Upcoming Events

Emotional Literacy & Boys

Supporting boys to talk about and manage their feelings

Tuesday 20th March 2018

9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre

Cost: £60 per person or two places (from the same organisation) for only £90!

From a young age boys can be given negative messages about expressing their feelings. They are still often told ‘boys don’t cry’ or to ‘man up’. This gendered internalisation of what boys and men should do with their emotions can prevent them from understanding their feelings, seeking help or feeling safe enough to tell others about their experiences. The impact of this is great and can lead to poor mental health, emotional shut down or aggressive behaviour. This workshop explores the barriers to boys talking about their emotions and safe ways boys can express their feelings and develop self-care. We will unmask what masculinity really means and discuss how we can re-frame boys’ perception of it.

Workshop content:

  • The barriers boys face when talking about how they feel
  • Why is expressing feelings so gendered?
  • The messages boys receive about being male and expressing emotions
  • What is the impact is of boys not talking about their feelings?
  • How can we help make this easier? Exercises to help boys explore these issues

TO BOOK PLACE(S): Go to www.emoboys.eventbrite.co.uk

****ONLINE DISCOUNTS!****

TO DOWNLOAD FLYER: Boys flyer

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Emotional Literacy & Boys

Supporting boys to talk about and manage their feelings

Thursday 24th May 2018

9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Friends’ Meeting House, Brighton

Cost: £60 per person or two places (from the same organisation) for only £90!

From a young age boys can be given negative messages about expressing their feelings. They are still often told ‘boys don’t cry’ or to ‘man up’. This gendered internalisation of what boys and men should do with their emotions can prevent them from understanding their feelings, seeking help or feeling safe enough to tell others about their experiences. The impact of this is great and can lead to poor mental health, emotional shut down or aggressive behaviour. This workshop explores the barriers to boys talking about their emotions and safe ways boys can express their feelings and develop self-care. We will unmask what masculinity really means and discuss how we can re-frame boys’ perception of it.

Workshop content:

  • The barriers boys face when talking about how they feel
  • Why is expressing feelings so gendered?
  • The messages boys receive about being male and expressing emotions
  • What is the impact is of boys not talking about their feelings?
  • How can we help make this easier? Exercises to help boys explore these issues

TO BOOK PLACE(S): Go to https://emoboysmay.eventbrite.co.uk 

****ONLINE DISCOUNTS!****

TO DOWNLOAD FLYER: Boys flyer – May 2018

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Emotional Literacy & Boys

Supporting boys to talk about and manage their feelings

Thursday 14th June 2018

9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre

Cost: £60 per person or two places (from the same organisation) for only £90!

From a young age boys can be given negative messages about expressing their feelings. They are still often told ‘boys don’t cry’ or to ‘man up’. This gendered internalisation of what boys and men should do with their emotions can prevent them from understanding their feelings, seeking help or feeling safe enough to tell others about their experiences. The impact of this is great and can lead to poor mental health, emotional shut down or aggressive behaviour. This workshop explores the barriers to boys talking about their emotions and safe ways boys can express their feelings and develop self-care. We will unmask what masculinity really means and discuss how we can re-frame boys’ perception of it.

Workshop content:

  • The barriers boys face when talking about how they feel
  • Why is expressing feelings so gendered?
  • The messages boys receive about being male and expressing emotions
  • What is the impact is of boys not talking about their feelings?
  • How can we help make this easier? Exercises to help boys explore these issues

TO BOOK PLACE(S): Go to https://emoboys2.eventbrite.co.uk

****ONLINE DISCOUNTS!****

TO DOWNLOAD FLYER: Boys flyer – June 2018

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Resilience with Mindfulness techniques

Coping strategies for children and young people 

Thursday 14th June 2018

1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre

Cost: £60 per person or two places (from the same organisation) for only £90!

Children’s stress levels are at an all-time high, yet many pupils struggle to talk about their feelings, or find ways to calm down and feel safe. This course explores how mindfulness and resilience techniques can help children deal with stress, and gives practical ideas that staff can use in whole-class settings, with groups and on a 1:1 basis.

Colleagues will work through techniques that will help children understand their feelings, self-regulate and calm themselves, leading to higher levels of self-esteem, and improved memory and concentration.

Workshop content: 

  • Help pupils understand stress and how to explore their feelings
  • Learn simple mediations and mindfulness techniques to help pupils cope with change, anxiety, bullying etc.
  • Help pupils to develop coping strategies and ways to manage stress and difficult feelings
  • Encouraging pupils to become ‘present’ and grounded

TO BOOK PLACE(S): Go to https://reswithmind.eventbrite.co.uk

****ONLINE DISCOUNTS!****

TO DOWNLOAD FLYER: Resilience June 2018

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Online Safety

How to keep your staff and pupils safer online

Thursday 28th June 2018

9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre

Cost: £60 per person or two places (from the same organisation) for only £90!

The online world evolves at a very fast pace. Children and young people are often the first to discover new technologies and, as professionals, it can feel like playing catch up.  This workshop will ensure that the latest Ofsted requirements and trends are covered. It will discuss practical ways to ensure children have a greater understanding of how to keep themselves safe when using the internet and social media. How to discuss online safety when things are going well and how pupils can be educators in the delivery in the online safety message in your school.  We will also look at how to maintain a professional reputation online and how managers are supporting staff to keep safe online.  This will include online bullying and practical ways to deal with these issues when they arise.

Workshop content:

  • Understanding Ofsted requirements
  • Wealth of very practical and instantly actionable strategies.
  • Managing you and your staff’s online reputation.
  • Help your school maintain professional standards.
  • Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you.

TO BOOK PLACE(S): Go to: https://abwonline.eventbrite.co.uk

****ONLINE DISCOUNTS!****

TO DOWNLOAD FLYER: Flyer Online Safety June

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