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Dismissing emotions

Are you:

Struggling to deal with your child’s emotions?

Finding yourself dismissing your child’s emotions?

Hiding your emotions through food, alcohol etc?

Feeling lost on how to help your child through their emotions?

Feeling like you can not connect with you child?

 

Introducing Our 10 Week Program

 

Emotion Coaching Program

 

A common conversation amongst parents, not just families with children with ASD and SPD, is based on how to help their child with their emotions.  So many parents are feeling helpless when dealing with their child’s emotions and behaviour as reward and punishment type of approach is not working no matter what they do.  Parent’s are also sharing how they have come from a family of origin where you could not show any emotion unless it was positive.

Nevertheless,  children whose parents consistently practice Emotion Coaching have better physical health and score higher academically than children whose parents don’t offer such guidance.  These children get along better with friends, have fewer behaviour problems, and are less prone to acts of violence. These children still get sad, angry, or scared under difficult circumstances, but they are better able to soothe themselves, bounce back from distress, and carry on with productive activities.

Imagine if your family had these strategies and the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead…………………..

 

About the Program

Part of the diagnostic tool for the assessing children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder is the child’s ability to regulate their emotions.  Even in preschool and primary school there is an expectation that children are able to regulate their emotions.

But how do children learn about emotions?  Through their parents and the people around them.

However, what happens if their parent’s have trouble dealing with emotions and do not know how to help children’s emotions without the use of time out and other conventional behaviour management techniques.  Sadly, they don’t learn how to regulate their emotions and if they do it is usually through inappropriate ways.

Let me share with you a secret……………

I also came from a family where emotions were not openly expressed and the best thing I have done is to learn about how to handle not only my own emotions but also help my girls with their emotions.  Do not think there is no discipline in my house as there are still boundaries.  However through helping them with their emotions, less discipline is needed as they learn to express their emotions in a more positive way.

 

What will I learn?

Week 1What is emotion coaching and why is it important
Week 2Look closely at how you handle emotions
Week 3Parenting behaviours to avoid and practice
Week 4Barriers to effective emotion coaching
Week 5Observing your child's emotions
Week 6Learning how emotions improves connection and teaching
Week 7Help your child to label their emotions
Week 8Use empathy and understanding to guide interaction
Week 9How to set limits and problem solve together
Week 10Steps to help challenging children

Program Plan

Time:  Each session will last for an hour.  For families in Melbourne I am happy to travel around Melbourne.  For those further out, I will do sessions through skype or over the phone.

DayAs this is a 10 week program, I prefer to book on the same day and time each week.  However I am mindful that events come up and this arrangement may not suit everyone so it can be flexible.  I also understand that weekly may create pressure of clients especially those (like myself) like to really absorb what has been discussed.  So I am also happy to make appointments fortnightly. I do require 24 hours notice to reschedule.

 

What you will receive

  • An emotion tracking book to map out emotions

  • Information/workbook at the end of each session which will give you more information about what was discussed

  • A summary of any plans or strategies that is developed

  • A mid week phone call to check in on how things are going at home

  • You can have constant access to me through email

  • Have access to a secret facebook group surrounded by other supportive families

How do I know this will work for us?

The short answer is, you won’t!  There are no promises in programs like this because there are many factors involved in conflict and the pathway to resolution.

What I will guarantee however, is that if you join this program you will get an amazing insight into what are the difficulties which are causing the behaviour and a proven pathway to reduce these behaviours IF you apply what is being taught.

So often clients want a quick fix, but you have to do the work.  We will give you homework and exercises to apply that will assist you. You will have all the information you need to reduce the challenging behaviours. But the commitment part will be up to you. You will only get out of it what you are willing to put in.

However, we are so confident that we can help you learn more about the difficulties your child is having and if you’ve been actively participating in all the sessions, completing the homework tasks and sharing what challenges you are having, if by week 5 you are not happy then you will receive a money back guarantee on it!

Also feel confident that I use it daily with my own girls and have seen massive results in reducing the duration of meltdowns and I have used it in my career in education settings.

 

Cost: 

$40.00 per session for those using skype calls.  This also includes all the extras and emails.

$50.00 per session for those who I am meeting face to face.  This also includes all the extras and emails.

 

Still wondering if you should join in the program?

You may be wondering why this program is for parent’s and not your child?  The answer is simple you know your child best.  Your child needs your help and you need as much help as possible to make the necessary changes to reduce the difficulties your child is having.  Participating in this program will also give you the chance to connect with your child like never before.

The program will be challenging and with this extra care provided that you don’t get in hour sessions at the percentage of professionals, you will succeed if you put in the work.  I am here to help you as much as possible.

If you want to know more simply contact me here and request a FREE 30 MINUTE SESSION to see how I can help you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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