about joss goulden aware parenting

Joss Goulden, Parenting Coach and Mentor

Let me introduce myself. I am a trauma-informed Level 2 Aware Parenting Instructor and mother, passionate about sharing this philosophy with the world. 
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My Story

Discovering aware parenting has supported me to raise my children in this beautiful way and helped me to heal from some of the challenges of my childhood. As a child born in the 70’s, when not much was understood about how to raise children with conscious awareness and connection, I experienced broken attachment and trauma, including being in boarding school for 10 years from the age of 8. Aware Parenting has enabled me to break the cycle and create deeply loving and connected relationships with my own children. As well as Aware Parenting, my passions also include Homeschooling and Natural Learning, having homeschooled my children. I really enjoy supporting other families to offer this to their children too .

I have a degree in Psychology and completed post-graduate courses in Human Communication Science and Counselling. I continue to be fascinated to keep learning more about attachment theory, trauma, pyschotherapy and supporting children to thrive. Aware Parenting has transformed my life and I see every day the powerful way it brings connection and compassion to the many families that I support. I look forward to sharing this with you.

Qualifications and Experience

Bsc. (Hons) in Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Communication Science and Counselling.
Further Post-Graduate Studies including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Loss and Bereavement Counselling, Embracing Somatic Intelligence, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Experiential Psychotherapy, The Neurobiology of Trauma, Trauma-informed Healing, NVC Immersion Training, Emotional Intelligence and The Hidden Power of Emotions, Attachment-based Case Formulation & Intervention, Cultural Awareness and Mental Health Support for Indigenous People, Healing Trauma through Somatics and Inner Child Journeys.
Aware Parenting Training
Level Two Aware Parenting Instructor training Healing your Traumatised Child with Dr Aletha Solter 
Discipline without Punishments and Rewards with Dr Aletha Solter 
Attachment Play workshop with Dr Aletha Solter
Aware Parenting Instructor Workshop with Dr. Marion Rose 
Loving Being a Mother with Dr Marion Rose 
Living Aware Parenting with Dr Marion Rose 
Inner Loving Presence Process with Dr Marion Rose
Post Graduate Experience
30 years of providing support and therapy to families.
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My Visions

For families to enjoy more conscious connection and to embody Dr Aletha Solter's transformative and powerful Aware Parenting approach.

For parents to be supported to be more compassionate with themselves and their children. For parents to have access to the support and community we all yearn for and have always needed.

For conscious parenting to bring more peace and harmony to the world.

For children to experience unconditional love, to stay connected to their authenticity and to know they are always deserving of love.


Guiding Principles

Emotional wellbeing
Supporting children to thrive, to be psychologically well and to heal from stress and trauma
Enhancing connection
Nurturing children with love and respect,  to know that their needs matter and they can safely share their feelings with us
Compassion and Trust
Raising competent, empathic children who can build a more compassionate and peaceful world
Play and Learning
Supporting children to stay deeply connected to themselves and their own unique, lifelong journey with learning

What people are saying

  • “…With a warm heart and a genuine love of people Joss is my generosity mentor, she goes above and beyond, always with love and kindness as her goal. She is clear and can confidently communicate the concepts of Aware Parenting.”
  • "I have been blessed to have witnessed Joss interact with her kids from an AwP perspective for over a decade now. She is one of the most dedicated and patient parents I know."
  • "I have known Joss since 2006 and am in awe of what she brings to the world as an Aware Parenting Instructor. Her profound knowledge, wisdom and experience of Aware Parenting shine out in every way..."

How can you learn more about Aware Parenting?

Courses

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courses
Whether you are new to Aware Parenting or ready to dive deeper, whether your child is a baby or a teen, my courses will support you on your journey.
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Communities & Circles

Connect with other parents
Become a part of an online community or circle of like-minded parents. I offer beautiful, supportive communities and circles. To find out more, connect with me.
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Workshops

Learn about my upcoming workshops
My online workshops explain the theory of Aware Parenting and how to put it into practice in your families. Get in touch with me if you would like to join a workshop or request a topic for a workshop.
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Podcasts

Enjoy my podcast episodes
The Aware Parenting Stories podcast explores the world of parenting through conversations with people who are passionate about parenting and supporting others to parent in this beautiful way.
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Articles

Explore my Aware Parenting articles
My articles describe how to support our children, as well as how to support ourselves. I also write about Homeschooling and Natural Learning.
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Podcasts

Explore my podcast episodes
The Aware Parenting Stories podcast explores the world of parenting through conversations with people who are passionate about parenting and supporting others to parent in this beautiful way.
Listen now

Articles

Explore my Aware Parenting articles
My articles describe how to support our children, as well as how to support ourselves. I also write about Homeschooling and Natural Learning.
Read now

Aware Parenting with Joss

I am so passionate about sharing this beautiful approach with parents. I believe that Aware Parenting is THE solution for so many of the challenges facing the world. - Joss Goulden, Aware Parenting Instructor
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