The Coaching Parent

This course is unique, it teaches you how to understand yourself better, in order to cope with those challenging moments with greater confidence.

We recognise that sometimes, the demands, pressures and expectations placed upon parents and families can become challenging and difficult to manage. This can result in frustration, conflict, anger, low moods and everyone struggling to cope, with daily tasks feeing like a huge battle.

The coaching parent is NOT a parenting course, it is training you to understand the brain, body, thought processes and human behaviour, so you can coach your child how to manage their emotions and life better, whilst constantly reinforcing this through your own actions. It is an opportunity for you to get to know yourself and understand why you react in certain ways, learning tricks and techniques to manage reactions differently, coaching your child to do the same. You then become the coaching parent.

We offer this programme on a 1:1 basis between 12 and 24 hours which allows you to work through a supported process of implementation at home.

Our workshops are delivered as a taster session over 3 hours and courses 16 hours. We offer a fun, interactive, safe and supportive environment to explore how you can make life feel easier. We are interested in the person who is sitting in front of us and their willingness to take on new ideas to make life better for themselves and their family, focusing upon what they are doing well, celebrating the small 'wins' each day and coaching people to use positive thinking as their biggest tool.

We use our professional and personal experiences, along with theory and strategies to share the journey with you, empowering you to make family life more manageable, for everyone.

The content will vary depending upon how you access our programme.

Workshops
are focused upon fun, laughter and group interaction which helps us to develop a shared understanding of stress and basic strategies we can put in place to manage and reduce its effects. We explore the physiology of stress and what happens in our body when we have a stress response, along with techniques to switch on our relaxation response. Each individual will be given the opportunity to think about the importance of building in time to ‘re-charge’ and how this can be embedded as part of a routine, rather than adding an additional pressure. We will also discuss the common stress factors for children and how parents can support them to prevent escalation into mental health issues.

Courses
will coach parents to develop a stronger understanding of what mental health means and how to recognise, manage and reduce stress/anxiety to tackle life’s pressures with greater confidence and emotional stability. We also explore triggers, using an evidence based and holistic approach to stress management, parents will gain simple, sustainable and effective strategies which can be used with the family. Throughout the course, participants will develop a greater self awareness of how their emotions impact family life and help them to create a positive environment for children to live and grow.

The courses are aimed at adults who want to make positive changes to their life, using a holistic approach to managing stress, improving mental health and well-being. Topics include:

• Evaluation of now and key areas of life, which contribute to positive mental health & well-being

• Goal Setting

• Physiology of the stress response

• Understanding the Brain

• Identifying Triggers & Early Warning signs

• Relaxation techniques, using bio feedback

• Managing and regulating emotions, switching on the relaxation response

• Belief systems, limiting and growth mindsets

• Stress Effect – Changing patterns of thoughts

• Self Coaching

• Understanding the importance of communication

• Celebrating acheivements

• Action Planning

The 1:1 coaching allows us to explore, through a step by step process how to understand and manage ourselves, in order to manage and coach children how to recognise and manage their emotions more effectively. Key topics include:

• Evaluation of now and key areas of life, which contribute to positive mental health & well-being

• Goal Setting

• Physiology of the stress response

• Understanding the Brain

• Identifying Triggers & Early Warning signs

• Relaxation techniques, using bio feedback

• Managing and regulating emotions, switching on the relaxation response

• Belief systems, limiting and growth mindsets

• Stress Effect – Changing patterns of thoughts

• Lifestyle for positive mental health – explores family routines

• Safe place and anchoring

• Time Management & developing positive support networks

• De-escalation strategies

• Understanding the role of the coaching parent

• Action Planning & achieving milestones

• Toolkit of most helpful strategies

• Sustainability