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Supporting children and young people with their emotional wellbeing


21/10/2019 09:30






Please note this training course was originally scheduled for 26 September 2019 and has been rescheduled for 21 October 2019.

About this event

Having compassion means offering understanding and kindness to others when they fail or make mistakes, rather than judging them. Self-compassion means reacting the same way towards yourself. Children and young people are often their own worst enemies – their internal talk can be very negative and punishing, severely affecting the child's (mental) wellbeing. 

This training workshop will help you teach children a positive and encouraging way of talking to themselves using a variety of practical techniques. 

Key learning:

  • Considering the cultural context we live and learn in 
  • Exploring what is meant by self-compassion
  • Learning about the emotional regulation system
  • Exploring ways to practise self-compassion skills and attributes, including mindfulness based techniques.

Facilitator bio

Jan is an experienced and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic Stress with the Trauma Centre at Bessel van der Kolk’s Justice Resource Institute, Brookline. Jan also completed the Mindfulness Association Level 2 Certificate of Readiness to Teach their Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC).

Jan has worked in health ad social care in various roles throughout her career. She worked with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the voluntary sector for almost a decade. This is where Jan developed an interest in working with attachment and trauma. She moved to working in foster care supporting children and carers of traumatised children. Jan then moved to work with adults with mental health challenges that prevented them from moving into employment.

Jan now has her own business offering training and consultancy. She also has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice. Jan is passionate about taking complex subjects and making them accessible to everyone. She believes that theories are important but understanding how they apply in practice is essential if we are to offer best practice to whose who access our services.

Jan loves learning new things. She enjoys being creative; embroidery and reading are just two of her favourite pastimes.

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