Mental Health & Wellbeing

Emotion Coaching

Course Details
Audience: Any staff who work with children and young people.  This course also benefits adults who are parents
Date: Wednesday 19th January and Thursday 20th January 2022 (Online)
Thursday 19th May 2022 (In Person)
Time: 9.00am – 12.00 each day (Online)
9am - 4pm (In Person)
Venue: Online sessions hosted online via Zoom, with the link circulated to attendees

In Person:
The in person training will take place at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL
Cost: £95 for online training, £190 for in person training
Facilitated by: Lisa Wisher (accredited Emotion Coach Practitioner)

NB: We are offering this course both ONLINE and IN PERSON

Emotion Coaching provides a value added dimension to behaviour management strategies and creates opportunities for long term solutions to children’s wellbeing and resilience.

Emotion Coaching has an evidence base that children achieve better educationally and socially if teaching staff are trained in it.

This course is the PERFECT follow on from our MHFA and Advanced MH with Early Trauma courses.

What is it?

Based on research by American Psychologist John Gottman, Emotion Coaching uses moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour to guide and teach the child and young person about more effective responses. It entails validating children’s emotions, setting limits where appropriate and problem-solving with the child to develop more effective behavioural strategies.

Emotion Coached children and young people:

  • Achieve more academically in school
  • Are more popular
  • Have fewer behavioural problems
  • Have fewer infectious illnesses
  • Are more emotionally stable
  • Are more resilient

Emotion Coaching uses moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour to guide and teach the child and young person about more effective responses. Through empathetic engagement, the child’s emotional state is verbally acknowledged and validated, promoting a sense of security and feeling ‘felt’.  This activates changes in the child’s neurological system and allows the child to calm down, physiologically and psychologically.

Alliance for Learning
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust