Mental Health & Wellbeing

Emotion Coaching

Course Details
Audience: Any staff who work with children and young people.  This course also benefits adults who are parents
Date: Wednesday 26th March 2025
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL
Cost: £200
Facilitated by: Lisa Wisher (accredited Emotion Coach Practitioner)

Emotion Coaching provides a value added dimension to behaviour management strategies and creates opportunities for long term solutions to children’s wellbeing and resilience.

Emotion Coaching has an evidence base that children achieve better educationally and socially if teaching staff are trained in it.

This course is the PERFECT follow on from our MHFA and Trauma Informed Support courses.

What is it?

Based on research by American Psychologist John Gottman, Emotion Coaching uses moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour to guide and teach the child or young person about more effective responses. It entails validating children’s emotions, setting limits where appropriate and problem-solving with the child to develop more effective behavioural strategies. Through empathetic engagement, the child’s emotional state is verbally acknowledged and validated, promoting a sense of security and feeling ‘felt’.  This activates changes in the child’s neurological system and allows the child to calm down, physiologically and psychologically.

Emotion Coached children and young people:

  • Achieve more academically in school
  • Are more popular
  • Have fewer behavioural problems
  • Have fewer infectious illnesses
  • Are more emotionally stable
  • Are more resilient


“Lisa was very passionate, informative and enthusiastic. I learnt a great deal about how to implement emotion coaching in my professional and personal life.” – Anon (2022)

“All of the training was relevant to my role. The trainer delivering the course was fantastic.” – Christine (2022)

Bright Futures Training
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust