"What I gained from the Peaceful Parent workshop was a big boost of confidence, a new sense of empathy for my children's feelings (watching and feeling the way you (Genevieve) spoke with people on the day, creating safety to pour out sadness and pain was inspiring for me). Another thing I gained was learning how not alone I am in what I experience as a parent."
Emily, Waiheke Island, NZ
"What I gained from the Parenting workshop was HUGE!! I gained deeper empathy for my babies and how it must feel for them to be dependent on me. I gained the sense that it's ok being who I am and also that I must try harder to be more conscious."
Liz, Auckland, NZ
"Genevieve's parenting advice has made me feel more empowered and confident in positive parenting techniques. She combines her practical personal experience with professional knowledge. Genevieve creates an open welcoming atmosphere to educate and inform. The seminar was very relaxed and I felt very comfortable asking questions. I am enjoying the success of understanding myself and my children more and having a more peaceful home. thank-you!"
"I have attended Genevieve's workshops in Ireland, England and New Zealand and each one has been a life changing experience for me. Genevieve's work never fails to lift me out of the mundane and back into the love and light of the heart. She is a very special and very wise teacher"
Lea Cowin, England '01
"I am a part time school teacher, out doors education facilitator, and equine assisted learning teacher, and mother of three agred 4, 3, an 1. I have known Genevieve socially for 4 years. I have witnessed her and Dan’s parenting of their two children a lot over that time and can vouch that they ‘walk the aware parenting talk’. This is especially evident in seeing the way they are with the kids at times of distress.
I have attended a one day seminar of their ‘Peaceful Parenting’ in Whangarei in 2008. Genevieve's ability to teach the information was great, she used writing, talking, and some role plays. As is understandable with this topic, some quite strong emotions were brought up during the group and Genevieve was very good at holding that process.
After the seminar I was drawn too attend an inner child weekend with her to deepen the teachings. It was a very beautiful weekend that clearly brought about a lot of healing for all of us there"
"I have read so many parenting books in the last four years and I have to say that Genevieve's workshop stands out among the best. From her workshop, I realized how important it is to validate my children's emotions, by allowing them to cry in my supportive arms. We were going down the road of control patterns and distractions. I was distracting my children when they cried. Now I embrace them and let them "cry it out". I'd like to thank Genevieve for sharing her wisdom and making me aware of Dr. Aletha Solter's books."
Vicki Haverkort, mother of two boys, aged 4 and 2
"This was a fantastic course that all parents, teachers, caregivers should have the chance to do."
"Genevieve has a wonderful, gentle, clear way of communicating breakthrough parenting skills & techniques, which really work! The workshop was very informative and I came away feeling empowered and excited. The hand outs were helpful and Genevieve was always prepared to answer questions and offer advice. Well worth it!"
"I attended an evening talk and a full day workshop and I've gained tools to help me parent without anger or punishment and an understanding of that real need to connect and help my child release her emotions through my love and support. I liked the openness and connections felt within the group, discussing these issues with like-minded parents. It's given me more information about how I can parent in a loving and supporting way without anger and punishment."
Sam, Oct '09
"On the one day parenting workshop, I gained a sense of possibility that big things for, not just me and my kids, but all relationships and for the planet can be moved. I liked the ease of how we learnt together, the clean clear cohensive teaching that chewed through a lot of ground. It's given me an understanding of the deeper causes for behaviour, the big picture, intergenerational/ planetary progress, so many creative tools for helping my kids with where they are at and what they will go through"
"Genevieve, in the time I spent with you at your workshop last year, I felt you worked with openness and clarity and sensitivity to each individual, as well as real warmth of heart and a sense of fun.... I look forward to working with you again. With love,"
"Something I gained from the Peaceful Parent workshop was a remembering of what it's like to be the child, this was very powerful for me. I also gained a reconnection to my self as a mother. There were quite a few key points that really resonated with me, that felt fundamental and were things that I had either missed or didn't know. Another thing I liked about the whole experience was how it brought me back to my parental awareness, a place I want to come from with my parenting and relationships in general"
Meggan, Waiheke Island, NZ
"Amazing!! I was hanging on every word at the workshop. I found the concepts that Genevieve was explaining to be both amazing and so obvious and simple at the same time. I think every parent needs the opportunity to learn peaceful parenting techniques. The effects in my family have been incredible. Every time I feel like getting annoyed at my kids, I remember Genevieve's words and it helps me remember that they need my warmth and guidance, not my anger. I'm loving this new way of listening to my children and how it consistently brings out the best in them and empowers them to find creative solutions to their problems."
Sandra, Auckland, NZ
"When I was at the seminar, I have to admit that I was doubtful that these techniques could bring positive results with my five year old son, but I'm constantly amazed at how quickly he calms down and actually starts to listen to me when he can see that I'm really listening to him and I can see how much more confident he becomes when he sees that I'm really there to help him and support him. I've seen him as such a little fighter, but now I can see that he's just been trying to show me that he needs to see and feel my support and belief in him."
Annie, Whangarei, NZ
"(Referring to a guided meditation) What a wonderfully meaningful way to end the retreat. The beating drum went deep into my soul ... The wording used was powerful, along with the symbols. Being embraced by a knowing eagle, caring for the sad and lost parts of myself. Being allowed to be sad, to feel alone, to not rush through it or be afraid of it. Caring for this part of myself in a nurturing place in my body, allowing the healing to continue.... all reminders of this mystical journey that never ceases... Blessings to you for the guidance and space"
Aletha Hasbrouck, California
"Hi Genevieve, Back home now enjoying the storm and your words and healing still resonating within me. Thank you. For me, a lot of the revelations, affirmations and deeper understandings came with the amazing feedback you gave. You can read plenty of books that will tell you of the magnificent nature of your true being but to be given such a personal reminder of who you really are is a very special experience. Thank you. "
Namaste. Rachel, Scotland
"It feels like the things I learnt about myself and the stories from fellow journeymen was a movement into an understanding of the human condition and how we are all connected in some way. Having knowledge of a common struggle strengthens the bond and the stand we make in the world. My weekend with you and the experience of connecting with the magic of my inner knowing grows with me and now I can call on it regularly for guidance. - Grace, psychotherapist
"Thank you for all your wisdom and for putting me in touch with mine!"