This isn’t who you thought you’d be as a parent. You didn’t imagine yourself seething, exploding, snapping, yelling. Weren't you supposed to have endless reserves of patience for your kids?
Getting angry doesn’t make you a bad parent. It doesn’t make you a bad person. Anger is human -- hell it’s mammalian. Anger helps us hold boundaries and change what isn't working. It serves a purpose.
Trying to be rid of anger is impossible and a set-up for failure. We need our anger. We need to own it and we need use it appropriately.
It’s when we try to stuff anger that it becomes a problem. Push it down and it will push back, explosive and destructive.
The more at ease you are with your own anger, the better you can move through it, and the better off you and your family will be.
This 9-week workshop brings together a small group of parents getting comfortable with getting mad. It's an exercise in making friends with anger, so your expression of it is consistent with your values and vision for yourself and your family.
I'm Jenni Pertuset, a parent coach who helps people raise children to flourish, not just fit in.
Instead of offering tips and tricks to bring your child into line, I support you to create a family culture of connection and growth, where everyone thrives. I do that by offering insight into emotion, instinct, and human development, so you have a powerful understanding of your self and your children. I help you implement that knowledge in your parenting and offer gentle and direct guidance through the challenges of putting your intentions into action. And I invite you into connection and community, where you know and feel that this is not your struggle alone.
More about Jenni Pertuset and Fulfilling Parenthood
(Every parent has done or said things in anger that they regret. If your expression of anger has caused physical or emotional injury to a child, I urge you to seek the support of a licensed therapist rather than parent coaching. I would be happy to refer you.)
JOIN ME IN THE CLAIM YOUR ANGER WORKSHOP FOR:
Information and insight - Each meeting begins with coach-led teaching about the purpose and uses of frustration, anger, and aggression so that you can claim your own anger, develop a healthy relationship with it, and have a vision and plan for expressing it in ways that are useful and appropriate.
Group coaching - Coaching for your individual challenges gives you support specific to you and your family.
Peer support - In addition to parent coaching from Jenni, you'll give and receive informal support within the group. Learn from others’ challenges, and experience the deep reassurance that comes with shared experiences.
Assignments and practices - Taking action in small practical steps during and between meetings allows you to drive meaningful shifts in your relationship with anger.
A small group experience (min 6, max 12 participants) - Meetings are large enough to support a rich conversation and small enough so you can be heard and make real connections.
Group meetings on alternate Mondays (five total) - Meeting every other week gives you support and structure for your best intentions with time for challenges and questions to arise between meetings, so you can take in and integrate new perspectives and possibilities and practice putting them into action.
90 minute video calls (12:00-1:30 PDT) via Zoom - Ninety-minute calls strike a balance between unhurried conversation and focused action. Video calls allow you to connect from where you are. Get right into content and relax into connection without taking much time from your day.
One-on-one follow up call - An individual coaching call scheduled approximately 6 weeks following the group is included because this isn't a quick fix. Reflect on what’s shifted and have a touchpoint for your ongoing intentions and actions.
Affordable support. The $300 workshop fee gives you personalized help at a cost significantly lower than individual coaching.
"Jenni's workshop combined good educational information and practical exercises that made a concrete difference in how I experienced and handled my own anger. I have had a problem with anger, and I can say with confidence that things got better as a result of this workshop. Jenni does a great job making the conversation feel safe for delving into this sensitive topic. I couldn’t recommend it more highly." - Fred
April 24 to June 1912:00-1:30p PDT, every other MondayGroup video calls via ZoomIndividual follow-up call (to be scheduled in August)
If you have questions or would like to talk about whether this workshop would serve your goals, I invite you to email me or schedule a free introductory chat. I look forward to connecting with you.
There's nothing wrong with you, and you aren't alone.
You can be mad without being destructive. Own your anger.