Tokyo Parenting Classes

TELL Exceptional Parenting Program – 2019 / 2020 Tokyo Parenting Seminars

TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) provides TELL  Exceptional Parenting Program (EPP) workshop series each school year which support global parents on a wide-range of topics. Here is the line-up of parenting seminars for the 2019 – 2020 Tokyo School Year. I highly recommend to attend if you are raising kids in Japan and have questions or need support. For other parenting groups and resources check here. 

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I have attended EPP programs and found them incredibly helpful.  The Exceptional Parenting Program which runs from September to May features six or more presentations by English speakers from a variety of disciplines and takes place at in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo.   The workshops are centered on providing insightful, practical information to increase awareness and understanding of various issues associated with raising and educating children.

If your child is attending a Japanese school, and you are invested in Tokyo English Classes for Multi Cultural Kids check here. 

Programs are free, but a 1,000 yen donation is suggested. Register by emailing outreach@telljp.com.

Dates: Usually Tuesday 
Time: Usually 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Wesley Centre, Seminar Room 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
Website: https://telljp.com/outreach/epp/

TELL Exceptional Parenting Program – 2019 / 2020 Tokyo Parenting Seminars

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Having difficult conversations with your teen

Speaker is Cristina Varriale, Ms.Ed, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer – In this workshop, we’ll work on how parents can engage in difficult conversations in non-confrontational ways, and help their children to develop strategies to stay safe in challenging circumstances.

Tuesday October 8th, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Art therapy for stress relief: how to effectively deal with parenting stress

Speaker is Takako Uemura, TELL Psychotherapist – Having children can be stressful. You are dealing with another human being who you have limited control over. Children also go through stresses at school, with friends and home life. Art therapy can help you learn how to effectively destress yourself and your child.

Tuesday November 5, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Helping children develop executive functioning skills

Speaker is Alejandra Reyes, TELL Psychotherapist – ADHD and Executive Functions: How to help your child develop the skills to succeed in school.
Planning and organizing can be hard for any child, but especially for kids with ADHD and other learning disabilities. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to develop working memory, goal setting, planning skills, and self-control.

Tokyo English Life Line Parenting Programs

Youth mental health overview

Most parents know what to do when their child comes down with the flu or sprains an ankle, but few can recognize the signs of mental illness. However, we know that 50% of mental illnesses begin to manifest by age 14. We’ll talk about the most common mental illnesses for youth, and how to recognize the signs.

Presented by Vickie Skorji, TELL Lifeline Director

Free, but donations appreciated
Contact outreach@telljp.com to register or for more information.

Exploring family relationships with psychodrama

Psychodrama is an experiential form of psychotherapy that uses action methods, with which issues or problems and their possible solutions are enacted rather than just talked about. Psychodrama offers the opportunity to practice new roles safely, see oneself from an outside perspective, gain insight, and change. In this workshop, we will introduce the basics of psychodrama and then participants will have the chance to explore their own family relationships in a new way.

With Ashly Schanback, MS, TELL Psychotherapist & Dr. Akio Oshima, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist & Certified Public Psychologist

Location: Wesley Center 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo (map)

This workshop is limited to 30 people.
This is a bilingual English/Japanese workshop.
Contact outreach@telljp.com to register or for more information.

2月18日(火)19:00~21:00

サイコドラマを通して家族の違う立場を体験する

アシュリー・シャンバック(TELLサイコセラピスト)& 大島 朗生(臨床心理士・公認心理師・博士)

サイコドラマとはアクション・メソッドを用いる心理療法である。アクション・メソッドとは課題や問題の解決法について語るものはなく、その問題や解決法を演じる技法である。安全な場で自分自身を素直に表現してみることで、新しい役割を体験したり、自分のことを外から見たり、洞察に至ったり、変化したりする機会となる。このワークショップではサイコドラマの基礎概念を紹介してから、参加者の皆様が自分の家族関係をいつもと違う視点で体験できる。

場所:東京都港区南青山6-10-11ウェスレーセンター

連絡先:outreach@telljp.com

Tuesday February 18th, 2020
7 p.m.
Wesley Center

Cool down–Anger management for kids and adults

Dealing with temper tantrums and melt-downs on a daily basis is challenging for any caregiver. It’s natural to sometimes develop feelings of frustration or anger with your children. This class will focus on anger-management for both children and adults and cover:
・How to teach and support children to self-regulate
・How to teach children to express their anger in healthy ways, and
・How to gain understanding about your own emotions and handle them in constructive ways

With Kyoko Sonoda, TELL Psychotherapist

Tuesday March 17th, 2020
10:00-12:00pm
Wesley Center 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo (map)

About the Tokyo English Life Line Parenting Programs

The Exceptional Parenting Program (EPP) provides a forum where parents and professionals can broaden their knowledge of issues related to raising and educating children with diverse needs, seek and exchange information in a supportive atmosphere, and access a lending library of books, magazines and recorded presentations.

特別子育て支援プログラム

様々な障害を抱える子どもを持つ家族、教育関係者や専門家に対して、講演会、ネットワーキング、子育てに関する文庫や専門書を揃えた貸出図書、録画された講演会の発信、情報交換などを通じて学びの場を提供しています。 

searchTELL is dedicated to increasing the accessibility of our programs so that more families and professionals can benefit from the resources that are available in the community.  In light of this, TELL now provides Exceptional Parenting Program (EPP) workshops in three different formats shown above, whenever possible, and with the agreement from the individual speaker.

Live on-site

Usually held in the Wesley Center seminar room.

  • The participants are in the room with the speaker;
  • The participants have the opportunity to engage in real-time Q&As with the speaker;
  • The participants have the opportunities to speak directly with the speaker after the workshop.

Live off-site

Whenever possible and with IT permitting, the workshops will be broadcast live in selected locations in Japan (outside of Tokyo).

  • The viewers have the opportunities to access EPP workshop in real time without traveling to Tokyo;
  • The viewers have the opportunity to participate in real-time Q&A with the speaker via the broadcast screen;
  • There is no guarantee that every EPP workshop will be broadcast live outside of the seminar room
  • Both the organizer and the viewers may experience unexpected IT failure.

Online (after workshop)

Whenever possible and with IT permitting, the workshop will be recorded and will be available on the TELL website shortly after the workshop for 30 days.

  • The viewers have the opportunity to access a recording of the EPP workshop at their convenience from anywhere;
  • There is no guarantee that every EPP workshop will be recorded/archived;
  • Both the organizer and the viewers may experience unexpected IT failure.

TELL offers various counseling services in six different languages on a sliding fee basis (based on family income). They also have an emergency life life phone support service. If you are interested in training to be a telephone support server you can learn more here. TELL phone support training. 

TELL Offices
Wesley Center 2F
6-10-11 Minami-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
〒107-0062
東京都港区南青山6-10-11
ウェスレーセンター2F
TEL: 03-4550-1191
FAX: 03-3797-3665

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TELL Exceptional Parenting Program

 

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