Enabling more regulation and connection in your ADHD/ Autism family

Hello and welcome

I’m Shelley, the founder of Complex Connexions 

I understand the challenges you face, as the parent of an ADHD/ Autistic child or teen, because I’m that mum myself.  I was confused, overwhelmed and increasingly disconnected from my son, trying to support him with anxiety and frustration, at home and at school.

When I was able to understand and support his needs in certain environments better, rather than just trying to manage his behaviour, I was able to change my responses and create a much stronger connection with him.  I gained confidence to advocate for and support him in a way that was right for him and for our family.

Complex Connexions was created to support you on this path too, and I’ve created an online community, with vidoes and live support, to let you explore practical ideas for understanding and connecting with your young person’s unique needs.

Come along on this journey and nurture stronger connections in your family 🧡

  • Does your family feel disconnected and caught up in conflict and BIG emotions?
  • Are you confused by what your child needs and struggling to communicate in a positive way with them? 
  • Are you finding it difficult to show up as the parent you really want to be;  do you find yourself constantly reacting and trying to manange behaviour?

Complex Connexions will help you to …


Better understand your child’s behaviour through a brain/body lens; meet their needs rather than just managing their behaviour


Develop empowering communication and create positive collaboration with your child or teen


Nurture connection, to support your child or teen, and protect your family’s mental wellbeing

The Connexions Community

An online community for parents

Watch the Connect Parents videos in your own time – my group workshops as bite-size videos – and also access live, weekly support and resources to support your parenting journey.

Connect Parents online workshops 

Small group workshops for parents

Interactive, small-group workshops, exploring practical ideas for understanding and supporting your child or teen’s unique needs.

Our next workshops will run Feb/Mar 2024

Connect Parents focus sessions

1-2-1 sessions for parents

A personalised online session, to explore what is relevant and specific to your family, to increase understanding and collaboration.

“Connection is a child’s greatest need and an adult’s most effective influence”

Lelia Schott

Here’s what previous workshop participants say…


I took part in Shelleys course to help me connect better with my kids. I wanted to be a better Mam and to understand them more. Shelley delivered 6 sessions covering connection, understanding and communication which were useful, informative and eye opening. She took us on a journey which meant that we thought about ourselves as well as our children and showed us how to create connection at home. We set ourselves our own tasks at the end of each session so we could see ourselves moving forward.


Shelley was very generous with the information she shared and passionate about enabling us to problem solve and see change. There were multiple light bulb moments for me. I felt that I was more aware of what was going on beneath the surface for my children and was able to more patient and compassionate. With the information Shelley shared I felt more confident that what I was doing was the right thing. The course exceeded my expectations!


Following the course, I can say that I am a much more understanding and thoughtful parent. I’m better at noticing what’s going on and thinking ahead to prevent stressful situations. My relationship with my daughter has improved which makes me very happy and I am better equipped to help my son when he gets angry. There’s still work to do and I still mess up a lot, but I think I’m getting things right much more often than I used to


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