Belonging & Connection
Family. The look and shape of family is evolving before our eyes. In this COVID era, we are faced with so many questions, and parenting has taken on unanticipated challenges. OI Family Community with Amie Summers is a heart-full offering into these challenging times with specific support for families and parents.
Based in Organic Intelligence, Amie Summers, LICSW and psychologist Dr. Heather Berberet, and a team of OI experts offer accompaniment for challenging family situations. In OI Family Community you will learn practices and strategies to better attune to and understand your child. All behavior is communication, and here you we learn together to understand children's communication, and how to respond. This is a foundation for healing, growth, and greater connection for everyone.
OI Family is a community of mutual support to cultivate a place of belonging and connection in our families. Together and in community we support each other in growing connection and ease in our families, and learn the skills we can practice at home which create a deep trust that grace will be given and received.
We will learn to find again the most powerful and most human compass: belonging and connection.
You may be surprised at how small just the right support might be, and how from a tiny seed, our own best self can take root.
Get support for yourself and your family around...
How to anticipate when patience is running out, and what to do right away
How to step aside of potentially hurtful family patterns that have been passed down from one’s own family and cultivate patterns that are nurturing for everyone
How to navigate space and together time in a way that’s good for everyone
How to hear the hidden wisdom coming from unlikely family members
What to do in those times when you feel like you’re not enough
How to recognize your own deep wisdom that is showing up in this community of connection
Each month there will be theme or topic that can support your family’s movement in the direction of living with greater ease and connection. It might be easy ways to:
- strengthen relationships with our children
- creative ideas for navigating upsets
- supporting our children in becoming more of who they already are
- what does discipline really mean?...
- and specific topics offered by you and other OI Family members
Monthly webinars will also include time in large and small groups and in growing our mutual support -- because raising children truly is meant to be done together!
Out of each webinar arises an “invitation to practice”…practical action that can be taken to begin shifting personal or familial patterns, bringing everyone into more easeful and enjoyable relationship with one another. Additionally, a resource will be shared each month to support connection through mindfulness with the children in your life. How much or little you engage with these offerings is up to you! You’re encouraged to feel out, over time, the “just right” amount.
In-between the monthly webinars, Amie will be ongoingly available for support, including around how the strategies and practices are going for you. Bi-monthly, Amie will share a new video response to questions coming in from parents and carers in the community, and the conversation continues between members on the community’s messaging board. What’s arising in one family is almost certainly arising in another’s, and we can learn from each other and connect in this way.
Online Community Space
The OI Family Community Online Space is a place for ongoing connection and mutual support between members of the OI Family community. Here we will be able to share our experience of the OI Family Course, share our questions, our successes and challenges. The Job is Enjoyment-- let's see how we can help one another do our Job so that we might find ourselves in caring connection with one another as we navigate being parents and carers.
Amie Summers is a licensed social worker (LICSW) and faculty at Organic Intelligence®. Amie started her career in pediatric hospitals, joining with healthcare professionals to provide psychosocial support to patients and their families. In her clinical practice, she has the honor of witnessing children and teens transform and re-discover they’re (their) awesome. Her two greatest teachers are her children, who are experts in living playfully, with ease, and in the moment!
Spirit of Sharing
OI Family Community is offered in the spirit of both generosity and reciprocity. If you can give support for the many programs we offer in these challenging times, thank you. Your membership immediately helps provide care for many others who may not be so fortunate at this time. In these days we discover again and again how we each need one another. Choose a level of donation or monthly membership that reflects you best, and that you can feel good about. If you need support, then be blessed with the gratitude for compassionate provision. If you can provide support, accept deep gratitude on behalf of others. Your compassionate participation, at any level, supports all of our Trauma Safe™ programs of compassion. Your monthly membership can be changed as needed, at any time. You are wholly welcomed into this community of sharing, where the opportunity of sharing heartfulness is the greatest gift.
Feeling ok again leads to doing better, for oneself and also for others. It is our honor to partner with anyone with the heart for service. Your payment is your commitment to being the change you want to see in the world. We revitalize ourselves, knowing that energy will vitalize others.