Classes and Coaching

The fastest track to personal growth is working with children. Our classes make it easier and much more fun.

Language of Listening® Classes and Coaching

For Breakthroughs in Parenting and Personal Growth

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Parenting

Classes:

Eye-openers - bring a problem and leave with an eye-opening solution in this introduction to Language of Listening® (Class also available online)

Basics Class gives you 3 simple to use Language of Listening® parenting tools and eye-opening perspectives for connecting with and guiding children effectively (Class also available online)

Mastery Class - learn by success! Master the coaching skills of listening, guidance and confidence-building in power playtime "homework" and watch them show up naturally in daily life.

Ongoing Enrichment:

Coaching Solutions Meetings

SWYS Book Study Groups

Coaching Meet-up Groups

Private Parent Coaching

"Show Me" Coaching

Personal Development

Classes:

The Art of No Compromise (For YOU Class) - Learn the secret to boundary setting and gain insights that speed personal breakthroughs for you using simple Language of Listening® tools
NEW!! Live video call series!

Ongoing Enrichment:

For You Coaching Groups

For You Meet-up Groups

Private Life Coaching

"Show Me" Coaching

 

What are people saying about our training? Click here to read some of the testimonials we've received from Language of Listening® participants.

Language of Listening® Eye-openers

1-2 Hour Introductions for Parents and Teachers

Eye-opening Introduction:
Language of Listening® experts provide insights and simple tools you can use right away to change challenging moments with children into rewarding ones. Bring a problem and leave with an eye-opening solution!

Introductions are mini-versions of Basics Part I. To schedule an Eye-opener for your group Contact Us.

Online Class:

A 20-min version of our Eye-opener is now included in our Online Training Center as the Key Concepts Class! Presented in convenient ~5-min clips, you can watch it anytime, anywhere to anchor these revolutionary concepts firmly in your mind. Instantly replay any part as many times as you want. Perfect for at home or mobile lifestyles. PLUS you get unlimited access to the original SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Workshop and more!

New!!! Special Topics in Parenting:

We are happy to design and present workshops on special topics upon request. Contact Us for details. Before your workshop, we hope you will encourage participants to read our SAY WHAT YOU SEE Handbook so we can jump right in and apply the three simple steps of Language of Listening to your topic of choice.

Click here to see some of the enthusiastic comments we've received from previous Language of Listening® participants.

 

Eye-opener - Online!

Location:

Online Training Center
20-min Key Concepts Class presented in ~5-min video clips. Take it anytime, anywhere on your computer or mobile device!

Facilitators:

Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®
Eva Sim-Zabka, Language of Listening® Instructor

Cost:

$19.95 (plus tax) for permanent online access to:

  • Key Concepts Class
  • The Original SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Workshop
  • Mini-eCourse
  • Q&A Online and more!
Register:

Click Here to Register

Eye-opener

Location:

Inside Outside School
5530 Killingsworth Ln (map)
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Facilitator:

Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®

Dates/Times:

Saturday September 24, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 PM

Cost:

$25.00 per couple
(Childcare $10 per child)

Register:

Click Here to Register

Recommended:

Read SWYS Book Free Online

Notes:
  • Presentation will focus on elementary school ages
  • Light refreshments will be provided

 

NEW!!! Special Topics in Parenting

Special topic:

I Can't! Building Unshakable Confidence in Children
(Or a Topic of Your Choice)

Location:

TBD - In person or live virtual
Hosted or sponsored by
YOUR GROUP or ORGANIZATION

Facilitator:

Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®

Dates/Times:

TBD

Cost:

$200/hr flat rate
As Fundraiser - you set/collect admission fees & keep profit
As Free Event - you sponsor the event for attendees

Recommended:

Read SWYS Book Free Online

Notes:
  • Food and childcare are optional but recommended
  • Contact Us for more information

 

Language of Listening® Basics - Part I & II

2-Hour Classes for Parents and Teachers

Your child is focused on waving a bubble wand with one hand and pours bubble stuff on you with the other.

Not paying attention or paying attention?

It's time to go, and your child is hiding.

Hiding from you or wanting to be found?

It all depends on how you see it; and so does your reaction.

Basics Part I:
Basics Part I demonstrates how to SAY WHAT YOU SEE® -- the missing step that allows you to instantly connect with children to transform complaints and resistance into STRENGTHs they can use the rest of their lives. Add CAN DO boundaries to complete this simple new reward-free, punishment-free approach to parenting.

Basics Part I is presented in facilitated video training format. You can also purchase your own 90-minute SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Workshop DVD to watch at any time, or Contact Us to schedule a facilitated training for your group.

Online Class:

The original 90-min SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Workshop is now featured in our Online Training Center. Presented in convenient ~5-min clips, you can watch it anytime, anywhere as a complete Basics I class or as individual clips to refresh specific skills. Instantly replay any part as many times as you want. Perfect for at home or mobile lifestyles. PLUS you get unlimited access to a 20-min version of our Eye-opening Workshop as the Key Concepts Class and more!

Basics Part II:
Sandy Blackard, award-winning author and founder of Language of Listening®, will work with your group in person to help you turn your most challenging moments with your child into rewarding ones. Private Coaching is also available.

Click here to see some of the enthusiastic comments we've received from previous participants.

 

LoL BASICS Part I
Self-Paced Online Video Course

  • Key Concepts Class
  • The Original SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Workshop
  • Mini-eCourse
  • Q&A Online and more!
Location:

Online Training Center

Take it anytime, anywhere on your computer or mobile device!

Facilitators:

Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®
Eva Sim-Zabka, Language of Listening® Instructor

Cost:

$19.95 (plus tax) for unlimited online access

Register:

Click Here to Register

Interested in providing a review?

Please Contact Us for special reviewer arrangements

LoL BASICS Part II -
(Live)

Your Location or Conference Call:

TBD

Facilitators:

Language of Listening® Instructors

Dates/Times:

TBD

Cost:

$45 per person
$80 per couple

Group rates also available!

Register:

Please Contact Us to schedule Basics II for your group as in-person presentation, video or conference call

Prerequisite:

Read SWYS Book Free Online; or Basics I; or Mastery I

Notes:
  • Adults only please
  • Childcare will NOT be provided.
  • Class will be videotaped.
  • Contact Us if you have any questions.

 


Language of Listening® Mastery Class - Part I & II

8 and 4-Week Classes for Parents and Teachers of Children Ages 2-12

Mastery - Part I: 8-Week Class

Master coaching skills by success...

because success is the best way to learn!

This class combines classroom instruction with hands-on experience in playtime "homework" designed especially for your success! Master the coaching skills of listening, guidance and confidence-building in power playtimes with your child at home, and watch them show up naturally in your daily interactions. No class makes it easier to step into coaching and enjoying your child more.

“This class is the easiest to implement, most effective and fun…all you really have to do is look with new eyes.”— Maite (children 5, 7)

“I just feel a lot more calm, a lot more at ease. Working on those skills in the playtimes, it really has seeped into everyday life.”—Eileen (children 4,5)

You don't have to choose between good behavior and a good relationship with your child. With coaching, you can have both!

Power Playtime Builds ConnectionAs this 8-week class progresses, participants report that resistance, tantrums, back-talk, clinging, sibling rivalry, night-time fears, and a number of other troublesome childhood behaviors "magically" begin to disappear. Love, respect, trust and confidence grow and grow as your child leads the play in your home playtimes (30 min, once a week during the last four weeks of class). You just SAY WHAT YOU SEE and get ready for success!

Two participation levels are offered:

  • Hands-on Parent
  • Observer

Classes include:

  • Live classroom instruction by Language of Listening® experts
  • Hands-on experience
  • Review of one videotaped home playtime (for each Hands-on Parent)
  • Private coaching call (for each Hands-on Parent)

For Hands-on Parents, the coaching call alone is valued at $150. For everyone who attends, the life-time skills you gain make this class a wise investment.

Click here to see some of the heart-warming comments we've received from previous participants and their children.

 

Mastery - Part I
8-Week Distance Learning Class

Location:

Live Zoom video conferencing (mobile or desktop)

Facilitators:

Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®
Deborah Dorff, Instructor-in-training

Dates:

8 weeks
Jan 2017

Time:

TBD
(Check your time zone)

Cost:

$425 (Early reg. $375) Hands-on Parent* (max 6)
$275 (Early reg. $225) Observer - Teacher or Spouse/Partner of Hands-on Parent

Playtime Graduates:
If you wish to assist with the class to attend at no charge, Contact Us

Interest List/Register:

Attendance is limited. To be added to the INTEREST LIST for this class please Contact Us and include your time zone.

Prerequisite:

None; Read SWYS Book Free Online is recommended

Notes:
  • Children do not attend classes.
  • Classes will be recorded
  • *Hands-on Parents collect a basic set of toys and videotape one home playtime for review in class
  • Contact Us if you have any questions


Child Playing with Clay

Mastery - Part II (Play Patterns): 4-Week Follow-up Class What are the patterns in your child's play telling you? In Part II as you continue your Power Playtimes at home and videotape reviews in class, you will gain a deeper understanding of how your child sees his or her world and learn to spot new patterns on your own. Deeper understanding means deeper connections and accelerates your child's and your own personal growth. The Observer category is perfect for spouses and teachers who have taken Part I.

 

Mastery Part II

Location:

Live Zoom video conferencing (mobile or desktop)

Facilitators:

Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®

Dates:

Spring 2017 - TBD

Time:

TBD

Cost:

$300 Hands-on Parent* (max 6)
$150 Observer** - Spouse of Hands-on Parent
$150 Observer** - Teacher

Special Austin Montessori School Observer Rates:
$25 Observer** - AMS spouse of Hands-on Parent
$25 Observer** - AMS faculty or staff

Register:

Contact Us to be added to the wait list for Spring 2017 and include your time zone

Prerequisite:

Mastery I (Previously Playtime I)

Notes:
  • Children do not attend classes
  • Classes will be videotaped
  • *Hands-on Parents videotape one or more home playtimes for review in class
  • **Observer rates reserved for spouses of Hands-on Parents, teachers and AMS faculty and staff
  • Contact Us if you have any questions

 

Language of Listening® Coaching Solutions Meetings

Discussion Groups for Parents

"What do you say when your child...?" Coaching skills like following the child's lead and finding hidden strengths take you straight to the solution that is right for each moment. You will be amazed at how natural these skills feel and how quickly they reveal your own inner wisdom. These informal coaching solutions groups are open to the public.

This group meets weekly on Sunday mornings. Sandy Blackard presents a new topic on first Sundays, and parents and facilitators discuss the topic and your questions on following Sundays. Join us regularly and before long, you will be sharing Language of Listening® coaching solutions that have worked for you.

Click here to see some of the great comments we've received about our coaching approach.

Profound Parenting

Northwest Austin, TX

Unity Church of the Hills
9905 Anderson Mill Rd. (map)
Austin, TX 78750
512-335-4449
(Look for the arch)

Facilitators:

Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®
Jennifer Feiereisel, Love & Logic® Facilitator

Dates:

First and Second Sunday

Time:

10:40 - 11:20 AM
(Between church services)

Cost:

Free
(Donations to the church are welcome)

Register:

Courtesy RSVP Contact Us

Prerequisite:

None; Read SWYS Book Free Online is recommended

Notes:
  • Childcare is provided
  • Do not leave unsupervised children on the playground

 

Private Coaching

Sandy Blackard & Eva Sim Zabka provide solutions

One simple tool. Astonishing breakthroughs. Lasting results.

Bold statement, right? It's true.

We can show you how everything you do, or have ever done, works...somehow. And when you see it, you will be free.

Finding what works and answering the question, "Why would a great person like you (or your child) do what you do?" is the missing step in problem-solving, parenting and personal growth. Starting with "what works" is the key to realigning your actions with your true compass—what you like and what you want—and making your dreams come true.

Finding what works is our specialty.

Let us bring this new perspective to your parenting and life situations to bring clarity to your path and help you produce the results you actually want. When your foundation is solid, and your path is clear, it's easy to take the next step with confidence.

  • Experience confidence in parenting, life, work, personal relationships
  • Gain clarity about your priorities and goals
  • Overcome resistance (your own or others') and get un-stuck
  • Get the success, satisfaction and fulfillment you want

Choose from our coaching options below or Contact Us to design a custom coaching series for yourself. You will be amazed at the difference even 1 hour can make.

NEW!!! "Show Me" Coaching

Send us a video clip of a parenting or relationship challenge in action, and get a video with specific suggestions and positive insights back. Include yourself (on-screen or off) responding to the situation for best results.


 

Clients rave about their unexpected results! Click here to see some of the moving comments we've received about our coaching.


4-Month Breakthrough Program

Coach:

Sandy Blackard, Parenting & Life Coaching
Eva Sim-Zabka, Life, Work, Relationship Coaching

Location:

Phone, Video Call or In Person*

Dates & Times:

We will contact you to schedule your coaching program upon receipt of your registration.
*In Person option may be possible for Austin Area clients.

Coaching Fee:

$1600 for 16 weekly 1-hr sessions
($800 savings compared to hourly rate!!!)

Prerequisite:

None; Read SWYS Book Free Online is recommended prior to parent coaching

Register:

Select coaching option:

4-Week Results-Now Series

Coach:

Sandy Blackard, Parenting & Life Coaching
Eva Sim-Zabka, Life, Work, Relationship Coaching

Location:

Phone, Video Call or In Person*

Dates & Times:

We will contact you to schedule your coaching series upon receipt of your registration.
*In Person option may be possible for Austin Area clients.

Coaching Fee:

$450 for 4 weekly 1-hr sessions
(like buying 3 hrs at hourly rate and getting 1 hr free)

Prerequisite:

None; Read SWYS Book Free Online is recommended prior to parent coaching

Register:

Select coaching option:

Individual Consultation
(1-Hr, 90 Min or On-Call)

Coach:

Sandy Blackard, Parenting & Life Coaching
Eva Sim-Zabka, Life, Work, Relationship Coaching

Location:

Phone, Video Call or In Person*

Dates & Times:

We will contact you to schedule your coaching session upon receipt of your registration.
*In Person option may be possible for Austin Area clients.

Coaching Fee:

$150/hr per individual or couple
$120/hr for On-Call Coaching (See Notes below)

Prerequisite:

None; Read SWYS Book Free Online is recommended prior to parent coaching

Register:
Select coaching option:
Notes - On-Call Coaching:
  • Monthly billing available
  • Rate: $120/hr after 4 hrs at $150
  • Contact Us to arrange On-Call Coaching

"Show Me" Coaching

 

Coach:

Sandy Blackard, Parenting & Life Coaching
Eva Sim-Zabka, Life, Work, Relationship Coaching

Logistics:

Send us your home video clip (up to 15 min in length) and receive a video with specific coaching back. Upon registration, we will email you instructions for sending us your home video clip.

Dates & Times:

One week turn-around

Coaching Fee:

$75/video clip (up to 15 min)

Prerequisite:

None; Read SWYS Book Free Online is recommended prior to parent coaching

Register:

Notes - "Show Me" Coaching:
  • Include yourself in the video, or respond off-screen behind the camera, so we can show you the hidden dynamics of the situation and provide specific guidance for achieving the results you want
  • Options for sending or sharing videos include Dropbox, Hightail, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

 

Live Video Conference Series!!

Language of Listening® for You (The Art of No Compromise)

4-Week Class for You, about You (Parent or Not)Woman embracing life

It all starts with YOU! It's your turn for validation, logic and laughter by Language of Listening® master coach, Eva Sim-Zabka, and founder, Sandy Blackard. You're right about what you like and want - you always have been! Find out why it's so hard to hang on to that simple truth, and discover how to SAY WHAT YOU SEE® to yourself and use transformational logic to get unstuck and generate breakthroughs in setting personal boundaries with ease and creating the life you've always wanted. Experience gleeful insight with every shift in thinking that moves you closer to your goals!

Click here to see some of the wonderful comments we've received from previous participants.

LIVE VIDEO CALL SERIES!

The Art of No Compromise (LoL For You)

Location:

Live Zoom video conferencing (mobile or desktop)

Facilitators:

Eva Sim-Zabka, Language of Listening® Master Coach
Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening®

Tentative Dates:

4 Monday evenings
Spring 2017

Time:

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$325 per person

EARLY REGISTRATION: $275 through March 31, 2016

Register:

Contact Us to be added to the wait list for Spring 2017 and include your time zone

Prerequisite:

Familiarity with the Language of Listening® Heart Model or Read SWYS Book Free Online*

Notes:
  • This is an adult self-help class
  • Participation require a video call capability on your computer or mobile device
  • Classes will be recorded
  • Optional: Bring a journal for note-taking
  • Contact Us if you have any questions

*Though written for parents and teachers, this little handbook applies to us all. We were all children once.

 

Language of Listening® for You Coaching Group

6-Week Coaching Group for You (Parent or Not)

Feel what it’s like to be deeply understood and validated with Eva's unique coaching style that will have you fall in love with you. Get to the bottom of what's been stopping you and replace it with inspiration as you journey into the land of breakthrough thinking the Language of Listening® way! Join us for this on-going, life-giving adventure about you getting what you want!

Click here to see some of the inspired comments we've received about our coaching.

LoL for You Coaching Group - 6 Weeks

Location:

Live Zoom video conferencing (mobile or desktop)

Facilitators:

Eva Sim-Zabka, Language of Listening® Master Coach
Sandy Blackard, Founder of Language of Listening

Dates:

Meets 2x per month
TBD

Time:

TBD

Cost:

$325 per 6 weeks

Prerequisite:

Our Language of Listening® for You class; or Read SWYS Book Free Online

Register:

Contact Us to be added to the wait list for Spring 2017 and include your time zone

Notes:
  • Adults only please
  • Calls will be recorded
  • Contact Us if you have any questions

 

Say What You See® Handbook Study or Meet-up Groups

Do-it-yourself Book Study or Meet-up Group

Organize a SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Handbook Study or a Meet-up Group in your area, and we will post it for you here. Local groups are a great way to create your own supportive community of parents and teachers learning to use this simple approach.

SWYS Book Study or Meet-up Groups

See Your Location and Link Here!

Contact Us to see your own Book Study or Meet-up Group meetings posted here!

 

Speaking Engagements

Language of Listening® instructors are available on request for Speaking Engagements, Private Classes, and Staff Training for your group or organization. We provide presentations for parent groups, childcare professionals, teachers, social workers, and small businesses who can benefit from improved communication. Please Contact Us to schedule our engaging instructors for your next event or click for more information on Speaking Engagements or In-service Staff Training.

Disclaimer

Language of Listening® classes and coaching are not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, psychological advice, diagnosis, guidance or treatment. All Language of Listening® services, products and website content are provided for general information purposes only. If you and/or your child are depressed, ill, or have any concerns whatsoever, please seek the assistance of a qualified medical and/or mental health professional.