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Apr 24 2024


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




In Person

Understanding Children’s Behaviour

This workshop focuses on becoming curious about children’s behaviours and learning to support their emotional development. Contributing to the development of a human being is an important and rewarding role, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. As children develop their expressive language abilities which conveys their emotional experience, they first learn to communicate through their behaviours. It is our job as caring adults to become curious about their intensions. It’s normal to experience difficulties and frustration while seeking to understand a child’s behavioural and emotional reactions. Children have their unique personalities and needs as they develop into young adults. Nikkol Adams, MA, RCC will discuss the meaning behind a child’s challenging behaviours in order to better understand how to support and redirect their behaviour.


Together we will explore:

– Brain development for emotional regulation

– The role of the autonomic nervous system

– The goals behind children’s behaviour; and

– Strategies for supporting and redirecting behaviour


This workshop is designed for individuals working with children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old in diverse settings who are wanting to gain insight and knowledge towards supporting children’s emotional development.


Join us 6:15-7:00PM for light refreshments!


Nikkol is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the founder of Essence of Self: Counselling and Wellness Services. She has a deep passion for the mind and body connection – helping individuals understand their emotional and physical experience through the use of several therapeutic healing modalities.  Nikkol graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Education and Human Development. She pursued her passion for mental health and wellness by completing a 2-year intensive Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology: School and Youth Concentration through Adler University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Nikkol has worked in a variety of positions offering valuable experiences working with children, youth, and adults of all ages who presented with a range of mental health concerns and developmental abilities within diversified settings since 2012. She currently works in both the public and private sector of mental health services offering individual counselling services to all ages. To learn more about her professional credentials and certifications, visit


Suitable for child care providers, child care workforce, and parents.   


Professional Development Certificate:  Yes, 2 hours.


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  • Capacity: Full
  • Is this a single event or an ongoing course?: Single Event

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