Working with Challenging Behaviour  

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Working with Challenging Behaviour 

A 4 day Foundation Diploma in NLP for staff working with children and young people

Dates to be announced

Fee £450 (+vat)

“Excellent, I have learned so much.  The best course I have done.  I have so many new skills in my toolbox in such a short space of time.  Many thanks.”  I.H. Assistant Head


◊     Do some of the children / young people you work struggle to control their emotional responses?

◊    Are some hard to communicate with? Or confrontational? Or likely to fall out with others? 

◊    Are there difficulties with motivation? Are some underachieving, and lacking aspiration?

◊    Are you interested in learning additional practical ways to work positively with challenging behavior?

Many children and young people manage their emotional responses well, relate well with adults and their peers, and behave in ways that assist them in their life and education.  Others are harder to work with and are more challenging; perhaps emotionally volatile, more difficult to engage, and less motivated, they might present negative behaviour in some situations.

This 4 day Foundation Diploma, certified by the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) is especially designed for people who work with children/young people whose behaviour can be challenging.  It delivers practical tools that staff can use, and share with young people to enhance emotional control, improve relationships, raise motivation and reduce difficult incidents.

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a leading edge approach to psychology and communication, offering powerful practical tools that are useful both professionally and personally, in working better with challenges.    

Course content includes ….

  ¤  Understanding behaviour, and achieving successful behaviour change

  ¤  Communicating effectively and gaining rapport .

  ¤  Practical techniques for anger management

  ¤  Dealing with anxiety and improving performance

  ¤  Establishing effective outcomes and motivating children to achieve them.

  ¤  Staying resourceful in challenging situations……. and much more  

Course style: Delivered with humour and pace, the Foundation Diploma is designed to provide you with insights and understanding as well as techniques and skills to help you work even more effectively with challenging children and young people. This course is a practical and enjoyable combination of explanations, demonstrations, exercises and practice in pairs and small groups, experiential learning, discussions and application.

“Brilliant - loads of practical ideas to take back and use at work”

The Trainers:  The course will be presented by Chris Grimsley, Christine Mitchell. 

Chris is an acclaimed NLP Trainer, who has been training NLP in public services for 12 years.

Christine is an experienced Head of Department and teacher in a large mixed 11 to 18 school. She also works with excluded students, and is piloting an Instit2te NLP programme with young people in a local KS3 Inclusion Project.

Times:  9.30 – 5.00 each day  (Please note full attendance is required for certification)

Course fee:  £450 (+vat), including materials, certification fee, light lunch and refreshments.

This course will be of benefit to: Teachers, EWS, PRS, Social Workers, Sure Start, Connexions, YOT’s, Learning Mentors, Behaviour Support, Care Workers, Youth Workers.

“Just what I wanted - something different, practical and useful”


The Know How Programme 

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Attendance on the Foundation Diploma is a prerequisite for people wishing to attend the training on the KNOW HOW Programme. 

The KNOW HOW Programme is a resource for use with small groups of young people in  schools and other settings.  It shares approaches and techniques, described in simple child friendly terms, from a range of well established frameworks including NLP, Transactional Analysis, Learning Theories, Solution Focussed Coaching and Humanistic Psychology. The purpose of the work is to allow young people to understand and manage their emotional state better, understand their own learning preference, develop their self esteem, raise aspirations and enable them to engage better with others so as to reduce confrontation.

   “I’ve just been given an award for the most improved student out of all the school and the Headteacher wanted to shake my hand...wicked!” (D.M. 13 y.o.)

“If you want to change then you have to do the KNOW HOW” (J.C , 14 y.o.)