Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome, introduction to the module, the book, the toys, what will be covered, the resource pack, FAQs and ways to optimise virtual learning

    • Welcome and an introduction into what will be covered during this module- 8 minutes

    • Frequently asked questions about the module and the contents- 16 minutes

    • This explains the order of the book and about the different sections- important overview- 4 minutes

    • Information about where to purchase the book and toy if you would like them- 5 minutes

    • Some tips and ideas to optimise your learning experience- keeping engaged when learning virtually- 8 minutes

    • Resource pack of handouts and worksheets

    • Presley the Pug online module slides- powerpoint presentation

  • 2

    Emotional regulation

    • Reflective question- why might children struggle with their emotional regulation? 2 minutes

    • Introduction into some of the reasons why children can struggle to regulate their emotions- 30 minutes

    • Reflective question- why is emotional regulation important? 3.50 minutes

  • 3

    Some key elements to consider and hold in mind when doing these activities

    • things to be mindful of and important considerations- 40 minutes

  • 4

    Ways of being, therapeutic skills and qualities, underpinning principles

    • Our professional patchwork- ways of being and doing- relational qualities and skills- part 1- 19 minutes

    • Ways of being and doing- therapeutic and relational skills and qualities- part 2-26 minutes

    • Ways of being and doing- therapeutic and relational skills and qualities- part 3- 13 minutes

  • 5

    Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping exercises, games, ideas, and activities

    • Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- part 1- 10 minutes

    • Hand breathing exercise- Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- part 2- 4.25 minutes

    • butterfly hug and rhythm exercise- Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- part 3- 3 minutes

    • Muscle tensing and relaxing exercise- Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- part 4- 2.40 minutes

    • left and right breathing exercise- Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- part 5- 6 minutes

    • Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- calming box, imagery, bear breathing and more part 5- 8 minutes

    • Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- scream box, butterfly breathing, and more part 6- 6 minutes

    • Travelling back and soaking in a positive moment- Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- part 7- 3 minutes

    • Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- scream box, mazes, colouring-in, and more part 8- 11 minutes

    • Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- rainbow and tower breathing, and more- 9 minutes

    • Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- mindful treasure hunt- 6 minutes

    • Regulating, Grounding, Soothing, and Coping Activities, Ideas, and Games- positive self-talk and mantras and more- 6.5 minutes

    • things to be mindful of around sensory strategies- 6 minutes

  • 6

    7 E model- a model for making conversations therapeutic and enriching conversations

    • The 7 e model- 26 minutes

  • 7

    Presley the pug the story and explanations around the story

    • The story of Presley the Pug- introduction to reading the story- 1 minute

    • Presley the pug the story being read out with anecdotes and explanations- 30 minutes

  • 8

    Bringing Presley alive- some arts and craft ideas for making Presley

    • Bringing Presley alive- some arts and craft ideas for making Presley- 8.15 minutes

  • 9

    Key messages about feelings- different ways for talking about feelings

    • Key messages about feelings- different ways for talking about feelings- explaining the infographic- 20 minutes

  • 10

    Creative and expressive tools and techniques for talking about, identifying, and expressing feelings

    • Creative and expressive ways of talking about feelings- part 1- feelings pictures and cards- 13 minutes

    • Creative and expressive ways of talking about feelings- biscuits, pizzas, balloons, lego and more- part 2- 20 minutes

    • Creative and expressive ways of talking about feelings- feelings worksheets- part 3- 12 minutes

    • Creative and expressive ways of talking about feelings- feelings wheel- part 4- 6 minutes

    • Creative and expressive ways of talking about feelings- creative ways talking about feelings and the body- 6 minutes- part 5

    • Creative and expressive ways of talking about feelings- creative ways of asking scaling questions and measuring- 8 minutes- part 6

    • Ways to share, talk about and give our thoughts and worries to- worry boxes, worry plaques, worry dolls and more- 6.5 minutes

  • 11

    Defining and talking about calm and the sensory hand and calm reflective exercise

    • Defining the feeling of calm, connecting to the feeling and exploring what it is including the sensory hand exercise- 14 minutes

  • 12

    Safe, special and calming place- main exercise of the workbook- step by step and creative ideas

    • The introduction the safe and special place exercise- part 1- 6 minutes

    • Safe and special place exercise- creative and expressive extensions- part 3- 14 minutes

    • Safe and special place exercise- the exercise itself and the journey- part 2- 10 minutes

    • Safe and special place exercise- FAQ and things to be mindful of- part 4- 10 minutes

  • 13

    Sensory, soothing, calming and grounding box

    • Sensory, soothing, calming and grounding box an introduction- part 1- 5 minutes

    • Sensory, soothing, calming and grounding box instructions- part 2- 6 minutes

  • 14

    Safety, coping and wellbeing plans- making them creative

    • Safety, coping and wellbeing plans- making them creative- 15 minutes

  • 15

    Life cheerleaders, inspirers and supporters

    • Life cheerleaders, inspirers and supporters- intro- 4 minutes

    • Life cheerleaders, inspirers and supporters- part 2- 10 minutes

  • 16

    Recap, endings and goodbyes

    • Summary and recap of the module- 4 minutes

    • Ending ceremony and goodbyes- 14 minutes

    • Ending and goodbye- 5 minutes

  • 17

    Certificate

    • Certificate presleyC

FAQ

  • What is the focus? And how long can I access the course for?

    The focus of this introductory module is on emotional literacy, developing an emotional dictionary and on emotional and behaviour regulation. It also focuses on relaxation, calm, and inner peace. The story centres around Presley the Pug finding an imaginary calming place in his mind; as well as a range of other calming, grounding, soothing, regulating, and coping tools. It also teaches children about the popular “safe place” exercise, as well as a range of other tools, such as breathing exercises and creating a sensory box. How long can I access the material for? From when you purchase the module it is accessible for you for 6 months. You can dip in and out and watch it as many times as you like in that 6-month period.

  • What do I get for my money?

    • You get over 600 minutes/ 9 hours of video footage presented by award winning Clinical Psychologist and best-selling Author, Dr Karen Treisman. This material is available for 6 months after purchase so you can re-visit it numerous times. • You get a 27 page resource pack; including 9 new worksheets which are not in Presley the Pug. • A copy of the slides in pdf form (for the attendee’s use only).

  • Who is this targeted to and who is it appropriate for? Including age range.

    This course is suitable for anyone working with or supporting children. This includes teachers, social workers, therapists, and so forth. This is also suitable for parents or carers who want to parent in a more therapeutic and emotionally rich way. This is an introductory course so offers the basics as well as enriching and offering numerous more advanced ideas and options. The book is geared for 5-10-year olds (mainly due to the story), however many of the tools have been used very successfully with people of all ages, including early years, teens, and adults. Of course, with some adaptation and tailoring. The tools and techniques also can be wonderful for the adults around the child including supporting adults on their own wellbeing and regulation. Presley the Pug, unlike some of my more specialist resources is suitable for the majority of children as all children benefit from increasing their emotional dictionary and from learning emotional regulation tools. This said, this is not an alternative or replacement for therapy or other specialist interventions.

  • Is this for individual or group work?

    The activities and ideas in the module and in the book can be used with individuals, with families, or with groups. There are several schools, fostering agencies, and residentials running Presley the Pug groups around the globe; as well as numerous parents, carers, and practitioners using them individually. The tools are versatile, and the skill set is applicable to a range of contexts.

  • What is the learning method and how accessible is it? Do I need to watch it all in one go? Do I need to do all the activities and work through the order it is presented?

    Nope absolutely not. It is presented in bite size segments ranging from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. This is purposely done to allow for people to dip in and dip out and to watch it in whichever way suits their learning style and the situation in which they are in. It is also intended that people pause, practice the exercises, reflect on them, discuss, and so forth. People may want to revisit and repeat them as well. This is also done in smaller sections to optimise people’s engagement, concentration, and attention; and to encourage people to move around, take brain breaks, practice the regulating activities etc. There is also a video clip near the beginning of the module about different ways of optimising and absorbing the material. Also, there is no need to do all the activities- there is simply a range offered so that there is room for flexibility, choice, and adapting it to the individual. We want you to have options and a treasure box of tools. Also, there is no prescriptive order to work things through as the module acknowledges that everyone is unique and that it also will depend on the relationship with the child, the skillset and the knowledge of the person supporting the child, the context, the timing etc. So, it is advised to go through the modules and pick and choose what might work and to review and reflect on these.

  • Do I get the Presley the Pug book and toy included with the module? Can I bulk order the book for my team?

    You do not get the book included with this module. This is because it is acknowledged that many people purchasing this module will already have the book and so we did not want to charge you twice. Also, some people may not want the book and so we didn’t want to force you to purchase it. And some people will want the hard copy and others will want the eBook. There is also an acknowledgment that people all around the globe can purchase this module and so retailers and pricing for the book will range. As well as knowing that people have different preferences as to whom they like to purchase books from. This is also about trying to keep costs as low and affordable as possible. We do strongly recommend having the book as you are going through this module, but it is not essential. If you do not have it already and want to purchase it, it is available from amazon on prime, from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and from most other book stockists. It is also available as an e-book from ebooks.com under its name. Our recommendation is to have it beside you when doing the module so if you are going to order it, you might like to order it before purchasing the module or towards the beginning. The book is photocopiable so that resources can be used with multiple children. If you are thinking of bulk ordering the book, Jessica Kingsley Publishers can support you with this option and with a discount, for both e-book access and paperback copies. The Presley the Pug toy is a fab addition to the book. He is by no means essential but a lovely touch. He can be purchased from www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk or from ebay using his name. Due to him being so popular, we are close to the end of the stock, so, please order asap if you would like to purchase him. After the stock ends there will be a few months delay whilst he gets re-ordered. You can be added to a waiting list. Bulk discounts are available through the above website- this is for orders of 5 or more.

  • Do I need to have or purchase the book?

    As stated above, the book is strongly recommended and will optimise your experience, but it is not essential and of course it is a choice. In the book you get the story of Presley, coloured worksheets and photo ideas. As well as numerous more worksheets than in the resource pack. We will also refer to the book and different pages quite a few times throughout the module. This said, there are lots of ideas and strategies presented which you can absolutely apply without the book, and some key worksheets have been added to your resource pack which comes with the module. So, you will still be able to get a lot out of it.

  • What if I already have the book, is the module worth it still for me?

    The idea of this module is to introduce the story and the ideas and to bring them alive. There are also several worksheets and parts which are in addition to what is in the book. You get a lot more explanation and richness of information in the module than in the book. The feedback from people who have attended the face-to-face training who also have the book is that it is still really beneficial, and they gain a huge amount from hearing more about the ideas; and having them said out loud rather than reading about them. This said, of course there will be a lot of overlap and repetition, so we want people to have realistic expectations, so it is for you to consider.

  • Are bulk orders available for teams and organisations?

    Yes, organisations can make bulk orders and can receive a discount. This is for teams or organisations more than 10 people. You are welcome to contact karen@safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk to discuss number. Can we book our own Q and A session for our team/ organisation? Yes, depending on availability, Karen is available to book 1-3 hour interactive QA sessions where teams can discuss the progress or the module and questions about the resources etc. This is charged at £150ph.