Zones of Regulation Program
We are now offering one-on-one or group sessions with our therapy assistant!
What are the Zones of Regulation?
The Zones are designed to help both children and adults identify emotions and develop tools to be able to regulate those emotions. This course aims to help children:
Identify their feelings and level of alertness
Understand their feelings in context to themselves and the world around them
Learn effective regulation tools
When and how to use those tools
Problem solve solutions
Understand how their behaviours influence others’ thoughts and feelings
The Zones of Regulation aims to teach independent regulation using four coloured zones that categorise the ways we feel and the states of alertness we experience:
Blue zone: can be thought of like a rest stop sign on the side of the road. This is for emotions where we feel tired, sad, sick, or bored.
Green zone: is when we have calm energy and may feel focused, happy, okay, or ready to learn.
Yellow zone: is when we have more energy and feelings and get a little stronger. We might feel excited, silly, frustrated, or worried.
Red zone: is when our feelings are so big that we think we might burst such as being angry or terrified
Emotions can be confusing and overwhelming, and the Zones help us to learn to understand the connection between our sensory systems and our emotions, and how that relates to the world around us. It is about developing a social-awareness.
The Zones works on the premise that there are no 'bad' zones. It embraces the experience of being in these zones, but the intention of the program is to teach people how to manage when they are in different zones.
It is also possible to use NDIS funding to help work towards their emotional regulation goals of their NDIS plan!