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FREE CLASS – How Neuroscience is Catching Up to Indigenous Parenting Wisdom

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you feel like a drag as a parent? Do you ever wonder why parenting is so stressful?

We’re stressed because we’re WIERD: Western, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic*

Learn how to bring both levity and efficacy into your parenting by incorporating the NeuroRelational Framework, an approach that intersects neuroscience with indigenous wisdom and resonates with everyone’s nervous systems. 

Welcome to a new joy in parenting babies, children, and teens!

*á la Joseph Henrich’s book, The Weirdest People in the World


Our Guides – Betty Peralta MIT, MS-MHC, IMH-E(III) and Rev. Amelia Bolyard


Betty is Founder of Alta: Alternative Learning and Therapeutic Avenues

More about Betty’s work HERE:  ALTAVENUES.COM

 Betty Peralta, MIT, MSc, IMH-E® (III) is an education and mental health specialist. She started her career by teaching in K-12 schools and taught for 14 years in Seattle, The Dominican Republic, Kuwait, and Tanzania. She became an infant and childhood mental health specialist in 2014 and is now a trainer and consultant for parents, family service providers, agency supervisors, and child welfare workers. Her private practice is ALTA: Alternative Learning and Therapeutic Avenues, and she can be found online at  See the rest of Betty’s bio HERE.



Reverend Amelia Bolyard is a home-visiting children’s embodiment coach, which is a way of helping children express stress through the body, helping parents support the full range of emotions in their children, and facilitating the increase of joy in their relationships. She does this work through Alta (Alternative Learning and Therapeutic Avenues) in a domestic violence shelter, with families reuniting after foster care, and with private clients. Amelia also trains on the NeuroRelational Framework, an equitable, trauma-informed approach to treating toxic stress, which is an underlying factor in many of today’s physical and mental health challenges. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and their families. Amelia is the founder of Joy of Dance Experience and Mango Family Wellness. You can find more about Amelia’s work HERE and see her in action HERE.





This is a FALL COMMUNITY EVENT and is part of our Key Community programming. This event is FREE to attend.

Registration is NOT required for this event, but our classroom space tops out at about 25 participants – if you register you will be guaranteed a seat! If not, please make sure to be here on time to find a spot!


September 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Synergy Vashon
17600 Vashon Hwy SW Suite 105
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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