Understanding Children’s Behaviours with Nikkol Adams

We have partnered with Nikkol Adams, MA, RCC, and founder of Essence of Self: Counselling and Wellness Services. Nikkol will be hosting a presentation focused on becoming curious about children’s behaviours and learning to support their emotional development.

Join us March 17th at 6pm PST/9pm EST for Understanding Children’s Behaviours.
Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understanding-childrens-behaviours-tickets-142923920293


Contributing to the development of a human being is an important and rewarding role, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. As children develop their expressive language abilities which conveys their emotional experience, they first learn to communicate through their behaviours. It is our job as caring adults to become curious about their intentions.

It’s normal to experience difficulties and frustration while seeking to understand a child’s behavioural and emotional reactions. Children have their unique personalities and needs as they develop into young adults.

Nikkol Adams, MA, RCC will discuss the meaning behind a child’s challenging behaviours in order to better understand how to support and redirect their behaviour.

Together we will explore:

  • Brain development for emotional regulation
  • The role of the autonomic nervous system
  • The goals behind children’s behaviour; and
  • Strategies for supporting and redirecting behaviour

This presentation is designed for individuals working with children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old in diverse settings who are wanting to gain insight and knowledge towards supporting children’s emotional development.

About the Presenter:

Hello. My name is Nikkol Adams. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the founder of Essence of Self: Counselling and Wellness Services. I have a deep passion for the mind and body connection – helping individuals understand their emotional and physical experience through the use of several therapeutic healing modalities.

I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Education and Human Development. I pursued my passion for mental health and wellness by completing a 2-year intensive Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology: School and Youth Concentration through Adler University in Vancouver, British Columbia.

I have worked in a variety of positions offering valuable experiences working with children, youth, and adults of all ages who presented with a range of mental health concerns and developmental abilities within diversified settings since 2012. I currently work in both the public and private sector of mental health services offering individual counselling services to all ages.

To learn more about my professional credentials and certifications, visit www.essenceofself.ca

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