Children not only experience, but also express very intense emotions, which at times leave us, as Educators, overwhelmed, baffled and sometimes confused. The crying, tantrums and uncooperative behaviours we witness in children are a form of communication. When we know the neuroscience behind big feelings, and get curious as to why a child is expressing these intense emotions, we can better understand the cause.
Once we know the cause, we can hold that special space with each child, allowing them to safely release what is going on for them, which returns their little bodies to a state of equilibrium.
This course will show you the science behind big feelings, stress and crying, consequences of suppressed emotions, how to hold space for crying and tantrums, and so much more. This course offers something extra, that is currently not available in the current childcare qualifications. This can bring your knowledge, tools and expertise to the next level in offering a stronger foundation for the emotional wellbeing of the children in your care.
Steph shares insight into how our brains develop and process sources of stress.
Encouraging you to reflect on your own childhood and experiences, Steph discusses the consequences of distraction instead of accepting children's emotions.
Gain a deeper understanding of the tools used for holding space for big emotions.
The course is suited to anyone working with children in long day care, preschools, family day care, OSHC and schools.
We suggest that the mini course is the equivalent of 1-1.5hrs of face to face learning, however we recognise that all learners are different. There is content within the course that may take additional time.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation details with your login information.
You will have immediate access to the course, to complete in your own time. The course may include written content, images, videos, article links, ideas and inspiration.
All participants will complete a reflection/assessment which is personally responded to by one of our course facilitators before you receive your certificate.
A fantastic recording of a live online session in July 2020 with Heather Shumaker, exploring the big and "wild" emotions experienced by children and how we as parents, educators or caregivers can support them to explore these.
This is the first course in a suite that we are putting together, developed and delivered by occupational therapist Bonnie Berry. In this first course, Bonnie introduces educators to the importance of Sensory Processing.
"I feel more motivated already!""