Managing Difficult Feelings
This practical, interactive workshop can be a full day, a half day or a twilight session. The focus is on feelings driving behaviour and on strategies which can both support the emotional health of the pupils and provide options for staff when managing challenging moments.
On completion of this workshop, staff will be able to:
reflect on behaviour as a communication of feeling/need
understand the importance of empathy and attunement
support pupils in their development of self-regulation
provide clear boundaries, kindly and firmly
reflect on their role as adults modelling healthy relational habits
consider their own difficult feelings and strategies to manage these
This practical and interactive workshop explores how feelings drive behaviour, taking examples from the group and working these through together. Strategies to increase the language of feelings and emotions through daily interactions and habits will be introduced and practised. The role of staff in supporting the development of self-regulation in all pupils is also explored.
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"I really liked reflecting on our role as co-regulators for the children and realize that I often have inappropriate expectations of children and their ability to self-regulate quickly."
"Such a helpful session - I feel empowered with new strategies for supporting pupils and parents."