When the Senses Don’t Make Sense

27 September 2022
Zoom | 6:30pm – 9pm

Trainer

Sarah Davys-Jones – Children’s Occupational Therapist, trained and supervised in DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy).  She is also an adoptive parent.  Sarah is trained in Sensory Integration Therapy and the DIR Floortime approach. (Developmental, Individual & Relationship based approach).

This training workshop provides opportunities to talk about the links between sensory and emotional issues for adopted children, and how using connected play and developing relationships can help in child development.

Sarah’s approach blends functional daily life skills, play, arts and creativity to support families build relationships when things can feel “stuck”. Sarah says; “Everything in life is sensory, and everything in life is emotional!  So, we have two inseparable channels to tap into; to support our children on this developmental journey called ‘life’! Every child and every family gift me constantly with their drive to try to make sense of this perplexing life journey we are on together.  Along with my husband, I first became an adoptive parent 20 years ago.  Daily our beautiful children teach us something new about the complex journey of adoption; to love and cherish every moment, to laugh and celebrate, sometimes to feel sad and sometimes to rage…..

As parents, we will all make mistakes. We do need to be able to laugh at ourselves. We do need to lean into family, good friends and professionals.  The triangle of adoption takes courage, stamina and patience.  I would not have changed our decision to adopt for the world. Here’s to the ride!”

Course Feedback

“I would highly recommend this course. An illuminating experience!” – Adoptive Parent, Mid & West Wales