Based on the handbook for parents, Being alienated, as a mother, has its own deeply wounding pain and living with the loss of a child who is still living can corrode the self and the soul. As a mother in our society, it is still expected that you will be the majority carer for your children after family separation and this can cause other people to treat you badly when you are not in that role or when you have been completely alienated from your children. This retreat, focused entirely upon the experience of alienated mothers, is for those who are living at distance from their children and for those who have suffered the loss of a child through the family courts or the actions of the other parent.
Based on the handbook for parents, Understanding parental alienation: Learning to cope, helping to heal by Karen Woodall and Nick Woodall (Charles C Thomas, 2017), this one-day workshop will provide parents with the knowledge to help them to understand the dynamics that have led to their child's withdrawal, and the insights and skills to build strategies for change, and bring healing for themselves and their children.
Drawing upon extensive clinical knowledge in working directly with alienated children and their families, this one day practitioner training is designed to equip the practitioner who wishes to work in this field with a first level training which is in line with international standards of intervention. The training examines the research evidence and the translation of this into family law and includes case studies from practice.