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P.A.U.S.E. is the first of the TEEN Coaching workshops and is ideal for anyone wanting to learn or up-skill in behaviour management techniques for working with teenagers who present as ‘challenging’. This full-day workshop invites participants to reflect on day to day challenges they face with young people, while exploring common sense solutions to help resolve and reduce these challenges.
P.A.U.S.E. also helps deepen participant’s understanding of the importance of reflective practice when working with young people from problematic backgrounds, while offering a framework which can be adapted into any youth setting to help develop consistency among staff teams in the management of challenging behaviour.
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’ behaviour management 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-centred practice.
• Focuses on the importance of self-awareness, especially when faced with challenging behaviour and teaches an easy to remember tool to help resolve and reduce incidents.
The C.A.L.M. Affect
The C.A.L.M. Affect is a full day workshop which invites Youth Professionals to reflect on the potential 'affect' they can have on young people, especially when dealing with challenging behaviour. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their interpersonal communication skills while learning Coaching skills in Listening and Motivation. The C.A.L.M. Affect is perfect for any Youth Professional who wants to strengthen their relationship building skills, especially when working with disengaged and ‘hard-to-reach’ youth. This workshop also includes a Mindfulness exercise.
Time for M.E.
Time for M.E. is a 3½hr Stress Awareness & Wellbeing workshop for anyone experiencing the stresses often felt in the Caring & Teaching professions. By bringing the importance of health & well-being to the forefront of our practice, it invites participants to explore their own personal response to stress while reflecting on daily stress-management techniques which work. Time for M.E. has been developed with a deep understanding of the stresses often experienced working on the front line of challenging behaviour and its potential negative effects it can have on professional and personal lives. Time for M.E. includes a Mindfulness exercise.
Listen Closely offers practitioners an opportunity to reflect on interpersonal approaches which help establish agreement easier with young people. Combining listening skills with reflective practice, this full-day workshop demonstrates how to use listening skills more effectively and how to integrate motivational techniques into every day communication to help young people become more agreeable with structures and boundaries. Listen Closely includes a Mindfulness exercise.
TALKS & SHORT WORKSHOPS
‘The 10 Commandments of Behaviour Management’
Based on the flagship workshop P.A.U.S.E., ‘The 10 Commandments of Behaviour Management’ explores the approaches and skills which can add significant benefit to any practitioner or parent dealing with challenging behaviour on a regular basis. Popular with Schools and Parent Groups, this is the ideal talk to offer staff teams wanting to reflect on the essential skills to reduce and resolve challenging behaviour. Mindfulness exercise also included. Duration: 2½hr
‘The 10 Commandments of Agreement’
Based on the Listen Closely… Workshop, ’The 10 Commandments of Agreement’ explores communication approaches which can help establish and sustain agreement with even the most argumentative teenager. Using listening skills to strengthen relationships with young people, ‘The 10 Commandments of Agreement’ teaches essential life skills for anyone working with or caring for teenagers who find it difficult to co-operate with rules and boundaries. Mindfulness exercise also included. Duration: 2½hr
‘A Practical Guide to Mindfulness’
Mindfulness meditation gives us the opportunity to practice what neuro-scientists consider to be one of the best brain exercises we can do for our psychological and emotional health. How we practice mindfulness among every day challenges begins with using techniques which are practical and easy to understand. ‘A Practical Guide to Mindfulness’ teaches these skills which can then be practiced and shared with young people. Duration: 2hr