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SP262-22 Using Relationships To Foster Felt Safety In Anxious Children

Relationships Equal Safety! Using Relationships To Foster Felt Safety In Anxious Children (P) (SNAs)

Relationships Equal Safety! Using Relationships To Foster Felt Safety In Anxious Children (P) (SNAs)

DATE:       Thursday, 17 February 2022
TIME:        7pm - 8.30pm
VENUE:    Online Via Zoom

Course overview

*The session will begin with an introduction to interpersonal neurobiology and the impact that has on our sense of safety in the world. Regulation, co-regulation and childhood development will be outlined. The role that teachers and SNAs have in creating an environment of felt safety in the classroom will be discussed.

*Next the benefits of using relationship as an anchor for anxious children in the classroom will be outlined.

*Following this the perceived challenges will be named and discussed.

*Next an abundance of practical, easily accessed ways to harness the power of relationship to support anxious children in the classroom will be presented. These will be playful, creative and child-centred.

*Opportunity for questions and answers will be provided.

*Finally, a list of further resources for teachers will be given.

Tutor: Hayley Rice
Child and adolescent psychotherapist
Play Therapist


Hayley Rice is a child and adolescent psychotherapist specializing in play therapy. Hayley provides play therapy to children and creative psychotherapy to adolescents in her private practice  in Arklow. In 2016 Hayley created Super Kids, a group program which uses play, movement, music, art and friendships to build self-esteem in young children. 

Hayley gained a first-class honors Master of child and adolescent psychotherapy in 2018. Her topic of interest- neurodevelopmental play as a means of enhancing speech in young pre-verbal children with autism and parental experiences of this, returned great findings which Hayley incorporates into her daily work.

In 2019 Hayley studied Filial Therapy which focuses on the parent-child relationship as an agent of change. She loves to work alongside parents in their quest to help their children.

Hayley works closely with the Arklow Cancer Support and has a special interest in helping children affected by cancer along with those who have suffered a bereavement in childhood.

In 2020, following the Corona Virus outbreak, Hayley had a huge number of parents reaching out for help. She set up an Instagram page where she shares tips, supportive information and talks about topical issues such as anxiety, behaviour issues and more.

In 2021 Hayley launched her online programmes and workshops for parents and professionals. They have proven hugely successful and are invaluable to anyone who needs help immediately.


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Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 17-02-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 17-02-2022 8:30 pm
Capacity 50
Course Fee To book a place on this course click in to the course details and use the registration link provided
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