We are delighted to announce that tickets for the first three Forging New Connections conferences of 2019 are now available. Dr Suzanne Zeedyk will be taking to the stage in Exeter, Barnsley, and Coventry to deliver her Keynote speech, Making up is more important than messing up.
This year, Suzanne gave plenty of delegates and Practitioners the opportunity to think more deeply about the relationships they have nurtured in their settings. Speaking at three alternate locations during next summer's conference series, we're pleased to give many more of you the chance to see her speak.
Her address will explore the nature of our relationships and how we might sustain them in spite of inevitable mistakes. We strive for perfection, wanting to be the best Practitioner, parent or carer we can, and yet the reality is that relationships are messy. The good news is that research shows that in any relationship the 'mistakes' - the moments of disconnection - matter far less than how and whether we can find our way back into connection with one another. In fact, when skilfully done, such repairs to the relationship actually serve to strengthen the bonds of the attachment. It is repairs that build trust.
In her Forging New Connections Keynote address, Dr Suzanne Zeedyk will be exploring the nature of this Rupture-Repair Cycle in detail, looking at what the cycle is, how it operates, the barriers to repair and practical ways to overcome them. She will be asking challenging questions that lead us to enquire about our own relationship to rupture and repair, prompting insights that enhance both our personal and professional relationships. She will conclude with a message of hope: it does not matter how many times we get it wrong; what matters is our willingness to show up and connect.
Dads try the still face experiment
The Rupture-Repair Cycle that Suzanne Zeedyk will be focusing on is demonstrated perfectly in the following video. It certainly reinforces the concepts within the Thrive Approach regarding those important connections made in early childhood which solidify trust.
Forging New Connections seminars
As usual, you will have the choice of a number of wonderful seminars designed to support your Thrive practice. The titles of those available to you in Exeter, Barnsley, and Coventry are, 'Softening the Prickles', 'The Power of Authenticity', and 'Developmental Play'. You can find out more about each using the links below. Remember, the seminars operate on a first come first served basis; you will be asked which seminar you'd like to attend during the booking process.
In order to guarantee your tickets, please click the links below. These full conference tickets are available to those who have completed their Thrive training.
If you are not yet trained, you can purchase Keynote Only tickets; they will entitle you to attend Suzanne's talk, network with others interested in and working with the Thrive Approach, as well as a buffet lunch and refreshments.
If you'd like to find out more before making a booking, you're always welcome to call us on 01392 797555 or contact us through any of our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To find out more about Suzanne and her work, click here to visit her website.
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