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Managing Big Feelings: An Introduction to Emotional Regulation: Fall 2018


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Thursday, September 27, 2018

6 PM - 9 PM

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House ,
2425 Oxford St ,

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Gain insight into a child’s emotional world

This presentation will assist parents, teachers and other supportive adults in gaining a deeper understanding of the emotional world of a child, in order to assist with emotion regulation and coping. 

Presentation Highlights: 

  • Emotion regulation and why it matters
  • The developing brain: understanding why emotion dysregulation may peak during different phases of development
  • Neuroplasticity of the brain and how our responses can actually influence positive brain development in our children 
  • The impact of environment, temperament and family influences 
  • What to do when children lose their cool
  • An approach for responding to emotional distress, about how to talk to children 
  • Pitfalls of adult strategies, including both “pushing” and “protecting”, and how to manage our own reactions in high distress situations 

Presenter Biography 

Michelle Srdanovic is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Over the last 15 years, Michelle has worked with families, couples and children using expressive, cognitive-behavioural and emotion-focused therapeutic practices, as well provided community education on the topics of trauma and anxiety. 

She currently divides her time between counselling a broad range of clients in her private practice, supervising graduate interns, and serving as Faculty at BCIT where she teaches psychology and counselling skills. Her private practice work is focused on supporting families who struggle with anxiety. Additional information about Michelle can be found on her website at

If you are a parent and would like to register for this training, please click here

On August 15th the price of this training will rise from $45 to $55.