Online Training Programmes
Mellow has had numerous requests to develop a programme which could be delivered to families on-line. We have been quite averse to this, firmly believing that parenting programmes based on relationships and attachment should be delivered face to face. Building relationships, trust, self-confidence, parenting skills, and reducing isolation, anxiety, depression should be done through face to face sessions and groups.
During the COVID19 Lockdown, we were asked again, and some practitioners actually tried to deliver Mellow methods online, communicating with us on their success.
We felt that if we were going to develop online programmes, we had to differentiate between facilitated online programmes and individual online learning. Reflecting back to our values, we agreed that we would focus on Facilitated Online Mellow Programmes i.e. participants would come together remotely as a group which would be facilitated by two Mellow practitioners. The programmes will also be useful to support the families living in rural environments well beyond the current Lockdown period. We have also consulted with trainers to seek out best practices in online delivery.
All our online programmes have been developed by the Mellow Team and Programme Consultants. They all have a dedicated manual accompanied by a “Participant’s Log Book” a book to be used by all participants, ultimately revealing a memoir of their time in the group.
Points to consider are included in each manual, e.g. there is a need to consider the environment in which the participant is in during the group – is it safe, who is there with them, who you can refer on to.
We have also created a separate section on our website which trained facilitators can access and download the materials they require in the group – YouTube video links, pdfs, etc, as well as guides to using different platforms and devices.
To date, we have delivered Online Mellow Bumps and have a date set for Online Mellow Babies training. Online Mellow Ready training is due to be delivered towards the end of this year and if you are interested in online training for Toddlers – don’t worry, we are working on it!
Please feel free to contact us for further training fees and information.
Online Mellow Training: