Grounding the heart, mind, and body: Helping dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy
Presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Date: May 26, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Facilitator: Michel Jones, MSW, RSW, RP
Clients often enter our offices unable to relieve unbearable tension and stress of a specific situation or of their daily lives. Despite our best efforts, some clients do not respond to our attempts to help them calm. Sometimes grounding tools that have worked in the past do not seem to make any difference. We must look behind the tools to understand which approaches would best help. Understanding the different defense mechanisms in the conscious, emotional, and physical parts of the brain and body can make the difference.
Using recent neurological research and proven stress reduction methods, this workshop will provide practical tools that front-line workers can use to help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy.
Whether the client is a first-time user of a service (drop-in centre, shelter) or a frequent consumer (severe and persistent mental health, residential program), this workshop will offer clear, straightforward strategies to help clients feel physically, emotionally, and mentally stable.
- Learn how the brainstem, the limbic system and the pre-frontal cortex system work together and impact each other.
- Understand how these three systems differentially affect “fight or flight,” emotional response and cognitive distortions
- Gain different grounding techniques that work with each of the three systems
- Learn how to bring a client back into their “window of tolerance”
- Help traumatized clients out of the “there and then” and bringing them back to the “here and now”
Registration fee: General - $250 | Student - $225
For full program overview and registration details please visit: https://cvent.me/BrXE5b
Continuing Education (CE) information: 6 CE hours
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute has approval from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for participants of our programming to apply the number of CE hours earned in the program towards their continuing education hours.
Other licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance at their own discretion; participants will need to submit the course outline and certificate for their consideration.