Some questions you might find yourself asking when it comes to your family
- I am trying to figure out what is best for my family when times are difficult. Can a family support mentor or coach help me?
- My relatives live far away. How can I create loving relationships between my children and our families?
- Raising teenagers is hard. They don’t want to be around us. How can we connect with them?
- How do I juggle taking care of my own family when I am caring for elderly family members now too?
For parents who are navigating the complications and challenges of family dynamics across the lifespan, a family mentor providing practical and pragmatic support, counsel, advice and tips can help you. Read on to find out how Irish family mentor and relationship coach, Sinead, The Holistic Parent, can help your family.
Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.
My clients are parents and families navigating their way through the journey of life. Through each period of development, from birth to passing there are challenges, celebrations, hardships, and triumphs. Although much of my work focuses on newborns & infants and supporting the parents who care for them, it is difficult not to have a crossover into other areas of family dynamics.
We all need to be seen, heard, and acknowledged
An extension of that work occurs when there are more living in the home or in the immediate network, than the parents and newborn. I have had the privilege of meeting and working with siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles and even cousins through the course of my work with newborns and transitioning. So effectively even when I am working with a newborn I am also working with their entire family.
It is not unusual to discover at times that the issues which are presenting in one area, are being influenced or are having a knock-on effect in other areas of family life. It is from these situations, my work with families and family connections comes about. Humans are complex beings – our personalities, characteristics, and traits, are unique. Whether it is the stretching for space or the need to be heard, family relationships and dynamics are fascinating. They are both compatible at times while at others explosively oppositional.
What does working with The Holistic Parent look like?
My Families* Programme is designed to ascertain the issues, collaborate to develop interventions which will help and work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for your family. The programme is designed to work in sets of three, each set being a building block to greater strength in the relationships.
Where these sessions are conducted via Zoom, each person is required to have their own connective device for the session.
This means working from differing spaces, which allows freedom of communication, improves the interaction and it also works better for the technology as it reduces feedback from microphones and speakers.
The Families Programme is currently €479*. This includes : –
- 3 x 1hr 30mins weekly or fortnightly sessions
- Includes 3 months Silver VIP Membership to The Holistic Parent Village
- Ongoing email support during the duration
- Access to additional online learning and information resources
*prices relate to online sessions only. Please contact us for in-person appointments
^Family means up to four family members
Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family
Families nowadays are formed in lots of different ways and this means that blended families, mixes of several different traditions, cultures, and ideas, can make for interesting dynamics too.
In every village, cultures, ideas and traditions are important. The adults who support and care for the vulnerable in the community, need to possess many traits. It is just the same within the family unit. I bring the growth and exploration of those important and necessary traits, into my family education and mentoring programmes. Insight is not exclusive to age, for there is a lot to be learned from the simplistic nature of children, however it takes wisdom to recognise it. I support and assist families from those with newborns and infants to teenagers and beyond, as they become self-aware, self-confident, and empathic towards themselves and in turn each other.
It is said it takes a village to raise a child.
I care deeply and am passionate about being one of those adults needed in every village. Allow me to become part of your village as you navigate family life, through all its challenges, joys, and memorable moments. When you know you are supported on the journey of life, it makes the road ahead that bit easier.
I am based in Co. Meath, Ireland but am accessible worldwide and it is always especially nice to work with Irish families abroad.
The Holistic Parent can support parents globally!
I believe learning about how The Holistic Parent helps families is important to you, in building trust and confidence in my work. Take a look at the case study below to learn how The Holistic Parent, can help your family.