The Power of Authenticity

Strengthening relationships using the Vital Relational Functions (VRFs).

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Course overview

Would you like to refine your relational skills? Are you interested in exploring the nuances of human interaction in more depth? Do you want to extend your Thrive practice and build on what you already know?  In this workshop, we will be deepening our understanding of the Vital Relational Functions (VRFs) – a central part of how we learn to be in relationship as Thrive practitioners. When we begin our Thrive journey, we tend to see the VRFs as part of our toolkit for meeting the needs of children when they are dysregulated. The focus of this workshop is on developing and broadening our use of the VRFs so that we can start to apply them in all of our relationships, adapting them according to the person and the context. In particular, we will be looking at the significance of ruptures in relationships when things go wrong, exploring the challenges of these moments and how skilful repair can ultimately serve to strengthen the relationship.

The 2-hour webinar includes opportunities to practise the VRFs in a safe and supportive environment, as well as space to reflect on your practice and guidance on how to implement your new learning back in your setting.

Suitable for

This CPD webinar is ideal for all Thrive Licensed Practitioners looking to further their knowledge and expertise at using the Vital relational Functions (VRFs).

This 2-hour webinar is worth 5 CPD points.


Course content

This 2-hour webinar will give you:

  • a deeper understanding of the VRFs
  • practical experience of using the VRFs in action
  • examples of how to share the VRFs with colleagues
  • knowledge of how to use the power of relationship to greater effect in both your setting and your life.

Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All our training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On our Thrive courses page you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or

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