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P.A.U.S.E. is the first of the TEEN Coaching workshops and is essential for those wanting to refresh and review their behavioiur management knowledge and skills. This self-awareness based workshop focuses on the day to day challenges we face with young people and offers common sense solutions to reduce these challenges to help us be more effective in our roles.
 
What does P.A.U.S.E. do?
 
> Reflects on the importance of environmental structures and boundaries to help prevent challenging behaviour.
 
> Fast tracks participants knowledge for working with young people through the structured sharing of experience.
 
> Helps participants improve their confidence & skills at reducing challenging behaviour at the earliest stage without compromising personal safety or child centered practice.
 
> Focuses on the importance of self-awareness, especially when faced with challenging behaviour and teaches an easy to remember tool for ensuring our practice is child centered at all times.
 
 
Who would benefit from P.A.U.S.E.?
 
> Anyone new to working with teenagers within a Social Care, Fostering or Teaching environment.

> Anyone wanting to develop their confidence & skills at preventing and reducing challenging behaviour.

Anyone wanting to take ‘time out’ for Reflective Practice.

> Anyone wanting to enhance their self-awareness.

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Time to C.A.R.E. is a self-care model to help prevent the stress often felt in the caring & teaching professions. By bringing the importance of health & well being to the forefront of our practice, it highlights how we can contribute to more purposeful youth work and become more skilled at supporting ourselves and others through personal care, self-awareness and meaningful communication. This workshop addresses what is often overlooked in the caring professions; the stresses associated to being on the front line of challenging behaviour and its potential affects on our practice. This workshop offers a genuine tool to help prevent these stresses and can compliment other supports currently used.
 
Time to C.A.R.E. considers the following:
 
> The importance of respectful, professional and transparent communication.
 
> The importance of recognising the early signs and signals of stress.
 
> The importance of self-care to help prevent stress often felt working with challenging behaviour.
 
> How building strong emotional and physical stamina can enhance how we work with young people.
 
> How we can establish ourselves as positive role models for young people through our life style choices and habits.
 
Time to C.A.R.E. is based on philosophies from the field of Complementary Health Care. It integrates the fundamental Self-Care principles of Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine with Self-Development Coaching and is overseen by Acupuncturist and Health Care Practitioner, Susan Mc Laughlin. Susan trained in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) at the Lansdowne College of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine and is a member of The Acupuncture Council of Ireland. Susan is in private practice in Westmeath, specialising in women’s Health Care & Fertility and had worked with young people for over eight years before embarking on a career in Complementary Medicine.

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