The Wisdom of Dependence was Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s keynote address of Neufeld Institute Conference 2023. While preparing his keynote, what emerged for Dr. Neufeld was a realization of how absolutely core and pivotal one’s attitudes towards dependence are to interacting with our children and even our loved ones.

Realizing he could not fit in all he had to share in one keynote, Dr. Neufeld created and recorded a four-part series, the first two parts of which were presented during the conference. Given the timely and critical importance of this subject, a four-part webinar series was held in October, 2023, to walk around all of this material. Dr. Neufeld was joined by Dr. Deborah MacNamara, Tamara Strijack, and Genevieve Schreier to build upon his foundational insights with practical support, stories, illustrations and examples.

Part 1: The Wisdom of Dependence (1 hr 17 min)
Part 2: The Receptacle of Care (1 hr 16 min)
Part 3: The Wisdom of EMOTIONAL Dependence (1 hr 14 min)
Part 4: The Wisdom of Dependence in ADULTHOOD (1 hr 14 min)

For a preview of webinar content, we invite you to view Part 1 The Wisdom of Dependence on our YouTube channel, watch our 2-minute preview video, and read Dr. Neufeld’s editorial, “It All Depends“.

Recordings from the live October 2023 webinars (Dr. Neufeld’s presentations plus recorded panel discussions) are available for $75.

SOLUTIONS TO SLEEP Webinar Panel Series

The Solutions to Sleep webinar panel series provides follow-up support for Dr. Neufeld’s free presentation, Getting Bedtime Right.

Getting bedtime right is important. By what is evidenced online, millions of parents are attempting to do just that but are frequently getting advice that has not been informed by what is truly in the child’s best interests.

As a leading articulator of the attachment-based developmental approach, Dr. Neufeld makes sense of bedtime through the lenses of attachment and emotion, providing a conceptual foundation for addressing these issues in a way that does not interfere with secure relationships, healthy functioning and the unfolding of potential.

The science of bedtime is laid out in his Getting Bedtime Right address. In this three-part series of webinar panels, Gordon is joined by Deborah MacNamara and Tamara Strijack to build upon these foundational insights with practical support, stories, illustrations and examples.

Part 1: Bridging the Night – providing continuous connection (1 hr 25 min)
Part 2: Emotional Playgrounds – setting the stage for sleep (1 hr 23 min)
Part 3: Lullabies – rediscovering their ensorcelling magic (1 hr 24 min)

Recordings from the live November 2021 webinars, along with a resource package, are available for $90.