Forging New Connections Conference - Exeter, Coventry, Barnsley
How do your emotions impact the children and young people in your care?
To find out more, join us for a keynote speech from international speaker and childhood trauma expert, Jane Evans, at one of the forthcoming Forging New Connections conferences, each of which carry 10 CPD points.
During the conference, you will have the opportunity to:
- explore how you, as a practitioner, may be affected by the trauma of the children and young people in your care
- understand how your own emotional landscape can impact on the children and young people you are working with and learn how to protect yourself from compassion fatigue
- refresh your understanding of core Thrive principles
- find out how to create environments that support resilience
- update your knowledge of recent developments in neuroscience
- discover new applications for the Thrive Approach
- learn about new developments in Thrive-Online and trouble-shoot any issues.
Keynote speaker: Jane Evans
Jane has appeared as an expert on Channel 5’s ‘My Violent Child’ series, presented a TEDx talk on childhood anxiety entitled ‘Taming and Tending Your Meerkat Brain!’ and has written a number of bestselling books for children. With more than 20 years’ experience of working with families and following extensive study of brain development, childhood trauma and attachment, Jane Evans provides an authoritative voice on compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
Jane will be discussing the importance of self-care for successful Thrive practice. In particular, she will explore:
- The body–brain connection and the relationship between your psychological, emotional and physical states
- What’s going on when you attune to the feelings of another and how you can harness this in your work
- Why and how to regulate yourself
- Simple, practical self-regulation techniques to share and use anywhere, anytime.
We’re delighted to announce the seminar topics for the Forging New Connections conferences. These seminars will refresh your knowledge and understanding of Thrive and give you an insight into our most recent and exciting training topics.
Following your conference booking, you will be contacted by our Bookings team to confirm which seminar from the options below you would like to attend.
Understanding the Freeze Response
Drawing on cutting-edge work from pioneers in the field of attachment and trauma, this seminar will give you the opportunity to update your knowledge of the neuroscience that underpins the Thrive Approach and explore the implications of this for your practice. During the seminar, you will gain new insights into the nature of the stress response and how the brain and body respond to trauma. You will learn about innovative new approaches to healing trauma, as well as what you, as a practitioner, can do to further support a trauma-sensitive approach to working with children and young people.
Hard and Soft Fascination: The rise of technology and the importance of nature
Research suggests that outdoor learning brings children and young people a host of benefits, including increased self-esteem, focus, curiosity, motivation, self-reliance. It is thought that one of the reasons for this is that being in a natural landscape affords ample opportunities for ‘soft fascination’ – the experience of watching something in nature moving across a static background. In this seminar, you will learn about the differences between hard and soft fascination, as well as what neuroscience can tell us about their respective effects on the body and brain. You will explore some of the costs of our increasing use of technology, deepen your awareness of the importance of working in nature with children and young people, and discover some practical ways to use nature in your work.
Engaging Families - Not available in Coventry
When parents and families are engaged in the Thrive Approach, working together with Licensed Practitioners, the effectiveness of the Approach is amplified many times. This seminar will explore how you can work with parents and families to develop a shared understanding of and approach to their children’s development that is informed by recent insights from neuroscience and attachment theory. It will illustrate how to improve home–school relationships by engaging from a position of compassion, as well as how to empower parents with an understanding of how the brain works. In providing parents with this knowledge, you will be equipping them to meet their children’s emotional needs so that they have the capacity to engage in life and learning. It is work that is challenging but deeply rewarding.
Finally, following the afternoon sessions delegates have an optional exciting opportunity to join us to watch Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope which is a one-hour documentary film that explores how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can shape a child's physical and mental health.
Following the film members of our Thrive team will host a question and answer panel discussion. We anticipate that this session will finish by 5.00pm.
These conferences are tailored for Licensed Practitioners and Trainers and will carry 10 CPD points.
Tickets are £150 and include refreshments and a buffet lunch.
Please contact Thrive for more information on 01392 797555 option 1