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Sun, 21 Feb


Online Event


A brilliant opportunity to spend time with Karen whilst she shares tools & ideas to help support Children & Young People around emotional regulation. Can be attended as an individual day or as a pair with Saturday 20th February.

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Time & Location

21 Feb 2021, 10:00 – 16:30

Online Event


About The Event


As we know many of us and the children, parents, and adults we support can struggle with regulating their emotions. This might be due to worry, stress, trauma, low mood, cognitive difficulties, and various other reasons. With this in mind, it is crucial to support ourselves and others to regulate. This is a precursor to any work that can be done, we need co-regulation, before people are able to self-regulate. If people are in their survival brains, they cannot access their thinking brains, because brains in pain can't learn in the same way. Moreover, we can not regulate a child or adult if we or the people around them are dysregulated.

This workshop facilitated by award winning psychologist and bestselling author Dr Karen Treisman will present some creative, physical, sensory, and cognitive emotional regulation tips and tools which can be used and transferred to work with children, adult, and parents, including for our own regulation and wellbeing. 

This will include some of the tools from her bestselling creations; Presley the Pug, The Therapeutic Treasure Box, and the Therapeutic treasure deck of cards. 

This will also include breathing tools and technique, sensory ideas, creative extensions of the safe place exercise, grounding, and sensory boxes and much more.

  • Attendees will learn an array of practical and creative tools and tips around supporting themselves and others to regulate.
  • Attendees will learn about the difference between up regulating and down regulating ourselves and others
  • Attendees will learn about how to use multiple different sensory systems to support regulation
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to practice some breathing and calming exercises
  • Attendees will learn how to take a traditional therapy exercise such as the safe place exercise and enrich and expand it using creative and expressive ideas.

About the trainer:

Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health System and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. She also is the author of 10 books, including the bestselling book, “The therapeutic treasure box”, 4 sets of therapeutic card decks, and 6 therapeutic soft cuddly toys.

Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children.

For more information and to book, head over to Ticket Tailor 

Please note: this workshop is best paired with Karen's training on Creative and Expressive Tools and Ideas for Talking about Feelings and Emotions which we are offering online the day before this one (Saturday 20th February), but you can attend each individually without attending the other. Both options are available when you buy your tickets.

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