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Join our Retreat in Adelaide!

Adelaide, South Australia

Retreat: February 23 - 25, 2018 | Play Event: February 26, 2018

In our Parenting by Connection community, we recognise how hard parents work, because their love is so deep. Society takes this commitment for granted and fails to resource the work of parenting in anything approaching an adequate way, even though it underpins the most important and fundamental role in our society.


The Parenting by Connection team - here in Australia and in other parts of the world - brings much-needed resource to parents, and backs their love and commitment. 

Parents need and deserve that village and, also, some time out for themselves to fill their own cups. The Retreat provides some of this.


It makes a big difference to have this time out in a lovely environment with other like-minded parents and Parenting by Connection leaders - it's refreshing, renewing and connecting. Parents have plenty of their own Listening Time, some Special Time of their own, relaxing time, great food, time to chat and confer, time to laugh and play - sound good?


Sunset Seaview Apartments, Esplanade, West Beach, Adelaide



Yummy meals provided – more info on registration.



Unfortunately, we lack the resources to provide a PbC standard of care for children. If we were to compromise on that in delivering a PbC event, it would not be the memory that we want children to carry of Parenting by Connection events -with parents getting lots of connection and attention, and several children having to share the attention of a carer or carers provided by our organisation. However, you might want to make your own care arrangements at the venue. For example, it has sometimes been possible to find space for children and their grandparent/s. On other occasions, a family member will bring a child to the venue to connect with a parent or parents in break times. Very young babies in arms with a parent are welcome - let us know and talk with us if in doubt.


If organising care for your child or children presents an obstacle, we suggest using one of your Listening Partners to see if you can arrive at a solution. If that doesn't work for you, and you think further Listening Time might help, please let us know and we will aim to provide some - - contact


The Retreat is open to all parents and professionals who
  • Have taken the Starter or other Instructor-led course, and are currently using the 4 Listening to Children tools, supported by regular Listening Partnerships, or

  • Are Certified Parenting by Connection Instructors, or

  • Are currently training to be Instructors, or

  • Are other community builders in Parenting by Connection


Other information such as what to bring and not to bring, and how to prepare in order to maximize your experience, will be forwarded on registration.


Registration deadline:  Friday 12 January 2018

(Please keep in mind that numbers and accommodation places are limited, so the earlier you are able to register, the better.)



“What an awesome retreat. Thanks for the amazing emotional support you gave us all
through powerful listening. It was such a safe environment to just 'be' without any judgment."

Kathryn Jones


“Thank you all for a very moving and connected weekend.” Sharon Ryder

Retreat Cost:

                        W/end       Sat only

Bronze             $330           $200

Silver                $400           $225

Gold                 $500           $250

Platinum          $600


Play Event Cost - per child

Bronze               $ 33

Silver                  $ 40

Gold                   $ 50

Platinum            $ 60


Accommodation Cost (The venue hire has increased a little since last year).

Each apartment of 2 to 4 rooms has a modern bathroom, kitchen, lounge and outdoor area.


Share / Bunk Room 2 - 3 People

There is no window in this room, so it's offered at a lower price.


Per night


$35 top bunk - single bed

$50 bottom bunk - double bed size


$85 room to oneself/ves

Share / Bunk room (2 - 3 persons share 1 room)

$55 top bunk - single bed

$70 bottom bunk - double bed bunk


$125 room to oneself/ves

Queen bedroom

$145 per night

Queen Room with en Suite

May be available - $165 per night

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Registration form:

0438 383 343 or (08) 7127 2271

We invite those who are able to do so, to register at the silver, gold, or platinum level in order to help us to offer scholarships or subsidies to those who need it and, to help subsidise accommodation in the case we can't fill all the rooms/beds. 


Let us know if paying the full fee for the Retreat will significantly compromise your ability to provide for your family and we will do our  best to offer you a reduction in the price.

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