Parent course and strategies for you and your child/ren

This course is accessed online once purchased you can login and view the course and read at your leisure. Teaching yourself about fight, flight, freeze and passing this information onto your children is a valuable way of helping your child (and yourself) learn self knowledge backed up with information about why our brains work the way they do. For further learning our blogs have lots of information on as well Fight, Flight, Freeze, Mindful Strategies List.

The fight, flight, freeze & the busy mind mini-course Parent Course – Fight, Flight, Freeze and The Busy Mind – Developing Matter | Mindfulness In Schools ( for parents is easy to read and follow and has been created from the Mindful & Wellbeing Course we offer to schools to work through, enabling them to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. We know it is important for parents to learn and have knowledge about the important and useful topics we teach to young people at Developing Matters CIC.

The mini-course for parents includes 3 breathing techniques and 2 mindful moments to try and is split into two learning themes with 14 topics and follow-up activities:

Or if you want to work through the mini-manual for young people, this can be done at home or at school either with an adult or independently from the age of 10, with lots of information, technique’s and strategies Mini Course: Fight, Flight, Freeze & The Busy Mind – Developing Matter | Mindfulness In Schools (

Developing Matters CIC information (December 2023)

I’m Clare Hales,  I’m married and I have a son aged 10 and a daughter aged 13. I’m currently working towards a PhD on my research project ‘mindfulness-based interventions for autistic young people’ at Edge Hill University. From this research I’m hoping that more schools will develop mindful and wellbeing interventions, classes and strategies throughout their schools to support anxieties and worries young people face.

My previous work includes as a special needs teacher and mindful and wellbeing practitioner for young people. For the last 6 years I have been working with young people for them to have an understanding of their brain, thoughts, feelings and behaviours and giving them the strategies to get through their stresses and worries and life transitions they face in this busy world.

I’m also working with schools on a train-the-trainer model so school staff can learn the intervention course themselves and hopefully then work with as many young people in their care as possible to support their mental health and wellbeing. If you are interested in any training or resources as a school or parent send us an email at or visit our website