Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 May 2022


An online workshop for parents, teachers, youth workers, therapists or anyone who wants to understand teenagers better

This course is really helpful for therapists who are working with clients who have difficult teens.

Date: Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 May 2022  
Where: Online
Times: 09.00am – 4.00pm BST
Breaks: There will be a break for lunch and 2 tea breaks.
Maximum Numbers: 24 people
Cost: £165 

The aim of this workshop is to understand how today’s teenagers experience their world, how to talk to them in a way that allows them to open up, and how to give them the tools they need to safely cross the bridge from childhood to adulthood.

The topics we will cover include:

  • The changes that occur during adolescence
  • Handling emotions – yours and theirs
  • How to encourage responsible independence
  • Communicating without conflict
  • Dealing with the big issues – sex, drugs and alcohol
  • This course is about boys and girls from puberty to 17ish

Lucinda is running two courses – Teens! and Boys! The courses are complementary but independent. Although the core principles are the same, each course focuses on different areas, so anyone coming on both courses should feel they are broadening their understanding rather than covering the same ideas.

LUCINDA NEALL has been training and coaching people in communication and motivation for over 30 years, and has worked in a voluntary capacity with teenagers since she was one herself! She ran a youth club for many years and is a watchleader for Ocean Youth Trust South.   

She is the author of How to Talk to Teenagers and A Life Guide for Teenagers.    
These can be purchased at  https://leapingboy.com/

We will use Zoom, so you would need a computer that has good enough internet access to be able to be online, and in a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed.  It would be preferable if there are no people walking around in the background. An Iphone can be used in an emergency, but we recommend planning on using a laptop or computer.  Tablets also work, though please be aware that they have less functionality in Zoom.  

IF THE COURSE IS FULL:  If your booking is accepted that means there was space for you.  If it is full, email sambaker.pa@gmail.com to join the ‘reserve list’.  Then, if anyone drops out we will notify you, if there is a ‘last minute’ place  for you.  We will also let you know when we plan a new date.

CPD FORM: A Certificate of Attendance form for Continuous Professional Development for 10 hours will be sent by email once you have filled in the feedback form.  

HANDOUTS: A copy of the presenters slides – these will be sent out after the workshop, not before.  After the workshop you will be asked to fill in a feedback form.  Completing this feedback form will give you a link to the handouts. Please write this link and password down, as you will need these to access the webpage where this set of handouts are stored.  These handouts are available for you to download a copy onto your own desktop. You must complete the download within two weeks of the end of the workshop.  We ask you not to share any of the slides, exercises or handouts with other professionals who have not attended the workshop.  But you are welcome to share the occasional handout or page with clients.

CANCELLATIONS: Any request to change (eg defer to alternative dates) or cancel your place at a workshop, that is made at less than 21 days before the course start date will be charged in full.  Any cancellation / amendments / requests to defer before 21 days, will be subject to a 12.5% handling charge.

FOR MORE INFO:  If you have further questions please email: sambaker.pa@gmail.com or call Juliet Grayson on 01291 638805

PRACTICE SESSION FOR USING ZOOM: If you require a ‘technology’ practice session please contact sambaker.pa@gmail.com well in advance of the workshop to arrange this.

Organised through Sleeping Mountain Ltd