Workshop Tour 2017

Sarah Ockwell-Smith, author of the bestselling ‘The Gentle Sleep Book‘, The Gentle Parenting Book‘ and ‘The Gentle Discipline Book‘ will be running a series of Gentle Sleep and Gentle Parenting workshops throughout the UK and ROI during 2017.


Where and When are Workshops Being Held?

Please see listings below for more information. Note, Sarah will be running a limited workshop tour in 2017. Due to other commitments, she will be speaking in the first half of 2017 only.

Tickets can be booked through the EVENT BOOKING SYSTEM.


Gentle Sleep Workshops

  • Milton Keynes – Saturday 4th March 2017, 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Dublin – Sunday 2nd April 2017, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Cork – Tuesday 4th April 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Salisbury – Saturday 3rd June 2017 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Greenwich – Saturday 17th June 2017 9:30am-12:30pm


Gentle Parenting (Discipline) Workshops

  • Cambridge – Saturday 25th February 2017, 1pm – 4pm
  • Milton Keynes – Saturday 4th March 2017, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Dublin – Sunday 2nd April 2017, 1:30pm- 4:30pm
  • Cork – Tuesday 4th April 2017, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Maidstone – Sunday 23rd April 2017, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Chelmsford – Saturday 22nd April 2017, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Salisbury – Saturday 3rd June 2017, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Greenwich – Saturday 17th June 2017 1:30pm-4:30pm



How do I Buy Tickets?

Tickets can be booked  HERE.


There are no Locations Near Me on the List, do you have any Others Planned?

Not for 2017. I am running a very limited workshop tour this year.


Are you Going to Run These Outside the UK?

I only speak outside of the UK if I am invited to speak as a guest speaker at an organised event. Please contact me if you would like to discuss booking me as a guest speaker for your event.


Who is the Workshop Suitable for?

Workshops are suitable for both parents and professionals working with babies and children or their parents.


Can Children Come?

Babes in arms are welcome and entrance for these is free of charge.

The workshop is however inappropriate for mobile babies/toddlers who are likely to get very bored sitting still in one room for three hours and may become distressed, affecting the experience of others attending.


How Much are Tickets? 

Regular tickets are £30 each and admit one adult.

A limited number of family tickets are available for £50. These tickets admit two people and are intended for two parents from the same family only, ie. a mum and dad attending together. They are not applicable to friends.

Tickets must be paid for in full at the time of booking.


Can I Get a Refund?

All tickets are non-refundable.

It is possible to transfer your tickets to another workshop if this is done within fourteen days of the date of the workshop you have tickets for. The new workshop date must fall within six calendar months of the workshop you previously held tickets for. You may only switch to a different workshop once.

You are also welcome to sell your tickets on. Please use the contact form on this website to advise the change of name if this should happen.


Can you Ask Questions?

There will be time left at the end of the workshop for people to ask questions, including about their own experiences.


How Interactive are Workshops?

As much as you want them to be. If you want to get involved and answer my questions or ask your own then great! If you would prefer to sit and say nothing that’s also fine. I don’t put people on the spot, pick on them to answer a question or demonstrate anything and I absolutely don’t do any roleplay, ever!


Is There a Break During Workshops?

Yes, I always break for 10-15 minutes approximately an hour into each workshop.