Cool Down, Manage Tantrums, Anger and Meltdowns in your Family: Friday 5th October

Cool Down, Manage Tantrums, Anger & Meltdowns in your Family

  • Organiser: Catherine Coulter, Bristol Child Parent Support
  • Date: Friday 5th October
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Cost: £35
  • Place: Muller House, Ashley Down, BS7
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Anger and conflict are all part of family life. Anger is not a negative emotion but we sometimes find it difficult to manage it in ourselves and our children. Intense anger can lead to meltdowns that are not easy for anyone to manage and can fill your child’s system with cortisol and sometimes it can literally take your child two hours to “cool down”.

Right now:
Do you or your child need to “Cool Down”?
Is your child having constant meltdowns?
Do you feel that you are not able to manage “big feelings safely?
Are you arguing with your partner on how to manage the anger?

Sometimes we call these states “Hot States”, this is a taster workshop with the intention for you and your child to discover ways of “cooling down” using positive authoritative parenting techniques for you to feel empowered and confident in your parenting (for parents/carers of children aged up to 12).

Do you want to:
Understand triggers,  why your child may be angry, have meltdowns, be aggressive or have tantrums?
Learn some basic neuroscience, “fight and flight” response and the role of your child’s amygdala and why this may impact on the behaviour.
Understand how to respond with brain based parenting in order to manage the different types of anger to everyone  “cool down”.
Respond to it without blame or shaming your child. Learn methods alternative ways of managing it and helping your children to learn self-control and help them to emotionally regulate?

You will learn to be an Authoritative Parent, not a one that gives in or one that is too strict. The aim of the workshop is to teach you techniques to help you find balance, calm and peace in your parenting.

You will learn how to initiate positive long-term strategies such as:
Lots of Creative ways  of managing ” big feelings “
Using Special time and play effectively
How to stimulate dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin ( our feel good hormones)
Family Rules
Time in/out

The workshop draws upon Catherine Coulter’s 30 years in the NHS as a licensed practitioner working over 18 years in inpatient and outpatient settings (CAMHS) working with children, families, and parents with complex emotional and behavioral difficulties.

It integrates two evidenced based parent training such as Solihull and The Incredible Years and Catherine’s experience as a mum whose survived the transitions from baby to adulthood with a lot more compassion for herself and everyone around her.

No more than 10 people will attend this workshop, everyone there can ask questions and share in a small and intimate setting. No notes need to be taken, a powerpoint handout of the presentation is provided with some key handouts.

The cost of the workshop is £35 per person (non refundable) and must be paid in ADVANCE as there are limited laces. Please note this is a generalised workshop and not the same as a bespoke treatment package.

To book a place email and you will be sent a PayPal link and details on how to pay.

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