Active listening: talking & listening effectively to children
An experiential active listening course covering the following topics.
In Part One participants will:
- Gain a basic understanding of neuroscience and what happens to a child’s brain when they are angry
- Understand what causes a child to meltdown
- Learn how to help children regulate their emotions
- Learn how we can listen more effectively and as a result have children listen to us
- Acquire strategies to support conflict resolution and enable children problem solve
- Have the opportunity to practice techniques both in a course environment and back in school
- Receive support to effectively apply strategies in their own work
In Part Two participants will:
- Reflect on their experiences putting some of the learnt skills into practice
- Discuss and feedback what worked, what didn’t work so well and receive support in identified areas
- Gain a further understanding about neuroscience and how to integrate the different parts of the brain
- Have further opportunities to practice techniques
Course participants will also be provided with all necessary resources to set up and deliver a listening space for pupils in their school, for example a weekly self-referral lunchtime drop in service. Time during the course will also be given to action plan for putting a service into place.
Feedback from previous attendees:
100% of attendees would recommend this training to others!
“I thought it was informative, practical and easy to understand. I think it is something I can implement straightaway”
“Learning about the downstairs brain and the upstairs brain. Also ideas to help calm children down. Learning how to reflect”
“The training is very useful! I find it very interesting and have already been implementing after 1st session”