Adult Self-regulation Multi-sensory
Woodland Empowerment Sessions 2022-2023
What are REFRESH Adult Training Sessions all about?
Would you like to become a more confident & effective co-regulator of other’s needs?
In a world were being busy is worn as a badge of honour & burnout rates are rising every year, we are told that to continue to help co-regulate others needs, we first need to fill up our own cup & take time out for ourselves, but how on earth do we do this & where do we start?
REFRESH is an acronym to stand for:
Empower knowledge & skills
Self-regulation of all 8 senses
Hammocks & Grounding strategies.
While co-regulation strategies are proven to be the most effective methods to support others needs, the truth is that co-regulating others emotional, sensory, communication & behaviour needs, as well as providing for their other physical needs 24/7 is exhausting!
Following neuroscience research & theory, as well as practical experience as an experienced SEN teacher & fellow neurodiverse thinker, I have designed REFRESH to empower us as busy adults to reduce our burn out rates & take crucial but positive & productive time out for ourselves in nature to feel more refreshed and empowered to deal with life’s many daily trials. The nature in our private woodland has always been my best healer & self-regulator so I wanted to provide adult sessions to share this magical space with others.
Each 2-hour session provides time in our private woodland setting to gradually explore all aspects of REFRESH.
Included in Price= woodland snack or breakfast (Time dependant), free-flowing hot drinks, woodland craft, chilling in the woods on a hammock & some time to enhance your knowledge of neuroscience theory based approaches & sensory & emotional self-regulation theory while also prioritising time out for ourselves as busy adults.
Normal price= £30 each for 2 hour session (paid via bank transfer)
Summer 2023 Training Dates
Saturday 27th May @ 10.00-12.00pm (only £15 each)
Saturday 27th May @ 2.00-4.00pm (only £15 each)
Saturday 17th June @10.00-12.00pm (only £30 each)
Saturday 17th June @2.00-4.00pm (only £30 each)
Each 2 hour session: will provide breakfast, crafts, chilling in the woods on a hammock & some time to learn about sensory & emotional self-regulation neuroscience theory prioritising time out for ourselves as busy adults. Each week we will be looking at different neuroscience theory & trying different strategy options to help build up your own self-regulation resource bank of what might help you better self-regulate & co-regulate others more efficiently & feel REFRESHed to share our calm. (Maximum of 10 adults per session)
Neuroscience Theory Adult Training Series:
Week 1 = Saturday 27th May @ 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00-4.00pm
INTRODUCTORY ½ PRICE OFFER TO CELEBRATE OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY = ONLY £15 EACH SESSION (NORMALLY £30 EACH)
Saturday 27th May @ 10.00am-12.00pm: Only £15 each
“An Introduction to sensory & emotional regulation needs & co-regulation -Looking at definitions for sensory & emotional regulation.
2. Saturday 27th May @ 2.00-4.00pm: Only £15 each
“An Introduction to visual communication strategies to support those with ASD, sensory/emotional regulation needs, non-speaking/non-verbal communication needs, sensory needs & challenging behaviour.”
Price= SPECIAL ½ PRICE OFFER TO CELEBRATE OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY= ONLY £15 EACH SESSION (Normally £30 each)
Included= woodland snack or Breakfast (time dependant), tea/coffee, training handouts, practical workshop style, craft (making a woodland craft), self-reflection time on a hammocks in the private woodland.
Week 2 = Saturday 17th June @ 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00-4.00pm
ONLY £30 each session
3. Saturday 17th June @ 10.00am-12.00pm: only £30 each
“An Introduction to setting up sensory/messy play for a variety of ages.”
-Highlighting the importance of learning to regulate sensory/emotional needs through practical life skills & play.”
4. Saturday 17th June @ 2.00-4.00pm: only £30 each
“An Introduction to analysing & supporting challenging behaviour to empower effective sensory/emotional self-regulation in little learners.
-Highlighting practical behaviour support strategies to support those with ASD, sensory/emotional regulation needs, non-speaking/non-verbal communication needs & challenging behaviour.”
Price= Only £30 Each Session Included= woodland snack or Breakfast (Time dependant), tea/coffee, training hand-outs, practical workshop style, craft (making a woodland craft), self-reflection time on a hammocks in the private woodland.
Further More Detailed Sessions to Follow in the Future=
Seasonal sensory/emotional regulation ideas & strategies
Looking at definitions for sensory & emotional regulation
Overview of some Neuroscience theory of how our brains process information such as: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, pyramid of learning, polyvagal theory, triune brain & upstairs/downstairs brain, Amygdala - 4 stress responses & Cortisol stress hormone.
proprioceptive & vestibular sensory & emotional regulation strategies for all ages
self-care & decompressing grounding strategies after a stressful day
Relaxation Time on hammocks in my Narnia proprioceptive and vestibular area.
Develop friendship with other like-minded adults making a woodland snack & hot drink together around the campfire.
Empower yourself with new knowledge & explore the theory & neuroscience behind how we self-regulate effectively as adults.
This adult empowerment programme was inspired by & written in memory of my best friend Claire, who loved chilling with me in our woodland which she described as, "our wonderland & our little slice of heaven." (Which is still hear ringing in my head in her amazing Mrs Doyle, cork accent)