Does your child...?
Regularly exhibits emotions TOO INTENSE for a situation?
Has difficulties or is INCAPABLE OF CALMING himself/herself during a tantrum?
Becomes AVOIDANT and/or AGGRESSIVE when dealing with negative emotions?
Has difficulties identifying emotional cues and/or RECOGNIZING THEIR OWN EMOTIONS?
Constantly focuses on the NEGATIVE and generally experience more negative emotions than normal?
WE CAN HELP YOU.
INTRODUCING THE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN CRAZY EMOTIONS.
With this 8-week program your child and you will have all the tools to manage better their emotions. It was made for families with a child with emotional dysregulation.
This program has been created by an experienced child and youth psychologist that has close to 20 years of practice. Dr. Martine Roberge is specialized is helping with clinical depression, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Dr. Roberge has also worked closely with a yoga teacher for this program to develop activities that will help develop mindfulness and meditation skills and practices.
This program consist of 6 sessions (2 sessions of 2-hours with the families and 4 sessions of an hour with the kids only) every week in a studio in Westboro, Ottawa. There will be around 8 kids in the program at the same time assisted by Dr. Roberge and a certified yoga teacher.
With this program, we will work towards:
Learn to the children how to regulate themselves when they are experiencing strong emotions
Make them understand how they can stop their negative thinking
Give the parents tools that they will be able to bring home
EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION IS NOT BAD BEHAVIOR, IT IS A SKILL TO BE LEARN.
Each class has their own activities and lessons and has been created upon building trust, reassurance, knowledge and reflexion. You will be guided along the way by a registered psychologist and a certified yoga teacher.
Here's a sneak peek of what is waiting for you...
Between the kids only
A final 2 hours class with all the families to give personalized tips and tricks to the parents to take away at home.
A 1 hour class that was designed to build children's confidence in themselves by building their problem-solving skills.
A 1 hour class that educate on the importance to change negative thinking into positive thinking.
A 1 hour class that aims at teaching different relaxation exercices inspired by CBT therapy, meditation, mindfulness and yoga.
A 1 hour class that concentrates on identifying what triggers their anxiety and their stresses and how it makes them feel.
A 2 hours class with all the families to look at the dynamics and to give some tips for the parents.
Frequently asked questions
Is it covered by insurance?
Yes, there will be some receipts made for the insurance and it will count as therapy from a psychologist.
What is included in the program?
The program include 2 sessions of 2-hours and 4 sessions of 1-hour with Dr. Roberge and a certified yoga teacher. In each of those classes, there will me meditations, mindfulness activities, learning experiences, therapeutic activities and some material distributed. There will also be some at-home practices sheets and materials so that you can continue their learning at home.
How does the program work?
This program is based on evidence-based practices such as mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It has been proven how effective those techniques are to reconnect with past traumas, repressed emotions, depressive feelings, anxiety, negative thinking and unhealthy coping strategies. Our program was made in order to give the maximum of tools in order to initiate those positive changes in the lives of our families.
Do I need the official diagnosis to be part of the groups?
No, detaining the official diagnosis is NOT a requirement to sign up to the groups. Participating in the program also do not constitute as a diagnosis.
What to do if I think it's a good idea but my child doesn't want to participate?
Those programs do require a willingness to participate comind from the child in order to see improvements in their mental health. However, if your child do show some signs of resistance, a good first step is always to communicate with them. It can be relevant to ask them why they do not what to go or what they are afraid of. You can try reassuring them about how everyone in the room is going to be as scared as them and there is really no shame in going there.