Archive for April, 2022
I welcome the opportunity to speak live to large audiences about different aspects of child & adolescent mental health, but filming myself–that’s a whole different story! But with a few nudges from my publisher, I filmed this 4-part video series, How to Be Assertive, that explains the neuroscience behind anger and outlines the practical skills adults can teach to children to express their anger constructively.
Covering a variety of techniques, from regulation practices to sensory-based strategies, these videos offer an easy-to-use toolkit to move a young person from every counterproductive style of anger expression, be it aggression, passivity or passive aggression, to assertiveness, the most constructive form.
Here’s what my early viewers are saying about the video series:
“Signe Whitson has created a powerful and accessible video series that discusses how “anger” is experienced in our nervous system. When children understand why they feel the ways they do, there is a sense of relief and empowerment that goes beyond the labels we traditionally integrate into the pathological models within the social and emotional paradigms.”
– Dr. Lori Desautels, Assistant Professor College of Education, Butler University
“In the How to Be Assertive video series, Signe Whitson shares her invaluable advice and wisdom, face-to-face. Her delightful personality and calming demeanor puts the viewer at ease and ready to learn! Signe gently teaches the viewer how children’s brains function differently from adults in a warm, sensitive, and understanding way that has truly become her hallmark. Sharing stories that are relatable, the series is peppered with defining moments of truth, glory, and authenticity. Signe’s video series empowers parents, teachers, counselors, and caregivers to feel motivated and confident to immediately put theory into practice to help children express their anger in more constructive and productive ways.”
– Carrie Tamutus, MAAT, ATR-BC Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist
Order your copy directly from Jessica Kingsley Publisher, here!