The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem-solving abilities. Using a cognitive behaviour approach, the curriculum’s learning activities are designed to help students recognise when they are in different states called “zones,” with each of four zones represented by a different colour. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students’ understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others’ facial expressions and recognise a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills. (Courtesy of Amazon)
We all experience a wide range of emotions and they are all valid as there is no such thing as a bad emotion, not even anger. It only becomes difficult when it gets out of control and impacts our daily functioning and possibly the safety of self and others. Emotions can be hard to describe when one minute we can be happy and then feel incredibly sad and these concepts can vary from one person to another. It is a very abstract concept and therefore when dealing with abstract concepts it is useful to find ways to make it easier to convey and understand. For some people rather than explaining how they are feeling, it is easier to give it a numerical value. For example, rating how they are on a scale of 0-10 with 0 being rubbish and 10 being good. It may also be easier to use emoticons to indicate these emotions and begin to develop emotional intelligence by understanding our own emotions and those of others. Another way we can help our emotional intelligence is by showing gratitude and optimism in addition to focusing on the positive things however small which can help our overall emotional wellbeing.
Chill N Chat is starting again where parents can drop into the barn at Northorpe Hall to discuss any concerns and get advice and support around challenges facing their children and young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Apologies in advance for not being able to offer refreshments owing to current restrictions but friendly staff still available for a chat.
The next Chill 'n' Chat will be held in the Barn at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield on Thursday 19th November from 10am-12pm.
Click here to sign up to attend
Please see the link below to learn more about Chathealth, a text service available for young people and parents/carers through Thriving Kirklees.https://youtu.be/sq4-RVtO0D4
For parent/carers: 07520 618867
For young people aged 11-19: 07520 618866
There is currently no scientific consensus on a definition. Emotions are often intertwined with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, creativity and motivation.
Due to current restrictions in place for social contact we will be offering some of our workshops via video link. Please click the link below to book onto sessions available for children and young people and their parents/carers. We will be using Zoom to deliver these sessions and you will need to sign up with an email address we can contact you on and have access to a computer/laptop and a quiet space at the time of the session for 45mins.
Every Tuesday at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield
First Drop in - 4:30pm to 5:30pm (Ages 11-14)
Second Drop in – 6pm to 7pm (Ages 15-18)
Northorpe Hall are offering a Resilience Drop in for those young people who are currently waiting for support. The drop in includes some check in time, getting to know one another and has a focus each week to build on your emotional resilience. This could include strategies around anxiety, low mood, anger, self-harm and more. The drop ins offer a fun and engaging way of looking how your brain works and how to manage in times of distress. We aim to make it an inviting safe space to come and relax, learn more about yourself and hopefully make some friends at the same time!
We hope to see you there soon
We know that waiting times can seem long. If you are awaiting a service within ChEWS and need to talk to someone while you are waiting for support or you are concerned that things are getting worse please contact Rosa on 01924 492183. If you are aged 11-18 you may also like to access Kooth an online support service providing self-help and online counselling available at www.kooth.com and signing up with your location as Kirklees.
If you feel that things have changed for you and support is no longer required please contact to let us know:
ChEWS - 01924 492183 or send a text to 07757 751927
CAMHS - 01484 343783