Somatic-informed Self-Regulation for Positive Parent-child Attachment

Course Code: CTO1729

Level-of-study: Parent

Course Period: July 22, 2017 to August 19, 2017

Programme Fee: HKD2,800 (10% off for registration made on or before 10 April 2017)

Deadline for Application: April 30, 2017

Course Period: 22 Jul, 5, 12, 19 Aug 2017

Type of Programme:  Non-credit-bearing course

Area of Interest: Parent Education

Managed by: CAISE, Faculty of Education


  • Parents


Healthy parental attachment relationships support the well-being and positive adjustment of children and adolescents to challenges in growing up. Parents have our own attachment history which subsequently influences the way our children build attachment with us. Our body and mind cooperates to keep memories of our experiences. By listening to our body and learning self-help skills, we unlock the wisdom of our body to find ways for optimal functioning of attachment, communication, emotions and self-regulation.

The programme aims at supporting the parents:
To understand how the quality of attachment impacts the development and well-being of their children.
To explore how to build positive attachment with children by reviewing their own attachment history.
To learn how to cultivate the ingredients for secure parental attachment.
To learn how to adaptively engage in the paradox of joy and stress to improve the efficacy in parenting.
To learn self-help skills to bring awareness to the body, to acknowledge and accompany the body wisdom in self-regulation, which induces innate flow to relieve stuck states and enhances resilience.

Course Outline:

Highlight the joy and stress of nurturing a gifted child/adolescent. Learn how to hold the duality of joy and stress and to adaptively engage in the challenge of parenting.
Identify the different types of parent-child attachment. Learn to cultivate the ingredients for positive attachment relationships.
Identify and re-experience the innate ability to self-regulate.
Introduce how the concept of Triune Brain and Polyvagal theory are applied in stress relief.
Learn self-help skills to bring awareness to the body, to acknowledge and accompany the body wisdom in self-regulation

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