This psycho-education toolkit for children & young people, is a beautiful, creative resource for any adult wanting to support children and young people to understand their survival behaviours. The animation, together with the child-friendly worksheets provided as part of this resource, provides a way to both understand and explore how children have learnt to manage stress, and how those ‘old’ coping strategies might be helped to calm. Watch our short video explaining this pack here.
The two-part animation uses beautiful imagery and children’s voices to tell the story of the Survival Animals inside all of us. In this story, you will meet:
Part One introduces each of these four relatable animal characters. The story helps children and families to understand how and why we each have survival behaviours, and how each of the survival animals work hard to keep us safe from danger.
Part Two introduces a new animal filled with wisdom and calmness – Orangutan. Orangutan has many ideas for how to tame the Survival Animals and she talks us through lots of techniques and strategies which help to calm the nervous system.
This tool kit helps children and families to understand that:
This psycho-education toolkit for children & young people can be purchased by any adult who is supporting a child or teen affected by trauma, stress, loss or adversity.
On receipt of payment you will be emailed:
We use beautiful, original art-work and a child’s voice to tell the story along with a training video and accompanying handouts.
This training can be accessed and re-watched as many times as you like, with no time limit.
For individual participants, please buy your animation and training pack below at a cost of £30. If you would like to request an invoice, pay over the telephone or enquire about a team licence so that you can use the animation with groups or within your own training, please contact our Training Administrator, Rebecca Robertson, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01444 413 939. Upon receipt of payment your training package will be released.
Dr Shoshanah Lyons is the Clinical Director and founder of Beacon House, a therapeutic service for children and families based in West Sussex.
As a Clinical Psychologist specialising in trauma and loss, she is passionate about helping parents/carers and professionals to understand the needs of troubled children. She loves to work creatively so that complex ideas are translated into really accessible and meaningful information for all those working with, and caring for distressed children.
Helen Townsend is an artist and works at Beacon House as our Creative Advisor and Therapeutic Life Story Worker.
Combining inspiration from lived experience with academic training, she is passionate about translating complicated theories into accessible information that can be used by everyone in day to day life. As an adoptive parent Helen always aims to ensure ideas are realistic and practical for families.
Dr Kathryn Whyte is a Clinical Psychologist and our Chichester Team Lead.
She works with children who are adopted and their families. Kathryn loves thinking with the adults in children’s lives about what their experiences have been, how they have influenced their lives and what their behaviour might be letting them know about what is going on in their ‘minds and hearts’.
“Tiger mode was my best bit, he made me think about all the times I get so angry at school”
“It has helped me to see that I’m not shy. I’m scared”
“This animation has had such an impact on the children I work with. I have a new language for helping them to understand their behaviours and the worksheets are just brilliant”
For individual participants, please book your place below. If you would like to request an invoice, pay over the telephone or enquire about a team licence, please contact our Training Administrator, Rebecca Robertson, on email@example.com or 01444 413 939. Upon receipt of payment your training package will be released.
Due to our training package being available upon payment, online courses are non-refundable.
We will deduct any bank charges or fees from any requested refunds.
We work very hard to keep our training and resources free or as low cost as possible. We ask that for single participants, you respect this by keeping the training package for your sole use only. For team licences, the training is to be used by the paying team only and must not be sub-licensed or used outside of the team. Sharing the training package to those who have not purchased a place is not permitted under any circumstances.
Our online training must not be reproduced or shared with another party without prior permission from Beacon House Therapeutic Services & Trauma Team. Copyright | Beacon House Therapeutic Services & Trauma Team | 2020