The Relaxed Leadership Series: Get Your Kids into the Flow with YOU
Oct
2
to Dec 11

The Relaxed Leadership Series: Get Your Kids into the Flow with YOU

Relaxed Leadership LAB Series: Get your kids in the flow with you without bribing, threatening, yelling, or blowing your top (for parents of kids ages 4-12):

LAB Series Dates: Wed 10/2, Wed 10/30, Wed 11/13 & Wed 12/11

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

For: Caregivers of kids ages 4-12

Location: 100 Tamal Plaza, Suite 260 (upstairs on the street-facing side of the building), Corte Madera. This is a NEW Location for our 2019 LABs

Format: For each 2 hour class, Polly will teach unique material for 75 min, provide a 15 min experiential practice and field parent questions (pertaining to the material) for 30 min.

Description:

This will be a super charged deep study of becoming an unflappable and very gentle, boundaried leader of your kids. If things aren't quite clicking along smoothly yet this fall, and your kids aren't yet in the flow (or maybe you aren't either), head into this LAB series to refine your back to school game.

  • You no longer have to feel like you work for your kids

  • Set up morning and evening routines that work for YOU

  • Stress-less. Worry-less. Relax more

  • Learn How to repair and recover after an awful morning

  • Put an end to playdate disasters

  • Learn how to find your COOL when you’re about to lose it

*This Parent School series will have a customized curriculum of Polly-crafted material designed to meet you right where you are as a parent and help you be at-ease as you lead.

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The Teen LAB Series: The Big Pivot...What's My Job Now That My Kid is No Longer a Kid?
Oct
2
to Dec 11

The Teen LAB Series: The Big Pivot...What's My Job Now That My Kid is No Longer a Kid?

Teen LAB Series: The Big Pivot...What's My Job Now That My Kid is No Longer a Kid?

Dates: Wed 10/2, Wed 10/30, Wed 11/13 & Wed 12/11

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

For: Parents of adolescents ages 11-18

Location: 100 Tamal Plaza, Suite 260 (upstairs on the street-facing side of the building), Corte Madera. (This is a NEW Location for our 2019 LABs)

Format: For each 2 hour class, Polly will teach unique material for 75 min, provide a 15 min experiential practice and field parent questions (pertaining to the material) for 30 min.

Description: Get an easy-to-follow roadmap that will strengthen your relationship with your adolescent and help them become the competent and autonomous human they're meant to be. If your kids are 11 or up, this series will relax you and clarify your new job.

  • What am I supposed to be teaching them?

  • Where is the freaking roadmap for this?

  • How much help is too much help?

  • How do I become an ally rather than a cop?

  • How do I help them build their self-reliance and accountability?

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Ross Valley Nursery School LAB: Soothing Anger, Managing Tech & Cultivating Independence (in our Preschool Kids)
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Ross Valley Nursery School LAB: Soothing Anger, Managing Tech & Cultivating Independence (in our Preschool Kids)

Private event: Ross Valley Nursery School presents this custom LAB to it’s parent body

1) Technology…How do I introduce screens and tech into our life in a way that doesn’t take my kid over? What are the boundaries for my kids and for us parents? How do we set up a balanced relationship with technology in our home? When is it too much? How can I avoid it all together?

3) Kid's independence: How do we cultivate independence and autonomy instead fear and overwhelm  in our kids? How can I override my hovercraft impulses, bypass my helicopter reflex, and ignore my snow plow twitch so that my kids can become the autonomous, self assured, problem solvers they are meant to become?

4) Anger management: Where do I begin to teach my kid how to regulate their anger, their disappointment and their tantrums? How should I intervene? When do I back off and what are the words I can use to de-escalate my angry kid? Most of all, where do I draw a hard line?  Teaching our kids (and ourselves) how to relate during an angry surge is the learning we ALL get to practice with Polly.

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Holy Shift! Finding Your Cool When You've Lost It
Jan
22
to May 13

Holy Shift! Finding Your Cool When You've Lost It

Polly Ely, MFT welcomes you to an 8 class evening series for any person who wants to become less reactive in their life. If you feel like you could benefit from slowing down your reactions, giving yourself some limits or understanding better how to tolerate uncertainty/ feelings, this is the LAB series for you.

Reactive people tend to be/feel/behave in one or more of the following ways:

1) Want to control the circumstances and people around them in order to feel better

2) Externalize their feelings of overwhelm, hurt and fear by shutting down, acting out, walling off, threatening, attacking, controlling others and becoming defensive.

3) Criticize and manage others with a sort of hyper-awareness of their flaws

4) Feel as though they are under attack or fearful of being criticized

5) Be sensitive people who never learned how to manage all the feelings that surge in them

6) Feel a sense of urgency when uncertainty is present and have a hard time with not knowing how something is going to be resolved

7) Have triggers that remind them of old historical unprocessed pain which can lead others to feeling like they need to walk on eggshells around the reactive person.

Dates: Wednesday evenings 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/27

Times: 6:30pm-8pm

Location: 100 Tamal Plaza, Suite 260, Corte Madera

For humans of all kinds and all genders. (You don’t have to be a parent for this one)

Registration will open for this class in early January, 2020

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St. Patrick School LAB: What it Takes to become a SECURE Family
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

St. Patrick School LAB: What it Takes to become a SECURE Family

(Private LAB) St. Patrick school presents:

The Secure Family LAB:

(the first of four LABS being offered to the St. Patrick parent body for the 2019-2020 year)

Bonding joyfully as a family is something many of us long for but figuring out HOW to create a secure, connected family life with parents who lead and kids who follow,can seem wildly challenging in the demanding world we live in. Learn the how of slowing down, creating deep meaning and savoring your tribe.

Polly Ely, MFT, Founder of The LAB Method and Author of “What Can I Say? A New Kind of Talk For Parenting in Tough Moments”, will offer our parents 10 simple principles and practices to build a relaxed and peaceful family. In this LAB, we will learn how to recognize and let go of divisive practices at home and replace them with rock solid, emotionally safe, honest relating skills that securely bond the whole family together.

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One Great Date with Polly Ely, MFT & Ashley Wood, LCSW
Jun
20
to Jul 25

One Great Date with Polly Ely, MFT & Ashley Wood, LCSW

  • 80 East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Couples, you are invited to join us this summer for One Great Date. (Well, actually we’ll be hosting 4 great date nights this summer) Each Great Date Night will provide an hour devoted to you and your person. One hour to add nutrients to your connection. Just for couples who’d like to have One. Great. Date.

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The Intimacy LAB: Growing Closer Together When Life with Lids Could Pull You Apart
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Intimacy LAB: Growing Closer Together When Life with Lids Could Pull You Apart

Can the spark be maintained and grown? You bet it can. This is the straight talk about how to grow together when life with kids could easily pull you apart. It will teach about how to evolve a relationship so that it grows and we can grow too within it. Learn how intimacy can be cultivated in 5 min/day as opposed to wishing for it and feeling disappointed. This is a private LAB for YPO (Young Presidents Organization) April 24 10am-2pm.

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