Working with neuroscience, relationships and emotion to support student empathy, wellbeing and learning

Working with neuroscience, relationships and emotion to support student empathy, wellbeing and learning


Understanding how to use kindness and empathy as access points to work with the brain, body, behaviour to support social and emotional wellbeing.

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Whilst this professional learning is based on the latest research and science it is presented in an easy to understand and practical format.

This professional learning is trauma informed and also acknowledges the impact of emotional disconnection as contributing factors toward behaviour, relationships and academic performance.

The format for this professional learning series includes;

  • 4 x 30 minutes online videos

  • Provision of powerpoint slides

  • Provision of a certificate of completion

About this course:

21st Century learning is recognising the essential link between learning, positive behaviour and wellbeing. Programs that focus upon positive behaviour are excellent and work at the behavioural level. This professional learning seminar series provides educators with the knowledge and strategies to work with students at the level that rests just underneath the behaviour - working with the neuroscience and relational dynamics that underpin each students experience.

When we understand the interplay between neuroscience, relationships and emotion our capacity to support students to make positive behavioural choices and achieve academically increases exponentially. This seminar series will help you to work with students with an understanding of how the brain works (neuroscience), how students become disconnected from empathy and with this understanding; what we can do as educators to support students to increase their sense of empathy and practice emotional self regulation.

Professional learning objectives.

Upon completion of this professional learning series participants will;

  • Develop an increased focus upon empathy, emotional literacy and peer relationships skills.

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of the connection between brain, behaviour, and learning.

  • Develop an enhanced understanding from a trauma informed perspective with students who may be presenting with social and emotional behaviours.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the neurological basis of students presenting behavioural and emotional states of distress and understand them as ‘adaptive’ responses to trauma and stressful life experiences.

  • Develop an understanding of the ‘window of tolerance’ so as to respond utilising a trauma informed approach to students who are hyper aroused and disassociated.

  • Develop knowledge and practical approaches to manage students who are bullying, students who are being bullied and students with anxiety and depression.

Target Audience for this training.

This seminar has been developed for teachers, principals, early childhood professionals, early childhood educators and education support staff.

If your school is interesting in becoming a Kindness On Purpose school either at the completion of this course or before; then the process is to register your interest via the following link:

or contact Katrina Cavanough and her team directly via the following contact details;

Katrina Cavanough

CEO and Founder of Kindness On Purpose

P: 0415 888 033