2019 SWell Parenting Programs

Learning Programs

Parenting Support Group

For those with complex kids, parenting can become really challenging. The dream of harmonious family life can end up riddled with heartache and uncertainty. This monthly support group provides confidential space to share stories and learn a coach approach to parenting that really works. Become aware of the hooks that trigger your distress and develop strategies to parent from the calm, clear and confident space our children crave. Each month we share parenting tools and apply them to your real life dilemmas.

When: 4th Tuesday of the month 7:45-9pm
Where: Sacred Space, SWell
Cost: $20 per session or $150 per year
Facilitator: Joan Wright Howie & Jodi Green
Enquiries: jodi7911@gmail.com
Bookings: SWell Office, 9002 4202

Sanity School

At last support for parents with complex kids. Sanity School is a fabulous 6 session program where you’ll learn the skills to move from chaos to calm, stress to strategy and ultimately have more peace and success in your home. This is no ordinary parenting group. Material was created by the award-winning team at Impact ADHD. 

When: 6 weeks each term
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
or we come to see you.
Cost: $550
Facilitator: Jodi Green & Joan Wright Howie
Enquiries: jodi7911@gmail.com
Bookings: SWell Office, 9002 4202

Equipping Children with Tools to Help Them Navigate Challenges

In this workshop we will look at tapping, catastrophe scales and cover how to approach difficult situations helpfully for you and your child.

When: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th August

Cost: $100 for four 1 hour sessions
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Rachel Sietzema
Bookings & Enquires: rachel@uchangeu.net
SWell Office, 9002 4202

Parenting Traps: How to be the Parent You Want to Be

When dealing with a heated moment with your children have you ever looked surprisingly like your parents? This happens as the unconscious brain takes over in stressful times and our unconscious is a set of programs we often developed when we were young.
In this workshop you will uncover unconscious beliefs, and choose your reaction rather than acting on impulse. The more you understand how you work the more helpfully present you are for your children.

When: Wednesday 1st , 8th, 15th 22nd May 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: $100 for four 1 hour sessions
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Facilitator: Rachel Sietzema
Bookings & Enquires: rachel@uchangeu.net


The activities and programs above are facilitated by a variety of Habitat Uniting Church members, partners and associates. The content of programs is the responsibility of facilitators and not Habitat Uniting Church.

When enrolling please check the guidelines for enquiries and bookings to indicate whether to book through the Habitat office, or directly with the facilitator.

For activities facilitated by Habitat Uniting Church please follow the following procedure:
Contact the office by:

  • telephone 9819 2844, or 
  • by email office@habitatforspirituality.org.au giving your name, contact telephone number, email address if applicable and the name of the course, or
  • use the booking request form below.

booking request form

* Required


Once your enrolment has been confirmed payment instructions will be advised to you. Payment can be made by either:

Direct payment to Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000
Acc. number 1379 13604
Acc. Name: Habitat Uniting Church
Reference: Your name and event

Or by calling the office, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, with your credit card details.


Habitat Uniting Church Office
2 Minona Street, Hawthorn VIC
phone 9819 2844

St David's Centre
cnr Burke & Mont Albert Rds
Canterbury VIC

Habitat Spirituality Centre
@ Augustine

2 Minona St, Hawthorn VIC

Kew Uniting Church
23 Highbury Grove