Recorded Webinars

Inspire Training Group hold regular webinars, usually weekly on all matters relating to Therapeutic Parenting.
The recordings of the webinars can be found below. 

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Survival Strategies for Therapeutic Parents 

Join Sarah Naish and Sair Penna as they outlines some of the key survival strategies to help overcome common problems such as:

  • Feeling overwhelmed and hopeless

  • Dealing with criticism from people who don’t get it

  • Staying positive in the face of adversity

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Back to School

Returning to school is going to be difficult for parents and children alike. 

This webinar will enable you to:

Prepare your child to returning/starting school.

Reduce or avoid separation anxiety.

Reduce stress during the school day.

Reduce stress when coming out of school.

Working with the school.

Important people at school.

Establish a safe place/safe person for your child.

 

As always, we will be reminding you where to find help if you have specific or complex school issues.

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Staying Sane as a Therapeutic Parent through the Summer Holidays - Week 1 

Therapeutic parenting can sometimes feel like a very confusing place to be! 

Well you can now watch our  panel of experts answer your questions.

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Understanding Toxic Shame 

Toxic shame is a huge underlying factor for some of the most challenging behaviours we see in traumatised children and it is overwhelming for the child.

Sarah Dillon shares how children with toxic shame have missed out on vital developmental tools, how they will need to be supported with language, reassurance and in addition how difficult relationships can be.

Sarah will share how we can practice kindness, understanding, and modelling mistakes and saying sorry, then the child will, in time, also develop these tools.

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Sweet Dreams

Is your child restless and anxious at night?  Getting up constantly?  Is this eating into your own time to recharge your batteries?  This webinar is for you.

We can see that the lockdown is causing many of our families immense stress.  The last few weeks we have held a live webinars with Jane Mitchell about Home Education,

Maintaining PACE and Calming the Angry Children. We had an excellent response to this and therefore we have decided to make this a regular weekly event giving parents an opportunity to get advice from Jane Mitchell about the most pressing issues.

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Supporting Families with Swearing

Do you work with families who have a child that swears?

Are your Parents exhausted and struggling to tackle this behaviour?

This course is designed for supporting professionals to gain insight and new ideas to families in need.

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Tentacles of Trauma

This course will help participants to understand why children with a history of trauma and neglect behave in the way they do. They will gain a further understanding of how historical trauma is recreated in the present.

Sarah Dillon will give insight into the internal survival world of such children. We will explore how Developmental Trauma Disorder is at the root of all challenging behaviours. We will discuss depersonalise behaviours. We will end with linking behaviour to unmet needs and early life experiences.

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Dealing with Lying

One of the main behaviours which parents find exasperating is lying!

It seems illogical, the children lie as if their life depends on it, perhaps they feel it does?

Glynis, our trainer, has been face with this frustrating situation many times a day as a Therapeutic Parent herself, she joins us and shares strategies for managing this behaviour, using Therapeutic Parenting. 

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Ask the Panel Anything!

Therapeutic parenting can sometimes feel like a very confusing place to be! 

Well you can now watch our  panel of experts answer your questions.

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No One Asked Me!

Occasions when children are taken to see members of their birth family can often act as a flashpoint, creating tensions and awakening hidden trauma. Sometimes the relationships are positive, often they are not!

Parents might dread the build up to these occasions, and it's even harder when the contact has been ordered and all those who know the child can see it is doing more harm than good.

In this webinar, Jane Mitchell will share ways to support the child through these tough situations.

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Presence NOT Presents 

Join Jane Mitchell for our course 'Presence NOT Presents'

Course Length: 60 minutes

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What Lies Beneath - Internal Working Model

It can be extremely difficult for children who have been abused or neglected, and left in fear in some way in their early life, to have any sense that they are worth loving. There is a constant conflict with what they need and what they are able to accept.

 

The children’s early relationships with adults will have informed the way that they feel about themselves – their emerging sense of self and also about adults they encounter, and everything else in the world.

 

Join Glynis as she shares more information around the child’s internal working model and how we can help the children to grow and believe they are good and worthy.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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The Real Child - Sabotage

One of the hardest issues that parents face is when their child is unable to accept the nicer things in life. Sometimes it feels like the harder the parents work to make a special day or gift, the harder the child works to spoil it in some way.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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What's Wrong with Me?

Parents often struggle to get the correct diagnosis for their child. 

 

How do parents know that it is the right one? Often a parent will feel that there is something more seriously wrong, but this has been minimised, additionally it can take a very long time to see the right consultant or get a formal/correct diagnosis.

 

Join Sarah Dillon as she supports you to make sense of all the different conditions children get labelled with and how Therapeutic Parenting can support the behaviours they exhibit, also how having a diagnosis can unlock support and a better understanding from others of why your child does the things they do.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Mess Everywhere!

Many parents of traumatised children become exasperated at the amount of mess the children seem to cause. This is on a different scale to the unusual untidiness associated with childhood. In this webinar we will share how to establish a strong routine and keep everything in order. This is essential

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Why Can't My Child Keep Friends?

During this webinar we will explore:
•    How we learn to play and make friends. 
•    Supporting play through different ages and stages. 
•    Supervising play and knowing when to intervein. 
•    Parental and social expectations around friendships. 
•    Birds of a feather flock to together (trauma ties).

 

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Juggling Act

Parenting siblings can be a real juggling act!

During this webinar we will develop strategies for managing sibling groups (large or small, full siblings or mixed, birth or adopted/fostered/SGO).

We will explore:

  • Parentification

  • Trauma Bonds

  • Siblings Rivalry

  • Managing Different Needs

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Toilet Tales

Many traumatised children have issues with wee and poo!

 

They may be delayed or there might be much more deep-seated issues.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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On The Lookout

Children who experienced severe trauma are constantly on the alert for danger without even knowing it.

 

They may have had to watch and listen very carefully to protect themselves in dangerous situations, so these senses become over developed.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Calming the Angry Child

In this webinar we will explore:

  • Why children might be angry.

  • Assisting parents and carers in de-escalating aggressive behaviours.

  • The impact of aggressive behaviour on parents and the importance of self-care.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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Preparing for School

Returning to school is going to be difficult for parents and children alike.

 

This webinar will enable you to:

  • Prepare your child to returning/starting school.

  • Reduce or avoid separation anxiety.

  • Reduce stress during the school day.

  • Reduce stress when coming out of school.

  • Working with the school.

  • Important people at school.

  • Establish a safe place/safe person for your child.

 

As always, we will be reminding you where to find help if you have specific or complex school issues.

 

Course Length: 60 minutes.

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Lost and Lonely: Teens in Crisis 

Are your teens driving you mad, uncommunicative, sleeping away the day and hard to connect with? 


Are they breaking regulations and going out whenever they like? 


Does it feel harder than ever to connect? 

Then this webinar is for you...

During this webinar we will:
• Help explore your own feelings around your child.
• Share common themes today for peer support.
• Look at the Toddler Teen.
• Understand teen behaviours.
• Look at what’s happening in their brains?
• Discuss reconnection and repair.

Course length: 60 minutes  

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Lying and the Shame Game

Are you fed up of your child lying and refusing to admit things that they've done?


We will also look at:


• Mad lying
• Children refusing to take responsibility
• Why Children lie and the child’s perspective
• The shame game
• Stepping back


Course Length – 60 minutes

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Helping Your Child to Manage Transitions

During this webinar we will be looking at transitions, what they look and why the children’s behaviour escalates or changes dramatically following the change. We will look at factors that may affect transitions:

• Fear of change
• Emotional age
• Fear of adults
• Being in control
• Lack of cause and effect thinking
• Separation anxiety
• Sensory issues
And finally, we will end with strategies.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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Separation Anxiety

Is your Child clingy, anxious, fearful of transitions, talking all the time (nonsense chatter)? 

 

Are you not able to have a phone call, a conversation or even go to the loo without a constant stream of interruptions?


If this is your child, they may be suffering from separation anxiety.


In this webinar we will explore:

• What is Separation Anxiety?

• What is Object Permanence?

• The underlying causes

• How it affects you

• Strategies and solutions

Course Length: 60 minutes

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Introduction to Attachment

  • To gain an understanding of what secure attachment means and why attachment is critical in the earliest years.

  • To gain knowledge and insight into why attachment disorders occur.

  • To understand the differing attachment difficulties and behaviours.

  • To enable parents to gain practical therapeutic parenting strategies.

 

Course Length: 60 minutes

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Managing Siblings 

During this live recorded we will develop strategies for managing sibling groups (large or small, full siblings or mixed, birth or adopted/fostered/SGO).

We will discuss and develop strategies for these subjects:
• Lying
• Stealing
• Fighting
• Staying sane (self-care)
• Dealing with professionals

 

Course Length: 120 minutes.

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Surviving in a Couple Relationship as Therapeutic Parents 

Is your relationship under stress due to parenting children from trauma? Are you struggling to communicate? Wishing things were different but don’t know where to start? 

 

Join Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon for our special webinar,  to help therapeutic parenting couples to preserve and improve their relationship.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting

Sarah Naish brings to life her 'Best Selling' book - The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions in this live recorded webinar.

This webinar is in 2 parts, please see below:


Part 1 - Understanding the Cause of Children’s Behaviours.


Part 2 - The Essential Foundations of Therapeutic Parenting

Course Length: 120 minutes

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Dealing with Food Issues

This course will help all parents to understand food related issues. We will look at the causes of food related issues and provide strategies to help manage food related issues, including:

• Sugar Addictions
• Hoarding Food
• Taking (Stealing) Food
• Rejection of Food/Meals
• Fussy/Slow Eating


This course will give a deeper understanding of Secondary Trauma, self-recognition and an ability to take action in the future to avoid compassion fatigue.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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Trauma Room 1 & 2

A useful analogy devised by Sarah Dillon. 


A wonderful clear explanation on how trauma affects our children. Join Sarah Dillon in this one of a kind webinar on how and why children so rapidly flip into a trauma state due to overwhelm, underpinned by her own experience as a child in care and Author.

Course Length: 60 minutes.

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Truth, Lies and the ‘Memory Carousel’

Join 'Best Selling' Authors Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon for a ride on the 'Memory Carousel'!

Why do our children seem to remember things one day but not the next? Why do false allegations happen and what can we do about this? The ‘Two Sarahs’ will explain how this looks and feels from the parent, supporting professional and child perspectives and offer real strategies and insight to tackle these complex issues.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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Supporting you to support your families: Food Issues

Do you work with families who have a child that has issues with Food?

This course is designed for supporting professionals to gain insight and new ideas to families in need.

Course Length: 60 minutes.

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The Quick Guide to Therapeutic Parenting - Part 1

PART 1: Watch now as Best Selling Author's Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon as they bring their latest book to life in this one of a kind live recorded webinar. 

Course Length: 60 minutes.

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What's My Child's Diagnosis?

Does your child have a diagnosis of any or maybe many of these? Attachment Disorder, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Oppositional Defiant Disorder......


If you are looking after children who have suffered early life trauma through either pre or postnatal stress, neglect, domestic violence, and/or abuse they may have many different diagnoses, find out in this webinar how Therapeutic Parenting is an effective parenting style for the above diagnosis’ and many more!

Course Length: 60 minutes

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The Quick Guide to Therapeutic Parenting - Part 2

PART 2: Watch now as Best Selling Author's Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon as they bring their latest book to life in this one of a kind live recorded webinar. 

Course Length: 60 minutes.

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12 Do's and Don'ts of Christmas 

During this webinar we will explore Jane Mitchell will share her 12 Do's and Don'ts of Christmas! 
 

 

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Staying Sane as a Therapeutic Parent with Sarah Naish

This course aims to share information regarding the complex behaviours of children we care for and the effects this has on us. 


This course will give a deeper understanding of Secondary Trauma, self-recognition and an ability to take action in the future to avoid compassion fatigue.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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Why Do Children Do The Things They Do?

Like many parents who are parenting children who have suffered trauma, Sarah struggled herself when trying to understand WHY her children did the things they did! 

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Hungry Heart 

This course will help all parents to understand food related issues. We will look at the causes of food related issues and provide strategies to help manage food related issues, including: 


• Sugar Addictions
• Hoarding Food
• Taking (Stealing) Food
• Rejection of Food/Meals
• Fussy/Slow Eating 

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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The Trauma Room

This course will help participants to understand why children with a history of trauma and neglect behave in the way they do. They will gain a further understanding of how historical trauma is recreated in the present. The trainer will give insight into the internal survival world of such children. We will explore how Developmental Trauma Disorder is at the root of all challenging behaviours. We will discuss depersonalise behaviours. We will end with linking behaviour to unmet needs and early life experiences.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Erikson's Theory of Development and Therapeutic Parenting

Join us as we delve deeper into Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development and how trauma impacts this.

 

We will start right from infancy up till young adult. 

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Creating Positive Relationships

In this course we will review the effects of attachment on development, how this is different for children with a background of trauma.  ​

You will be given the insight to understand the importance of connection and empathy.

​Finally, the trainer will explain how to develop a dialogue between the parent and child, incorporating Therapeutic Parenting. 

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Managing Birthday and Celebrations

Living with a child who has suffered trauma means birthdays are not going to be straightforward. Celebration days can be difficult for children to manage.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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But I'm Still Hungry! (Sugar Addictions)

Sugar and sweets – why do children from trauma seem to crave sweets or sweet things to such an extent?

 

Join our trainers to find our more in our webinar, as always jam pack with strategies!

Course Length: 60 minutes 

Available to watch on 02.04.2021

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Honesty and Necessary Lies 

Sometimes we find that vital information is missing from our children's files. Information which would inform behaviours or help parents to piece together their history.

This webinar is not about the child's ability to lie but about how sometimes professionals/society are economical with the truth.

This might be due to desire to present traumatised children in 'the best light' due to pressing need to find families for children who have suffered trauma. Or, much more worryingly, as in this situation, to conceal mistakes.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Home-Schooling

As Therapeutic Patents we don't want to blur the lines between teacher and parent, why not join us for more information on home-schooling and managing it during this tricky time, in a way that supports Therapeutic Parenting.

 

In this webinar we will be looking at:

 

Structure:  Timetabling, getting the mix right, managing routines, keeping to current timings for getting up and bed time routines.

 

Life Skills:  Opportunity to develop skills according to ability and developmental age, from making drinks and sandwiches to creating a meal, baking, helping with chores such as laundry, washing up etc.

 

Topic Webs:  Use your children’s interests to explore learning domains (physical development, creativity, numeracy, literacy and communication, knowledge and understanding of the world (can include geography, ecology, history and science).

 

Activities: a discussion about activities both indoor and outdoor and some pointers to resources.  To include your fun activities to look out for and others.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Why I Wobble at Easter

Following on from our previous webinar around food issues and the child’s experience of food. This is a light hearted look at one of our favourite holidays – especially as it allows lots of access to our favourite treat.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Always on the Move

Children who have suffered developmental trauma often have very high circulating cortisol. This is like their body being on full alert all the time with a pounding heart and feelings of being agitated and not being able to keep still.

 

If the child is feeling extra anxious, this triggers further cortisol production and makes matters worse. Because the central nervous system interprets a threat, the body is taking over from the brain, making sure that the body is ready to manage the challenge and run or fight, keeping the child wakeful and alert with eyes and ears wide open for signs of danger.

Course Length: 60 minutes 

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Understanding and Managing Food Related Issues

Join Sarah Dillion as she helps us to understand food related issues, including identifying different types of eating disorders.

Course Length: 60 minutes

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What's Wrong With Me?

Parents often struggle to get the correct diagnosis for their child. 

How do parents know that it is the right one? 

Course Length: 60 minutes 

Available to watch on 21.05.2021

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Bedtime and Sleep 

Is your child refusing to go to bed and/or getting up repeatedly?

Does your child becomes very oppositional and defiant around bed time?

Does your child appear fearful of being left alone?

Does your child's behaviour escalate around bedtime and/or appear to be dysregulated?

Is this eating into your own time to recharge your batteries? 

Course Length: 60 minutes