GOLD Learning Speakers

Australia

Robin Grille, BA(Psych) Grad Dip Counselling, Dip Interactive Psychotherapy

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2016
  • Country: Australia
Biography:

Robin Grille is a psychologist in private practice and a parenting educator. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published and translated around the world. Robin’s first book: ‘Parenting for a Peaceful World’ received international acclaim and led to speaking engagements around Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand and Canada. His second book, ‘Heart to Heart Parenting’ is now translated into Korean and German. Robin’s work is animated by his belief that humanity’s future is largely dependent on the way we collectively relate to our children. Robin’s experiential, skills-based and informational parenting courses have helped many people to embrace parenting as a transformative, personal growth journey. Drawing from 25 years’ clinical experience and from leading-edge neuropsychological research, Robin’s seminars and courses focus on healthy emotional development for children as well as parents; while building supportive, co-operative parenting communities.

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How childhood experiences affect mothering behavior – and how practitioners can help
A principal source of strength as well as vulnerability in mothers comes from how they themselves were mothered. Increasingly, researchers are confirming what psychotherapists have observed for many decades: that both trauma and the capacity for responsive and pleasurable mothering tend to be inter-generationally transmitted. All too often the struggles of mothering, including childbirth complications, premature weaning and difficulties with bonding are in fact late expressions of unresolved abuse or neglect, or some kind of emotional wounding in the mother. Information and encouragement miss the point when what is needed is therapy. This presentation helps practitioners to open a deeper dialogue with mothers, to identify possible abuse or neglect histories, adverse childhood experiences, and to use empathic dialogue to re-enable responsive and fulfilling mothering. It can be surprising how emotionally authentic dialogue in a safe environment is sometimes all it takes to restore maternal confidence, responsiveness and enjoyment.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: