During this event I begin with a poem I penned called "The Lighthouse within" This workshop is specifically designed for parents who have children in crisis. We look at how society responds when our sensitive children don't fit in to the status quo. We look at how it affects our children as well as the family unit. Too often I see Mothers take on the pain and sorrow of their children and I hear them say " I don't want my child to suffer, I want to protect them and shelter them from the pain" unfortunately this come at the cost of the other family members. It is important to understand when a parent becomes obsessed with helping the child and doesn't take care of themselves everyone suffers. It is very important to take control of your life and deal with your Pain and your Sorrow and your Fears so you can be present for the family as a whole. ADD, ADHD, Autism, Bullies, Special Needs, These are all labels given to our sensitive children that don't fit in to what society deems as normal. So often I have watched and listened as the Mothers develop Cancers, Heart problems, and develop alcohol and substance and become ill from the stress of parenting this special children.
As Founding director of Awakening Heart, Cynthia promotes healthy growth and transformation to families in crisis. It is her desire that all families be given the proper tools to aid them during those times of crisis to prevent trauma. Cynthia teaches families practical, recovery-focused lessons and life skills.
Cynthia is a mother of four, stepmother of two and grandmother of four. Life experience, the sudden death of her son Joe, coupled with over 37 years of focused psychological research makes her an invaluable resource in the field of family training and coaching. “I certainly understand the challenges and blessings every family can experience. I do this work because in my day there wasn’t much offered for families in crisis, in school or otherwise. Two decades later, little has changed as families continue to struggle to find support and assistance.
Cynthia’s has blended her background in Nursing and Crisis intervention along with her experiences as a Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator, Family Crisis Coach, Reiki Master Teacher, making her an ideal resource to assist all families in crisis. Her passion and knowledge lies in providing assistance to families burdened by grieving, addiction and trauma.
When combating the demons of addiction and grieving Cynthia holds to the philosophy of “keeping the lighthouse lit”. She believes that the lighthouse of strength and compassion found in every parent’s heart must continually burn “so that our children can find their way back home when they are ready.” She further outlines this passion in My Name Is Addiction, a poem Cynthia penned that addresses her personal family struggles with addiction, trauma and grieving. Her poetic words seamlessly detail the many facets of addiction within the family unit.
Fee: Private: $80.00
Groups of 4 or more $30.00 per person
To connect with Cynthia Poole, please call 647-218-2676
Contact Cynthia Poole if you are interested in this course, either privately or in a group