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The Teenage Years Sometimes Wild, Always Wise
Date: 30 March 2012
Time: 10.00am - 4pm
Cost: £40.00 (Reduced Fee on Request)
Tony Humphreys’ own introduction to the seminar is as follows:
Adolescence is about becoming adult. Depending on the teenager’s experiences in infancy and childhood, the teenage years can be a rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows or a relatively smooth ride into maturity. The level of maturity of the significant adults in teenagers’ lives –parents and teachers – is critical to how well teenagers manage the manychallenges – physical, emotional, sexual, intellectual, behavioural, social,creative and spiritual – that come their way.
Attention to what lies hidden behind teenager’s distressing responses is required for teenagers to begin to make progress towards mature adulthood.
Parents and teachers need to understand that when young people are troubled and troubling they are not trying to make life difficult for parents, teachers and others; they are trying to communicate how difficult life is for them.
Themes covered during the seminar will be:
• The wisdom of adolescence
• Teenagers’ search for identity
• Parents’/teachers’ defensive behaviours that threaten teenagers’wellbeing
• Helping teenagers who are troubled and troubling
• Identifying teenagers who are suffering inner turmoil
• Parental ‘letting go’ and teenagers’ ‘leave-taking’”
We anticipate a truly enlightening and energising treatment of this topic in Tony’s unique interactive style of delivery.