November 7, 2016

November 7, 2016

Legal Safe and Effective Positive Handling

Legal Safe and Effective Positive Handling is what we strive to design and deliver here at Dynamis, where we work with schools, teaching staff and other education services to deal with distressed or challenging behaviours with children by showing them respect at all times in a safe environment which we create through our words and physical actions.

Thanks Gerard for an enjoyable, informative and useful training course. I now feel that I have some tools that I can use that are effective, safe and legal. The day after the training I was in a situation which required some physical intervention. I mentally went through the check list (Necessary? Any other option? Last resort?) I was then able to use a technique that Gerard had shown us which quickly calmed the person down and resolved the situation. Great!”

Special Needs Behaviour Support Specialist – Suffolk – September 2016 


Gerard O’Dea provides tailored Positive Handling and Classroom Conflict training courses for schools and education services providers around the UK, so that children and staff are treated with dignity and shown respect, even in their most difficult moments.  Combining respectful verbalisation skills with effective positive handling alternatives has been his specialty for over ten years as director of training for Dynamis [ ]

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