Developing Resilience with Emotion Coaching

Helping children understand and reframe difficult emotions can go a long way to building resilience and countering unwanted behaviours. Janet Rose and Louise Gilbert share a powerful technique for helping both young people and adults improve their emotional intelligence.
Girl sitting at desk holding head in hands with adult sitting next to her

Setting the scene 

Recent UK directives increasingly emphasise the role of educational establishments in preventing mental health problems and promoting wellbeing.1 Changes to the Ofsted School Inspection Handbook include new reference to pupils’ emotional and mental health.2 Indeed, parents have identified teachers as ‘the ones who provided the most help in these situations in comparison with other groups such as family doctor and family friends’.3 

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