Emotional Health

TRANSFORM PUPIL WELL-BEING THROUGH REDUCING TOXIC SHAME

A cost-effective, realistic and powerful course to aid Human Performance
About this course

  • What is the difference between shame and guilt, and why is it important to know?
  • How can understanding shame and guilt transform our relationships with our pupils and our colleagues for the better?
  • How can we teach our children to become more shame resilient whilst becoming more resilient ourselves? 

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.

Course Outcomes:
  • Be able to spot when children and adults (including ourselves) are being triggered by shame
  • Develop strategies for calming children’s shame responses and develop self-regulation
  • Improve the quality of our interactions so that we experience a greater connection to others
  • Be able to transform negative self-talk into empathy and compassion
  • Be able to free children’s true creative selves as they are released from the fear of failure
  • Be able to teach children to take responsibility for their mistakes in a way that empowers them
Course Outline:
Session 1: Shame and Guilt the taboo– Why do we need to know?

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

Session 2: The Three Phases of 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.

Session 3: Building resilience in our children and ourselves

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

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

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23RD JUNE

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Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
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