Emotional De-escalation through Emotion Coaching
This is a skills-based workshop which will teach you how to help someone quickly de-escalate an overwhelming emotion to return to a more rational, flexible and receptive state of mind. This workshop is especially useful for teachers, parents, administrators, and front line workers who are confronted with the emotional dysregulation of others and aren't sure what to say or do to help the situation.
This workshop was developed by Dr. Adele Lafrance, who has a PhD in Child and Clinical Psychology and is codirector of Mental Health Foundations. After working for many years with Canadian school boards as a psychologist, Dr. Lafrance developed this quick and effective de-escalation tool for teachers in direct response to their classroom needs as well as their feelings of burnout. Dr. Lafrance, who is originally from Ontario but now resides in the United States, has delivered the workshop countless times to schools, parent groups and police officers. Sue is authorized to deliver this workshop by Dr. Lafrance.
At the conclusion, participants will have:
- a quick strategy (<3 minutes) to de-escalate any intense emotion, in anyone, of any age or background
- insight into what is happening in the brain when a person is flooded with emotion and why they can't learn, receive direction or support
- a deeper understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses when dealing with the emotion of others
- access to additional resources, including free webinars, to reinforce skills
- the ability to role model this approach at work, at home and in the community, creating ripples of positive change
Available in three lengths:
- 60 minutes : This presentation that covers the basic information. $300
- 75-90 minutes: This presentation allows for a few more details and some time for questions. $350
- A half-day workshop that allows for more discussion and the opportunity to practice the skills in small groups $450
Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to explore booking options.
In Sue’s words:
“This is literally a life-saving skill. People who are flooded with emotion are not rational, and if they feel alone and overwhelmed, they can make very desperate and sometimes irrevocable decisions. By helping them learn to regulate their emotions using this approach, we can show them that there is light at the end of the emotional storm."
GROUPS THAT HAVE BOOKED THIS WORKSHOP:
Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Mental Health Foundations, Alberta School Councils Conference (ASCA),
The Learning Network, Greater Edmonton Teachers Convention (GETCA), Central Alberta Regional Consortium Support Staff Conference, Northern Alberta Learning Consortium, various individual schools within Edmonton Public School Board, St Albert Separate School Board Support Staff, Holy Cross School, Holy Spirit School (Sherwood Park), Our Lady of the Snow school, Buffalo Trails School Division, Caregivers Alberta, Ellerslie School, FAMI, Jean Vanier School, Lakeland Catholic School Division, Madonna School, Northern Lights School Division, Park Plains School, Springbank Schools, St. Paul School, Thorncliffe School
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium Survey (Feb 2020):
This professional learning opportunity contributed to my awareness and/or a deeper understanding of the topic (100% strongly agree or agree)
This professional learning opportunity provided opportunities to be engaged in the learning opportunity. (100% strongly agree or agree)
This professional learning opportunity provided information and/or specific strategies for integration of this learning into my current practice (100% strongly agree or agree)
- Your presentation was the best of the conference. In fact, I think it's the best PD I've had in the past three years. (EA Conference, Red Deer)
- I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and will pass on Mrs. Huff’s information to my school principal - I would love to have Mrs. Huff present at our school. (ERLC comment)
- I think Sue is a genuine person and her own hands-on experience, and not being a clinical professional, adds credibility to her presentation.
- I have so much more to learn. This seems simple and effective and I will certainly will give it a try.
- As a high school student, I was the youngest one here. My friend group is quite close knitted and I feel like we need to know how to support each other. I never had the confidence to be the person to console or help someone who was going through something, but I know now I can. I'm aiming to be a teacher in the future so this seminar was very relevant to my career. Thank you so much!
- I learned that I need to de-escalate emotions before trying to problem solve and set boundaries as my son likely "turtles" and doesn't actually hear me and shuts down with my previous approach.
- Thanks. Your personal touch helps us better understand.
- I used this in my classroom the next day and it made a difference with our complex kiddos. Truly amazing! Thank you.