Through tackling one of the biggest mental health taboos of shame, this course will allow teachers to improve not only the well-being of the children they teach but also their own. Shame can have a devastating effect on children’s ability to learn and integrate in school. The good news is that when we understand it and recognise it, we can start to transform their lives. We can turn children’s feelings of powerless and victimisation into confidence and control. We can help them regulate their emotions and develop empathy. This will impact their learning and their relationships. Finally, we can understand how to do all of this for ourselves.
Defining shame and guilt so we can accurately understand the difference
The profound impact of these ‘social’ emotions on the day to day lives and long-term futures of children
Recognising shame and guilt in different interactions
Starting to break the cycle and so freeing children of toxic shame
The Physiological/Neurological Phase -the polyvagal effect
The Cognitive Phase – negative self-talk
The Reaction Phase –the compass of shame
Re-wiring the brain and the re-writing the self-talk.
Good enough – the difference between being our best and perfectionism
Naming the shaming – knowing when it’s happening so we can break the chain of reactions
Using the Three Phases to take back control
The power of empathy