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Nov 28 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In Person

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right

If this presentation title put a song in your head, then we’re off to a great start! Because the focus of this two-hour presentation is on a dance of sorts: the dance of co-regulation. Co-regulation is the process by which an adults internal state supports the emotional regulation of a child in distress. We will discuss the neurobiological basis of co-regulation and debunk common myths about how children learn to self-soothe. The importance of self-regulation will be highlighted; we will learn how to identify our own triggers for distress and dial down the intensity of our own reactions. With a foundation of calm, we will explore ways to approach co-regulation with children. Michelle will offer engaging videos, experiential exercises, stories-as-examples, and concrete strategies as learning tools in this workshop.


Michelle Srdanovic is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in New Westminster. She works with adults, children and parents struggling with anxiety, the impact of historical or recent trauma, and problems in interpersonal relationships. She is a certified Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment Therapist (TIST) and trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and Families (EFFT), Gottman Couple’s Therapy, Expressive Play Therapy


Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.


Pro D certificate: Yes, 2 hours.


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  • Capacity: Full

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