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Building Attachments

(Developed from Kim Golding’s Nurturing Attachments)


Our next group starts

Saturday 23rd April;

Saturday 7th May;

Saturday 14th May;

Saturday 21st May;

Saturday 4th June

9.30 – 13.30

The Annex Project, The Barn, Waterloo Road, Wokingham, RG40 3BY

We are now taking bookings for this outstanding course – don’t leave it too late – book your place now

Email tap@theannexproject.com

Building Attachments Course Outline

Building Attachments training is delivered by a Trauma and Attachment Specialist and co facilitator

This is an interactive course where we take you on a journey to understand the impact early years experiences have had on your children and how to parent them in a way that builds connection, rather than drive disconnection.

Based on the work of Dr. Dan Hughes and Dr. Kim Golding, the aim of the course is to develop an understanding of attachment and how that impacts on birth children, and looked after and adopted children. We will look at the influence of early relationships and how this has an impact on our role as a parent or carer

On this course you will understand and learn how to use PACE (Playful, Accepting, Curious and Empathic approach) parenting approach and understand how this fits in with our dyadic developmental practise.

Each session will cover two modules


Module One

  • Module one introduces the group to the concept of attachment and it’s impact on the children we care for
  • Using experiential exercises it takes parents and carers on the journey of being in care
  • The group look at good and poor nurturing and the impact on the children and young people


Module Two

  • Module two develops a clearer understanding of attachment and attachment behaviours
  • Using the Dynamic Maturational Model the group explore the impact of early trauma throughout the life span
  • The group develop an understanding of the ‘invisible child’


Module Three

  • Module three delivers an understanding of neuroscience
  • Through discussion and interaction the group develop a clearer understanding of our internal working model and it’s impact on others
  • The group look at the impact of trauma and neglect on the brain and the impact this has on children and adults


Module Four

  • Module four brings a deeper understanding of the impact we have on the children we care for and introduces the House of Parenting Model
  • Through experiential exercises the group embark on understanding why certain behaviours ‘rattle our cages’ and how we can manage this
  • The group begin to explore the use of empathy and listening skills


Module Five

  • Module five looks at using empathy when things are difficult
  • Through discussion the group understand when best to engage with the exploding child


Module Six

  • Understanding playfulness and the impact it has on parenting children with attachment difficulties
  • Making sense of using a Playful, Accepting, Curious and Empathic approach to Parenting


Module Seven

  • Introducing PACE as a parenting method for children with attachment difficulties.
  • Using role play and demonstrations to experience the impact of PACE and matching energy


Module Eight

  • Lying and stealing – why children with attachment difficulties use these coping mechanisms and understanding why
  • Locus of control – recognising where and how our children regulate themselves
  • Role Play exercises


Module Nine

  • Using PACE with discipline
  • Role play exercises

Module Ten

  • Review the course
  • Role Play
  • Ending

Included in the course

  • All experiential materials
  • Handouts



Filial Therapy Course

Dates to be confirmed: this 10 week course teaches a play based therapeutic intervention to develop relationships and support positive behaviours. Children do not attend this course.




Filial Therapy Group

This is a play based intervention that builds attachments within families.

It is best with children aged between 3 and 12 years but can be adapted for younger or older children.

It helps families where children may display difficult behaviours, low self esteem,bullying, school refusing,

anxiety, bedwetting and so much more 


 Dates to be announced

 Please contact us for more details