Heart-Mind Well-Being: Secure and Calm Workshop

Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm

We know from research that the early years (0-6) are a critical time for the development of self-regulation, a time when responses to stress are “wired” creating patterns that can be hard to change later in life. What matters most in these early years is for children to feel safe and secure, and be able to count on their caregivers to calm them down when they are frightened, upset or distressed. When caregivers respond to children’s stress in a caring and calm way, children learn they can ‘get over’ the stress and return to feeling safe and secure again, and they trust that their feelings matter, that comfort is available and that it is worthwhile to work on managing difficult emotions.

This workshop focuses on tools that can be used to help children develop skills and strategies for self-regulation. This workshop is designed as an advanced level workshop that seeks to deepen participant understanding of Heart-Mind Well-Being (HMWB), and provide practical tools for fostering HMWB in practice. Thus it was designed with the assumption that participants have prior knowledge and experience of the HMWB framework.

This workshop will be of interest to anyone caring for children, including parents, early childhood educators, family support workers, and other service providers.

Participants will:

  • Review and deepen their understanding of HMWB
  • Develop strategies for creating a safe and supportive environment for children
  • Explore the Secure and Calm toolkit containing practical tools for promoting HMWB
  • Experience how calming strategies such as conscious breathing and minfulness activities can be integrated into daily life
  • Make personal connections to the work of promoting HMWB

Register for this workshop now!

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The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
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The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education 0 Floor 9, The Boardroom