Family emotional safety webinar to offer parents and carers ‘tools’ for supporting anxious children

Media Release: A webinar aimed at creating an emotional safety nest and ‘tools’ for the family is being offered for free to individuals, parents and carers by children’s mental health charity Kids Inspire.

Delivered online by trauma specialist and child and adolescent psychotherapist Sue Bell, the session is about finding comfort and safety – both components that are necessary for healthy, happy lives and healthy relationships.

The webinar, on Tuesday 15 September at 6pm, is being offered as part of Kids Inspire’s, Week of Wellbeing and is just one of many resources and wellbeing webinars that is being shared online between the 10-16 September to positively enhance emotional wellbeing for both parent and child.  

Sue Bell, Kids Inspire’s Clinical Director and CEO, said: “A child’s emotional wellbeing is important, now more than ever. During our week of wellbeing our expert team have worked on some unique resources for wellbeing inspiration and we have some live online workshops that we look forward to delivering.

Sue went on to say: “It is not by accident that our annual Week of Wellbeing has coincided with the big return to school. This year, in particular, we are primed ready for action and hope that all we offer during our week of awareness will help to reassure parents and carers of the professionalism and experience that our unique team can offer.”

Week of Wellbeing activities and resources include:

  • 15 September ‘Somatic Contemplation’ – feel better through grounding and resourcing – online live event 9.30-10.30am
  • 15 September ‘Family nurture nests’ – creating emotional safety – online live event 6-7pm
  • A guided meditation – an online resource
  • A self-care presentation, including ideas to promote self-care in children – an online resource
  • Play scenario for parents to do with an anxious child
  • Connecting through nature: A mindful photo walk – an online resource
  • ‘Sensory and grounding in nature’ – an online resource

In addition, a ‘Somatic Contemplation’ webinar will take participants through an exercise to connect mind/body in order for them to feel more grounded – this will be on Tuesday 15 September earlier on in the day.

Live events can be booked by clicking the links above  Kids Inspire’s social media channels will be kept up to date with more details regarding the #AWeekofWellbeing

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About Family Nurture Nests*

Aimed at individuals and families

🔹Family Nurture Nests* can help to settle children at night and calms an activated and anxious nervous system

🔹Participants will need somewhere to lie down, with blankets, cushions, pillows and if possible hot water bottles

🔹Delivered by a trained NeuroAffective Touch and Somatic Experiencing practitioner.

This is a free event as part of our #AWeekofWellbeing

*The Family Nurture Nests experience was created by Dr Aline LaPierre who is the founder of the NeuroAffective Touch Institute and Co-Author of ‘Healing Developmental Trauma’.

About Somatic Contemplation

This webinar will provide some information about the nervous system and take participants through an exercise that will connect mind/body in order that they may feel more grounded.

🔹Delivered by Sue Bell – CEO and Clinical Director at Kids Inspire – trained Somatic Experiencing and NeuroAffective Touch Practitioner

🔹Participants will need to have somewhere comfortable and private to sit.

This session has been inspired by Sue Bell’s work in Somatic Experience and Neuro Effective Touch.

This is a free event as part of our #AWeekofWellbeing,