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Stress & Emotional Regulation Workshop for Parent/Carers & Professionals – Reading

With Gareth D Morewood, for parent/carers and professionals working with neurodiverse children and young people and their families.

Date: Friday 15th November 2019, Time: Parent/Carers 9.30am – 2.15pm, Professionals 9.30am – 4pm

Refreshments and light lunch included

Cost: £55 Statutory sector/Voluntary Sector/£40 Parent-carers

Location: St Nicolas Church (Pat Dummer Hall), Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley, Reading RG6 7JN

Please click here to book.


Gareth D Morewood is the Educational Advisor for Studio III (www.studio3.org). Since joining Studio III in January 2019, Gareth has been developing the use of The Low Arousal Approach* in educational settings.

*The Low Arousal Approach is based on the notion that people with challenging behaviour often have trouble regulating their feelings and emotions. They often react to other people’s emotions by experiencing and expressing those same emotions. Human feelings and emotions are contagious, and most people learn to differentiate between their own and other people’s emotions early in life. However, some people struggle to make this distinction. They don’t know if an emotion they feel is their own or somebody else’s. This can result in anger if somebody else is angry.

The Low Arousal Approach is about creating a caring environment characterised by calm and positive expectations aiming to decrease stress and challenging behaviour. The methodology leans heavily on changing staff and parent’s thoughts and preconceptions, and on body language, physical distance and conflict evaluation.

Gareth has previously worked for 25 years in schools, the last 17 of which as SENCo in a fully inclusive large secondary in the North West. He has extensive experience in supporting schools, families and working directly with young people in the UK and abroad. We are delighted to be able to secure the services of Gareth, whose work has had significant impact for many families and young people over the last 25 years.


During this training, Gareth will be providing a range of bespoke sessions looking at stress, arousal and emotional regulation.

There are additional specifically tailored sessions for families and young people:

Workshop for Parent/Carers with their children: Wednesday 13th November from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Wokingham Waterside Centre. Cost £10.

Workshop for Parent/Carers with their children: Thursday 14th November from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Wokingham Waterside Centre. Cost £10. (This is the same as Wednesday’s workshop).



For Practitioners requiring an invoice: 

Once you’ve selected the number of places and clicked the green ‘Register’ button, you’ll be taken to the registration page. Complete the relevant details, and then at the bottom of the page (underneath the credit/debit card icons), you will see that it says ‘Other Payment Options’. Click ‘Show’ just underneath, then click the blue ‘Send Invoice’ button which will appear. You will also need to complete the ‘Address for invoice’ box. We’ll then send you an invoice.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is on-site and on street parking available. Reading Buses service 4/X4: Henley Wood Road stop is a 6 minute walk from the venue.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you require accessible parking and we will do our best to arrange this.

What is the refund policy?

We are unable to offer refunds on this event, though someone else may attend in your place. Please advise us if this will be the case.

If you have any other specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing admin@parentingspecialchildren, or telephoning 0118 9863532.


Friday 15 November 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


St Nicolas Church
Sutcliffe Avenue
Reading, Berkshire RG6 7JN United Kingdom
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