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The Science of Emotion

Presented by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., author of Hold On To Your Kids

Friday, April 7, 2017  |  Calgary, ab



!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird Deadline has been extended to April 3, 2017.

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Previously titled “Making Sense of Emotions: The Science of Emotions & Their Impact On Behaviour”


Date & Location

Friday, April 7, 2017 – Friday, April 7, 2017

9:00am – 4:00pm

Executive Royal Inn Calgary

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions


Workshop Description

*NEW* Suitable for Adult Focused Clinicians

There is much focus today on children’s emotions. Constructs like emotional intelligence, emotional self-regulation, emotional well-being and emotional social learning are being bandied about like never before. Emotion, long dismissed as a nuisance factor, is now confirmed to be at the core of development and well-being. Yet little is being taught about the nature of emotion or the implications for parenting and teaching and treatment. In this workshop, Dr. Neufeld does a brilliant job of putting the pieces together to make sense of emotion, revealing the emotional roots of many behavioural problems, and clarifying the challenges for parents, teachers and helping professionals.

Dr. Neufeld outlines five basic steps to emotional health and development so adults can foster emotional well-being and get to the root of such problems as alarm, anxiety, agitation, aggression, impulsiveness, lack of empathy, bullying, and so on. This workshop is powerful in the insight it provides as well as the changes it inspires. To make sense of emotion is to make sense of us all. There is no better way to glean insight into oneself and others. Having a working knowledge of the science of emotion should be a prerequisite for anyone responsible for children or working with adults. While the focus of the workshop is on children and youth, the content is applicable to individuals of all ages. This workshop is highly recommended for all helping professionals, educators and parents.

 


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

Session 1 – Expression of Emotion
The first of the three laws of emotion is that emotion seeks expression. All emotions have a purpose that becomes thwarted when expression is denied or distorted.

Session 2 – Thwarted Expression
The first challenge in dealing with problems rooted in emotion is to facilitate the expression of emotion without repercussion to a child’s working attachments.

Session 3 – Feelings & Hurts
The second law of emotion is that emotion seeks consciousness.

Session 4 – Balance & Self-Control
The third law of emotion is that emotion seeks equilibrium, resulting in balance, stability and self-control.

Session 5 – 5 Steps to Emotional Health & Maturity
The five stages in emotional development are outlined, with the challenges for children and adults in each stage. The challenge when children are stuck is always to start at the beginning where root problems exist.

Session 6 – Viewing & Treating Troubling Behaviours As Emotional Problems
Emotion has been eclipsed by such constructs as learning, discipline, disorder and even disease. Various problems are looked at to illustrate the issues involved, including attention problems, anxiety problems, bullying and aggression.


Learning Objectives

  • Cultivate an appreciation of the pivotal role of emotion in development, perception and behaviour
  • Develop a language of emotion that can be used to reframe problems, lead to solutions, and provide access to intuition
  • Understand how emotional development unfolds, so as not to get caught in a battle against symptoms or sabotage the process by pushing for results

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.


Your Presenter(s)

Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 30 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. He is a foremost authority on child development, an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids), and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm.

Dr. Neufeld’s professional experience includes years of working with violent young offenders and thousands of consultations regarding youth with aggression problems. His personal experience includes having been a father to five adolescents of his own. Dr. Neufeld is not only a seminal theorist but also a seasoned therapist and an inspiring teacher.

Dr. Neufeld’s unique synthesis of the developmental literature and his exceptional ability to make children understandable has made him much in demand as a speaker. His style is dynamic, his approach is refreshing, and his effect is to affirm intuition. His insights are regularly sought by experts and media alike. Dr. Neufeld consistently receives outstanding ratings for his courses and seminars.

Because of his ability to make sense of complex problems, Dr. Neufeld is a much sought-after speaker. He gives over 40 presentations and educational seminars a year and has been invited to present at the following: First National Symposium on Bullying, Ottawa, 2002; Educational Symposium on the State of Education in Nagano, Japan, 2002; Focus Conferences on Violence, International Counselling Congress, Canadian Teacher’s Federation Symposium on Youth Violence, Educational Symposium in Portland, Oregon; and WONCA World Conference on Family Medicine.

Dr. Neufeld’s book Hold on to Your Kids with Dr. Gabor Mate was released by Knopf Canada in January, 2004 and has made several best-selling lists.

 

Testimonials

“Absolutely life changing course on all levels. This will not only greatly impact my work with children, families, and schools, but also my journey of self-growth and empower my skills as a parent and adult figure in many children’s lives.”
– Laura Rose, Cmn Therapist | Winnipeg, MB | June 1, 2016

 

“I buy into your philosophy, both as a parent and as a teacher. I have already ‘swam against the stream’ as an at-home parent of 11 years. I shall continue to live this philosophy and trust nature and love, love, love my own children and students.”
– Saskatoon, SK | May 16 – 17, 2016

 

“My first time hearing Gordon and it won’t be my last. Unbelievable, marvelous, and inspiring – it is a true privilege to be here. You are incredible and a true gift to the world – thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, thoughts, and perceptions. I’m taking so much away to not only help with my profession, but my own personal life. ”
– Calgary, AB | May 21 – 23, 2014

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More information: www.neufeldinstitute.org



Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.


Recommended Accommodation

Executive Royal Inn Calgary

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions


Our rates:

For January to December 2017

Rates valid Monday to Thursday:

Executive Queen – $124 + Tax

Standard King – $134 + Tax

Executive King – $154 + Tax

Rates valid Friday to Sunday:

Executive Queen – $104 + Tax

Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate. 

* Please note that the number of rooms at our corporate rates are limited. 


When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
MAKING SENSE OF ANXIETY
Individual Enrollment $399 $419
Group 3-7 $379 $399
Group 8-14 $359 $379
Group 15+ $324 $344
Full-Time Student $324 $344
THE SCIENCE OF EMOTIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON BEHAVIOR
Individual Enrollment $229 $249
Group 3-7 $214 $234
Group 8-14 $199 $219
Group 15+ $179 $199
Full-Time Student $179 $199
3 DAY OPTION: Attend Both Dr. Neufeld Workshops and SAVE!
*Select 3 Day Option at registration
Individual Enrollment $599 $619
Group 3-7 $569 $589
Group 8-14 $549 $569
Group 15+ $499 $519
Full-Time Student $499 $519

For more information on Student Rates, click here

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 3, 2017
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Monday, April 3, 2017.


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