WELCOME TO EMOTIONAL SECURITY LAB
1. Getting organised
Your participation in this group will last 24 weeks. I recommend to set aside 1 hour every week to go through the module and 10 minutes every day to check in with how you are doing. It's a good idea to find regular times for these reviews - it will help you to keep going with the modules as the weeks go by and come back to them if life takes over. It is better to expect interruptions and plan for them rather than to be taken by surprise.
Get yourself a nice journal to keep your notes in one place.
2. Weekly emails
Use this link to sign up for the weekly Emotional Security Lab emails. You will receive the first email straight away and the remaining emails weekly thereafter. If you have a preference for when you would like to receive the emails - for example Monday mornings - that would be a good time to sign up to this list.
3. Emotional Security Lab Facebook group
The Facebook group is here to help you to stick with your commitment to this process for the next 24 weeks. Each week you’ll be invited to complete an assignment - the group is a place for you to announce how you are going to do it, to ask questions if you are not sure about something and to share your frustrations and successes. It’s where you’ll find the access details for our weekly Zoom calls, so it is essential that you join the group. Follow this link to join the group. Please introduce yourself once you are in the group - share a little bit about yourself and where are you hoping to get to with the support of the Emotional Security Lab.
4. Weekly group calls
The weekly group calls are intended to help you keep the momentum going, to ask questions and to connect with the other parents in the group in real-time.
We will be meeting via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8-9pm (UK time). I'll post the meeting ID in the Emotional Security Lab Facebook group a few days before each call.
If you have not used Zoom before, the easiest way to join the call is to download the Zoom app on your phone or tablet; then all you need is the meeting ID. If you’ll be using a computer, you might find this video helpful. It is very straightforward once you have done it a few times.
You can also dial in from a phone by calling 020 3695 0088 and using the meeting ID (the numbers at the end of the Zoom link). If you are calling from outside the UK, you can find your local number here.
5. Review call
Towards the end of the 24 weeks we’ll have a one-to-one review call to talk about where you have got to and what you would like to do next. There are a few options available to you:
Join the ongoing Facebook group and monthly Zoom calls for parents who have completed Emotional Security Lab
Have regular one-to-one sessions with me
A combination of both
6. Recommended reading
I recommend getting a copy of Raising a Secure Child book straight away. It is the best researched, most reassuring and most inspiring parenting book I have come across so far.
To summarise, here are the things for you to do ahead of the course:
Allocate the time for your weekly assignments and daily check-ins
Get a journal
Decide when you would like to receive your first email and sign up to the Emotional Security Lab emails
Put the dates of our weekly Zoom calls in your diary
Join the Emotional Security Lab group on Facebook and introduce yourself
Get a copy of Raising a Secure Child book and dive straight in