Emotion Coaching for Mental Health:
A mini caregiver workshop
This FREE workshop is open to parents and caregivers of loved ones (of any age) struggling with mental health and addictions concerns. Caregivers interested in becoming their loved one's emotion coach - in order to influence emotional development and regulation - will have an opportunity to take a deep dive into the world of Emotion Coaching during this 2-hour workshop.
Participants will be offered:
- a brief overview of emotion basics
- the 2-step skill of Emotion Coaching
- applicable examples (such as how to respond to intense urges or deep emotions such as hopelessness)
- opportunities for practice
For those who have ever been curious about how to respond to big emotions, destructive urges and other challenging statements, this workshop will offer some of the fundamentals to get started.
The combination of Natasha's professional experience and Sue's lived experience (of supporting her daughter through recovery) promises to make this workshop both applicable and relatable. Come join us!
Natasha Files MSW, RSW
*Registration Opens on April 5th*
April 25, 7am-9am PST/10am-12pm EST
June 6, 2pm-4pm PST/5pm-7pm EST
July 18, 2pm-4pm PST/5pm-7pm EST
Sue is the former Executive Director for the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, and author of The Book of Hope about families overcoming eating disorders. She currently works for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Edmonton and is trained in family peer support, emotion coaching, mediation, conflict resolution and restorative justice practice. Before entering the mental health field in 2013, Sue worked as a professional actress, an award-winning writer for television, and director for the National Film Board of Canada. Most importantly, she is the parent of a child who has recovered from Anorexia Nervosa and considers emotion coaching as the single most powerful tool she has as a parent to help her child process and regulate the powerful emotions associated with this mental illness.