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Attunement, empathy and wellbeing in children and young people


19/02/2020 09:30






About this event

Attunement describes a harmonious and responsive interaction where those involved share positive emotions and cooperate with each other. This is a desirable state for children’s and adults’ wellbeing, growth and learning. It supports adults to judge the amount and kind of help that a child needs to be successful in learning and works equally well for those with a role in developing adults, carers or parents.

This training is for anyone working with children, young people or families who would like to learn how to promote attunement, empathy and wellbeing in the people they work with.

Key learning:

  • The ‘attunement principles’ and how to use them
  • Increased observation skills through using the attunement principles for the analysis of interactions
  • The theories of adult/child interactions
  • Self-assessment of your own attunement to others and
    analysis of your own patterns of communication.

Facilitator bio

Sandra Strathie has worked across the UK and internationally as a trainer and on workforce development projects. She is a published author on attunement in practice for family work and educational development.

Sandra is interested in practical day to day methods that can be used in the workplace that professionals can utilise to better understand and develop satisfying relationships through attuned practices, as this leads to wellbeing not only for children, but in families, with staff and for ourselves.

Dealing with conflict and managing groups are areas of expertise for Sandra having previously worked as a tutor for the University of Dundee, as a Learning and Workforce Development Officer and as a consultant and mentor to several large voluntary organisations and local authorities.

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