Reframing Challenging Behaviours

How we work with stressed behaviours outdoors

Your mentors

Francesca Signore

Jon Cree

Location address: Liverpool, L25 7TX
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
3 day course £300
Next date: None - Register your interest
A summary
This course is for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of ‘behaviour’ expressed by learners (of any age) and how working outdoors within a natural space can be a catalyst for change. Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Early Years Practitioners, Outdoor Educators and Forest School Practitioners, Home School Educators, Play Workers. This 3 day course will unpick theory, look at real life case studies, outdoor activities and chats round the fire! The days will be participatory and crammed full of tips, ideas, and activities that can be used in any natural setting.
About your mentors
Francesca Signore
Usually known as Froo
I qualified as a Forest School leader in 2014 and have delivered sessions to a wide range of participants, predominantly primary aged children from a special school. I am passionate about the benefits of Forest School, and as a Trustee of the Forest School Association believe - and deliver - 'full fat' Forest School. I am never happier than when outdoors and learning; much of the CPD I have attended has been around needs-based approaches and behaviour. I have been studying Choice Theory since 2019 and attained Certification in April 2022.
Jon Cree
Smiley ecological trainer and teacher
I am an outdoor ecological trainer and pedagogue. Co-author of recently acclaimed 'The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy' and 'Storytelling for Deeper Nature Connection'. I love nothing more than paddling rivers with my family and on my own, and telling tales around the fire. My career has been one of utter joy, playing and working with learners, often marginalised and challenged by societal systems,...mostly in the woods. I am based in Tenbury Wells, of hills, rivers and many woods and orchards!
What we'll do
The course, through discussion and activities, will include: • What do behaviours communicate and reframing ‘challenging behaviour’ – what does anxiety,‘stressed behaviour’ and socially/ecologically engaged behaviour look like? • The 3 C’s – Models for working with behaviour • Why outdoors? – What needs does the natural world cater for? • Interventions & De-escalation – ways of working with behaviours • A 'needs – based’ approach and what needs the outdoors satisfy. • How to work with various ‘needs’ from neuro-typical through to various ‘attachment’ needs, including ASD, sensory attachments and many other ‘labels’! • Working with brain, body and place – how the nervous system works. Co- regulation and self -regulation - the essential body based approaches • Self- care - Looking after ourselves • Reviewing policy & procedures relating to behaviour and safety. Working in partnership with our client groups
Learning aims
Aim 1
Participants will be encouraged to look at themselves and ways of self-regulating in order to regulate other learners in the groups we work with in the outdoors.
Aim 3
We will unpick learner-centred theories and run them through real-life case studies.
Aim 2
Participants will be given time and space to consider specific issues that they may be encountering with specific individuals in their care.
Aim 4
We will explore how and why natural settings are essential to behavioural regulation.
What you can go on to do
If you opt for the accredited option you have the opportunity of gaining a level 3 accreditation (worth 3 credits) from the OCNWMR (please note that this option requires some assessment via discussion participation and coursework to meet assessment criteria). The cost of the accreditation is an additional £55.
Pricing information
Ticket name3 day course
Where we'll be
Birch Hill Mews, School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 7TX
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
Cancel more than two weeks before the start to receive a full refund.Cancel more than two weeks before the start to receive a full refund. Cancel between 2 and 14 days for a 50% refund. 48 hours or less, no refund.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

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