Somatic Parenting Webinar
RESPECTING TANTRUMS WEBINAR
Originally recorded on Sunday August 16th.
A 90 minute webinar that explores the somatic approach to regulating your children through tantrums & extreme or aggressive emotional outbursts. These are symptoms of unprocessed trauma & there are ways to begin healing it. You will:
- Understand how breaking boundaries creates bigger tantrums.
- Learn how to regulate yourself & then your child during a tantrum.
- Learn what foods & herbs help deepen regulation & prevent tantrums.
After payment, you will receive the file to download.
**This is not a replacement for psychotherapy or medical attention.
Believe me, I have tried. A tantrum is an expression of stored energy. In adults, we call this trauma or stress. Stored energy that overwhelms our bodies.
As adults we can drive away, walk away, eat, drink beer, have sex, use drugs, and watch TV. Our culture is built on coping with stress & trauma. But children have less liberties than we do. They don’t even know coping is an option - thank goodness. They are authentic and they authentically express their stress regardless of what anyone thinks about it.
These moments, these tantrums, are golden opportunities to bond and create deep trust and resilience. How we respond to our children during a tantrum will decide if they repress the tantrum (trauma response) or release it.
Repressing it means they will eventually learn to cope with it alone, due to the developed concept of “my emotions/needs are bad” or “no one can handle me”. Coping as an adult, or teen, usually means with substances, but it could also be food, isolation, and cutting or not eating enough or at all.
Expressing and releasing it means they learn how to communicate their needs and feelings because the adults in their life reflected back the concept “there’s nothing wrong with your feelings”, “I can handle you” and “I am here (the world is here) to support you”.
So how we respond to a tantrum has lasting developmental and, more largely, societal impacts. After all, many of our children will grow up and become law enforcers, teachers, parents, and authority figures.
This webinar explores all of this & teaches you how to practice a different parenting style so that you can show up fully for your children.