Our Courses

Here you will find a detailed description of the course and the ways you can make a booking.

How will I benefit from this course?

Feedback data from past candidates clearly shows that the course improves a practitioner’s ability to effectively communicate with anxious children. It also shows that any practitioner in any role can manage and reduce anxiety in children under their care. On occasion the anxiety can be prevented altogether.

It is without doubt that a team of trained practitioners utilising the techniques introduced on the course will dramatically reduce the prevalence and degree of general and procedure-related anxiety in children undergoing medical interventions. This will also lead to a reduction in the consequent morbidity experienced by these children and a global improvement in patient experience.

"Every now and again you go on a study day that really changes your practice and yours certainly has for me ... it really works and is the way ahead!"

What aspects of anxiety and its management are covered?

The course introduces comprehensive background information regarding the nature, causes and consequences of procedure-related anxiety. The basic and advanced communication techniques utilised in the management of anxiety in children are discussed and illustrated in detail. An integrated approach to the prevention, elective and emergent management of general and procedure related anxiety is presented.

How is the course structured?

The course utilises formal lectures, interactive scenarios, photographic and video illustrations of the techniques used in addition to a question and answer session. Due to popular demand, at the end of the day, we include an optional experiential session that allows you to appreciate hypnotic trance.

Where can I experience this course?

All of our courses are delivered locally to reduce overheads, avoid travelling costs for those looking to host the course and minimise course fees for all delegates.

If you wish to attend you have two options:

If you wish for us to deliver the course in your institution please read our information page POEMS will come to You and if you wish to explore this option then Contact Us.

The second option is for you to choose one of the courses already organised by another institution. These are listed on the right hand side of this page.

What previous attendees think

“As a course this set some benchmarks for the correct approach – based on sound knowledge.”

“It would be a useful course for everyone who works with children.”

“The quality of the information I learned on this course far outstrips previous information on communication techniques, and the delivery is accessible and democratic – teachers practiced what they preached.”