way that the course is run is aligned with consent-based education principles, so that it experiential as well as content based.
An important note about the transformtional aspect of the course:
This course has a transformational quality to it. It is designed in reflection of my own experience and journey, which has been profoundly transformative and impactful to every part of my life. Every time I have run this course cycle so far, it has again had a deep impact on my life, and catalystic of change. This has included the ending of important relationships, changes in family relationships, personal growth, experiences of self-actualisation and deep personal alignment. I have witnessed this also happen in the lives of those that have taken part. You will be encouraged to manage your participation in the course in the way that you feel ready for and is right for you (consensual), however it is important that in booking on to the course you do so knowingly of the impact it may have and that change that could be prompted as a result.
To book: If you have been offered a place on this course by me via email, and you would like to confirm that place by booking, please pay the course fee of £288 by Paypal here: http://paypal.me/SophieChristophy