Inside the Teenage Brain
This one day training course is for professionals already working with teenage children and families offering counselling, therapy or therapeutic support.
Navigating through the teenage years can be a very stressful and challenging time for the teenager and adults alike. The adults involved with the teenager are often faced with behaviours and responses that they can’t make sense of and are at a loss of how to implement interventions or offer support that will help rather than exasperate the situation.
The teenage years are a time of major re-structures in the brains development, essentially the teen has got the workmen in and normal functioning is off line. Teens and parents are presented with even more challenges if the teen has a history of disrupted attachments and early trauma.
This training provides the opportunity to understand what is happening inside the teenage brain at this time of re-structure, how the teen is perceiving and responding to the challenges of this phase of development and your role in supporting that.
The one day workshop covers the following aspects:
- What’s happening in the teenage brain and the beliefs, behaviours and prioritising that results
- How this impacts on the way they experience relationship with you, peers and the world
- The importance of attachment relationships and how attachment patterns impact on peer relationships
- Our role as the adult in this stage of development
- Strategies and interventions to support the navigation through this stage
- What happens when the brain is under reconstruction
- Seeing the world through the eyes of the teenager
- Developing the art of ‘connection and redirection’
- Educating and empowering yourself and teen