I am now taking bookings for the Consent Based Education course that I am running from April – June this year.
Here are a few of the reasons as to why I am offering the course:
- I believe that when we apply the concept of consent to the way we live and learn, we actively deconstruct the historically rooted influences of patriarchy and authoritarianism that negatively impact our relationships, our sense of self, our health and wellbeing, and our lived experience. However, as consent is a relatively new concept, particularly in regards to family dynamics, a key purpose of the course is to unpack what it means, and how it looks.
- Parents are intuitively gravitating towards living more respectful and consent based lives with their children, but may not have had the time to fully explore it’s importance and historical context. By developing an awareness of the social and historical constructs of childhood and parenthood, parents can appreciate why consent based living is in such stark contrast with traditional parent child dynamics, and why it is such an important and progressive shift.
- The course is reflective and empowering. The course gives parents the opportunity to reclaim the power of their own autonomy, and information to support their knowledge, courage and persistence in holding space for their children’s empowerment and consent based living and learning. Consent frees us to live our most authentic, meaningful and empowered lives, and to respect and support others in doing the same.
The course is designed for parents who want to get to know consent based education better, for their own personal development, and to support their family’s life long consent based living and learning.
It will support parents in reframing their understanding of family relationships, education, love and life in consensual terms, and seeks to support the transition from beliefs to behaviour.
This course is for parents who have a sense that through their parenthood, they have the potential to influence positive personal and social change, and want to know more about the how and why.
The course is made up of 6 two hour sessions, that take place fortnightly from 7.30-9.30pm. The dates are:
Monday 17th April
Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday)
Monday 15th May
Monday 29th May
Monday 12th June
Monday 26th June
The sessions will take place at a venue on the Herts/Essex border, on the outskirts of Stansted Mountfitchet, easily accessible from Saffron Walden, Bishop’s Stortford and the surrounding area.
Places on this course are limited, more details can be found here. Booking can be made via email: firstname.lastname@example.org