Parenting can be both a joy and very hard work.

But things get in the way of us being the parents we want to be – including our own thoughts and feelings. These can be about ourselves, about our children, about our parenting, or about what others think about our parenting.

Your Parenting ACT is a 5 week course for parents of school aged children where you can develop a strong foundation for your parenting.  It helps you understand your child, develop your self, nurture your relationship with your child and parent in line with your values.  It uses principles from ACT — Acceptance and Commitment Training — to help you make room for all your thoughts and feelings, so you can respond more calmly and flexibly as a parent. 

ACT uses acceptance, awareness and behavioural strategies to help people pursue what matters most to them,.

Your Parenting ACT helps you be the parent you want to be.

Designed for:

Parents of school aged children


The course is designed so that any individual parent can take part and apply the skills to their parenting.  It is not necessary for parents to attend the course together. Each person attending needs to register individually.

This workshop is limited to 10 parents so we recommend you register soon.

About your trainers:

Giselle Bahr is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of ACT Wellington. She has been using ACT in her practice for over 10 years, and has been trained and supervised by many of the world’s leading ACT therapists and researchers. Giselle has worked at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, in private practice, and trained new clinical psychology students at Victoria University of Wellington.