We are glad you are here!
The 12-week program is just one way you can join us to explore and add to our understanding of why people experience stress or dysregulation which can lead to them showing us that they need support. Some of these ways can at times be of concern to us or challenge our thinking about how to support them well. This program helps us in understanding people's needs and how we can support them and yourself to lead the best life possible.
What does the program look like?
- 12 weeks of self-paced and guided learning in an online format
- Access to 6 chapters of information equivalent to around 11 hours of learning for 12 months
- 4 group zoom sessions where we can personally connect and explore your individual needs
- Program booklet
- Access to other resources and tools you can use in your planning and support in an ongoing way
Building our insight is an important step to knowing how we may travel a road of developing supports across our life journey.
If you would like to know little but more about us, the program or other ways we consent with people, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
The cost of the program is $595 for a family or professional and $50 per support worker who attends with a family member.
This program is aimed at family members, and as such, they have priority for enrolments. The program may be funded through your NDIS plan, but if not, and access is prohibitive because of cost, we encourage you to contact us to discuss options. We are here to help families. This is really important to us, so please do call. Courses are capped at smaller groups of participants so we can connect on a more personal level with participants in coaching sessions. The next program will be starting soon, so get in quick to register your interest! But don’t worry, we run the program across the year. If you miss out this time around, we will let you know when the next one will start following your expression of interest. Once you've registered your interest, we will contact you to let you know some more details about the course and the link to enrol.
Our introduction chapter will have us explore what we mean by challenging behaviour, and start to explore what might influence a person to need to engage in these behaviours. We have a closer look at the way our brain and bodies work in response to stress and how this can lead to behaviours that may concern us.
When our needs are not met
We know that we experience stress and sometimes engage in behaviours when our underlying needs are not met. But what are those underlying needs?
Shifting the lens
How we view behaviour and the needs of people is so very important when understanding and creating approaches to support people well and hopefully reduce the likelihood of behaviours that can be challenging. Here we talk about some important frameworks to consider as a starting point to creating change.
Chapter 4 (Part 1)
Supporting needs and reducing stress
In this chapter we start to explore how to build supports to meet underlying needs in relationships, health and sensory regulation.
Chapter 4 (Part 2)
Supporting needs and reducing stress
We continue our discussion about underlying needs, discussing how to build supports to meet needs for interaction, communication, predictability and processing.
A co-regulation approach
Effective support is based on helping people be regulated. We discuss how regulation develops and how we can best support and respond when our loved one is stressed, anxious, upset.
Our last chapter helps us pull all the information together and think about how you, as the most important and knowledgable person in your son or daughter's life can lead the way in planning and advocating for the best support approaches and services that make sense to your family.