Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop

Unlocking Potential

Are you a parent, educator, or therapist navigating the complexities of supporting a child dealing with attention, executive functioning, or behavioral challenges during their formative years?

Does your spirited child have difficulty with transitions, change, or sharing?

Are you unsure how to help them with frustration, anxiety, and big emotions?

If any of these challenges resonate, you’ve come to the right place!

What is the Davis Concepts for Life®– Early Years Workshop?

The Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop provides a unique approach tailored specifically for parents, teachers, and therapists of neurodivergent children facing social and emotional challenges in their early years.

This three-day group workshop takes you through every step of the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years program, providing you with comprehensive training on how to best work with a child at home, school or in a therapy setting.

Rooted in our philosophy of celebrating neurodiversity, the workshop will empower you with insights and innovative strategies to help children navigate challenges and embrace strengths, unlocking potential and fostering growth from the earliest developmental stages.

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What you will gain

By the end of the workshop, you will have the knowledge and tools needed to effectively support your child or student through a Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years program. You’ll be able to help them increase self-awareness, improve self-regulation, and manage behavior more positively. You’ll also be able to guide them to understand the impact of their actions on others, all while preserving their beautiful uniqueness and identity.

Insights, strategies and support for you

This intensive three-day workshop will enable you to:

  • Obtain practical mental strategies for self-awareness, self-regulation, and managing sensory experiences, ensuring you remain calm and relaxed while working with your child or student.
  • Discover ways to build authentic connections and nurturing relationships that are crucial in early developmental stages of childhood.
  • Equip your child with a simple, highly effective set of self-regulation strategies to help them manage stress, regulate their energy, and enhance their focus.
  • Explore methods to help your child develop a greater awareness of both self and others.
  • Guide your child to embrace their unique strengths and navigate daily challenges with resilience and confidence from an early age.
    Understand core principles of the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years program, including essential cognitive concepts such as change, consequence, cause and effect, time, sequence, and order versus disorder. These unlock a new understanding of the world and promote cognitive flexibility, enabling fuller participation in life.
  • Develop the ability to teach and actively create these fundamental life concepts in a way that is tailored to your child’s interests and needs, making learning interactive and enjoyable.
  • Learn how to create meaningful, positive learning experiences in various settings, such as home, school, or external environments, to actively explore these life concepts. This enables the child to integrate their experiences into their personal identity, as a framework for understanding the world, and creates a solid foundation for stimulating positive and lasting change.
  • Acquire simple yet effective strategies for creating order in the environment and fostering personal responsibility.
  • Master the art of guiding a child towards making good behavior decisions that are more likely to create positive outcomes for themselves and others.
  • Cultivate a support network to continue your journey beyond the workshop setting

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Benefits for those you support

Young clients who have completed the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years program have experienced many positive changes. Some of the most significant improvements reported back include:

  • better self-regulation (ability to calm themselves down)
  • showing much less anxiety
  • reduced stress
  • less resistance to change
  • a willingness to try new things
  • increased capacity to play with others
  • increased understanding of cause and effect
  • can follow instructions using the ideas of ‘before’ and ‘after’
  • improved behavior
  • will go along with others’ ideas/suggestions in groups and when playing
  • better understanding of why – improved reasoning
  • willing to share own ideas

How you will learn

Our comprehensive workshop spans three days, offering ample time for immersive learning and practical experiences. Whether you join us in person or virtually, our experienced and skillful presenters provide guidance in a supportive and engaging environment.

With limited group size to ensure the highest quality of training, each day of the workshop is meticulously structured to cover essential topics, delivered through clear explanations, engaging demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and hands-on individual and pair-work practice using our signature clay modeling approach.

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Who should enroll?

This workshop is designed for a family member, educator or therapist working with a child (or children) under the age of eight who experience challenges with focus, emotions, behavior, relationships, self-regulation, executive functioning, or meeting developmental milestones.

Note

This course does not include certification or licensing for commercial use of the Davis brand and trademarks; such use requires extensive additional training. Please see our Careers Page for more information on how to become a licensed Davis Facilitator.

Workshop format and timeframe

Select from a variety of global locations, time zones and languages offering the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop, designed for group participation both in person and online.

Face-to-face

Our in-person workshop is an immersive, enjoyable, and altogether unforgettable experience.

Alongside like-minded individuals and in a fun and supportive environment, you will experience first-hand how the Davis tools and techniques work. You’ll take home a whole new understanding of neurodivergent thinking and learning, as well as actionable new skills for use in your own life and in supporting your student or loved one.

Online

The online format is an equally stimulating and enjoyable learning experience. This is no dry webinar. We employ a host of creative innovations to ensure the same dynamic, social, hands-on experience that you would expect from any Davis methods workshop. Features of the online workshop experience include:

  • “Camera-on,” “mic-on” video conferencing for real-time interaction
  • Short video demonstrations of our main procedures in a face-to-face setting
  • Hands-on demonstrations of other key procedures
  • Adapted pair-work practice in “breakout rooms”
  • Content review and Q&A sessions to reinforce learning as you progress
  • In-session use of clay for hands-on experience of Davis Symbol Mastery

Timeframe

The workshop takes three full days (24 hours). This applies to both the in-person and online formats.

Davis

“While at the workshop, there were so many instances that “clicked” for me, as I thought about my students. I’m very excited to put what I’ve learned into practice in my classroom.”

Special education teacher, USA

“Educators who work with at-risk kids NEED to take this workshop!”

Educator, USA

“Amazing concepts that when used correctly, can make an almost magical difference.”

Counsellor, New Zealand

Ready to Unlock the Potential?

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Embark with your child on a transformative journey with the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop today. Contact us now to secure your spot and take the first step toward empowering your child to thrive in their unique way. Let’s unlock their potential together!

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What happens next

To enroll, follow the link below to our Events Calendar, and find a workshop near you / in your time zone.

Alternatively, if you still have questions, contact us and we’ll have a representative reach out to you!

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Attend a Workshop

Explore our events calendar to see our upcoming workshops.

Events Calendar