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Course Provider

    Based in Clunderwen

Regions covered


How to book

    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 01633 533210.

Training Course Details

  • Course Length: 2 days
  • Delivery Method: In-house/Workplace, Classroom-based/Venue
  • Suitable for: Individual, Group
  • Awarding Body: D.ESCAL8
  • Venue Option 1 - Location: Bristol & South West
  • Venue Option 1 - Dates: 3rd-4th May 2017
  • Venue Option 2 - Location: West Wales
  • Venue Option 2 - Dates: TBC


training + support for parents & family members caring for those in distress

Do you ever find your child displays difficult behaviour?

Is any behaviour impacting on relationships within the family?

Would you like information on being safer for all?

Would you like training and practical solutions?

Single day seminar

Perception and Reality around distress and relationships

  • Legal Aspects – caring within the law
  • Carer support systems – how can we build support systems
  • Causes of behavioural distress
  • Positive Behaviour Support Systems
  • Approaches to conflict within relationships
  • Stress and relationships with individuals in distress

Two day workshop including all of the seminar day and the following content for the practical workshop.

Disengagement & Relationships

  • Wrist releases
  • Hair releases
  • Clothing grabs & pinching
  • Biting
  • Airway protection
  • Being Hit
  • Stress Training & Reality about caring for someone in distress

Any individual may book on the seminar day or the entire workshop covering both days. You cannot attend the second day in isolation and must have completed the seminar to be eligible to attend the practical day.


I found my training experience with De-Escalate to be extremely valuable. It is evidence based, clearly explained and taught and the situation is always seen from the point of view of the distressed person as well which really helps. I would very much like to do more of this training and if I can I will definitely be back. Thanks so much.


I attended the two day parent and family course with my older son and my younger son’s PA. As well as having a son with autism I work in a special school, so am trained in the Team Teach approach. Before the course, I did wonder how different it would be to what I already knew. We have many strategies in place at home for trying to de-escalate my son’s behaviour, many of which work well, but the occasional times when he has been completely out of control in the last year have had an enormous emotional impact on us as a family and on the way we interact with him for a while after the event. As he is extremely sensitive to the moods of others, this then had a negative effect on his behaviour.

The most positive part of the course for me was the emotional resilience it built in dealing with physical behaviours. The  idea of ‘staying in the moment’ when a child is distressed, rather than immediately employing  avoidance or escape techniques, was particularly helpful.

Des is a brilliant trainer and put everyone at their ease, including my 15 year old son, who learnt a huge amount. It was also great to have Chris presenting from a parent’s point of view – the videos and discussion around them were very useful.

Perhaps most significantly, we have not had any major outbursts from my younger son since we attended two weeks ago, despite changes of staff at school and our house being upside down with building work. I am positive that this is a result of subtle changes in the way we react when he is beginning to show signs of distress. I have fed back to his class staff at school and they have also reported positively about his behaviour. He just seems more relaxed; I think because we are. So thank you Des and Chris. We are looking forward to a refresher next year! 

Parent and Teacher

more information & registration here – please use promotional code “LASTMIN” for £10 discount only valid on full 2 day workshop


further information & testimonials on these sites family.pbs.help & de-escalate.com

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Course provider details

  • Contact Person: Des Cooke
  • Street Address: Fronrhydwen
  • City: Clunderwen
  • Postcode: SA66 7PT
  • Phone: 01633 533210
  • Website: http://www.de-escalate.com/

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