Emotion Regulation Therapy Programme
Scientific Research has determined that
Child Specific – Emotion Focused CBT and Emotion Regulation Therapy, combined
with Emotion Regulation Education is the most effective behavioural
restructuring therapy for Children with Emotional or Behavioural needs.
incorporated these findings, and developed an Emotion Regulation Therapy
Programme that is unique in delivery and effective in empowering Children to moderate their Changing States of Being.
For Children with Heightened Anxiety, the programme
identifies disturbed States of Being in key environments, such as school and at
home, and coaches the Child on how to neutralise the disturbances within those
with Low Emotion Regulation, the programme addresses challenging behaviour and
perceptions, and increases Emotion Regulation Skills.
The effectiveness of the programme is due to the
implementation of purpose designed activities that have been developed over 30
years of Personal Practice. Debbie
generates ‘In the Moment’ Emotion Learning,
providing Children with real life
experiences to practice and ‘buy into’ the use of the Emotion Regulation Tools.
This programme is Solutions Focused addressing the complex needs of the client, with
in-depth Pre and Post Therapy reports and
the development of Client specific – Emotion/Behavioural Management Plans
for Whanau and Schools . The programme includes Family Therapy if required.
Debbie attends IEP, FGC and HCN meetings if possible, to provide Schools and
Professionals with an understanding of the Child’s specific needs and provide a
voice for the Child. The programme is aided by a team of Therapy Dogs and (if facilitated at Willow Therapy Farm) a team of Therapy Horses.
Foster Home Crisis Services
This 'In the Family Home' programme addresses
the underlying cause of potential Foster Care breakdown and develops and implements solutions
to meet the needs of the individuals and collective within the Family unit. For further information download the Foster Home Crisis Services Referral Form.
Foster Home Crisis Services Referral Form
School Emotion Education Programmes
In 2010 Debbie developed and facilitated a School Based Emotion I.Q
Pilot Programme for vulnerable Children in a decile 2 , South Auckland Primary School.
Children were selected
for the pilot programme based on high Emotional and Behavioural Needs. The
programme proved effective in moderating behaviour , increasing Emotion
Regulation Skills and increasing the general wellbeing of the participants.
Based on the Pilot Programme, Debbie has developed a range of Social and
Emotional Learning Programmes for Primary, Intermediate and High Schools.
The Social and Emotional Learning Programmes in
Auckland and Northland schools as well as facilitating the Willow SEL Programme
at Willow Therapy Farm, in Clevedon.
Debbie has also developed and facilitated Self Leadership Programmes for DIO and Lynfield College as well as runs after school Self Leadership Programmes for Teenagers.
Willow SEL Programme
The Willow SEL Programme is an Animal and Nature assisted Social and
Emotional Learning Programme. The objective of the programme is to improve
participants Emotion Regulation skills and peer engagement.
With the assistance of horses, dogs and the natural environment,
participants are taught Emotion Regulation Tools. Support material is supplied
to the teacher to assist in implementing the Emotion Regulation strategies
within the classroom.
During the 5 week programme, participants gain a better understanding of
their emotional reactions and those of their peers. The strategies taught are
designed to diffuse the agitation of the emotion in the early stages of an
emotional or behavioural disturbance. Used in the classroom, these tools are an
effective means of reducing behavioural incidents and maintaining engagement.
The Willow SEL Programmes are facilitated at Willow Therapy Farm in Clevedon.
Rongomatane Guided Imagery Programme
The Rongomatane programme incorporates Visualisation, Emotion Mindfulness, and Social and Emotional Learning Life Skills to bring the class participants to a 'learning ready' state of being.
Benefits of this programme include an increase in student participation, concentration, motivation and compliance as well as an increase in general wellbeing. (Teacher participation required).
Emotion Regulation and Inner Mindfulness
for Children with Disabilities.
Contact Debbie for further information regarding this programme.
Personalised Programmes are available upon request,
please email or call to discuss how we can help .