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Active Listening and Emotional Regulation (using PACE)

An experiential 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 stressed, anxious, angry,…
  • Learn how to regulate a child’s emotions
  • Gain an understanding of the PACE model (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy). PACE is a way of thinking, feeling, communicating, and behaving that helps a child feel safe. It helps to promote secure attachments and enables a child to reflect on their thoughts and behaviours without being judged.
  • Learn how we can listen more effectively and as a result have children listen to us.


Participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of how the brain works and what happens when we are distressed
  • Have a greater understanding of how to support children to regulate their emotions – Learn how to listen with empathy
  • Feel more confident to listen effectively to children
  • Feel more confident to support children with conflict resolution and problem solving

Feedback from previous attendees: 100% of attendees would recommend the training to others!

 “Really useful. Explanation of how the brain reacts and works together was clear and logical. Definitely something that needs to be disseminated across the school”

“Very useful in terms of understanding the ‘triggers’ and how to overcome ‘outbursts’ or emotional behaviours”

“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”

This course is provided by  Schools Counselling Partnership (SCP) and delivered by their CEO, Toni Medcalf who is an Integrative Psychotherapist.

This course if £75 per person, or £50 per person if two people attend from the same school