Empathic Behaviour Management (EBM)

When managing difficult behaviour in children, adults are usually drawn to rewards and consequences, after all this is what society, through tv, schools etc, it’s the most common way of doing things. However, this does not work for all children, particularly those that may have difficulties in their early days/months/years. Empathic Behaviour Management (EBM) is a relationship and emotion based approach to supporting children who may have experienced developmental trauma. It focuses on the internal experiences of children and young people. We will think about how we can use an understanding of emotional regulation, trauma memory, shame and brain development to better connect with our children. We encourage adults to be gentle with themselves and exercise self-acceptance and curiosity in their dealings with traumatised children.

Within this one-day workshop, delegates will learn:

  • To understand the temptations and challenges of Reward-Punishment Thinking.
  • To have an overview of Attachment Styles and how they are formed.
  • To understand the theoretical base of empathic behaviour management (EBM).
  • How to apply EBM to real life.


Course Date: TBC

Course format: 1 day workshop (10am – 3pm)

Invitees: Professionals, parents and family members

Cost: £80 per person

Location: Lichfield

To book on this group, please call our office number on 01283 840051 or click below to fill in our enquiry form


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