CIRCLE OF SECURITY PARENTING
An intervention to enhance parent/infant relationships
Becoming a parent is a major life transition and many feel as though they are navigating this new territory without a road-map. The COS-P Program, developed by Circle of Security International© uses decades of attachment theory research to show us that what we may see as behavioural "problems" in our child can be reframed to ask "how can I improve my relationship with my child?"
There is no judgement or expectation to achieve "perfect parenting" in these groups. Individuals or couples may also like to enquire about working with me to learn the course content as part of, or separate to, an established counselling relationship. The program runs over 8 sessions, allowing parents a safe space to discuss, reflect and learn about how our parenting patterns and beliefs may have formed, and make conscious decisions about how we can put the positive intentionality, that all parents innately have, into action.
Circle of Security Parenting was developed as a psycho-educational intervention for parents. If educational or health professionals are interested in attending or hosting the group within their setting, attendees agree to use the group for their own parenting and personal reflection on how they were parented, rather than for professional development.
Rebecca Rylands - COSP Registered Facilitator since November 2018