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Practising self-compassion with children and young people


30/01/2019 09:30






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 practice self-compassion skills and attributes, including Mindfulness based techniques.

Facilitator bio

Jan Montgomery is an experienced therapist who works across the lifespan. She is a qualified Life Coach, Play Therapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jan specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format.

Jan has worked in health and social care in various roles throughout her career. She is a qualified Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an Accredited Adult Psychotherapist and a qualified Coach. Jan has just completed a Certificate in Traumatic Stress with the Trauma Centre at Bessel van der Kolk’s Justice Resource Institute, Brookline, and is in the process of completing her EMDR qualification.

Jan worked with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the voluntary sector for almost a decade. This was where she developed her interest in working with attachment and trauma. Jan moved from this area to working in foster care to support children and carers of traumatised children. Today, Jan works with adults with mental health challenges which prevents them from moving into employment. Jan has been delivering training for a number of years. She enjoys 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 those who use our services.

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