Announcements


Keeping Your Relationship Strong

posted Jan 16, 2013, 4:23 PM by Elizabeth Batson

Keeping Your Relationship Strong - a workshop for overwhelmed parents on February 7th in Aptos, sponsored by  SPIN (Special Parents Information Network) in Santa Cruz.

First Friday Process Painting Workshops

posted Jan 16, 2013, 4:18 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Jan 16, 2013, 4:18 PM ]

Starting in February, Process Painting Workshops will be held from 9:00 - 11:45 am on the first Friday of the month. The workshop will be at the Process Therapy Institute 16573 Los Gatos Almaden Rd., Los Gatos CA 95032

First Process Painting of 2013

posted Dec 14, 2012, 10:53 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Dec 14, 2012, 10:54 PM ]

The next process painting workshop will be Friday morning, January 11, 2013.

Process Painting Workshops Fall-Winter 2012

posted Oct 15, 2012, 2:27 PM by Elizabeth Batson

Intuitive painting, process painting, experiential painting - whatever you call it, it is a chance to find out what might show up on the paper when you paint with freedom. A series of process painting workshops will let you find out for yourself. Next dates: November 2 and December 7.

Surviving Parenthood - Fall 2012

posted Oct 15, 2012, 2:23 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Oct 15, 2012, 2:28 PM ]

Surviving Parenthood shows you how to take care of yourself, even when you feel overwhelmed by everyone else's needs. Topics include managing frustrations and anger, reducing worry, protecting your adult relationships and adding joy and refreshing your spirit. Sponsored by Parents Helping Parents and the Process Therapy Institute, this workshop is realistic about life for you when one or more of your children has a disability or is simply differently abled or has special needs.

Cost: FREE
Time & Date: Tuesday Oct. 16 from 10:00 - 12:00
                     or on Thursday October 25 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Location: Parents Helping Parents, 1400 Parkmoor, San Jose, CA
Click here for more information

New Process Painting Workshops

posted May 6, 2012, 12:07 AM by Elizabeth Batson

Intuitive painting, process painting, experiential painting - whatever you call it, it is a chance to find out what might show up on the paper when you paint with freedom. A series of process painting workshops will let you find out for yourself.

Free Workshop for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

posted Jan 31, 2012, 8:39 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 11:28 PM ]

Surviving Parenthood -Tuesday April 24 7-9pm @ Parents Helping Parents, 1400 Parkmoor Ave, SJ CA
   
Surviving Parenthood shows you how to take care of yourself, even when you feel overwhelmed by everyone else's needs. Topics include managing frustrations and anger, reducing worry, protecting your adult relationships and adding joy and refreshing your spirit. Sponsored by Parents Helping Parents and the Process Therapy Institute, this workshop is realistic about life for you when one or more of your children has a disability or is simply differently abled or has special needs.

To sign up, contact Elizabeth.

Interview about Supporting Siblings

posted Oct 29, 2011, 9:18 PM by Elizabeth Batson

Click here to listen to my interview on Powerful Patient on how to support children whose sibling has special needs.

Secret to Cooperation - Talk on Collaborative Problem Solving

posted Oct 24, 2011, 11:54 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Oct 24, 2011, 11:59 PM ]


Tired of fighting?  Learn the techniques of collaborative problem solving.  This approach
can reduce power struggles and increase cooperation.  It can be used with anyone who 
can communicate about their needs and preferences including spouses and co-workers
as well as your children.

Elizabeth Batson is a MFT intern from the Process Therapy Institute, and will be
presenting this talk to the Just For Parents Support Group on November 15, 2011,
6:30 - 8:00pm.  Parents Helping Parents meeting room 2, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits -
San Jose, 1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, CA  95126.  RSVP for this event at the 
Parents Helping Parents website (http://www.php.com)

For Spanish-speaking parents of children with special needs

posted Jun 8, 2011, 8:11 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Jun 17, 2011, 10:15 AM ]

¡Yo también tengo necesidades!, a Spanish version of "I Have Needs Too!" will be available this summer (late July or early August). Now Spanish-speaking parents can learn how support the siblings of their child with special needs. Special thanks to the translator, Claudia Harty.

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