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How to help children thrive

Full of practical steps you can take, this day covers: helping children deal with difficult emotions, improving challenging behaviour, the developmental impact of difficult life experiences & trauma, improving communication – and much more

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How to help children thrive (Live Online Workshop)

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  • Date: Thursday 7th October 2021

  • Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)

  • Tutor: Miriam Chachamu

  • Suitable for: Professionals, parents and other family members

  • CPD Certificate 6 hours

  • Price: £145 per person

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Very inspiring – this will be really helpful in my work

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Tutor: Miriam ChachamuLive Online Next date: Thursday 7th October 2021 – Join family therapist and best-selling author Miriam Chachamu for her inspiring workshop, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and benefit from her extensive experience. The day is held via Zoom.
NB The training will be recorded and made available for 2 weeks afterwards – in case anyone experiences technical difficulties on the day.

Why take this course

Life is harder than normal for many children at the moment so it’s really important that we know how we can best support children’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Drawing on new research about children’s brain development, Miriam uses her extensive experience of working with families and children to give you a wealth of practical steps, insights and effective communication skills that you can implement straight away. You will learn how to work effectively with children, help them deal with difficult emotions and reduce emotional outbursts, guide them to learn from past mistakes, build healthy self-esteem and provide them with life-long skills including effective communication, positive behaviour, taking responsibility and understanding their emotions.

She also looks at the effects of difficult life experiences on children, their emotions and behaviour, as well as what causes challenging behaviour and difficult emotional outbursts in children who haven’t experienced such difficulties. Using the many insights and skills covered on this course, we can help children become their best and create environments in which not only children but also the rest of the family, class or school can thrive.

Please note: This new updated and expanded course was previously called: ‘Understanding and improving children’s challenging behaviour’.

Lots of relevant points for me both as a therapist, mum and grandma

Cognitive hypnotherapist

What will you learn

  • New research about children’s brain development and emotional wellbeing
  • New insights into how children feel, think and understand our communication with them, which will increase cooperation and improve relationships – you may be surprised at what you find out!
  • How difficult life events can shape a child’s mind – and what we can do to help
  • A better understanding of difficult emotions, effective skills for dealing with them and preventing future emotional outbursts
  • How our attempts to help sometimes backfire and what we could do instead
  • Distress signs to look out for that indicate a child isn’t thriving
  • How to prevent most temper tantrums and anger outbursts – and de-escalate the ones that do happen
  • How to develop positive relationships with children
  • What children need to be mentally healthy
  • Healthy and lasting ways to engender self-esteem in children
  • Practical skills for motivating children to be their best
  • How to help children both spot and learn from their mistakes
  • Typical obstacles that prevent children from learning and progressing – and how to remove them
  • Relaxation and self-regulation skills
  • How to know what is realistic to expect from each child
  • New language skills for improving outcomes
  • Tried and tested ways to prevent and manage difficult behaviour
  • How to create an environment in which not only the child but the whole family flourishes
  • The opportunity to discuss with a highly experienced tutor how to apply the new understanding and skills to the children you know
  • plus Course notes and CPD Certificate

Course Programme

The ‘How to help children thrive’ live online course starts at 9.15am and runs until 4.00pm.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Teachers, social workers, therapists, and anyone else working with children who would like to gain a better understanding of their emotional needs, and have an insight into how children think and feel
  • Anyone who interacts with children and would like to learn new positive and effective skills to connect with them and to motivate them to become their best.
  • Therapists and parenting practitioners who are interested in empowering parents to become more confident and skilled in their parenting practices
  • Parents who wish to improve their relationships with their children, reduce friction and increase harmony in the home
  • Therapists and parenting practitioners who are interested in helping others develop positive relationships with their children or to communicate effectively with children and prevent emotional outbursts
  • Anyone else who would like to have a better understanding of the world from a child’s perspective and discover how they can use this understanding to improve children’s behaviour and wellbeing

Reviews for this course

4.8/5 (35 Reviews)
  1. Claire Morris, HG Therapist

    I found the course very insightful and learnt a lot. Miriam is a great tutor that lead us skilfully through the stages of understanding and then onto delivery of skills in practice. Thank you.

  2. Judith Desbonne, Human Givens psychological therapist

    Miriam is a very knowledgeable tutor with a lot of experience. The day was jam packed with information and practical skills for working with younger children. Although I am an experienced HG therapist, the course was still able to make me look at the theory in a different way, such as adapting the HG needs and resources for children.

  3. Tom Lawrence, Psychotherapist

    Interesting, informative and relevant. Miriam has a gift for working with children.

  4. Gideon Boulting, Director Producer Film and TV


  5. Clinical Psychology

    It had good theoretical explanations. I think it can benefit if it has more practical exercises, and if students can ask more questions.

  6. Health Visitor

    Miriam has extensive knowledge and experience of working with children and provided a raft of practical tips and effective communication skills to utilise with in order to help them understand their emotions and thrive. A huge bonus is that many of skills learned on this course could also be useful in strengthening communication skills and relationships with adults. Highly recommended!

  7. Music Teacher & Coach

    I found this course fascinating. It brought together lots of strands of knowledge of which I was already aware, expanded on them and also filled in some of the gaps! There was a lot of very useful material which I intend to use as a starting point for further exploration and I will definitely be putting the principles into practice.

  8. Sean O’Callaghan, Former teacher

    Very good course highlighting the issues that can affect children’s development and how to best help them using the Human Givens approach.

  9. Charlie, Architect, counsellor, parent

    A straight forward introduction to raising and working with children using the HG approach.

  10. Sue, TA and creative writer

    I loved Miriam’s enthusiasm – great to be able to work closely with someone of her experience. Really helpful.

  11. Cognitive Hypnotherapist

    Lots of relevant points for me both as a therapist, mum and grandma.

  12. HG Therapist (Trainee)

    The course was brilliant.

  13. Relationship Counsellor

    Excellent interactive day and enthusiastic and skilled teacher/therapist.

  14. Hypnotherapist

    Practical, calm approach – applicable to adults too!

  15. Solitcitor

    Found the idea of descriptive listening particularly useful – I can see how this could diffuse a situation.

  16. Priest

    A useful day. The course leader was very engaging and flexible about responding to questions.

  17. K.S, GP

    I learnt a lot of good responses and approaches to children and the underlying principles behind these approaches.

  18. Mum of two under 5s!

    Thanks for a wonderfully helpful day, lots of light bulb moments for me. Very useful to understand a lot of children’s behaviour is a means of getting their needs met. Great to work with Miriam.

  19. Outreach Worker

    A really helpful day – I found the section on how children perceive what we say to them a real eye-opener and will now be much more careful with the language I use!

  20. Physiotherapist and HG Graduate

    All of it was useful, but the exercises we did really made me think! Very relevant to all the children in one’s life whether they are 8 or 80!

  21. Educator/Therapist

    As usual a great day with helpful and informative course materials that effectively back up the main ideas discussed and presented.

  22. Psychotherapist (HG)

    The demonstrations of reflective listening with children, looking at events from a child’s perspective and relating everything to a child’s needs – and not blaming – were particularly useful. A great day, thank you.

  23. HG Therapist / Reflexologist

    A really useful day. The demonstration was especially useful and interesting. I also liked the way Miriam provided examples to illustrate all the techniques/points she was making.

  24. Kim, Teacher

    Particularly useful was the understanding of why children act out and how we can help them. Miriam was absolutely superb – so knowledgeable and a great speaker. I feel I have learned many techniques and I hope we can book her to do some training at my school.

  25. Therapist

    I thought the day was very informative and fulfilling – thank you.

  26. Mother and Marketeer

    The explanations were very good and led on from one another in a constructive way – adding to the information and building knowledge. The tools and skills discussed are very useful. Miriam broke them down, used examples and role play so we could understand them thoroughly and their application. I thought it was a very well run training day – so much information to pack in.

  27. Teacher

    All elements skilfully woven together. Theory and practical approaches clearly connected. Material presented with authority and good nature.

  28. Health Visitor

    Many thanks – brilliant

  29. Headteacher

    A great day. Really helpful to understand the difference between perception and reality of an experience and how it can affect children and adults.

  30. Andrew, Psychotherapist

    All of it was useful – I learnt so much.

  31. Sophie, Medical secretary

    Really helpful exercise around stopping behaviour from getting out of control.

  32. Foster carer

    I’ve read Miriam’s excellent book but this brought it all to life more clearly for me. It was great to see some of the skills demonstrated and to practise ourselves. I also appreciated being able to talk to her about some of the behavioural problems I have to deal with.

  33. Probation Officer

    There was lots covered that I will use in my work – eg. how to praise appropriately; building resilience was also very useful. And how to de-escalate or avoid anger outbursts. This will be very helpful in working with young people or with those who have children.

  34. Housewife/Mother

    This has given me a wealth of information and skills – I particularly liked the anger mountain idea. Miriam really knows her subject.

  35. Nurse

    Thank you! Today has given me a much better insight into how kids behave and why – and I feel much more confident about dealing with the difficult situations I often have to face at work now.

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