5 Week Emotion Coaching group for Parents

  • Presented By: Sprout Family Clinics
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Stephan Gombis, LCPC and Tracy Leman, LCPC
  • Topic Area: Family Growth and Development, Parenting, Youth & Young Adult, Children, Instructional

  • Start Date: 11/14/2013
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Daily Schedule: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Recurring: every 2 months
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday November 13th

  • Location: 221 e. Cullerton st. Unit 101A Chicago, Illinois, 60616
  • Fee Info: $250 plus ($13 for the cost of the workbook)
  • Open To: Families

  • Contact Information: To sign up or get more information contact us at stephan@sproutfamilyclinics.com or 708-528-7025,

Emotional Coaching: The Heart of Parenting

A new program designed by the Gottman institute to help you become the parent you want to be!  The Gottman institute was founded by John Gottman, PhD a world renowned marriage and family researcher.

What outcomes can I expect?
- Create a foundation of emotional intelligence in your child!
- Recognize, respond to, and validate what children are feeling
- Effectively use the 5 Steps of Emotion Coaching for children of any age
- Develop ways to express understanding and empathy
- Learn to set limits and problem-solve with your kids

What do I get when I sign up?
- Five group sessions co-led by Licensed Counselors trained in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Weekly action assignments to take what you learn and put it into practice
- Email access to your counselors throughout the week to ask questions and receive feedback
- 2 1/2 hrs of video lessons focused on teaching the 5 step process for emotional parenting

How do you know this stuff works?
Dr. John Gottman studied families for over two decades to learn which kids were developing successfully and which were not. He measured how well the children performed in school, observed how well they related to their peers, and interviewed them to see how appropriately they behaved socially, and how they related to their parents. After years of research, his team kept finding the same results: children who were Emotion Coached were more successful as adults on measures like peer friendships, gainful employment, and academic performance than were children parented in other ways.

How do I sign up?
To sign up for this five week course simply fill out the appointment form at the bottom of this page or give us a call at 708-528-7025.

Is there a deadline to sign up?
Yes. We need to know by Tuesday November 12th

What will I discover each week?
The Emotion Coaching Video Program contains six chapters, each with video and handbook content. As you make your way through the program, you’ll find “Try This” activities and other written material dedicated for each section.  You’ll finish the series with a better understanding of your own emotional parenting style, your child’s needs and challenges, and plenty of ways to make life better for both of you!

Session 1
    How Kids Turn Out
    Emotion Dismissing Parents
    Emotion Coaching Parents
    What is Emotion Coaching?

Session 2
    How to Be an Emotion Coach
    Parenting Behaviors to Avoid
    Parenting Behaviors to Try
    Methods of Limit Setting

Session 3
    The Parental Agenda
    Antidote to Flooding

Session 4
    Be Aware of Your Child’s Emotions
    Recognize Emotions as Opportunities to Connect or Teach
    Help Your Child Verbally Label Emotions
    Communicate Empathy and Understanding
    Set Limits and Problem Solve

Session 5
    The Coercive Cycle
    Explosive Children
    Implosive Children
    Next Steps

When does the next group meet?
Session one: Thursday Nov. 14th 7:00-8:30pm
Session two:  Thursday Nov. 21th 7:00-8:30pm
---Off the week of Thanksgiving---
Session three:  Thursday Dec. 5th 7:00-8:30pm
Session four:  Thursday Dec. 12th 7:00-8:30pm
Session five:  Thursday Dec. 19th 7:00-8:30pm

What if I can't make every session?
If you have to miss a session it's fine.  Your group leaders can catch you up on the lesson and you can still get your action assignments and feedback.

Where does the group meet?
Sprout Family Clinics
221 e. Cullerton st.
Unit 101A
Chicago, IL 60616
(Located near the corner of Indiana and Cullerton)

*There is free street parking around our building and paid parking on Indiana ave (one block West of our building).

What does the program cost?
  $250/person (plus $13 for the cost of your workbook from the Gottman Institute)

*And the group is limited to 12 people so sign up today.  Simply call 708-528-7025 or click on the green button below under "schedule an appointment".  Give your kids the emotional intelligence they need to become successful adults.