The Essentials of BEING a Secure Base for Your Child

I have an unshakable belief that every single parent is doing their best to be what’s in attachment vocabulary called “a secure base” for their children. Caring for our children is wired so deeply in us that we simply can’t help, but throw ourselves to meet this challenge.

A lot of the time we are doing it intuitively, we figure it out as we go along.

It can be incredibly rewarding when it is working, when we feel connected with our children, when the relationship makes sense.  It can also be frustrating, overwhelming and confusing when it doesn’t. It can feel like a whole lot of guesswork.

It does not have to be this way. You don’t need to figure it all out on your own.

After over 50 years of research and analysing thousands of secure relationships we know the 4 key elements that make up a secure base.

I designed a workshop that will help you to embody all 4 of these elements.

Knowing where to put your focus, time and energy makes parenting more satisfying, helps your confidence grow and your children thrive even more.  

It’s a free workshop delivered on Zoom. Wednesday June 3, 8-9pm UK time. Email me for the link if you are interested.

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“Una is a nurturing, kind and wise teacher and manages to convey an important message with gentleness and grace. I found the workshop extremely helpful in giving me the space to think about how I’d like to be with my children. I now have the mantra “bigger, stronger, wiser, kind” running through my head whenever I’m with my kids! Really useful, thank you, Una.”


The following workshops were scheduled to take place at: 

The BeMoore Studio,  The Old Mill, 45 London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 1AW.

Whilst we are in the lockdown all workshops will be delivered online via Zoom. Access details will be emailed to all registered participants.

A Summer to Connect, 2-4pm, Saturday, July 4

This workshop is for parents who want to use the summer holidays to nurture their connection with their children. We will talk about:

  • Deepening connection through recognising and meeting children’s key emotional needs

  • Internal and external obstacles that can stand in the way of connection and ways of working with these obstacles

  • Creating a simple routine that supports connection


Bookings: £15 for one person, £25 for two people

Helping your Children to Get Things Done, 2-4pm, Saturday, September 19

Are you tired of repeating the same requests and reminders over and over again? ​Would you rather sit back, watch your children get on with what they need to do and delight in how proud they are of their achievements?

It may seem like a stretch but it is possible to get there. It just takes communication, planning and a bit of persistence. 

In this workshop we'll talk about:

  • •Helping children take responsibility for what they need to do

  • Identifying the support they need in order to get it done

  • How to provide that support without taking over

  • Maintaining  motivation when tiredness or boredom kicks in

Bookings: £15 for one person, £25 for two people

Calmer Parenting - Christmas edition, 2-4pm, Saturday, November 21

With pre-festive expectations and excitement running high, even simple parenting situations can become more challenging. Would you like to:

  • Stay calm and kind in the situations that push your buttons?

  • Understand what’s causing your child’s demanding behaviour?

  • Navigate difficult moments in a way that helps you stay connected with your child?

In this practical workshop we will choose and explore one challenging parenting situation. We will go through three simple steps to find a calmer, more connected, more empowering way to deal with it. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to apply these three steps to all sorts of parenting situations and have more enjoyable holidays.

Bookings: £15 for one person, £25 for two people

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Visit my client information page if you would like to book a follow-up consultation.

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