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Circle of Security Parenting


COSP is an evidence-based 8 week course designed to strengthen and support secure parent-child relationships. We currently run groups in-person or online.

This is an optional workbook to encourage further reflection.
Your gift will help pay for COSP in under-resourced communities.
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Based on decades of attachment research, COSP helps caregivers make sense of their child's attachment needs in a way that fosters connection and co-operation. Rather than focusing on managing behaviours, COSP sees behaviour as communication. Caregivers come to understand what their child is really asking from them.

Full commitment to the sessions is recommended as the content builds from week to week. Participants will be awarded with a Certificate on completion of the course.

Course Content:

  1. Understanding the Circle: recognise attachment needs & how to meet them
  2. Exploring Specific Needs: support independence & foster relational closeness
  3. Being With on the Circle: build a secure emotional & psychological foundation
  4. Being With Infants on the Circle: identify & attune to subtle behavioural cues
  5. The Path to Security: understand your own attachment limits and capacity
  6. Exploring Our Struggles: learn to reflect in a way that helps strengthen security
  7. Rupture & Repair: use mistakes to grow and establish relational trust
  8. Course Review & Celebration: reflect on the relationship & your COSP journey 
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours

Terms & Conditions

  1. If you are unable to attend a course, we require 10 days notice for a full refund, and 5 days for a 50% refund.
  2. If a course is cancelled, we undertake to offer you a full refund or a place on another course if available at the time of cancellation.
  3. Payment plans are available for participants upon request. Please email us at
  4. We have created COSP Revisited for missed sessions (subject to availability). These come at an additional cost to the participant.

2 reviews for Circle of Security Parenting

  1. Claudia Colarossi

    I found the COSP abbreviated course extremely meaningful. A wonderful reminder of the importance attachment plays in our experiences as human beings. Bev was a great course facilitator. She was always prepared for sessions, and able to provide a safe and compassionate space for reflection and learning. Engaging the Circle of Security Course was gift to both myself and, indirectly to those around me. Highly recommend!

  2. Lesley-Ann Stober

    The COSP program has been life changing in my relationship with my son but, mostly with myself. It has taught both my husband and I to be more self aware, connected and tuned in as parents. Bev was a wonderful facilitator and extremely kind, gentle and nonjudgmental when we reflected on difficult moments and experiences. Thank you again for this loving and empowering way of parenting!

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