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Yes @ Areté Learning Trust provides Regional Training with National Speakers. Our training on different aspects of supporting students with Specific Learning Differences will be available throughout the year. Listings of planned training are constantly updated.

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The Importance of Feeling Safe

From Co-Regulation to Self-Regulation. The workshop will help delegates use a neurobiological lens to understand behaviour and support children and young people.

The Importance of Feeling Safe

Summary of the event:

During this event Andrea introduces concepts and practical tools aimed at empowering practitioners within an educational setting. The workshop will help delegates use a neurobiological lens to understand behaviour and support children and young people.

It is generally accepted that self-regulation is the central element in being able to manage the ups and downs of daily life and to have positive physical and mental health, sadly, for a multitude of reasons, we are seeing an increasing number of children and adults who lack the neural agility and skills to do this. Co-regulation enables the development of self-regulation and both concepts pivot on the innate need to feel safe.
In this workshop Andrea will set out the fundamentals of Polyvagal Theory, the science of safety and practical techniques to enhance co-regulation and self-regulation.

Delegates will learn:

  • To understand how the body and brain respond to the myriad of stressors of modern life
  • The importance of feeling safe for wellbeing and learning.
  • How to become aware of your own ‘state’ and how to change your ‘state’
  • To recognise the signs of different ‘states’ in students and young people
  • Ways to co-regulate
  • How to enhance and develop self-regulation

Delegates will return to their daily lives with a different perspective and a new understanding of the behaviours they see and tools to respond in helpful ways.

Training led by: Andrea Edmondson (NeuroSmart Learning Limited)

Andrea works in education, business and non-for-profit, using the neurobiology of human behaviour and health to understand and change behaviour and improve wellbeing. Andrea holds masters’ degrees from the University of Glasgow and London, a postgraduate in ‘Understanding behaviour’, is a certified facilitator for Dr Shanker Self-Reg Method® and a mindfulness educator. She has 28 years of teaching and coaching experience both in the UK and the USA.

Andrea has four children aged between 13 and 21 and has first-hand experience living with and managing ASD, ADHD, PDA, anxiety and dyslexia. Her personal journey, plus her grounding as a primary school teacher in London enables her to translate the science, making it both accessible and practical. Andrea has worked in and with primary and secondary schools in London and North Yorkshire as a teacher, advisor and governor. She is passionate about empowering people with the knowledge, understanding and tools to seek solutions that enable safety allowing people to flourish.


Headteachers, Teachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Managers, TAs & Learning Mentors


£93.00 +VAT / person (Refreshments and a light lunch included)

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  • Adults: £93
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