Circle of Security

“Intimate attachments to other human beings are the hub around which a person’s life revolves, not only as an infant or a toddler or a school child but throughout adolescence and years of maturity as well, and on into old age …” – (John Bowlby Attachment and Loss Vol. 1)

Circle of Security Program (COSP) draws together the work of Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman and Bert Powell and to help caregivers connect with the children in their lives.

At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. The Circle of Security Parenting Program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. The Circle of Security figure is a central visual used as part of interventions for caregivers, all of which are focused on helping caregivers reflect upon children’s attachment needs in order to promote secure attachment with a child.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs.
  • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions.
  • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem.
  • Honour your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure.

This program can be done by any caregiver or parent who would like to strengthen the relationship with their child. We deliver this program for families with children aged 0-5 years old.

The course can be delivered face to face or online, depending on preference.

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I found talking about my examples and watching the videos helped me understand how to apply the circle of security with my kids. It’s changed how I view parenting. I liked how the program was easy to follow and I didn’t have to do a lot of pre reading, but I can refer back to the hand out when I can or need to“.