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.
Amie Summers’ life as therapist, teacher, consultant, and parent offers accompaniment for facing hardship, an encouragement for understanding, and the ability to see in the day-to-day the extraordinary courage of families. OI Family Community with Amie Summers is a heart-full offering into these challenging times with specific support for families and parents.
OI Family is a community of mutual support to cultivate a place of belonging in our families. It is here we can support each other in growing connection and ease, and learn the skills we can practice at home which create a deep trust that grace will be given and received.
Here we will learn quick access to the most powerful and most human compass: belonging and connection.
All it takes is a little support for the seeds of our nature to take root.
Each month Amie will share a 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. This 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!
There will be a (short!) meditation recorded by Amie each month especially for our OI Family Community. In the meditation, you’ll be invited to bring specific strategies and practical exercises in your daily living that will support the continued movement of your family in the direction of ease and enjoyment! 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. Each week she’ll post a video response to any questions that are coming in from the parents and carers in our community. What’s arising in one family is almost certainly arising in another’s, and so we can learn from each other in this way.
Amie Summers is a licensed social worker (LGSW) 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!
Get support from Amie around...
What to do in those times when you feel like you’re not enough.
Ideas on how to anticipate when patience is running out, and what to do right away.
How to hear the hidden wisdom coming from unlikely family members.
How to navigate space and together time in a way that’s good for everyone.
How to step aside of potentially hurtful family patterns that have been passed down from one’s own family.
How to recognize your own deep wisdom that is showing up in this community of connection.
- And more......
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 freely 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.
Pay What You Can
You are invited to support this offering in whatever extent you are able, financial and otherwise. Your giving back can be:
- A financial contribution
- Pray, send metta, send love
- Pay it forward -- tell a friend, or post online about us
- Send us an email of encouragement
- Tell someone about The End of Trauma™ Course
- Grow, heal, be well