Helping Kids Calm
You’re probably looking to add just a few more tools to your toolbox when it comes to helping your kiddo stay regulated. I know I always am! Once your child has TOTALLY flipped their lid, there isn’t much to do besides wait and keep everyone safe. But what about before that? What are some things you can do to invite your child back into regulation before their lid gets completely flipped??
There are three primary ways we can help with regulation- brain, body, and relationship. Using the brain by teaching cognitive skills and using our words to help the child calm is usually the ‘go to’ but is it really the most effective? Nah, not really. As children get more and more dysregulated, they literally lose access to the thinking parts of their brain. All that good information stored in their thinking brain about how to stay calm? They can’t find it. And…..as children get more and more dysregulated, YOUR language and words become the most difficult thing for their brain to process!
SO. Let’s look at the two other ways we can help kids regulate. Through the BODY and through RELATIONSHIP.
I’m hosting a webinar NEXT WEDNESDAY, January 18, that will go over these two strategies in depth.
We’ll be looking at ways to get your child’s body moving in a way that could bring about some regulation. We are also going to look at ways your child’s sensory processing system may be contributing to their overall state of dysregulation, and I’m going to provide some concrete strategies to help your child feel better in their sensory environment.
And finally, I’ll remind you that relationship is really the ultimate regulator. How can we really capitalize on relationship and use connection in moments of dysregulation, inviting our child to come back into regulation with us? I have a few ideas!!!
One More Exciting Detail
I’m offering this webinar at a super discounted rate to celebrate that I have FINALLY finished decorating my home office!!! We’ve lived in this house for eight and a half years and my home office has been a bit of a disaster that entire time. But I finally did it. Emptied it out. Painted. New furniture. Organized. All with the intention of being able to do my videos and webinars from home. In the future, this means more webinars! But for today, it means a great discount for you. It’s kinda like I want to throw a party to celebrate my new office and have as many friends come as possible, so I’m making a really amazing menu 🙂
Friends…come to the webinar! What’s to lose really? It will be live next Wednesday evening, but you don’t have to attend live (in fact, most people don’t…). The webinar will be recorded and everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording.
When: Wednesday January 18, 2017; 8pm eastern, 7pm central, 6pm mountain, 5pm pacific. OR WHENEVER because you will receive a recording!!!
Where: Your house! No need to get dressed or get childcare! You can wear your favorite jammies and sip wine or hot cocoa. You can even sip loudly, because no one will hear you!!!
What: Helping Kids Calm: Using the body and relationship to support regulation
How Much: $12. $12!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s it!!!! For a one hour webinar with a therapist who specializes in working with children with complex trauma. And for the recording!!! This is a great deal.
How to Register: CLICK HERE. You’ll be able to review the details and then register for the LIVE and RECORDED webinar.
See you then!!!
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