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GROUP THERAPY

Caregiving for your Emotionally Intense Child

Starts September, 2022

You will learn skills and strategies that will make you feel more in control and effective in your parenting, and help build the foundation for lifelong emotion regulation in your child.

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Caregiving for your Emotionally Intense Child – September 2022

 

This is a 10-week VIRTUAL caregiving group, aimed to provide caregivers of young children with skills and support to optimize healthy outcomes in emotionally intense children.

 

This group is run by Dr. Zia Lakdawalla and involves the following:

  • Didactic Teaching & Skill Building
  • Support from other caregivers
  • Brief consultation with Dr. Zia
  • Parenting Interventions aimed to build a connection
  • Parenting Interventions aimed to reduce conflict

 

✔️ Your Child’s Age is 3 to 7

10 weeks, every Tuesday at 10 AM (EST).

Start Date:
September 27th
Tuesdays at 10 am (EST)

This is a 10-week VIRTUAL caregiving group, aimed to provide caregivers of young children with skills and support to optimize healthy outcomes in emotionally intense children.

  • Didactic Teaching & Skill Building
  • Support from other caregivers
  • Brief consultation with Dr. Zia
  • Parenting Interventions aimed to build a connection
  • Parenting Interventions aimed to reduce conflic

Group Outline:

  • Understanding Emotion Dysregulation in Children- The Biosocial Model
  • How Emotions Function in Emotionally Intense Children and Common Caregiver Traps
  • Mindful Parenting- How to Parent from A Wise Place
  • How to STOP Thinking from Escalating in your Home
  • How to Soothe yourself as a Caregiver
  • A primer on Emotions
  • Tools that build connection Part 1
  • Tools that build connection Part 2
  • Respectful Communication with Your Child
  • Managing your Child’s Challenging Behaviours

Materials:

These will be provided to you, available online using any device, phone, tablet or desktop.

 

✔️ Your Child’s Age is 8 to 11

VIRTUAL Parent group:

Wednesdays at 12 pm (EST) beginning September 28, 2022

IN-PERSON Child Group:

Mondays at 5:45 pm (EST), beginning September 26, 2022

This 10-week concurrent child and parent group is designed to help parents and children learn the skills and tools necessary to build long-term emotion regulation skills in parents. The parent and child components of this group apply theory and skills from evidence-based interventions that have been shown to be effective in regulating emotions.

 

Group Outline:

 

PARENT GROUP

  • Understanding Emotion Dysregulation in Children- The Biosocial Model
  • How Emotions Function in Emotionally Intense Children and Common Caregiver Traps
  • Mindful Parenting- How to Parent from A Wise Place
  • How to STOP Thinking from Escalating in your Home
  • How to Soothe Yourself as a Caregiver
  • A primer on Emotions
  • Tools that build connection Part 1
  • Tools that build connection Part 2
  • Respectful Communication with Your Child
  • Managing your Child’s Challenging Behaviours

CHILD GROUP

  • Understanding yourself- The Biosocial Model
  • Understanding how emotions function
  • Learning to tolerate Distress- PArt 3
  • Learning to Tolerate Distress- Part 1
  • Learning to Tolerate Distress- Part 2
  • How to regulate your emotions- Part 1
  • Being more effective in relationship-Part 1
  • Being more effective in relationship-Part 2

 

Materials:

These will be provided to you, available online using any device, phone, tablet or desktop.

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