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Rethinking Behaviour
as Communication

As the parent of a young person with additional needs, when we
can reframe their behaviour as communication, it means we can
respond to the need rather than react to the behaviour. This workshop, delivered by Complex Connexions will help empower parents and carers to support their children and wider family in a positive and impactful way.

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Rethinking Behaviour as Communication Workshop Overview

Unit I: Seeing all behaviour as communication or the indication of a need

Unit II: The way our nervous systems and brains respond to the


Unit III: The nervous system states and how to recognise them

Unit IV: How this reframe builds compassion and lessens judgement

Unit V: How this helps us to respond to the need rather than react to the behaviour

Unit VI: Conclusion


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need any prior training/qualifications to do this course?

No, participants do not need any prior training or qualifications to attend this course. Helping Hands’ and Complex Connexions' training courses and workshops are designed to pass on skills and knowledge to complete novices as well as experienced professionals, all participants will benefit from this course regardless of experience or existing skills/knowledge.

Do you offer this course online?

Yes, a similar version of this course can be accessed via virtual workshop. Complex Connexions can deliver this training course over a video conferencing platform such as Zoom where they will share their screen, lead discussions with participants and deliver the learning outcomes over the internet. If you would like to access this course via virtual workshop please get in touch.

Do you need to be physically fit to do this course?

There are no physical aspects to the learning of this course. Therefore, this course is accessible to people of all levels of health and fitness, to be able to pass this course participants need to demonstrate an understanding of the course material and be willing to learn and engage with the course – there are no physical requirements to this.

Do you gain a qualification from this course?

This workshop is certified by Helping Hands and participants can hold their course certificates as evidence of learning and an excellent level of knowledge, understanding and skills pertaining to this topic.

We will support you to gain confidence, through understanding your child or teen as more than just their behaviour, to be able to communicate and collaborate with them in a positive and empowering way and to thereby to form stronger and more resilient connections.

As a result, the challenges become a little simpler to navigate and the mental wellbeing of your whole family can be supported.

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Helping Hands Community Hub Ltd.
10 Leeds Road
S9 3TY


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