Parenting from Your Heart

"I learned so much and always left feeling empowered with some great ideas on changes to make."​ -Elizabeth, Fall 2016 participant

Learn to Be the Best Parent You Can Be

Parenting from Your Heart is our parenting skills series, developed through the most current research, best practices and our collective experience working with children and families worldwide. We are proud to offer this comprehensive program to the community.

The Closest Thing to a Parenting University

Building successful families is more than merely learning intellectual concepts and ideas. Throughout three sessions, participants will engage in experiential learning to understand how to apply the parenting skills required to help children grow to be successful and to help families succeed. Each experience gives the opportunity to hear the concepts, see them demonstrated, listen to others and integrate these approaches into your own parenting style and family life.

Learn To

  • Raise your child's self-esteem
  • Improve the efficacy of your parenting skills
  • Parent together more effectively with your partner
  • Deal with conflict within your family
  • Lead your family
  • Understand the impact of differing parenting styles

The Voice of The Child

Parenting from Your Heart includes the “Voice of the Child,” in which Gestalt Associates child therapist Margie Mapes brings adults inside a child’s perspective, making vivid what children actually feel and how they respond to issues, questions, problems and situations. Participants are taught how to see and hear what their child is communicating, both verbally and nonverbally, then properly respond. Topics discuss when conditions move from fluid to rigid, from OK to not OK by focusing on the situation and circumstances at hand.


3 Consecutive Tuesdays
October 3, 10, and 17
The Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio
Continuing Education Credits: 4.5 (1.5 per session)



Call 614-751-5393 to register
The Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association to offer continuing education to psychologists. It is the responsibility of the provider to abide by the OPA-MCE guidelines.

The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board grants the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio approved provider status to provide continuing education for Counselors and Social Workers. *Approval for Social Work contract hours varies from state to state. Please consult your state's credentialing Board for more information.


Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem

Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem


Learn how to raise a child’s self-esteem through concrete, practical, specific and clear discussions. Parents, psychotherapy professionals and educators will help a child’s self-esteem grow. Watch as the child understands that without those negative beliefs taking root, doors to new opportunity will open. This tried-and-true approach is a must for professionals and parents.

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