Climate change is a worrying issue for all of us. As it becomes more widely discussed and reported in the media, adults are working on how best to protect and prepare children for a very uncertain future. Especially for those working with young children, new knowledge and skills are needed.

This one-day course is intended for Primary and Early Years Educators who are concerned about how best to support the children they work with in the face of the current ecological crisis. The day will be engaging and experiential. It will explore practical down-to-earth tools based on contemporary models of neuroscience research, attachment, child development and deep ecology.

Participants will learn about and experience:

  • The neurobiology of stress regulation and its role in behaviour management
  • The function and importance of growing connected relationships with children
  • Building resilience now and for the future
  • Growing confidence in outdoor nature based education
  • Developing emotional capacity to meet the ecological situation
  • Current models of thinking to support a practical approach to working with children

The course will be presented by Jo McAndrews. Jo is an Integrative Arts psychotherapist and has been running workshops and courses for the last 30 years on education, child development, community and social justice, trauma and bereavement. She is working increasingly in the field of community resilience in the face of climate change, with a focus on good adult support for the needs of children.

The course takes place on November 12th 2019, from 9.30 – 16.30 at Flo’s – The Place in the Park. Book now

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