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Creative Mentoring Network – Introduction to the ‘Vulnerable Brain’ with Jo Stockdale from Well Within Reach

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Free - (RRP £50.00 per person)
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This session is part one of a two-part workshop series delivered by Jo Stockdale from Well Within Reach and is for members of The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring pool. You can sign up to session two by clicking here.

Attendance to both sessions is preferred, but Creative Mentors can attend the first session without attending the second.

An Introduction to the ‘Vulnerable Brain’

Every thought, action, decision, behaviour and belief comes from the brain, so why don’t we understand more about it?

But many of the associated problems these cause young people-and those who and live and work with them-are simply a symptom of what is happening inside their heads, not the root cause of the problem itself.

The experiences a child has, and the environment in which s/he grows up has an enormous impact on brain development, and this two-hour workshop which introduces the ‘vulnerable brain’ will give you understanding and insights into:

  • The impact of early experiences, even before what the child may remember,
  • The building blocks to healthy brain development that may have been missed from child’s life,
  • What this means in terms of the child’s capacity to learn well, do well and be well.

These insights into the workings of the ‘vulnerable brain’ will support every aspect of Creative Mentoring, from understanding how your child or young person’s past experienced may have impacted their engagement, behaviours and ability to form healthy relationships to hoe to best facilitate them to progress.

If you have any questions about the session, please get in contact with our Youth Programme Manager Emily York by emailing Emily.york@mightycreatives.streamstudio2.co.uk.

About Jo Stockdale

Jo is the Founder of Well Within Reach and is also a Trainer and Consultant. She has a background in the creative sector and the journey into neuroscience and ‘person-centred development’ began there around 13 years ago in what has been an interesting and unexpected learning journey. She has is increasingly interested in how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) affect children’s development and has recently completed training in Dyadic Developmental Practice. Jo has also been an independent drama practitioner for 15 years, with a particular interest in using creative approaches to support young people with learning disabilities, and those with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

About Well Within Reach

Well Within Reach are based in the East Midlands and deliver their services right across the UK, from Training, Talks and Workshops, to Evaluation and Consultancy, Creative Learning Resources and support for parents. Their specialism is demystifying the secrets of the brain to help explain the challenges that affect so many aspects of so many lives. They share game-changing insights which help us to unlock cognitive, social and emotional strength, by nurturing the development of those you live with and work with ‘from the inside out’. Take a look at their website here.


Wednesday 9th June 2021


Start 4PM – 6PM Finish

Please log in at least 5 minutes before the start time.


This event will be held on Zoom. Those that are booked on will receive an invitation prior to the session.