Promoting Positive Behaviour, Wellbeing and Resilience

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What is Emotion Coaching?

Emotion Coaching (EC) is a universal communication strategy which supports children and young people to self-regulate and manage their stress responses. Originally noticed as an effective way parents communicated with their children around challenging behaviours, Emotion Coaching has been shown to be highly successful in educational settings too. 

Based on research by US Psychologist Dr John Gottman (1996) which supports children and young people to self-regulate and manage their stress responses. Gottman observed that children who thrive in their emotional and social development have parents who respond positively to the behaviour of the children, who helped their child to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them. These children were better able to control their impulses and delay gratification, self soothe when upset, have better attentional capacity and increased motivation, performed better academically and were better able to function in social relationships.



Research by Emotion Coaching UK took Gottman’s five elements of Emotion Coaching and developed a school friendly program that uses a four step framework to help engender emotional resilience, empathy and problem-solving skills within children and young people. Following successful pilot projects in UK schools, Emotion Coaching has now been communicated to education professionals, health and social care workers, educational psychologists and GPs in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The workshop includes evidence-based research and practical tips, with signposting to resources, case studies and vignettes to illustrate its practical application in parenting support and educational settings. It supports adults to promote empathetic responses to challenging behaviours and situations, helping children and young people to understand their emotions and learn to manage them and their behaviour in the longer-term.

Bonus Coaching

Included in the price of the workshop is the opportunity to attend a subsequent online coaching workshop '‘Reflecting on your Emotion Coaching Practice’. These workshops usually take place within a month of the initial training, allowing participants to ‘have had a go’. 

The 1.5 hour workshops via Zoom offer participants the chance to:

Share successes and challenges of using Emotion Coaching (EC)

Engage in discussions to develop EC in practice

Review personal and collective EC understanding

Explore the complexities and challenges of EC

Attend a Workshop 


Group discounts (5+) and In-House Training available on request.

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Emotion Coaching


  • 6 May 2024
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Rydges Adelaide, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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