I am now taking bookings for the September – November 2017 Consent Based Education Course for Parents.
About the Course:
As parenting evolves beyond the traditional authoritarian model, and more and more families choose 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 quandary. What happens when authoritarianism, the basis of all our existing systems, is stripped away, when we become more individually empowered in our own lives, and seek to support our children in this too? What happens when we embrace our own autonomy and capabilities, when we question the education and social inheritance we’ve received up until now?
What happens when our consent and voice really does matter – when we come closer and closer to our authentic selves?
This course is designed for parents who want to explore and go deeper into their understanding and experience of Consent Based Education, for their own personal development and to support their family’s life long learning in a consent based way. You can find out what it is like to take part in the course here.
The course is made up of the following 6 sessions:
- The History of Patriarchy and Consent – Why are Things the Way They are Now?
- Breaking Cycles – the Process of Change
- What is Consent Based Education?
- Love and Relationships, Boundaries and Freedom
- Creativity, Flow, and the Potential of own CBE
- The Bigger Picture
Before each session, a selection of preparation materials are emailed out – this can include things like podcasts, videos, articles and quotes. This prep material is designed to be thought provoking and takes between 1- 2 hours of your time. The prep is optional, although having a look at it will help you get the most out of the sessions themselves.
The sessions last for 2 hours, and are a combination of presentation and group discussion, critical thinking and reflection. Snacks and drinks are provided.
The course will be taking place between 10.30am-12.30pm on the following dates, at a venue just outside of Bishop’s Stortford:
Sunday 10th Sept
Sunday 24th Sept
Sunday 8th Oct
Sunday 22nd Oct
Sunday 12th Nov
Sunday 26th Nov
The course content is structured in a chronological way, with each session building on the one before.
Price: £15 per person per session, £90 total for the course (total course cost to be paid on booking).
Group size is limited to 8 participants to ensure a quality experience.
For more information and bookings, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org