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From Co-Regulation to Self-Regulation

14 October 2022 @ 09:30 - 13:30
The Importance of Feeling Safe

Summary of the event:

During this event Andrea will introduce concepts and practical tools aimed at supporting practitioners within an educational setting.

The ability to understand yourself from the inside out through a neurobiological lens is critical to supporting 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, sadly, for a multitude of reasons, we are seeing an increasing number of children and adults who lack the skills and neural agility to do this. It is co-regulation that 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 support co-regulation and the development of 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 
  • How to become aware of your own ‘state’ and how to return to a state of calm alertness
  • To recognise when a student is in a ‘red’ or ‘brown’ brain state
  • Ways to co-regulate
  • How to support the development of 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.

Find out more: Podcast with Andrea Edmondson

Training led by: Andrea Edmondson

Andrea works in education, business and not-for-profit organisations. She uses the neurobiology of human behaviour and health to understand and change behaviour and wellbeing. Andrea holds a 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 12 and 20 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.

Time: 9.30am—1.00pm, 1.30pm—1.30pm lunch with an opportunity to network

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

Cost: £85.00 +VAT / person 
Refreshments and a light lunch included

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