Circle of Security Parenting

“The Circle of Security is circling the globe as an intervention to help parents raise their children with love, warmth and emotional intelligence.” ~ Dr. Dan Siegel, Neuropsychiatrist and co-author of ‘The Whole Brain Child’ and ‘Parenting from the Inside Out’.


The Circle of Security Parent Education Program is designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.  The course is intended to help caregivers increase their awareness of their children’s needs and whether their own responses meet those needs. With increased awareness parents can expand their moment-to-moment parenting choices where needed.

Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.  Watch the animated clips below as they explain some of the concepts in the program.

Circle of Security Parenting groups run for 8-weeks.

See the list below for upcoming groups facilitated by our psychologists.

There are no scheduled courses for the remainder of 2020.

Upcoming Courses:

There are currently no scheduled courses for 2021 facilitated by our psychologists. We are unable to recommend local courses.

To find a Circle of Security Facilitator, please see the Circle of Security International website.