Parent Support2020-03-24T19:37:09+02:00

C.A.R.E. Parent Support

At a time when we feel the world is closing in, and when we are having to physically isolate ourselves, we need each other more than ever, and to not isolate ourselves socially and emotionally. At ASK, we believe that the only way we can get through this difficult time together is to keep our virtual doors open to our parents, and continue to offer our support in areas which matters most at this particular time. To meet the current needs of the parents and their children, ASK will be offering online workshops and talks for the parents. We are available online during our office hours from 10h to 16h. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need to speak to someone at ASK, for parents support or parent consultation. You can reach us at +41 0 22 788 21 02 or email at

Come and Join …..

Let us connect, build friendships, share experiences and support each other

ASK C.A.R.E. Online Parent Support Series

Topic: Supporting Children & Adolescents in Difficult Times
By: Rachel Melville-Thomas, Child Psychotherapist , originator of WRS’s “Kids in Mind” Switzerland
An online presentation about how to help children and adolescents with anxiety, and particularly with regard to the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing measures. And there will be time for your questions.
Thursday, Mar 26th, 15:30-16:30
How to join: Register here
Fee: Free for all ASK members. For those who are not members, please become Friends of ASK or make a donation to allow us to continue to offer support to parents and their children with learning differences and special educational needs.

About Rachel Melville Thomas
Rachel is a Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 30 years of experience in the UK and USA, Switzerland, France. She qualified from the British Association of  Psychotherapists, and worked for many years at the University College Hospital (UCH), London, helping children and their families understand and cope with illness, surgery and chronic disease. Rachel has also worked in schools and clinics treating child anxiety, depression and behavior problems, as well as children with learning difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum.


The upcoming dates for the Online Parent Support Series
Thursday, April 2nd 15h30 to 16h30 
Thursday, April 9th 15h30 to 16h30


Thank you so much for all your time and sharing your special story. It is so great to talk to another mother who understands and speaks the same language.
R.E. Parent
’Indeed, ASK was at the beginning and continues to be extremely helpful through the great contacts I made. Thank you so much for all you have done for us. It is a wonderful organization’
AL.M - Parent
“I realized we had formed a cohesive group with each person an integral member, each contributing and each taking something out of it.”
P.J - Specialist

” Thanks again so much for hosting the ASK support evenings. It cannot be underestimated what it means for all these parents (mostly mothers, yes I know – why is it that dads are so good at delegating going to these meetings? mea culpa too, by the way…). Having a child with special needs can become a very lonely business in any country and to hear that other parents are dealing with similar issues is very helpful, even comforting up to a point. “

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ASK has been such an important part in our lives, allowing my son to have a wonderful time in a perfect environment and allowing me as a parent to have time to keep doing my thing when school is out, with peace of mind. The dedication of all the staff involved is amazing.

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How we help

ASK believes that parents often find their greatest support in other parents who are in a similar situation. Sharing and learning from each other empowers parents.

The unique aspect of ASK support is that it involves a parent helping another parent. CARE program volunteers are mostly parents of children with various types of special needs, who are supportive in an effective manner, know the many resources in the community and are fully prepared to serve you in the best possible way we can.

We live your challenges, share your joys and your worries. We find great delight in small gains and recognize that what we see as great strides are not always seen by the world in which we live.

Practical details

ASK Geneva Parent Support Meeting

Where: Webster University, 15, Route de Collex, 1293, Bellevue (Rooms can be different for each meeting) 
Contact: 022 788 21 02 or 079 924 78 35

ASK Zurich Parent Support Meeting

Location: Stillpoint Spaces, Klosbachstrasse 99, 8032 Zürich


ASK Geneva Parent Support Meetings 2019 – 2020

  • CANCELLED Thursday, 12 March 2020, 19h-20h30, Webster University, Room LLC2,  Register here

Conscious Parenting: You Are So Enough

By Tamara Goodstein, Intuitive Life and Wellness Coach, Soul Quest Life Coaching 

  • Thursday, 19 May 2020, 19h-20h30, Webster University Register here

What the “HELP!” is going on? 

Discover the inner workings of the adolescent brain to better understand why they act the way they do and the importance of parents to beChill. 
By Annette Ebbinghaus, Founder and Managing Director at Truly Balance 

RSVP: Register here , email or call Joy @ 079 924 78 35

ASK Zurich Parent Support Meetings 2019 – 2020

  • Friday, September 7th, 18:45-20:45
  • Friday, October 5th, 19:30-21:00
    Guest speaker: Margaretha Engberg
    Topic: Sandplay Therapy
  • Friday, November 9th, 19:30-21:00
  • Friday, December 7th, 19:30-21:00

Parent Workshops

The power of words: Adopting Language to Support Confidence and Success

By Annette Ebbinghaus, Switzerland’s Leading Dynamic Relaxation Coach for Adolescents & Adults
Thursday,30 January 2020, 19h to 20h30

Members: Free of charge

Non-members: CHF 20

RSVP: or Register here.
Where: Webster University, Room Jura 23, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue
  • Understanding of the unconscious mind and how it perceives and takes in communication
  • Discovering the impact of High and Low energy words on our thoughts, actions, beliefs and health
  • Language pattern recognition and how to use it for better communication
  • Role play and interactive exercises
  • Reset techniques for supportive language in your everyday life.



Annette Ebbinghaus is the founder of TrulyBalance and the beChill program. She holds a B.A.Sc. & M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business. She is an ASCA certified Master Sophrologist, Reflexologist, Reiki Master as well as a Massage therapist, Hypnosis Practitioner, NLP Coach and a Mindfulness trainer (certified MindfulnessInSchools .b and Pawsb teacher) and HearthMaths Coach (Cardiac Coherence).

Annette is a dynamic and entertaining teacher and presenter to audiences of all ages. She is passionate about her work with adolescents, families and people that want to live with a love of life mindset. She is originally from Canada and has lived and worked on 3 continents and has run several businesses along the way while she tended to her 2 now adult children. (Watch Annette’s journey In 2009, after becoming a Master Sophrologist Annette began her work with adolescents at Collège du Léman where she launched her signature beChill program as an extra curricular activity.  She has worked with over 600 adolescents teaching and addressing students in the classroom, after school and during assembly in various schools in the Lac Leman region. (video for beChill She is a resource to students and teachers in area schools and will begin certifying both sophrologists, school staff, and certified coaches in her beChill programs in 2020

Annette works in a one to one capacity with both adolescents and adults taking a personalized, holistic, consciousness and heart centred approach, drawing from her vast range of tools and techniques, opening the individual to living the life they desire. In serious cases Annette works alongside psychiatrists and psychologist to improve the mental health of adolescents.

Annette also teaches and mentors future Sophrologist how to work with children and adolescents at the Sophrology Academy in Ashford, UK and world-wide with the Sophrology Center Online. She is also a founding association member of InspiredWomenLead! a global mentoring program in authentic feminine leadership.

LinkedIn: annetteebbinghaus   /

Workshop: Power of Words – Annete Ebbinghause