Our Parent Series aims to promote wellbeing for parents and their families through events and talks about topics that affect families in modern society.
How to nurture a secure relationship with your child!
A secure relationship is key to building a child’s self-confidence and ability to cope as they grow up.
A talk by Dr Jeananne Garavan, Senior Clinical Psychologist.
Dr Jeananne Garavan is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in Primary Care Adult Psychology Services based in Castlebar. She is currently developing what is a new service in primary care having worked for the past 18 years in Adult Mental Health, most of which was based in Castlebar with the Mayo Adult Mental Health Services, HSE. Jeananne is also qualified as a Cognitive –Analytic Therapy Practitioner. She has regularly contributed to the NUIG Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme through lecturing and supervision. She has a keen interest in perinatal mental health and the interface between adult and infant well-being. Her therapeutic work with adults has always been informed and strongly influenced by attachment theory and how we relate to each other. She is very passionate about the importance of nurturing parents and caregivers so that babies and infants are nurtured in kind.
The benefits for parents:
- Learn how your relationship with your child literally builds their brain!
It will explore ways to nurture a secure relationship with your child and why it is key to building their self-confidence and ability to cope as they grow up.
It will explain the idea of parents being ‘good enough’ and the need to look after our own emotional well-being in what can be the most rewarding yet difficult job ever!
Handouts and tips will be provided within a casual atmosphere to allow for Q & A’s if desired.
- Particularly parents of young children (0 to 6 years)
- Expectant parents, parents/guardians & extended family of a child of any age
- Parents who doubt they are doing it right or may feel vulnerable