We are kicking off our Fall 2017 "Cool, Calm, Connected" group for emotional regulation for parents and kids. Here's how our CCC group works: kids meet in one room, learning about emotional regulation, practicing awareness and skills, and incorporating lots of psychoeducation on the brain, zones of arousal, sensory soothing, etc. We teach it by using roleplays, group discussion, creative problem solving, and making sock puppets about our brain! At the same time, parents meet in another room, where they receive parenting support and discuss the same content that their kids are working on, so that they're better able to help kids talk about, practice and integrate those skills into their daily lives. Families leave the group with a new, shared vocabulary around emotional expression and connection with a host of new strategies. We cover topics such as what is emotional regulation, where do we feel emotions in our bodies, how can we regulate ourselves (and our children), what are our biggest triggers and issues, what are our own sensory sensitivities, and how to have more compassion for ourselves and children.
Our next session will occur on Thursdays from February 15 to April 5, 2018, running for 8 weeks. The group times will vary as follows:
- 4:15-5:15 pm for 6-7 year olds
- 5:30-6:30 pm for 8-9 year olds
- 6:45-7:45 pm for 10-11 year olds
All sessions will take place at The Center for Connection located at 275 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
Cost: Price is $600 for the whole 8 weeks, with $100 due before the first session to hold your spot and the rest due at the end of the first session.
*Early birds: Sign up by Feb. 1st and get $100 off (which means you pay $500 total for the whole group!).
For more information and to register, contact Drew Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.