The freedom to understand emotions can be tricky for some
Every good communication starts with compassion. Each one of the Kay Reeve’s products is created to generate positive change and help rebuild the foundations of human relationships. This is never more challenging than with Asperger's and Teenage years combined. Using her own understanding of the intricacies of emotion, Kay has built and designed strategies that allow you to explore the underlying causes of emotional pain and distress and why Asperger's amplifies these feelings and emotions. Explore strategies that avoid blame and guilt – freeing you to find new routes of resolution and behavior through a visual method of teaching your teen Emotional Awareness.
Parenting Teens with Asperger's
This masterclass includes the following program of topics:
Mental Health vs Emotional Awareness
Benefits of Emotional Awareness with Asperger's
Why parents make the best mentors
Discussing the Four Core Emotions
Why Emotions Change
The key topics will create a toolkit for talking, changing, and creating a willingness for your teen to open up and rebuild trust, making you their go-to person in times of trouble.
Kay Reeve turns talking into a framework for compassion, connection, and change for parents and teenagers with Asperger's...
We’ve all been teenagers at some point. And who can forget this time? Often painted in the media as being one of fun, exploration and adventure – it can actually be incredibly difficult for the young people, who have to go through these years in the modern world and even more so with the added confidence issues and communication difficulties of Asperger's.
Firstly there’s the huge emotions that teenagers start to feel which become amplified. Often these can be so powerful that they manifest real pain and discomfort. That’s before we even start on the social groups and hierarchies that can form at schools and social clubs, that they struggle to fit in with. Places that we trust to do the best for our teenage sons and daughters that know less than we would like about how to best support them despite their best efforts.
All too often the impact of these emotions can be difficult for parents too. How many of you have had to deal with grunts and groans, silence for hours, slammed doors, poor conversational responses and a confused feeling that leaves you shut out and desperate for some answers and fearful for their emotional wellbeing?
Most problems can be solved by communicating with those around us… But what happens when your teenager cannot explain their feelings and shuts you out?
What do you do when the bond of childhood that you once enjoyed seems to be fraying and you can’t seem to reach your teenager? How can you put your own emotional response to one side to start getting through their own struggles and difficulties? How do you get them to come out of their room, get off the computer or their head out of a book long enough, to have that meaningful conversation they so desperately need but keep avoiding?
Kay Reeve is here to give you a different way. She believes that approaching your situation with emotional intelligence can give you a route back to a strong and supportive relationship. She achieved this with her son's Asperger's, from suicidal depression to resilient young man by creating the strategies taught in her masterclasses.
Kay Reeve draws on her own experience of bringing her son back from the chasm of depression, using talking, communication and her models of change to bestow new understanding and light on his problem. Within weeks of trying her new approach, her son was able to take control of his emotional state and identify the route causes of his mood. Over time he developed new friendships and relationships, using these new techniques.
A Visual Toolkit for Talking
It’s these models that Kay knows can help other parents like you make a difference when talking to the teenagers in your life, particularly the visual aspect of the emotional cycle. It turns a conceptual topic into something concrete that can be used with any age but is particularly powerful at helping teenagers with Asperger's, grasp those elusive concepts around overwhelming feelings and thoughts.
Kay gives you methods, techniques and models that allow you to overcome the barriers to conversation, and then go a step further – raising emotional awareness.
Every single problem with teenagers is different. Kay gives you the compassionate background necessary to approach conversations in a different way, free from blame and denial. Her systems of understanding change allow you to develop a fast and fresh perspective on the underlying issues, challenging the darkness and opening up space, where you may have felt shut out before.
And ultimately she gives your teenagers the power to internalise her techniques and systems. Overtime, they’ll develop the confidence to trust in their emotional reactions – knowing when to speak up, take themselves away from a situation, and perhaps most importantly, they’ll know who and when to trust.
Most teenage problems get worse because they feel misunderstood, alone in life, and lost in their emotions.
Open up discussions and win back the most vital relationships in your life with Kay Reeve.
Whether you buy the book or join a masterclass, It’s your toolkit for talking.
Brain Unchained - Teen Self Help Book
With Parent Toolbox Tips
If a masterclass isn't for you but you would like to learn more about the strategies used in the masterclasses check out Kay's book.
Brain Unchained includes the complete Mood Mentor Model strategy.
A self help book for teens, and a parenting teens book in one.
What better way to begin rebuilding those vital bonds than working through life's challenges together.