creative mentor network event

Creative Mentor Network – The Art of Trauma Informed Practice: Sensory and Emotional Regulation with Jo Stockdale

  • Monday 8th January 2024 at 1:30pm - 4:00pm
  • FREE for Creative Mentors (RRP £35)
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This session is only for Creative Mentors on The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring Pool.

In response to the Creative Mentoring Support Survey, we have worked hard to craft a training programme that responds to the needs of the Creative Mentors. We hope you find the sessions inspiring.

This is part three of our training programme: The Art of Trauma Informed Practice, working alongside Jo Stockdale to explore key aspects of our Creative Mentoring Role.

What can I expect from this session?

To learn about the role of sensory and emotional regulation, their relationship to trauma, and neurodiversity (in some cases) and how to integrate this knowledge into your creative mentoring practice.

In this session you will explore:
The role of regulation – both sensory and emotional – in enabling young people to manage their impulses, behaviours and the overwhelm that can easily hijack their brains’ capacity to fully participate: in learning, activities, relationships, and just the functions of daily life.

You’ll learn more about supporting dysregulated children through the art of ‘co-regulation’, in ways that do not always mean ‘being calm’, particularly for those children who frequently exhibit a hyper-aroused and dysregulated state.

We hope by the end of the session, you will
Be better equipped to recognise regulatory-seeking behaviours and characteristics in children which may inaccurately appear disruptive or a result of poor self-control or ‘bad’ behaviour.

You’ll learn techniques and strategies to respond more effectively to more traditional, yet largely ineffective approaches, that children are typically subject to when they exhibit sensory regulation-seeking behaviours or emotional dysregulation, thus enabling young brains to come back ‘online’.


About the Training Programme

The programme will be a 5-part series, designed for Creative Mentors to attend the whole programme, or stand-alone sessions. We have designed these to be at different dates and times. All sessions will take place on Zoom.

  • Session 1: An Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice and Attachment Theory – Tuesday 19th September 3.30-6.30pm.
  • Session 2: Managing Beginnings and Endings – Wednesday 22nd November 9.30-12pm.
  • Session 3: Sensory and Emotional Regulation – Monday 8th January 2024 1.30-4pm.
  • Session 4: The Turbulent and Adolescent Brain – Thursday 8th February 2024 4-6.30pm.
  • Session 5: Developing Resilience – Friday 22nd March 2024 9.30-12.

As part of each session, the final 30 minutes will be open for reflective discussion and Q&A. It’s not compulsory for all attendees to stay for this section, however, we know this has been requested via the survey.

Any questions, please email


Monday 8th January 2024



Attendee requirements

The session will be on Zoom.

Please log onto Zoom 5 minutes before the start time to enable a prompt start to the session.

Booking for this will close on 5th January – so book early to avoid disappointment.