SES4.life

Social Emotional Skills 4 Life

We all have strong feelings and emotions of not belonging or not being "good enough"
learn how to harness these thought processes to give you a full, meaningful life

Know how to assist others to lead more fulfilled lives themselves

SES workshops

OUR BRAINS ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP US SAFE HOWEVER IN OUR MODERN WORLD WE CAN FEEL LIKE INTERACTING WITH OURSELVES OR OTHERS IS OVERWHELMING

This is where Social Emotional Skills come in - for all ages

An emerging body of research demonstrates the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of adults with several reviews into its effectiveness.

While there are comparatively fewer empirical studies of child populations, the past few years has seen burgeoning research interest in the utility of ACT for problems in childhood.

SES4.Life will run workshops both for those who interact with young people and within schools themselves in the next few months

Please use the form below so that we may contact you as dates are agreed in various locations.

A RESILIENCE AND WELLBEING COURSE FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING EXAM-RELATED STRESS

Research shows that high-stakes testing in schools, such as GCSE and Mock exams can, on occasion, have a range of negative effects on student-wellbeing, including excessive levels of stress and anxiety.

Based on the principles of Positive Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches, the DNA-V (Discoverer, Noticer, Advisor, Values) Model lends itself well to supporting students experiencing high levels of exam-related stress. The model is based on the latest evidence-based practice regarding the development of children and young people’s psychological wellbeing and resilience, supporting personal growth and improving psychological problems.

The DNA-V Model was developed by internationally acclaimed children’s therapists, Dr Louise Hayes and Professor Joseph Ciarrochi. SES will give you a clear model to assist students, to promote and enhance wellbeing, resilience and personal growth.

A RESILIENCE AND WELLBEING COURSE

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Research shows that young people experience excessive levels of stress and anxiety this has a range of negative effects on wellbeing

Based on the principles of Positive Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches, the DNA-V (Discoverer, Noticer, Advisor, Values) Model lends itself well to supporting young people experiencing high levels of stress. The model is based on the latest evidence-based practice regarding the development of children and young people’s psychological wellbeing and resilience, supporting personal growth and improving psychological problems.

The DNA-V Model was developed by internationally acclaimed children’s therapists, Dr Louise Hayes and Professor Joseph Ciarrochi.

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Social Emotional Skills 4 life

We are a small group of people who are all committed to improving human relationships through assisting us all to developing an understanding of ourselves.

Developing Social Emotional Skills improves human interactions, relationships and helps us all lead fulfilling lives.

Reduce concerning behaviour through developing skills to deepen relationships.

While we specialise with children and young people, SES4Life is relevant to all age groups and anyone who communicates verbally. We also work hands on with individuals of any age on Social Emotional Skills - Please see bespoke work.

Our small group are administrated by Des Cooke BCBA (in photo).

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SES Research based Model

An emerging body of research demonstrates the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of adults.

While there are comparatively fewer empirical studies of populations of children and young people, the past few years has seen burgeoning research interest in the utility of ACT for problems in this population.

Our Model is based the work of Steven Hayes who initiated ACT, Russ Harris who simplified concepts as his tab reveals below and Louise Hayes who developed a model of ACT for young people called DNA-v.

We also incorporate elements of Positive Psychology from people such as Martin Seligman's PERMA Model and the work of Prof. Steve Peters work on the Chimp Model. Please see links below.

Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is a lecturer at Harvard University, where he has studied with pioneers in the field of positive psychology. He is the co-designer of Harvard's 'Happiness' course, one of the most popular in Harvard history. He is also the founder and CEO of Aspirant, a research and consulting firm that uses positive psychology to enhance individual achievement and cultivate a more productive workplace. Its clients include American Express, KPMG, Microsoft, and UBS. He gives more than 150 lectures a year on the science of happiness and human potential, which have been covered in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and NPR.

Russ Harris

Russ Harris is a medical practitioner, psychotherapist, and world-renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer. He has trained over 27,000 practitioners in ACT and authored nine books, including ACT Made Simple, ACT with Love, The Reality Slap and the international bestseller, The Happiness Trap (now translated into thirty languages).

Louise L. Hayes, Phd.

Louise L. Hayes, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health, a peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) trainer, an author and an international speaker. She is currently the President Elect of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and the coauthor of the best-selling books; Get Out of Your Mind and into your Life for Teenagers: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life, and The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection. With a firm belief that young people deserve to learn the skill that enable then to flourish and thrive, over several decades Louise’s work has focused relentlessly on helping the youth of today live a life with meaning, purpose and value.

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. The author of forty-three books and more than six hundred scientific articles, he has served as president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and is one of the most cited psychologists in the world. Dr. Hayes initiated the development of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and of Relational Frame Theory (RFT), the approach to cognition on which ACT is based. His research has been cited widely by major media, including: Time magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Men's Health, Self, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Salon.com.

Dr STEVE PETERS

Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and has worked in the clinical field of psychiatry for over 20 years. He specialises in optimising the functioning of the mind and also holds degrees in mathematics and medicine. Dr Peters is Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University Medical School and resident psychiatrist with the British Cycling and Sky ProCycling teams. Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Craig Bellamy, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Victoria Pendleton have spoken publicly about how Dr Peters' unique model has helped them improve their performance.

The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person.

Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life.

Two further books came out in 2018.

My Hidden Chimp is a workbook for children and with younger children this gives an adult a path to assist them.

The Silent Guides is a follow on from the original Chimp Paradox to assist adults and children.

MARTIN SELIGMAN

Martin Seligman PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Positive Psychology Network, gave the Centennial address to the British Psychological Society in 2002 and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cardiff. A former President of the American Psychological Association, he has written 20 books including the bestselling Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness and in 2009 was awarded the British Academy s Wiley Prize in Psychology. He is widely considered the pre-eminent expert on applied psychology in the world.

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