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  • Location: King Henry's Walk Garden, N1 4NX
  • Cost: £325
  • Times: 9:30am-5pm
  • When: Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th July 2024
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Who is the course for: Anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of ‘behaviour’ expressed by learners/people of any age, and how working outdoors within a natural space can be a catalyst for change. Suitable for: Parents, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Early Years Practitioners, Outdoor Educators, Forest School Practitioners, Home School Educators, Play Workers.

Course content: This 3 day course is delivered by Jon Cree, a celebrated ecological educator, trainer and author with over 40 years experience in the field. We will unpick theory and look at real life case studies through outdoor exercises and chats round the fire! The days will be participatory and crammed full of tips, ideas, and activities that can be used in any natural setting. There will be time and space to consider specific issues that participants may be encountering with specific individuals in their care. Importantly the course will encourage participants to look at themselves and ways of self-regulating in order to support regulation with the learners in the groups we work with in the outdoors.  We will also be exploring why natural settings are essential to behavioural regulation.

The underlying ethos/methodology of the course is one of problem solving through difficulties and working with learner centred and ecological centred practices.

If you opt for the accredited option you have the opportunity of gaining a level 3 accreditation (worth 3 credits) from ITC (please note that this option requires some assessment via discussion participation and coursework to meet assessment criteria). The cost of the accreditation is £55.

The course will include:

  • What do behaviours communicate and reframing ‘challenging behaviour’: what  does anxiety, ‘stressed behaviour’ and socially/ecologically engaged behaviour  look like?
  • The 3 C’s: Models for working with behaviour,
  • Why outdoors? What needs does the natural world cater for?
  • Interventions & de-escalation: ways of working with behaviours
  • A ‘needs – based’ approach and what needs the outdoors satisfy.
    How to work with various ‘needs’ from neuro-typical through to various ‘attachment’ needs, including ASD, sensory attachments and many other ‘labels’!
  • Working with brain, body and place: how the nervous system works. Co- regulation and self-regulation – the essential body based approaches.
  • Neurobiology and nervous system understandings are a core takeaway from the course.
  • Self- care: Looking after ourselves
  • Reviewing policy & procedures relating to behaviour and safety. Working in partnership with our client groups and organisations.

Booking & Information

  • Location: King Henry's Walk Garden, N1 4NX
  • Cost: £325
  • Times: 9:30am-5pm

A limited number of subsidised spaces are available at 25% off for marginalised communities or people in challenging socio-economic situations. Get in touch if you are looking to book a subsidised space.

  • Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th July 2024
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