Are you working or living with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or managing their emotions? Are you interested in developing your skills in a trauma informed approach to wellness?
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’. We work with a whole system culture shift which involves everyone understanding the effects of toxic stress as well as developing skills in mindful moments and Emotion Coaching. Research from old age care helps us know that mindful conversations with someone experienced and knowledgeable about daily concerns can in itself be transformative. We call this Coaching Wellness.
Take a look at our Sign Up form and let me know what experience and training you have had.
The next Wellness Coaches Networking and Connecting Event is in Sherborne on October 30th
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 Adverse 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.