Robin Grille

Sydney, Australia - Author, Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Workshop title: Accessing the Surprising Wisdom of our Inner Child (workshop full)

Child-rearing and education have evolved so much in recent decades! But even the most progressive and the most well-read amongst us have numerous blind-spots that block connection with our children.
Periodically, our best intentions as teachers and parents are overshadowed by our woundedness, and the subtle ways in which we re-enact themes from our past. How was authority modelled for us as children? What kinds of messages were we given about learning, study and work? Each time that children in our care trigger past difficult emotions in us, we are shown that part of ourselves that wants healing. These moments of conflict or impasse can be turned into life-transforming opportunities for our own growth.
Recalling how we once felt as children can be painful, but it brings us wonderful new depths of intuition about how to respond to our children's needs and how to read their often-baffling behaviours. Inner Child awareness helps us understand children from the inside.
The more we become conscious about the unhelpful old paradigms that still live inside us, the sooner we escape the traps we have set for ourselves and our children. Truth brings freedom and forgiveness.
In this interactive workshop we will look at a number of simple and safe ways to get to know our Inner Child better, how to use our childhood experiences (both painful and joyful) as teachers and guides, and how in truth: our children are educating us!

Personal Bio: Robin's experiential, skills-based and informational parenting courses have helped many people to embrace parenting as a transformative, personal growth journey. Drawing from 28 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. Born in Uruguay, South America, into a multicultural family, Robin feels a strong affinity for a broad span of cultures, across the universal human family. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published and translated in Australia and around the world. Robin's books - Parenting for a Peaceful World and Heart-to-Heart Parenting (now in German, Cantonese and Korean) - have received international acclaim and led to speaking engagements around Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and Indonesia. 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 Grille