I would like to share my huge gratitude for the PPLP program. I love that it is specifically designed for parents. I loved hearing from everyone about their parenting journey, gaining inspiration and learning. I was moved by the vulnerability and personal stories shared, many of which I resonated with. This contributed greatly towards a sense of mutuality, connection and community. I also really valued hearing Stephanie, Ingrid and our assistants sharing as it really met my need for authenticity, trust and equality or sense of shared humanity.
I loved the way that brain science was brought in to support and illustrate what we were learning and found it very validating in understanding my experiences when 'triggered' as well as my child and others in general.
I am amazed at the amount, variety and richness of the PPLP materials and know I will continue to use these to explore my challenges, to keep learning as well as share with others through offering the Parenting from the Heart course.
I started the program with such high expectations of myself and that this could 'fix' all my problems. This has slowly transformed into more of a loving acceptance for myself, with room for the longing in me for growth, that is now tempered with more tenderness as I learn to respect my own timing. I am no longer as attached to 'doing it right' and more focused on growing the nvc consciousness from the roots up.
I keep coming back to myself and my relationship with myself, as through this self-connection and empathy, I know, I have more space and resources to be able to give this quality of presence to others. This clarity and understanding is what I am most inspired to share with the parents I work with.
~ Annie Gardner, UK, PPLP 2011