Developing a PACE Informed Approach

Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE) is a therapeutic approach which can work wonders with children and young people.

PACE method is a way of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving which can be highly effective in connecting with children.

Rather than adopting a top-down, authoritarian, parent-vs-child approach, a PACE approach encourages children and adults to open up to each other by creating a sense of safety.

This is a one day course that explores PACE as a therapeutic approach to parenting that holds in mind the developmental trauma experienced by fostered and adopted children and young people.

By the end of the day, participants will:
  • Have explored each of the elements involved in PACE
  • Have considered the role of love … as the “essential ingredient?”
  • Understand how PACE relates to attachment theory
  • Understand the importance of intersubjective relationships
  • Know how to adopt a PACE attitude to practice within their work

More Headsight courses which might interest you…

Understanding Attachment

Relationships are fundamental to human experience, and in this course you’ll learn about the common attachment types and how they affect a person’s life.

Working with Complex Trauma

Complex trauma is caused within relationships, often in childhood and usually by one or more trusted caregivers. This course explores its impacts.

Understanding and supporting grief loss and bereavement

Children and young people are often severely impacted by grief and loss. This course will help you effectively support those in need.

Did you know?

We also offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including many of the methods we teach in our courses.