“The key to raising kids is strong attachments and soft hearts.”

Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Parent & Caregiver Consulting

Neufeld Course Offerings

Denise is on Faculty with the Neufeld Institute where she is immersed in Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s relational developmental theory and currently exploring Indigenous Rituals as most naturally providing the context for healing, learning and transformation. Denise is a consultant and Parent/Caregiver Coach dedicated to supporting adults to make sense of children. 

Denise works extensively with First Nations in British Columbia and other parts of Canada and is a wife and mother to two highly sensitive, intense and bright boys. Denise’s passion for the Neufeld approach was ignited when she sought support as a parent and experienced Dr. Neufeld’s teachings to be in complete alignment with her deepest intuitions about parenting. Denise has been able to share her insights with parents in the First Nations community to empower them to be their child’s best bet and to look to traditional approaches to parenting that focus on attachment and life long, whole person development.

Denise works alongside parents and caregivers to tease apart complex childhood issues, including:

  • Aggression
  • Foster and Adoption
  • Learning and behaviour problems
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety
  • Developmental delays and diagnosis
  • Hypersensitivity, ASD, and FASD
  • Oppositionality
  • Parenting in a digital world
  • Peer attachment
  • And more…

Denise works with all adults wanting to make sense of children and youth using Dr. Neufeld’s insight and evidence based model of attachment and development to tease apart complex issues. Denise has experience consulting with and training Educators, Parents and Parent Groups, Social Workers, Early Childhood Educators, Mental Health Practitioners and other Helping Professionals. 

Denise provides one-to-one support to adults wanting to make sense of children. She also provides presentations and training for Parents, Educators, Social Workers, and Mental Health Professionals.