The Circle of Security™: How to be A Great Parent with Child and Family Psychologist Jinnie Ooi BSc(Hons)(Psych) MSc(Psych) RPE
New Course Dates Coming Soon. 8 Week Course for £80. Express your interest today.
This course is being delivered across the globe with great success, empowering parents to bring up their children in a way that promotes emotional intelligence and feelings of security.
The Orange Grove Clinic in Norwich is proud to be hosting these new parenting classes, and this is the first time that Circle of Security ™ is being offered across the UK as a private class. The course is suitable for any parents with a wide age-range of children, particularly those with infants up to primary school aged children.
What is the Circle of Security™?
The Circle of Security™ is an internationally renowned parenting program developed in the United States. It is an evidence-based program that draws extensively upon The Attachment Theory and current affective neuroscience. It helps parents develop the skills to nurture securely attached children. These skills include:
- Observational skills of children’s developmental needs
- The ability to reflect and create positive dialogue
- Co-regulation of children’s emotions
Why secure attachment?
Research has shown that having a secure attachment is important for your child’s emotional, intellectual and social development. A secure parent-child relationship:
- Promotes the child’s curiosity and exploration of the environment
- Provides a conducive learning environment for the child and predicts future academic achievements
- Promotes children’s positive social behaviour, empathy and reduces aggression
- Encourages children to develop creativity and persistence in coping with challenges
Additionally, the advantages of a secure parent-child relationship will continue to be felt throughout your child’s life as it strengthens their ability to nurture a strong and supportive social network with people around them. Emotionally secure adults are more likely to form a stable and positive romantic relationship.
What the experts say about The Circle of Security parenting classes:
“The Circle of Security® is circling the globe as an intervention to help parents raise their children with love, warmth, and emotional intelligence.” J Siegel MD, Clinical Professor, UCLA
“The clinically effective Circle of Security® model is solidly based on the most recent advances in developmental neuroscience and attachment theory.” Allan N Schore PhD, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine
Circle of Security™ Classes Leader in Norwich
Jinnie Ooi BSc(Hons)(Psych) MSc(Psych) RPE is a Child and Family Psychologist, and Circle of Security™ Registered Parenting Educator.
Jinnie is passionate about children’s social and emotional well-being, and empowering parents to develop healthy and nurturing parent-child interactions that develop positive behaviour for life.
She graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology from the most established psychology department in Malaysia, at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She then completed her MSc. in Child and Family Psychology at the University of East Anglia, specialising in the attachment theory on parent-child relationships.
In 2011, she was among the first group in the UK to train as a Parenting Educator for the Circle of Security™ Early Intervention Program.
She is also currently completing her PhD at UEA, researching how parents influence their children’s emotional well-being.