This is what some of the participants have shared after interacting with Izumi in her workshops:
“Over the weeks, I realized that this was a course I did not want to miss.
Izumi is one of the most personable and open-minded trainers I have ever worked with. She is particularly committed to her work and passionate about having a positive effect on people’s lives. Her method is engaging and constructive, and she blends theory and practice, including role play, in such a way that what is learned will stay with the learner. She does this with humility, but with particular effectiveness.
Theoretically, anyone can read texts and organize practical exercises, although of course we don’t; we are too caught up in our lives. For many people, taking a course is the only way to set aside the time and effort to advance as parents. For me, working in a well structured group led by a particularly responsive and experienced instructor ensures that the learning is much, much more effective and lasting than if I simply watched videos or read books.
The price of the course has already paid for itself in defusing crises and improving our family dynamics, parenting techniques and confidence many times over.
Having bought and perused numerous parenting books, I found the text to be reasonably written (although it has its moments…) and particularly engaging; the theory is lucid and logical. It provides a good base for the course.”
D. Kutner, Father of a 5-year old girl and 2 teenagers
The Swiss Nanny Association strives for quality in-home childcare that provides a stimulating environment where children feel nurtured and supported and are motivated to grow to his or her potential.
SNA believe that nannies that provide that quality care has taken the time to understand child development concerns.
The positive discipline workshop is a first step to help those who work with children create an environment where those children can thrive, where they can learn, laugh and grow, and where their healthy development is supported and encouraged.
We can not repeat enough what a great opportunity this is. Izumi Takase is a great trainer with a ❤️for SNA and she gives 20 nannies the chance to be trained in this childcare philosophy. Kelly Corstjens, President & Advisor, Swiss Nanny Association.
‘The book was useful but it increases in weight and importance with the practical side of attending workshops.’
Father of a 6 year old boy.
‘Izumi was able to facilitate the various Positive Discipline tools whilst sharing her own experiences as a mother. The workshops were led with a lot of kindness and humanity. Well done and thank you. I feel encouraged to continue and it has given a lot of hope to me and to my daughters…’
Mother of two teenage girls.
‘I very much appreciated the role plays which helped me to understand and see clearly my family dynamics which I currently experience… I recommend this workshop to other parents.’
Mother of two girls (pre-teen and a teenager)
‘Yes, I highly recommend the workshop … to experience and discover a new way to interact with your children and have again a peaceful household! Bravo and thank you!’
Mother of two children (10 years and a teenager)
‘The workshops bring you concrete tools … the exercises help you to change your manner of seeing the situations and gives you a new way to act upon it. A nice example is to show that you can learn from your mistakes and improve by involving participants.’
A speech therapist
‘Izumi has practiced Positive Discipline already in her own family so she is able to provide us with practical and useful advice on how to find solutions …’
Mother of two daughters
‘Izumi has excellent communication skills … she is sensitive and has the emotional intelligence – perfect to facilitate a Positive Discipline workshop’.
Mother of a teenager