"Any training that does not include the emotions, mind and body is incomplete; knowledge fades without feeling."

The WIC Parent Connections Video

You have heard and read about emotion-based approaches. Now it's time to see them in action. The WIC Parent Connections video will help nutrition educators in their quest to change to emotion-based counseling.

This video contains examples of emotion-based techniques demonstrated by real WIC counselors and parents in actual group discussions. We address the top concerns of nutrition counselors such as:

  • What does a WIC educator look like when engaging in emotion based counseling?
  • How do I start an emotion-based conversation?
  • How do I get parents to talk?
  • What do I do when there are long silences?
  • What does a discussion group look like?
  • Do parents really enjoy emotion-based counseling?

WIC counselors considering emotion-based approaches will appreciate this video, created by the Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program.

For training purposes, a free copy of the Parent Connection video is available. Please contact the Massachusetts WIC, Nutrition Services at 1-617-624-6100.

Emotion-Based Messages