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How to not F*ck Up Your Kids: Through Divorce or Separation

  • House of Togetherness 14-16 Betterton St London WC2H 9BU United Kingdom (map)

If you’re thinking of, have already or are currently separating, you’ll know how hard the situation can be — especially for the children. 

But, the good news is that when a child feels respected, listened to and their feelings are acknowledged, it lessens the deep pain of separation. This workshop will show you how to do that whilst taking care of those closest to you, and yourself, during this difficult time.

"It is not the separation or the divorice that creates the deepest trauma for children; it is how parents behave, how they relate to their children and eachother".

Workshop leader Kitty will outline developmental psychology and consider the impact of divorce or separation on children of different ages. She will also explore how issues from the parents’ early life may show up in adult relationships, resulting in increased emotional instability during the stress of separation. Ultimately, you will learn critical communication skills necessary for supporting your children’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

This is an experiential workshop, where Kitty will work with you in a personalised, practical way to explore your individual questions and experiences. She will teach you the art of making repair, so essential when things have gone awry.

“When parents take responsibility for their actions and emotions, are present, connected and truly listen to their children, it makes a crucial difference even when life is messy and painful”. Kitty Hagenbach

More about Kitty

Kitty Hagenbach MA dip Psych. She is a highly respected and experienced psychotherapist. She is co-founder of Babies Know

House of Togetherness

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House of Togetherness is the pop-up Home of Human Connections in Covent Garden, here for just 3 months. We create live experiences that explore our relationship with ourselves and others in a playful, meaningful and often profound way.

We welcome everyone beyond their identity, labels and beliefs. There are no shoulds or musts at HoT only permission to be yourself.

What You Should Bring

We have locker rooms so bring a (returnable) pound if you wish to use them.

We're a sustainable venue and no longer use disposable cups for our events. Please bring a refillable water bottle or coffee cup for drinks. Alternatively we have reusable cups you can purchase from our tuck shop for £2.50 (and get 50p off any drink).What You Should Bring

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