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Courses for Teaching Staff

Below are course suggestions, I do not generally deliver "off the cuff" training preferring to take instruction to YOUR specific needs and building the course to those.

Eating disorders, what are they, how to help

Eating disorders are the most troubling of negative coping skills. This course outlines what they are, the possible causes and how to work with students affected by them or by other pupils adopting them. To book any course please Contact Jackie.

Death, divorce, loss and grief

Death and divorce often have profound effects on young people, the aftermath of their family breaking up can be devastating and this frequently prevents young people achieving their full academic potential. This course will show teaching staff how to talk and listen to, young people struggling with loss. To book any course please Contact Jackie.

Positive communication in schools

This course has been developed to overcome the negative communication within schools and to raise awareness of how to work with staff and pupils more effectively through positive communication. To book any course please Contact Jackie.

Counselling and listening skills

This course can be run as a full day or half day. Delegates will NOT be counselors at the end, but it will enable them to listen and work with students much more effectively. There will be group work, discussion and practical listening skills. To book any course please Contact Jackie.

Emotional First Aid

This half day course, a MUST for boarding schools, covers the more generalised mental health issues, which if unresolved may lead on to serious concern for the student. Loneliness, rejection, failure, shame and guilt will be discussed, the impact these have on students and positive ways will be suggested to facilitate change. To book any Read More …

Child Protection, Safeguarding Children

All delegates attending will leave with a thorough knowledge of Safeguarding, they will have gained a working knowledge on the legal framework, understand the categories of abuse and become even more aware of the importance of listening to young people. In addition they will know what to say, what not to say, how to report Read More …

What’s going on in their brains?

This course outlines the neurological changes that occur in the brain at puberty, it outlines the implications of these. The role of hormones and their effects on young people will also be studied including looking at risk taking. The importance of sleep will be discussed , and finally PSHE that works. To book any course Read More …

Building emotional resilience

What is emotional resilience. What destroys it. A discussion on gender issues. How the strive for perfection can destroy young people and how to overcome it. The effects of bullying, cyber bullying and social networking sites. I will suggest better ways of overcoming bullying. To book any course please Contact Jackie.

Mental health in young people

This course looks at the current known mental health in young people. Anxiety, depression, stress and anger and offers proven methods of helping young people with these issues. Self harming behaviours, including eating disorders will be outlined and reason for adopting these explained and again, proven methods of helping outlined. To book any course please Read More …

Pastoral care in independent shools

This course covers: The growing child’s mental and emotional health, the presenting mental health problems. Regaining mental and emotional health. Bullying, cyber bullying and gender differences in bullying, how to combat these behaviours. Self harming an overview of eating disorders and actual self harm. Self esteem and emotional intelligence. The effects of good and low self esteem, how to build it. Read More …

Stress, the signs and symptoms and effective ways of overcoming it

In this one day course stress is defined, a definition of good and bad stress is given. The stress response is outlined, together with the early signs of stress. Work related stress is identified and then some quick fixes for the physical and the psychological reactions to stress. Positive coping skills are identified after looking at the work/life balance and Read More …

Low Level Bullying and Classroom Disruption

This course looks at the effects of low level verbal bullying, it establishes how pupils re-act and how they feel about this happening in their classroom. The top 10 tips of re-gaining classroom order are outlined. The importance of having classroom rules and how to get pupils to want to obey them. Co- operative learning tasks are outlines, these help Read More …

Breaking Bad News and Helping Young People with Loss and Grief

This one day course will reduce the impact of bad news on young people and will help them come to terms with their lives as they now are. In the course, I discuss the importance of getting the setting right when bad news has to be delivered to a young person, I outline the difficulties Read More …

Bullying and Cyber Bullying

This course looks at bullying in young people, the gender differences and the forms that bullying takes. It outlines the effects of bullying on young people and how to spot the signs of a victim of bullying Cyber bullying is on the increase, this session looks at the forms it can take, how to report Read More …

Gender Differences How to Use them to YOUR Advantage

This course is ideal for co-ed teachers or for parents, it will cover what works and what does not work for boys and girls through the ages of 4 to 15. It will outline how to help them the trickier points of parenting, meals, food, bedtimes, the back chat and sibling rivalry. It identifies ways Read More …

Self Harming Behaviours in Young People

This course looks at eating disorders such as , anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating disorders It also will show why young people adopt these behaviours It will outline how to help, what to say, what not to say Actual Self Harming, cutting, burning, hair pulling will be detailed, together with the reasons why. How to Read More …

Building resilience in the classroom

If a child/young person is resilient, they will make great students, they understand their own emotions and the emotions of others, they are targeted learners. This course will outline issues that destroy emotional resilience, has great practical help and worksheets to help students build their resilience. To book any course please Contact Jackie.

Helping the angry child

In this half day course, the reasons why children and young people get so angry are established. Following this, very positive ways of releasing anger cleanly are given, these put the child back in control of their anger rather than their anger controlling them. Looking at effective ways of helping an angry child follows, what works and why, what does Read More …