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Aggression in Young Children: Helping yourself stay steady in touch situations

May 05, 2018 at 10:30am - May 05, 2018 at 3pm
BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office
130 2920 Virtual Way Vancouver, Near Renfrew Skytrain, BC Canada
BCGEU Learning ·

Some days you have to deal with a child who lashes out. Often you can see it brewing and you want to step in early. You also notice it's hard on you. Maybe your stomach begins to churn or your neck or jaw tightens. Your workplace has a specific protocol. You know what you're supposed to do and telling yourself to breathe before stepping in just isn't enough to ease the tension inside. Automatic physical reactions need physical strategies. This experiential workshop draws on the concepts of interactive neurobiology and self-regulation to teach you practical techniques to use in these difficult moments.

Learning objectives:

Practice picking up earlier signs that a child is about to erupt.

Learn physical strategies you can use right in the moment to ease the tension you feel. Explore and practice methods to support yourself so you can act more calmly and effectively.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 4 hours toward professional development and ECE certification.

A light lunch will be provided.

This workshop is presented by Shayna Hornstein. Shayna is a body-focused counsellor, registered physical therapist and adult educator. Her organizational development work improves resilience and workplace communication. In her clinical practice, she helps people lessen the impact that stress has on their bodies. She especially enjoys supporting frontline child care educators and caregivers, for they do critical work that builds healthy communities

Will you come?