Cultivating Secure Attachment With Gabor MatSusan Stiffelman & Gabor Mat and Susan Stiffelman

Replay recording available!

Cultivating Secure Attachment, Resilience & Positive Mental Health in Children
With Dr. Gabor Maté, author of The Myth of Normal

Parents love this workshop!
"Susan, I just wanted to thank you so much for the most brilliant webinar with Dr. Mate. I could listen to his wise words for hours."
 "This has been an incredible learning experience. I will rewatch this many times over!"

 "This has been so enlightening!
Wonderful to listen to you and learn from your wisdom."

Is your child or teen facing:

- Emotional distress
- Learning challenges
- Social issues
- Psychological stressors
- Behavioral problems
-Weak attachment with you

Please join us for this special workshop!

 A growing number of kids and teens are facing emotional, academic, psychological, and behavioral difficulties.

Conditions like ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression can be influenced by a variety of biological, psychological, and social factors, including experiences of trauma and peer orientation.

Children and teens who look primarily to their peers for direction, behavior, values, and identity are deprived of the vital support you can offer within a secure, healthy parent-child attachment.

Peer-orientation can also lead to aggression, bullying, precocious sexuality, substance use, developmental challenges, and academic struggles 

In this special workshop, Susan and Gabor will discuss how to address the complex dynamics that contribute to challenging behaviors, emphasizing ways to support positive mental health.

They will explore ways to build a strong bond with your child or teen, including compassionate discipline methods that strengthen your connection instead of pushing your kids away.

Join us for practical advice to establish yourself as the source of comfort, guidance, security, and warmth your children need.

Your hosts:


Susan Stiffelman, MFT has worked with thousands of parents and children for over 40 years as a family therapist and educator.

Susan offers practical strategies to help parents become the calm, confident "Captain of the ship" through her online classes, trainings, and parenting memberships.

She is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition) and the popular Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast. 

Dr. Gabor Maté is a distinguished speaker and bestselling author who is known for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, ADHD, trauma, stress, and childhood development.

After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.

Dr. Maté is the author of 6 books, including his newest, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture. 
You'll learn:
  • How cultural pressures can impact a child's or teens' mental health diagnosis

  • How strong connections with caring adults can mitigate developmental challenges
  • How childhood trauma may be connected to signs of ADHD in children
  • How to identify if your child is overly dependent on peers ("peer oriented") and how to guide them back to a secure attachment with you
  • How compassionate discipline can strengthen your bond with your child or teen and build resilience
  • How to help your child navigate and cope with stress, depression, and anxiety
  • How to reclaim your crucial role as the main source of comfort, security, and warmth for your child or teen

Is this a live class?
The 90-minute class was live on January 17. The replay recording is available to everyone who registers.
How long can I listen to the replay?
There is no expiration date on the replay recording. It’s yours to listen to now and in the future!
Who will benefit from this class?

The material covered in this class will help parents of pre-schoolers through teens.



Please note:
Class fee is in USD.

Janet Lansbury
 "Brilliant, warm, and passionate about her work, Susan has an intuitive grasp of complex parent-child dynamics and how to shift them in the most positive direction." 
Glennon Doyle
 “I trust Susan with my heart, family, and community. She knows what goes on in my home every day is brutal and beautiful and hard and holy.” 
Eckhart Tolle
 “Susan shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice. Her unique book shows you how children can become conscious adults.” 
Byron Katie
 “Susan loves children and loves supporting parents who are raising children. She understands the power of sane parenting.” 
Alanis Morissette
 “With her soulful and poetic writing, Susan shows us how the child-parent relationship can be a hotbed for mutual growth, healing, and connection.” 

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