Video Based Courses and Blended Learning available to Agencies for Their Adopters, Foster Carers and Special Guardians

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

Blended Learning is a combination of:

  1. Film Based E-courses and zoom based courses
  2. Support group webinars
  3. One to one mentoring if required

What we provide via Zoom

1/ Full Day Courses (can be provided as a full day or as two or more, three hour sessions)

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 

2/ Ninety Minute Webinars

Prices start from £160 for up to 20 participants 

i/ Building Resilience to Stress

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

ii/ Regulation In Lockdown

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.

iii/ Tackling The Turmoil Through Movement

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)

iv/ What is Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)?

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.

v/ Touching Stories:  The Healing Power of Massage and Metaphor

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

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"‘Excellent base knowledge of theory and practical suggestions to develop a sensory menu for our children. Will help to support carers in the work/care of LAC. Thank you, an enlightening training – very enjoyable’."

- Donna Conway – Therapeutic Practitioner -

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