Building Regulation and Relationship

Understanding Sensory Regulation and Foundations for Attachment

Are you:

  • an adoptive parent or Special Guardian
  • parenting a child between the ages of 0-18,
  • ready, willing and able to attend 6 x 2-hour Zoom sessions
  • interested in learning more about sensory regulation and therapeutic parenting?

Come and join us

This course has been developed using approaches such as Sensory Attachment Intervention, the Just Right State Programme, Theraplay® and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP). The sensory regulation element has been built on our work with schools, practitioners and adopters. Other sessions are based on the Foundations for Attachment training course by Kim Golding which was devised specifically for those caring for children whose capacity to emotionally connect has been compromised as a result of attachment problems, trauma, and loss or separation. We will also draw on our knowledge of DDP and parenting with PACE, and our experience of supporting children and families.

Over six weekly sessions this training will explore:

  • Sensory regulation: Developmental trauma and attachment patterns, introduction to the senses, window of tolerance and stress bucket, survival states, self-care/regulatory properties of food, the Models of Function/Dysfunction, practical activities and examples
  • Understanding the challenges of parenting, and parenting with PACE: Blocked trust leading to blocked care, impact of blocked trust on the development of the nervous system. Fear of intersubjectivity. Shame. Hiding and miscuing.

The course will be facilitated by Gela Griffiths, who is a Certified DDP Practitioner, and Sue Pilcher, who has undertaken DDP Level 1 training. Both have lived experience as foster carers. Gela is a mum of a young man with complex needs and Sue is his respite carer.

We hope you can join us!

Dates:   Thursdays 11, 18, 25 February and 4, 11 and 18 March 2021

Venue:  Online via Zoom

Time:     19:00-21:15

This course is now fully booked. Please check back here to see when the next one will be.

Please contact us directly if you are interested in commissioning this course.