Are you working or living with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or managing their emotions?
EHCAP is hosting a Whats App group of professionals, volunteers and parents who are seeking innovative and joined up ways of working together. EHCAP is modelling on research by Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University. This involves moving away from the ‘identify and fix’ model toward ‘figuring out together what’s going on’. Research from old age care helps us know that substantive discussions with someone experienced and knowledgeable about daily concerns can in itself be transformative. We call this Wellness Coaching.
Please take a look at our registration form and let me know what experience and training you have had.
Once your registration is accepted you will be invited to join a WhatsApp group where Coaches communicate and offer each other support.
Over the last 20 years we have begun to understand the complex interplay between genetics and environment and how chronic inflammation caused by toxic stress effects human development. Research has shown that Toxic Stress and dverse Childhood Experiences are linked with altered brain architecture (resulting in difficulties with impulse control and problem solving) as well as higher risk of developing diabetes, iscaemic heart disease and severe obesity.
As founder of EHCAP my vision is to take this knowledge into communities and into families currently experiencing adversity- sharing straight forward psycho education tools such as Dan Siegel's Hand Model metaphor for emotion regulation and John Gottman's Emotion Coaching relationship style.
Everybody is resourceful to some degree. Wellness Coaching encourages us all to tap into and grow our internal resources and to connect with families and communities so that worries are talked about.
I work part time as an NHS GP in Dunster Surgery, West Somerset with an extended role in working with children, young people and families with behavioural, emotional and mental health difficulties many of whom will have experienced toxic stress (significant adversity). I lead The Somerset Emotion Coaching Project which is Public Health (Somerset County Council) funded. In the four years we have been commissioned to work across children's services we have fine tuned workshops in Mindful Emotion Coaching where we share understanding of the effects of toxic stress on human development (brain architecture, immune, hormonal and genetic systems) as well as build skills in impulse control and emotion regulation through two key psycho education tools- Dan Siegel's Hand Model and John Gottman's Emotion Coaching. We are currently developing the concept of Youth Wellness Pods.