We now provide webinars and courses via the video conferencing service; Zoom.
Over the years we have used several webinar/video meeting services and Zoom stands out, as participants can see the trainer and chat whilst also viewing the powerpoint. We make sure that each webinar/course includes at least two breakout sessions, allowing participants to go into small groups of 4 or 5 to discuss their issues. This facility makes the course really friendly and the training experience feels very similar to a live course. Participants benefit from group work and activities together which makes the learning much more effective and enjoyable. View a sample timetable of a one day resilience course via zoom here
The trainer can visit each break-out room, send each group messages and participants can request help whilst there. We can play videos and can view the whole class, making it easy for participants to join in and ask questions.
Blended Learning is a combination of:
We can provide all our usual one, two and three day courses as video based courses (click on the title for the link to the course page):
Our preferred video course platform is ZOOM Prices start from £550 per day for up to 16 participants
Prices start from £160 for up to 20 participants
We all know that we should look after ourselves. We are fully aware of the stress response. Even so, when faced with the challenges of a troubled/traumatised child we can become amongst other things, irritable, exhausted and overwhelmed and feel inadequate, anxious and depressed
Join Gill Tree, Stress Management expert, adopter and trainer in this webinar where you will develop strategies for:
Managing your reactions
Looking after yourself
Reducing your stress and developing resilience
Modifying behaviour in yourself that drives you
Coping with worry and anxiety
How during this challenging time are you supposed to regulate your own stress and be a great role model for your children in managing your fear and anger. How when you are all on top of each other do you make sure harmony remains and what do you do with a child who struggles to regulate at the best of times? This course will teach you some useful tips on regulating yourself and your children, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Many children are under or over responsive/reactive to sensory input (sounds, smells, tastes, other people). They can struggle with reading and writing, concentration and behaving at school and may have issues with physical activities such as riding a bike, swimming or climbing.
Such behaviour and developmental delay have been attributed to trauma and lack of stimulation as well as living in hostile environments before and after birth. However, there is another cause to add to the mix, and one that can be easily rectified.
We are all born with primitive reflexes that are usually integrated within the first year or so of life as they no longer serve us. Think of infant reflexes such as sucking and rooting and the plantar grasp where the toes curl when the foot is stroked. Two reflexes prevalent in our children are the moro (startle) and fear paralysis reflex which if not integrated are believed to contribute to learning challenges, behavioural challenges, anxiety, emotional imbalances and overwhelm. We will look at:
The mind body connection
The senses and being under or over sensitive to sensory input
Primitive reflexes and their impact on behaviour and learning
How issues your children have can be addressed from a sensory and reflex perspective
The rhythmic movements of infancy
Exercises and activities to help your child(ren)
NVR is an empowering and non-physical method for parents and carers to manage and connect with young people to reduce and eradicate violence and abuse.
Often, caregivers try to control, to avoid being controlled and a downward spiral ensues. Many young people resist being controlled and the result is symmetrical escalation (carer and child both losing their temper and trying to control each other) or complementary escalation (where the child becomes more and more coercive and powerful, and their parents or caregivers increasingly give in to their demands). This can lead to feelings of being helpless, hopeless, manipulated, powerless, inadequate, frustrated and desperate. The primary goal of NVR is the repair and rebuilding of relationships within the family.
This is an introduction to some of the principles of NVR which when put in place, will begin to help develop a more co-operative and harmonious relationship.
Storytelling has earned its place as the most important tradition humans possess. We associate with a story, imagination is roused and connections are made with ah ha moments in the land of possibility. Stories can deliver messages to the sub-conscious mind where there is no resistance.
Metaphor builds connections, allowing learning to take place and effecting change. If a picture paints 1000 words, metaphor paints 1000 pictures. We will cover:
Touch and its importance to emotional and physical wellbeing (with safer caring in mind) including the role of oxytocin
How to be with a touch defensive child
Story massage and the power of metaphor
Embedding powerful messages into stories
Creating stories for your child
"I was impressed by the way the Adoption Support course "Building Resilience"was structured and so easy to navigate. Gill is an excellent presenter. There was a wide range of relevant, experienced based content, delivered in an enthusiastic, caring, considered way. I enjoyed the activities and found them to be a great way of recapping on what I had learnt and adapting the strategies to suit my situation. I have learned many new ideas and found myself questioning my own feelings and behaviours"
- Gill Maddison -
Member of the International Stress Management Association
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