Understanding and Supporting Distress Behaviour
Hello there and a warm welcome!
If you've landed on this page, you're probably an adult who cares very deeply about a child. You may be a parent, a teacher or grandparent. You may be in charge of looking after someone who gets dysregulated frequently, and you're here because you want to do the very best by them, and aren't sure what to do or how to respond.
You're in the right place to get help.
We *love* educating adults in a child's care and supporting them to align with their child and equip them with strategies to feel in control when confronting situations arise. It's important that we do this, because when they arise and we're not prepared, everything feels like chaos. We react in the moment and sometimes it helps, but sometimes, it may make things worse. That's *normal*, but it doesn't have to be your normal.
Let us support you with gentle education in a safe space and help you with a plan to move from reacting to responding with intention so you feel empowered to do the very best by the child in your care.
Understanding distress behaviours
We use distress behaviours to ground us in what's happening for a child and attune to them.
We approach this from a brain-based parenting purpose to support you with nervous system understanding why children respond the way they do.
Uncovering Stressors, Meeting Needs and Building Skills
We offer a framework for understanding what a child may need and what is causing them distress.
This framework is flexible and can be used across the lifespan so is a tool for life!
How to respond
We walk through practical strategies for learning how to respond to a child and how to flexibly utilise these strategies across scenarios.
We provide the space for you to practice these strategies with me and with others in the group, so that you may learn from first discussing what may happen, watching others and practising the skills yourself in a supportive environment.
This way you can take them into those stressful situations empowered with the right scripts.