Learn how to support your child's behaviours using brain care, not behaviour management.
"When you stop trying to solve their individual behavioural needs and start supporting the underlying factor - the brain - things start changing. Quickly.”
Author and Parenting Resilience Expert
“I am always on the lookout for wise people who can connect and communicate in common sense ways with today’s parents and those who work with children. These experts need to be able to make sense of many of the challenges that can happen in hones and in centres, and to then offer practical solutions that work.
Allison Is one of my favourites who does this, she helps us all to make better choices and take better care of our precious brains in her unique, entertaining way.”
A 10 Week Course beginning 26 March
Over the next 10 weeks, you'll learn EXACTLY how your child's brain responds and reacts to the world around them giving you more insight into their minds that you've ever had before!
You will FINALLY understand what goes on in that tiny head of theirs! Quite literally! AND with that will come complete clarity around managing their behaviours.
No more confusion, overwhelm, following dozens of parenting blogs or relying on someone 'better experienced' or 'higher qualified' than you to guide you through the parenting journey.
PLUS you'll come away with the tools and strategies you need to focus on your child's brain care in a way that manages their behaviours both at home and in the classroom.
And just a word of warning? Without fail, everyone who's ever done this course has left saying "WOW, I had NO IDEA how much I'd learn about MYSELF!"
I came here to learn ways to support my daughter and I’ve come away with so much more than that. Wow. I can tell you that this will change the lives of our entire family.”
Thank you Allison. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!”
Week 1. How Their Little Brain Works
In week 1 we’ll be covering the basics of the brain. We’ll talk:
In the group this week I’ll be posting lots of links to videos and talks about the brain that will help cement all this info into place. Once we have the science down, the rest of the eCourse will make sense! So please make sure you start here!
Week 2. The Brain’s Favourite thing… Predictability
Week 2 will be all about the latest in neuro-reseach including the discovery that the brain works by predicting. What does that mean for our daily lives? HEAPS! We’ll discuss
This week we’ll practice adding rhythm and repetition (using both musical and non-musical techniques) into our daily lives to give our brain the predictability it needs to function at it’s best.
Week 3. What on Earth Where They Thinking?
How many times does this thought pop into your head on a daily basis? (Dozens, right?) The truth is – often your kids AREN’T thinking! And that’s because they genuinely can’t! This week we’ll learn about
This week we’ll also be brain-storming simple changes we can make at home to help make our expectations of our children more achievable. (And in turn? Making life easier!)
Week 4. What to do about Anger
This week we’ll learn that anger in children is rarely an anger management problem – but usually an anxiety management problem. We’ll discuss
The strategy we focus on this week will be self expression as a way of moving through anxiety and releasing anger in it’s healthiest and most effective form.
Week 5. Learning to Survive Hyperactivity
Week 5 is all about hyperactivity. We’ll talk:
We will be focusing on music based techniques this week – I’ll be teaching you the ‘Iso Principal’ – one of my favourite Music therapy principles, and we’ll be using the ‘entrainment’ strategy to create therapuetic playlists for our own families.
Week 6. The Most Common Problem of all – Sensory Overload
Sensory overload is my favourite topic because it effects ALL of us, and when we understand it we can manage our environments to avoid overload very easily. This week we’ll talk:
This week we’ll be putting small strategies in place at home to better manage our environments so that ALL of us are less overloaded and more productive>
Week 7. Fidget tools – Are They Worthy of all the Hype?
The answer is YES, they are! Last week we looked at minimising the sensory information in our environments, this week we’ll be talking about using EXTRA sensory input to help our brain’s stay calm. You’ll learn all about
This week? We’ll be sharing ideas in the group and putting together a sensory kit of our very own.
Week 8. How to manage meltdowns
This topic is definitely a complex and involved one (and so worthy of it’s own course!) But for now we will cover the basics so that you finish the week with a firm plan on how to mover forward with managing meltdowns. And the number 1 rule for meltdown management is ‘it’s not about the meltdown’.
This week in the group we’ll be practicing all the techniques that help reduce meltdowns and sharing our experiences with each other.
Week 9. Teach them to Express Themselves
Talking can be difficult to do when the brain isn’t coping. In fact, talking uses up a lot of energy and can be very difficult for children to manage as their only communicative outlet. So this week we’ll look at various ways you can help your child to communicate and express themselves to avoid pent up emotions and anxiety.
Week 10. Where to From here?
We have covered a LOT of content over the past 10 weeks! So this week we will be recapping, refreshing, reminding and making plans to integrate everything we’ve learnt into simple and sustainable lifestyle changes. To increase the impact of this I’ll be talking about:
In the group this week I’ll be doing a Q and A session for any last minute questions and to make sure we wrap this up with ceremony and purpose, we’ll be doing some of my favourite closure activities!
neurologic music therapist / brain care specialist / 2016 amp tomorrow maker / mother
Allison Davies RMT NMT, received a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching from the University of New England (2003) and a Master of Music Therapy from the University of Queensland (2005) before training with the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016.
She is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association and has been in private practice in Tasmania, Aus, since 2007, working predominantly across the areas of early childhood intervention, mental health, neural-rehabilitation and aged care.
Allison has enjoyed presenting and guest speaking for more than 15 years and is renowned for her ability to entertain a room in her unique ‘storytelling mixed with science’ approach to educating, as well as sharing enlightening excerpts of her lived experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder.
In 2016 Allison created a music therapy program focused on a palliative approach to dementia care and presented her findings at the International Dementia Conference and the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.
She was named a 2016 National AMP Tomorrow Maker for her contribution to creating a better tomorrow for Australian families through her 2 day workshop, Brains = Behaviours, which was first offered as an eCourse in 2018.
Allison lives in regional Tasmania, with her husband and 2 children, where she enjoys the beach, the bush and baths.
Alli's workshops have filled a gap in the PD landscape that, previously, I didn’t even know existed… and the potential to turn classroom practice on it’s head.