10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children Handle Their Emotions - Seminar on DVD

Tina Payne Bryson
PESI Publishing and Media 2013
ISBN 2467709151965


Bridging the Gap between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

In this recording, best-selling author Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses how to increase the effectiveness of your treatment by working with parents to reduce the backwards steps taken when a child leaves the therapy office or classroom.

Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children handle their emotions and make better decisions-even in high-stress moments. You will learn how to accurately assess a child's temperament and the key questions to provide a great understanding of family dynamics and parenting styles. Walk away from this recording with the tools to improve outcomes by working more effectively with the entire family as part of the process.


Emotional Responsiveness
How much does context matter?
Communicate comfort rather than threat
Decrease emotional reactivity through a sensory motor lens
Creative questions that reveal more about a child's:
Family life
Parenting they are receiving
Emphasise the parental basics:
Teach parents how to more effectively deal with their child's behaviour
Understand when to 'lean into' a behaviour instead of trying to extinguish it
Wait for the teachable moment, and know when to avoid talking about feelings and problems
Uncover and challenge parents' theories about their children's reactivity and behaviour
Allow development to happen, even if it's not on our preferred schedule


Explain why emotional responsiveness is an essential intervention strategy. for developing the brain and creating long-term mental health and resilience.
Distinguish the connection between reactivity and the threat-detection system in the brain
Identify when parents need to make shifts at home, versus when a child actually needs therapy.
Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
Describe how to communicate these basic concepts to parents.

NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

Includes Manual, CE Information and 1 DVDs. Running Time: 1 Hours 30 Minutes