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Training and Learning Centre, The Portsmouth Academy, St Mary's Road
Course Tutors
Lisa Caine
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Target Audience
Headteacher / Primary Schools Teaching staff / Secondary Schools Teaching staff / Special Schools Teaching Staff
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Course Types
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All Schools / Primary Schools / Secondary Schools
Course description

This course is an introduction to Emotion Coaching and it's practical application in schools.

Based on research by American Psychologist John Gottman, Emotion Coaching uses moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour to guide and teach the child and young person about more effective responses.

Through empathetic engagement the child's emotional state is verbally acknowledged and validated, promoting a sense of security and feeling 'felt'.  This activates changes in the child's neurological system and allows the child to calm down, physiologically and psychologically.


Course Instructor: Katherine Mahoney and Imogen Hagarty

Training objectives

  • Recent neuroscientific evidence on how best to support children's self-regulation.

  • Insights into the stress-response system, attachment and the foundations for positive behaviour and well-being.

  • Background on Emotion Coaching.

  • Practical exercises and skill development in Emotion Coaching techniques.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of what Emotion Coaching is.

  • How to use Emotion Coaching.

  • Where and when to use Emotion Coaching.

  • Understanding of some Emotion Coaching techniques.

Additional Information

Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Start Date
Monday 15 June 2020
End Date
Monday 15 June 2020
Closing Date
Sunday 14 June 2020
09:15 - 12:15
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