Facilitators – Circle of Security International

What I’m Learning About Remote Facilitation

A COSP Facilitator from Canada shares her experiences of facilitating COSP via telehealth during the current global pandemic. To prepare for online delivery, I used the COSP Remote Facilitation Decision…

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Growing Relationships in the Classroom

In a recent Fidelity Coaching session, my coach said something that really struck me and I have continued to think about since. I have been working with classroom teachers from…

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A Facilitator Reflects About a Recent Group

When using COSP with parents, we are inviting caregivers to be vulnerable and to think about times when they struggled. One dad told a story of how he was rough…

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Alone in Pain

I was watching a TV drama that focused on the challenges of adolescence. In one scene, the 17-year-old boy who has been out at night is waiting at a bus…

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The Power of a “Time In”

A young single mom came to a Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) class looking for help with her two-year-old son. The behavior she was most worried about was how much…

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What Does Jasmyn Need?

Brenda has a 3-year-old daughter, Jasmyn. She signed her daughter up for her first gymnastics class and bought her a sparkly new leotard. She thought her daughter would love it.…

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Expert Advice vs. Parent’s Instincts

As with many blogs about parenting, there were a few comments about if mothers should just follow their instincts or follow the advice of experts. What a good question! Circle…

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What Does Tommy Jr. Need?

Tommy Jr. is 3-years-old and is going to soccer practice. He is on a team with other 3 and 4 year olds who are all learning the basics of soccer…

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Using Feelings as Data

Much of our time facilitating COSP focuses on the building of relationships. When parents share their stories, they are inviting the facilitator to join them in their lives, to know…

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With Awareness Comes Choice

At the end of a COSP group, I heard a lovely exchange between two parents talking about mean, weak, or gone. Parent One, "I get so mean with my child.…

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