Today we hear from Jennie Harrison, Jennie is Mum to Dexter (7) and Violet (2). She is an Energy Healer and Connected Parenting Coach and is the founder of The Connected Parenting Online Summit. For the last 7 years Jennie has been working with mums and their children, helping them to recover emotionally from difficult and traumatic experiences. She also helps mums to have a greater understanding and deeper connection with their children.
Jennie how did you come to do the work you are doing?
I used to work in Consultancy, helping to improve children’s services in the private and voluntary sectors, which I loved and had every intention of returning to after maternity leave. Dexter’s Birth was incredibly traumatic and I experienced PTSD afterwards. I really felt that something positive had to come out of such a difficult experience, so when I was unable to go back to work due to my anxiety, I decided to set up my own business. I’d trained as an Energy Healer, and it was Energy Sessions and natural therapies that helped me get through the trauma. I really wanted to do the same for other mums. When Dexter was 3 and again when he was 5, he spoke in detail to me about his birth and how he had felt, which really drove me to help other mums understand difficult experiences through the eyes of their child.
Jennie tell us about how The Connected Parenting Summit came about
The basis of my work over the last 7 years has been understanding why a child is struggling, whether it be with sleep, anxiety, food resistance or big emotions…there is always a reason why. So much of the information out there for mums focuses on the behaviour of the child, which can leave mums feeling firstly like they’ve got it all wrong, and secondly that they’re either powerless or have to use uncomfortable parenting techniques to ‘address’ the behaviour. This can cause a disconnection between them and intensify the issues. I help mums to see the experiences through the eyes of their child, and then support them both in moving forward from difficult times.
I have met so many amazing women who have the same focus, and who really want to help mums and children to have a happier, calmer family life, so I decided to bring everyone together and share what we know to help as many mums as possible.
What can Mums expect from the summit?
There are 15 free workshops, which are just 20-30 minutes long, delivered by 14 Parenting Experts. These aren’t workshops telling you HOW to parent, more giving you information to help you understand your children’s experiences and develop a deeper connection to yourself and to them. The summit is only available until Sunday 30th September, although all workshops can be downloaded as video or audio for mums to listen later
My workshop is “What Your Baby Needs You to Know During Pregnancy” which helps you understand the pregnancy and birth experience, and the impact, from your child’s perspective. This is so often overlooked and in my work around sleep resistance in children, contributed to 90% of sleep issues. I also share a workshop on “Why the Preschool Years Are SO Hard”. There are also workshops on the importance of touch for babies, how EFT can relieve anxiety, getting balance in breastfeeding and lots more.
There is no selling involved, just sharing information and mums can watch as many or as few as they like.
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jennieharrisonconnectedparenti ng Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ jennieharrisonconnectedparentand her website www.jennieharrison.com The Connected Parenting Summit is available here http://bit.ly/ ConnectedParentingAutumnSummit