Consulting, Presentations and Courses
for Adults Responsible for Children

Denise is an authorized Neufeld Facilitator and Parent Consultant dedicated to supporting adults to make sense of children. Denise works extensively with First Nations in British Columbia and other parts of Canada and is a wife and mother to two highly sensitive, intense and bright boys. Denise’s passion for the Neufeld approach was ignited when she sought support as a parent and experienced Dr. Neufeld’s teachings to be in complete alignment with her deepest intuitions about parenting. Denise has been able to share her insights with parents in the First Nations community to empower them to be their child’s best bet and to look to traditional approaches to parenting that focus on attachment and life long, whole person development. Denise works with all adults wanting to make sense of children and youth using Dr. Neufeld’s insight and evidence based model of attachment and development to tease apart complex issues. Denise has experience training Educators, Parents and Parent Groups, Social Workers, Early Childhood Educators, Mental Health Practitioners and other Helping Professionals.

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Coaching and Consulting for Adults Wanting To Make Sense of Children

Denise provides coaching and consulting services to adults who are feeling challenged or at a loss regarding difficulties with their child’s behaviour and/or learning. Her approach is based in Dr. Neufeld’s Developmental Attachment Theory which is an integration of developmental science, attachment science, developmental psychology, neuroscience, and traditional life ways.

What is the goal of coaching/consulting?

The goal of engaging in Parent Coaching/Consulting is to support adults to take their rightful place in the lives of the children they are responsible so that they can affect change in the home or classroom. The focus of the sessions is on factors such as the child’s attachments, vulnerability and maturation and what the parent can do in the context of the relationship to make have a positive impact.


Denise is trained to work with the following kinds of issues that adults face in regards to children…

  • Adolescence
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety
  • Attention
  • Discipline
  • Divorce, Fostering, and Adoption
  • Mental Health
  • Aggression & Violence
  • Peer Difficulties
  • Oppositionality
  • Starting School & Trouble at School
  • Sensitive Kids
  • Preschoolers and Young Children

Denise Findlay is an Authorized Neufeld Facilitator and Parent Consultant who is trained in Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s relational-developmental approach.

“Nowadays we really need to work at attachment because culture isn’t doing this for us. It’s not providing the traditions; it’s not providing the customs that automatically connect children to to those who need to take of them”

Dr. Gordon NeufeldNeufeld Institute

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Presentations and Course Descriptions for Parent Groups, Educators, Child Care Providers and Other Helping Professionals

Denise is authorized to teach specific Neufeld material and regularly presents to parents, child care providers, educators, and other helping professionals.

The underlying aim of all presentations and courses is to help adults make sense of kids, especially when dealing with emotional, behavioral and/or learning issues. Presentations and courses focus on illuminating underlying issues and empowering adults to respond in a way that deepens the relationship and ensures healthy development.

Presentations include:

  • Parenting Through Difficult Times
  • Parenting A Sensitive, Intense or Gifted Child
  • Raising Children in a Digital World
  • The ABC’s of Growing Up
  • It Takes a Village…Sharing Traditional Wisdom
  • The Story of Siwash Rock…The Sacred Journey of Becoming a Squamish Parent
  • Raising the Next Generation: Transforming The Legacy of Residential School

Neufeld Courses include:

  • The Art and Science of Transplanting Children
  • Making Sense of Aggression
  • Raising Children In A Digital World
  • The Power to Parent I: The Vital Connection
  • The Power to Parent II: Helping Children Grow
  • The Power to Parent III: Common Challenges
  • The Attachment Puzzle


Denise has a unique combination of compassion, intellect, and tenacity that makes her a force for change in the communities she is part of. She has immersed herself in Gordon Neufeld’s relational and developmental approach, teasing apart complex issues like vulnerability, maturation, and attachment. Denise acts with courage, integrity, and a steadfast advocate for kids who need it most.

Dr. Deborah MacNamaraFaculty - Neufeld Institute

Denise’s professionalism is always of the highest standard and her practice is grounded in the most recent literature and research.  However, what stands out is her passion to empower parents to re-assume their central role in their child’s life.  Her capacity to re-ignite their innate knowing of what is best for their child and then to infuse that knowing with practical teachings to consider is what allows Denise to make a major positive impact on the families of the North Shore.  She is engaging, authentic and joyful in her way of relating to both parents and other healthcare professionals.

Lawrie Graham, MAChild & Youth Mental Health Therapist - Squamish Nation Ayas Men Men Child and Family Services

I have been most impressed with Denise’s intuitive understanding and insight, and appreciate her ability to communicate larger themes, dynamics, and constructs in practical, understandable, and everyday language. Denise has a way of articulating her thoughts and ideas in warm, nonjudgmental, open, and responsive ways!

Darlene Denis-FriskeFaculty - Neufeld Insitute

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