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Live Virtual Workshop: 5 Series – Class One- Journey through Parenting: How the Past Affects the Present with Christianna Deichmann, Owner of Balanced Bodies Wellness Clinic and Emily McCrea, Creator of Rebel Shift Childhood

June 21 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Journey through Parenting: How the Past Affects the Present

Five 2 hour Modules- Wendesday June 21, 2023 12 Noon EDT – 2pm EDT

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Join Emily McCrea, Conscious Parent Coach & Educator and Inner Child Journey Guide, and Christianna Deichmann, CranioSacral Therapist and Pre and Perinatal Psychology Educator, for an exploration into parenting with more emotional connection to yourself and children in your care. 

The course is designed for participants to discover meaningful ways to cultivate presence with children and themselves by bringing awareness to how the body and subconscious mind function in response to a child’s behaviors (stress). The course models Robin Grille’s Inner Child process. Participants learn the developmental phases all children experience and how to map back to their own past experiences that are presenting challenges in the parent-child relationship in the present time. These developmental phases, or Rites of Passage, are linked to the onset of specific emotional needs that are sequential and hierarchical in the neurophysiological development of a child.

Humans are biologically wired to be connected to our caregivers and emotional needs. Maladaptive strategies develop when our needs are not met. In these moments, experiences become stored as implicit memories lurking under the surface waiting to be triggered, or rather, waiting to be healed later in life. By attuning to these implicit memories, parents and caretakers can build a more coherent narrative around how their own personal upbringing and earliest experiences in life are influencing their parenting styles in the present time. We can learn how to repair ruptures in relationships and how to nurture and care for internal wounds. 

This course provides you with a map to understand how the past affects the present. If you can understand what’s happening in the background of your body, and your psyche, then you can start to meet unmet needs in yourself and your child right now! By meeting needs, you become more resilient in your being and have more agency over your behaviors, beliefs, and relationships. You can unlock the power to change and possess greater capacity for joy, pleasure, and love. In turn, you are equipped to be more emotionally connected with the children in your care. 

Dates of the Course:

  • June 21, 2023: Workshop 1:  Moving Inward: Introduction to the Inner Child Journey
  • June 28, 2023: Workshop 2 Holding Stress: Mapping the Nervous System
  • July 5, 2023: Workshop 3 Stuck in the Past: Growing Our Inner Voices of Wisdom
  • July 12, 2023: Workshop 4 Creating Coherent Narratives: Meeting Unmet Needs from the Past
  • July 19, 2023: Workshop 5 Cultivating Resilience: The Journey Moving Forward

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the principles of neuroscience, polyvagal theory, attachment, embodiment, and trauma-informed healing modalities. 
  • Equip participants with paradigm-shifting dialogue about Consciousness in the realm of parenting and teaching within the constructs of our schools and childcare systems.
  • Learn techniques to cope with anxiety and stress in the home and school environments.
  • Practice co-regulation skills and regulating “triggered” emotions.
  • Identify common behavioral patterns in children and map these patterns to emotional needs and stages of development.
  • Understand your own personal story and recognize areas in your life where your past is influencing maladaptive coping strategies in the present time.

The structure of class will include:

  • Live Lectures, recorded for on-demand viewing
  • Grounding practices and coping skills for managing stress
  • Homework to vitalize the material between sessions
  • Community to share your experience with others in the course
  • Digital workbook to download as a resource and tool

Class recordings are available on-demand, along with an enriching digital workbook housing informative videos, class content, and journaling prompts.


Topics Include: Developmental Neuroscience | Mapping Our Needs | Polyvagal & Attachment Theory for Caretakers | Impacts of Trauma | Holistic Healing Modalities | Nurturing Connected Communication | What Drives Behavior


Get to Know the Instructors

Emily McCrea, Creator of Rebel Shift Childhood

Emily is the creator of Rebel Shift Childhood LLC. founder of Downtown Community School Inc. Certified TEACH through Love conscious parent-educator, certified Inner Child Process practitioner, Resilient-Heart-Trauma-Sensitive practitioner, long-time progressive educator and consultant, content creator, trainer, international speaker,  LGBTQ youth ally, play-maker, emotional interpreter, and fierce advocate of  children’s rights. I am also neurodiverse and the mother of 2 children, 13 & 19.  I provide transformative mini-workshops, courses and one-on-one coaching and consulting to individuals, families, educators, schools and organizations. 

Rebel Shift Childhood LLC. is dedicated to providing cutting-edge psycho education, honoring self-expression, providing supportive and inclusive cutting-edge support, with a neurologically sound approach that creates emotional safety and healthy sustainable relationships. Emily’s work and purpose is to interpret children’s needs and empower them to find their individual voices and to express their unique gifts. I specialize in supporting sensitive kids and their families. This work includes normalizing stress and identifying the root causes of tricky and troubling behavior. I work in tandem with other therapists to provide families and children robust support and healing for the whole family. I work in collaboration with schools and organizations facilitating community training, workshops, professional development, restructuring, mentoring and emotional support. As an advocate and family/school liaison/IEP support specialist for sensitive and gifted kids. I identify and advocate for children’s emotional needs and feelings and assist in helping educators decipher troubling and confusing behavior. I offer an alternative to talk therapy and provide crisis support to families. I will work in tandem with other practitioners and therapists to create a robust support plan. www.rebelshiftchildhood.com


Christianna Deichmann, Owner of Balanced Bodies Wellness Clinic BCST® , Certified Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology Educator

My passion has always centered on how I can nurture whole brain functionality, and in turn be the master of my own destiny, invoke resilience and courage to evolve and step into a higher level of consciousness. Becoming a parent initiated my desire to help change the world. I love uniting science and spiritual wisdom together to better understand the invisible dynamics of life, relationships, suffering, and health. My experiences draw from Eastern and Western medicine traditions, as well as esoteric teachings. Awareness is the first step to healing, and this book is one way I can participate in the revolutionary paradigm shift taking place in our world right now by helping parents discover how their past defines the present in their Family Field. I help parents explore how deeper self-understanding helps raise children who thrive.

As a psychosomatic therapist, I have particular interest in helping parents discover how their presence shapes who their kids become and how their brains get wired. I help empower parents to accelerate their progression, integrate trauma, and build coherency to create their ultimate life. www.balancedbodiescst.com




June 21
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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