Emotion Coaching

The Heart of Relating to Children and Teens

Emotion Coaching Training Taught in a Workshop Setting  

We offer workshops for any group that interacts with children and teens, including parents, grandparents, foster parents, teachers, coaches, youth ministers and mentors.

This workshop is also ideal for organizations that want to ‘Train the Trainer” in Emotion Coaching skills so the information can be disseminated to their staff.

What Is Emotion Coaching?

Everyone wants to do the best job possible when raising or working with a child or teen, but often this feels overwhelming. Decades of research has taught us that building Emotional Intelligence in children is the key to their social and emotional development, which can have tremendous benefits both now and into adulthood.  Caring adults can help children understand their emotions by learning Emotion Coaching Skills.  This means they help the child or teen to recognize what they are feeling and why.  The benefit is that kids learn to manage their feelings and regulate their behavior in a positive way. Emotion Coaching also helps children to navigate social relationships, maximizes their academic performance and helps them develop confidence.

How Does Emotion Coaching Work?

John Gottman’s research on relationships, families and parenting styles provides a foundation for the tools children need to help them be successful in life. The Emotion Coaching skills learned are the key to creating respectful, emotionally healthy, and successful kids. It all boils down to the ways you connect with kids, and the quality of your communication. Positive outcomes are seen when caring adults begin to communicate more effectively with kids,  no matter how old they are . . . it is never too late.  Developing emotional intelligence is a lifelong journey and tends to lead towards happy, productive, and self-managed lives as adults.

Benefits of  Learning Emotion Coaching Skills

This one-day program will give you the tools needed to become more emotionally responsive, and in turn, will help you create emotionally intelligent children. At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Learn how to recognize, respond to, and validate what a child is feeling.
  • Learn how to be an effective Emotion Coach by using the Five Steps of Emotion Coaching with children of any age.
  • Discover ways to express understanding and empathy.
  • Learn how to set limits and problem solve with children.

Workshop Details

The training is presented by Alysha Roll, LCSW and Mary Beth George, LPC, both Certified Gottman Therapists, Master Trainers and Consultants for The Gottman Institute who have a wealth of experience in presenting workshops.  They edited the Emotion Coaching manual and have presented the workshop to large organizations, such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada.  This training provides the opportunity to get information from both their perspectives and knowledge base.

Continuing Education credits are available for this workshop.  Six CEUs for Texas LCSWs, LPCs and LMFTs. This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Psychologists and out of state licensees can register for CEU’s through the R. Cassidy Seminars after completion.

Scheduling an Emotion Coaching Workshop

We would love to discuss how to bring an Emotion Coaching Workshop to your organization.  Contact us at 281-348-0878 for more information.

Mary Beth and Alysha.