Are you currently working as a Parent Family Support Advisor, Health Coach, Health Co-ordinator or Family Support Worker? Are you an Educational Psychologist, Teacher or Teaching Assistant? A GP, Doctor, Nurse, Health Visitor, Social Worker, Care Worker, Counsellor, Nutritionist, Fitness Instructor, Mindfulness Trainer, Healer or Sleep Therapist? A Foster Carer or Parent? Are you working or living with children and young people who have experienced prolonged adversity or stress?
If you have completed a Tuning in to Kids or Tuning in to Teens 2 day workshop you can automatically register as a Wellness Coach - otherwise please take a look at our registration form and let me know what experience and training you have had.
Over the last 20 years we have begun to understand how toxic stress effects human development. Research has shown that 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.
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 impules control and emotion regulation through two key psycho education tools- Dan Siegel's Hand Model and John Gottman's Emotion Coaching.