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Human Toolbox™ Practitioner Training

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Acorn House

8a Looms Lane

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 1HE

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The Human Toolbox™ Practitioners Course provides the foundation for using The Human Toolbox™ Programme as a psycho-educational and holistic framework for working with young people and adults. This visual and systemic model raises awareness, lowers anxiety, builds confidence and provides a platform for positive change and improved wellbeing.

The course is designed for counsellors, teachers, teaching assistants, health professionals, youth workers and anyone who works with those suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, dependency, weight issues, sleeplessness, inability to form or sustain relationships, lack of direction, low motivation or poor physical health. The Human Toolbox™ Programme is effective in promoting positive change in adults, young people and children.


Course Entitlement

A CPD certificate verifying 18 hours of work will be provided at the end of the course, along with a Human Toolbox™ Authorised Practitioners Certificate for those who successfully complete the course. Delegates will receive electronic notes, slide shows, photocopyable worksheets and supporting exercises for personal use and for use with clients in a one to one and small group setting.


Previous delegates say...

"Brilliant course, well presented and enjoyable. Lots of good stuff learnt. Would recommend it to anyone. Thank you."

"Discussion opportunities were great and well facilitated. I have lots of thoughts about how to integrate this into my health practice. The Human Toolbox is a wonderful idea and much needed. The concept and the stepped programme is just brilliant. I would like regular development days and as many resources as you can create."

"I cannot think of any improvements other than I could have done with more time. I have really enjoyed the training and know I will find it extremely useful in my work with adults and children."


What does the course cover?

Day 1

Introduction to developmental delay and interruption?

  • What is developmental delay and why does it occur?
  • McLean's Triune Brain model
  • The developmental stages and the building blocks
  • Nature and nurture - the affect of parenting style on neural development
  • Identifying developmental delay
  • The impact of trauma
  • Overcoming developmental delay and interruption
  • Growing ourselves up!
  • Discussion and case studies

Day 2

Introduction to The Human Toolbox™ Programme:


What Humans Do…

This powerful, visual 'story' underpins The Human Toolbox Programme and provides immediate relief and recognition enabling clients to engage from the very first session. What humans do... explains why humans:

  • have feelings, sensations and emotions
  • become overwhelmed with difficult feelings
  • explode with rage and hurt others
  • implode with anxiety or depression and hurt themselves
  • turn to harmful distraction or dependency
  • find it difficult to sleep peacefully
  • feel exhausted and demotivated
  • suffer with physical stress related illness
  • use defensive behaviours to protect themselves
  • often feel lonely, disconnected and worthless

How the World is...

This second paradigm, again told through image and narrative explains how we deal with change. The story explains:

  • nothing is static - we live in a constantly changing world
  • change creates strong emotion
  • ignoring or distracting from strong feeling can lead to anxiety and depression
  • we long for the people and places we've lost
  • letting go is often painful and takes time
  • moving on is not linear.... we do it in stages
  • we have Human Tools to make change easier to bear

These powerful narratives form the basis for introducing the Human Tools.


The Control Tool

The Human Brain controls everything we do, say, think and feel. From the moment we're born to the moment we die the brain is tasked with ensuring our survival, both as an individual and as a species.

Understanding how the brain works removes the ‘mystery’ surrounding behaviour, and provides a platform for positive change.

This module focuses on:

  • How the brain forms in utero, and the effect of nature vs nurture
  • Explains the ‘Triune Brain’ model and the battle between thoughts and feelings
  • Explores the effect of parenting styles on the developing brain
  • Explains the powerful Amygdala and its role in survival
  • Explains mirror neurons and their role in emotional contagion
  • Explores developmental ‘stages’ and the effect of change or trauma
  • Explores working with clients who are emotionally developmentally ‘delayed’
  • Provides useful strategies for helping clients find emotional/rational ‘balance’


The Input Tools

The brain needs a constant flow of good information for it to work efficiently. Information about the ‘outside world’ is provided through the five senses, and information about the ‘inside world’ is provided by the highly intelligent gut and heart. When we don’t pay attention to this vital ‘input’ our safety is compromised along with our emotional and physical wellbeing.

This module focuses on:

  • The five major senses and their role in our survival
  • The intelligent gut and heart and the vital information they provide
  • The stress response and the powerful physical effect of adrenaline and cortisol
  • The power of meditation and mindfulness
  • Useful mindfulness strategies and exercises
  • Explains the vital role of the Vagus nerve and the 'data highway''
  • Stimulating the Vagus and developing good vagal tone


The Back-up Tool

Understanding the vital role human emotion plays in our survival is essential for good health and wellbeing. Human emotion comes to make us take notice, and where possible to take action, to keep ourselves safe and well. When we fail to understand this or we try to ignore difficult or important feelings they ‘back-up’ making us angry and explosive, or anxious and withdrawn.

This module focuses on:

  • The purpose and power of emotion
  • The four component parts of emotion
  • Recognising ‘old’ recycled emotion
  • Recognising defensive and protective behaviour
  • The impact of early years on our EI (Emotional Intelligence)
  • Strategies and techniques for processing and managing difficult feelings
  • The ‘feelings continuum’
  • The amygdala and the 'chemistry' of stress


Day 3

The Release Tools

Humans have in-built tools for relieving stress, anxiety and depression, and for promoting energy flow, good health and happiness. Before we can tap into these powerful tools we first need to understand the stress cycle and the biochemistry which drives it.

This module focuses on:

  • The four ‘happy hormones’ The six powerful Release Tools and how they ‘rebalance’ and regulate our chemical, emotional and physical state
    • Oxytocin
    • Seratonin
    • Dopamine
    • Endorphin
  • Explores the 6 Release Tools and explains how they are the 'antidote' to stress
  • Provides strategies, worksheets and exercises for incorporating the Release Tools to promote improved sleep quality, energy levels, happiness and wellbeing.


The Fuel Tools

Humans need a constant supply of ‘fuel’ to keep fit, healthy and vibrant. We know when we need 'topping-up' because we become tired, irritable, unfocussed, demotivated and discontent. Learning how to 'refuel' efficiently is a primary life skill.

This module focuses on:

The six major Human Fuels:

  • Air - the brain and the body are chemically dependent on oxygen, yet we are never taught routinely how to breath properly. Learning how to breath efficiently and restoratively is the focus of this section.
  • Light - humans need regular exposure to sunlight and nature to produce essential Vitamin D.
  • Sleep – understanding how to achieve good quality sleep is essential for brain and body health
  • Nutrition - understanding the effect of blood sugar on mood, weight, renewal and growth is an essential first step to making good food choices. The Human Toolbox focuses on intelligent eating rather than dieting or cutting out food groups.
  • Hydration – the brain is approximately 75% water and needs constant re-hydration to maintain focus, direction and retention. The body also needs good hydration for growth, cleansing and lubrication.
  • Purpose - without it we become detached, lethargic and life feels pointless and unrewarding. This human fuel is as essential as food and water. The module explores how we find a sense of purpose - and how we recover it when it's been lost.


The Connect Tools

Humans are social animals and our physical and emotional wellbeing is greatly enhanced through warm, safe, loving and enduring relationships. Without ‘good connection’ we feel lonely, isolated and anxious.

This module focuses on:

  • Optimism and the chemistry of positive thinking
  • The power of kindness and compassion and its role in protecting the heart
  • Developing empathy and the capacity to reach out to others
  • Gratitude and its ability to restore emotional balance
  • Love in all its forms, including self love ….and tough love.
  • Useful self awareness strategies and exercises to promote healthy connection


Summary

The 3-day Human Toolbox™ Practitioner Course will provide delegates with a clear understanding of the programme and how to use it in a 1:1, small nurture group or systemic family setting. On completion delegates will be invited to join a support group to provide an ongoing forum for sharing ideas and good practice.

Note: The Human Toolbox Authorised Practitioner Course does not entitle delegates to train or teach others how to use the programme. Those wishing to use the Human Toolbox™ in a training environment will need to complete the Human Toolbox™ Authorised Facilitator Training Course. On successful completion a Human Toolbox Authorised Facilitator's will be qualified to deliver the programme under licence.

FAQs

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

The nearest public carpark to MTCIC House is at RAM Meadow Cotton Lane, IP33 1XP.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact the organisers at MTCIC on 01284 750096 - Jess McWilliams or Victoria Pamplin
You can contact Lindy Wheeler at info@humantoolbox.com or on 07980 272386

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8a Looms Lane

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 1HE

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