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Reviews for
How to work effectively with troubled and troublesome teenagers

 Free choice subject

A one-day course with tutor:  Richard Brook

“The best workshop I have attended so far and I’ve done eight!  Everything was relevant – completely spot on. ” Teacher / Tutor

“Such a realistic and logical approach, it has given me lots of ideas for working with a variety of people, not just troublesome teenagers!”
Probation Officer

“….a very comprehensive and thoughtful course which covered a lot of information in an imaginative and interactive way. Well researched and professionally delivered – thank you.  I will encourage others to attend.”
Social Worker

“Very practical, useful advice and a new approach to bringing about behavioural change.”  Garda Diversion Youth Project Co-ordinator
(Police Juvenile Projects in Ireland)

“I have gained loads from today – too much to write down!  Excellent mix of practical exercises and listening.  Richard is very engaging and interesting – wish I’d met someone like him when I was a teenager.”

“Enlightening and informative! A thoroughly worthwhile day.”

“The practical skills, exercises and presentation were all excellent.”
Probation Officer

“I feel much better equipped to work with young people now.”
Youth Service/Probation Officer

“As a practitioner in secondary schools, the handouts and concepts are very constructive for promoting understanding in the minds of school colleagues who can unwittingly escalate problems.  I thought it worked well for me – an excellent mix of information and practical activities all imbued with the HG approach.”  Educational Psychologist

“Excellent throughout and highly relevant to my work. Today has enabled me to be more imaginative and creative with engaging young people.”
Keyworker for offenders

“The whole day was very interesting and useful.  I particularly enjoyed the anecdotes, which made the theories easier to understand.”

“Very relevant to my work – touched on many situations I face daily.”
Pupil Support Worker

“Fantastic day.  Learned a lot in a very relaxed and open atmosphere.  Thank you.” School Counsellor

“Some really useful strategies for working with young people. Very relevant to current profession. ” Coach Mentor

“A useful overview of the human givens philosophy and an introduction to some of the tools that can be used when working with teenagers.  The section on RIGAAR and the activity was particularly useful and insightful.”
Educational Psychologist

“So much of what was said was relevant to my day-to-day experiences. I'm glad I came.” School Counsellor

“It was a last minute decision to do this course – but I am delighted I did as it was excellent!” Retired / Volunteer

“Lots of new insights.  The practical exercises kept us busy and made us think – especially liked the role-play one.  Lots of good anecdotes.  Definitely learned some useful new skills to bring into therapy.”
Reflexologist and HG Therapist

“Great, practical examples and suggestions that are really helpful in my work. An excellent day, excellent and knowledgeable trainer.”
Learning Mentor

“Very practical and useful.  Lots of new ways of working with young people.” Young Cover Support Worker

“Richard was very easy to understand and had an excellent presentation style, kept my interest for the whole day.  Covered a wide range of topics.”
Hospital Play Specialist/Youth Worker on a children’s ward in a general hospital

“Relevant to my field, good handouts and available resources.  Good networking opportunities too.” Manager – YOT

“A brilliant day. Excellent techniques and tools to implement in the workplace. ” Co-ordinator/Mentor

“Re-inspires my commitment to working with young people.”
Learning Mentor

“Great delivery and content – relevant to my work. Lots to think about and new approaches to work with.”
School Liaison Officer

“Practically based – good ideas for future practice that I can see will work.”
Family Support Worker

“Practical suggestions from a highly experienced trainer. It's been a wonderful opportunity to pick his brains!”

“Has increased my understanding of young people's needs and ways to work with them.” Counsellor

“All aspects were very useful – a coherent, well organised workshop that engaged participation in a variety of ways.  Very enjoyable!"

“Richard runs this course in a very inspirational way – I got a lot out of it and so will my clients!” Counsellor

“Great presenter, visuals and personal anecdotes.  Engaging and interesting – this will definitely make a difference to my work.” Teacher

“A brilliant, sensible and sensitive approach to young people and their problems.  Common sense approach that works. Well worth the money.”
Foster Carer