Instructor Specialty: Birth

Indira Raja

Indira Raja, Certified Hand in Hand Instructor Welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here! I came across Hand in Hand Parenting in 2014 when I was looking for ways to help

Sophie Menard

Facebook and the magic of its famous algorithm: this is how everything started for Sophie on her journey to becoming a Hand in Hand parenting instructor.  While frantically scrolling on social media, looking desperately for

Adrianne Kmet

Adrianne is a trauma-informed Registered Nurse working with neurodivergent individuals and their families. As a wife and mother of two (soon to be three) children in a neurodivergent family, she deeply understands the importance of acceptance and connection as a safe base from which growth can occur. Adrianne and her husband Martin have used the Hand-in-Hand Parenting tools since their children were young and it has changed their lives!

Magdalena Garcia

Magdalena has supported families and children for many years in preschool, elementary and middle school as a teacher, a teacher coach, and Director. She co-founded a small non-profit K-8 school focused on social-emotional development, moving beyonds rewards and punishments, and on being in relationship with students. She taught in both large inner city public schools and small private schools, and found the struggle for parents and teachers to be the same: how to stay in good relationship with children/students when the going gets rough? And the going sure can get rough! 

Alison Kemi

Alison is passionate about seeing the goodness in children and their parents, no matter how tough things seem to be, and supporting them to find what works for their own unique situation. Before becoming a parent, Alison had worked for over 10 years as a primary teacher and holds Post Graduate Certificates in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development and Physical Education. Connecting with children through play and listening to what is most important to them has opened up many opportunities for joy, fun and learning with family, friends and at school.  

Kirsty Pakes

Kirsty lives in Kent in the UK and is mum to two beautiful children born in 2011 and 2015.  She is also ‘mum’ to a cheeky young dog and two very sweet rescue cat brothers. 

Carrie Meadows

I am a proud mum of two wonderful boys aged four and six and I work with parents in Derbyshire, Sheffield, and Nottinghamshire. I found Hand in Hand Parenting when looking for tools to help

Steffi Weh

Steffi was born and raised in Germany. She became mum of a wonderful baby girl in 2009 and in 2013 of a beautiful boy. They live together with her husband in the very south of

Emily Murray

I’m a mom of two, Co-Moderator of the Hand in Hand Parent Club, Founder of Birth Roots Center for Community Supported Parenting in Portland, Maine, and creator of Facilitating Community, a unique training for those

Marilupe de la Calle

En Español I’m Marilupe, and I’m glad you’re here today. I am a Mexican mom living in the US with my husband and my two amazing girls. I feel fortunate that I get to share

Miranda Fairhall

I am a qualified psychotherapist, a Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor and among other things an ‘Aussie’ living in London with my English husband and our daughter. I discovered Parenting by Connection soon after we

Helena Mooney

“Helena helps me to be the Mom I want to be” (Michelle, USA) There’s no doubt about it, parenting is hard work.  It’s relentless, sometimes boring and brings out the best and worst in us. 

Patty Wipfler, Founder

Patty Wipfler was born, raised, and educated in California, graduating from Occidental College in 1968, and is the mother of two sons. The focus of her work since 1974 has been teaching basic listening, parenting,

Kathy Gordon

Kathy came to parenting late in life.  She was single and in her 40s when she recognized her burning desire to be a Mom.  So 10 years ago, Kathy adopted a beautiful baby boy, who

Michelle Kokel, Ph. D

Michelle has been involved with Hand in Hand since 2008 when she first experienced the transformative power of the listening tools. She feels privileged to support parents as they take on the emotional work necessary

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