A Positive Approach to Managing Challenging Behaviours

We are delighted to host this six-session masterclass series for parents, who want to support themselves and their children through anxiety, stress and challenging behaviours.

📅 Every fortnight from Wednesday 27th September, 7.30pm on Zoom


🌱 Session 1: The Parent Trap 🌱

Tired of falling into parenting pitfalls? Our opening session is a deep-dive into self-awareness, equipping you to go beyond the limitations and unlock the best version of your parenting self. From awareness to resilience, session 1 sets the tone for a transformative journey. 🌈

Practical Takeaways: Discover your Character Strengths to understand your unique parenting virtues. Deconstruct the PERMA model to assess and enhance Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment and Health within your family setting.

🌱 Session 2: How Not to Lose Your Sh*t with Your Child 🌱

It's okay, we've all been there—momentary meltdowns are part of the parenting script. What if you could though rewrite that script? Arm yourself with emotion regulation techniques and cultivate an unwavering calm even in the eye of the parenting storm. 🌪️

Practical Takeaways: Develop Emotional Intelligence by learning the RULER method (Recognise, Understand, Label, Express, and Regulate Emotions). Discover the value of Positive Timeouts for both parent and child to reset and reconnect with emotional wellbeing.

🌱 Session 3: Positive Family Relationships 🌱

What's the secret sauce to a harmonious family life? Session three gives you the blueprint. Cultivate family traditions and communication strategies that ignite mutual respect, trust, and unbreakable bonds. 🤝

Practical Takeaways: Delve into the power of Appreciative Inquiry to construct a family narrative focused on collective strengths and achievements. Craft ‘Family Virtues Cards’ to reinforce and celebrate individual family members’ strengths.

🌱 Session 4: How to Help Your Defiant Child 🌱

Dealing with defiance doesn't have to be an uphill battle. Equip yourself with empathetic tools that not only deal with challenging behaviors but also empower your child towards self-sufficiency and growth. 🌳

Practical Takeaways: Apply the Growth Mindset concept to manage defiance and encourage resilience. Learn strategies for positive reinforcement and validation to engage with defiant behaviours constructively.

🌱 Session 5: Managing Anxiety in Anxious Times 🌱

In a world swirling with uncertainties, how do you remain your child's steady anchor? Learn practical strategies to cope with anxiety, mastering the art of emotional resilience for both yourself and your child. 🤝

Practical Takeaways: Adopt mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (CBT) to identify and challenge catastrophic thinking patterns. Learn to employ ‘Three Good Things’ as a daily practice to shift focus from anxiety-inducing scenarios to gratitude.

🌱 Session 6: Walking the Walk - The Power of Influence 🌱

Your actions speak volumes, and this final session takes a panoramic view on how you can become your child's role model. From problem-solving to values, become the embodiment of the lessons you wish to impart. 🌟

Practical Takeaways: Apply the power of ‘Role Modeling’ through the lens of positive psychology. Incorporate Self-Determination Theory (SDT) in your parenting style to nurture your child’s autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

What we will cover...

"The most powerful way to change the world is to live in front of our children the way we would like the world to be.."

Graham White


124 City Road
London EC1V 2NX

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