Services for Parents/Carers

'Babe Club' Silent Disco

Join our body-positive, inclusive, judgement-free, dance-based support group for parents of new babies.

These weekly, daytime silent discos for parents/carers (of all genders) and new babies (under 12 months) provide a fun and playful space for new parents to connect and let loose.

The idea is to strap your baby in your usual sling, slap on some headphones and shake your tail feather!

There are no steps to learn, no pressure to dance if you don't want to, and there are two different channels of music, so if you don't like the music on one channel, you just switch to the other one. PLUS - you don't need to worry about damaging your baby's hearing. Hopefully, they will sleep through the whole thing.

How it works...


⏰ 9.45-10.15 ⏰ 

WELCOME AND WARM-UP

At the start of each session, parents are encouraged to come in, feed/change their babies and get themselves and their little ones comfortable. The facilitator, Debbie, will introduce herself and walk you through what to expect. Debbie will lead a gentle warm-up to help you and your baby to settle in to movement. Debbie will encourage each parent to decide what they want to get out of that day's session, whether that be to dance your socks off and work up a sweat, to sit and watch, or to explore something specific.


10.15-10.45

SILENT DISCO

This is when you get to let loose and do what you feel. You can dance, you can sing, or you can sit back and watch and soak up the atmosphere. Debbie will provide two different streams of music on two different channels, so you can explore dancing to different beats.


10.45-11.15

COOL-DOWN AND CHAT

At this point in the session we will start to wind-down the music and cool down a bit. Once the music has stopped (at around 11am) we will chat about what the experience was like. How did it feel to dance with your baby and with others? Did you learn anything about yourself?


🌈 Accessibility: Welcoming All with Open Arms 🌍

At Respair Therapy C.I.C., inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create an environment that is accessible and accommodating for all individuals, regardless of their abilities or protected characteristics.


Clothall Village Hall, our venue for Babe Club, is wheelchair accessible. Furthermore, we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities or any other specific requirements. If you or someone you know requires additional support or has any concerns regarding accessibility, please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing admin@respairtherapy.org. We are here to have a conversation and explore how we can make Babe Club a welcoming space for everyone.


As an LGBTQ+ affirming, anti-racist, and anti-oppression organisation, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind. Babe Club embraces diversity and aims to foster an inclusive atmosphere where all participants can feel safe, respected, and celebrated.


⌚ DATE & TIME: 09.45am-11.15am every Monday. 


📍 VENUE: Clothall Village Hall, SG7 6RE


💰 Pricing and Registration 💰

To give you a taste of the Babe Club experience, we are offering a free taster session. Afterwards, each weekly session is £7 and you can drop-in and pay on the door.

Compassionate Parenting: Circle of Security®

As a parent, it's natural to sometimes feel lost and unsure about what your child needs from you. But imagine if you could understand your child's emotional world and know what they were asking for. That's exactly what you can gain from attending a Circle of Security® Parenting™ program.

Based on decades of research, the Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is designed to support and strengthen the bond between parents and their children. Using the COSP™ model, which is based on attachment theory, you will learn to understand your child's emotional needs and how to respond effectively.

This is a group training course for up to 8 parents of children aged 6 months to 6 years. The course is a welcoming and accepting environment where parents support each other and share their own parenting difficulties.  

During the sessions, you will be guided through proven techniques and research-based strategies to help you understand your child's emotional world, support their emotional management skills, boost their self-esteem, and secure their sense of safety and trust.

This course is led by fully qualified Circle of Security® Parenting™ Facilitator and Psychotherapist, Debbie Sheringham. Debbie has worked as a Mental Health Practitioner for NHS CAMHS, and she has a background of delivering training for the BBC and charities.