Pat Currie was introduced to the work of Dr. Gordon Neufeld when her daughter was 4 years old and her family encountered struggles that needed some new eyes in order to move forward. These new eyes did help the family move forward and Pat decided to become a Neufeld Course Facilitator and help share this most valuable information.
For Pat, the strength of Dr. Neufeld’s attachment paradigm is that it gives words and affirmation to her instincts. Pat credits these instincts to her grandmother, whom she saw build a family and community through truly connecting with all whom she met. One of Pat’s fondest memories is of her grandmother when she was 90 years old. She was tired and resting on the couch, yet she had this desire to play with the toddlers running around. Every time a child ran by her she would poke her hand out slightly like she was going to catch them and squeal, “ I got you”. The children laughed and played not knowing how tired she really was. This deep appreciation for her grandmother’s natural ability to connect with people inspires Pat in both her parenting and in her facilitating. Pat welcomes people into her classes with the warmth of a kitchen get-together. She shares this attachment paradigm with personal experiences together with a strong understanding intuitively of what our children need.
Pat lives in East Vancouver with her partner of 18 years, two children ages 14 and 11 years.