How The World Is Making Our Children Mad, And What To Do About It, an online workshop


Louis Weinstock’s AD4E workshop ‘How The World Is Making Our Children Mad, And What To Do About It’ is based on his book of the same name and will explore how to honour the wisdom in children’s distress.

It will be of interest to counsellors and psychotherapists and indeed anyone who supports children and young people and who wants to empower rather than pathologise.

‘This is a workshop for anyone who works with and cares about children and their minds. In this time of mass confusion, uncertainty, and overwhelm, children need us to step up and protect their emotional worlds in a clear and empowering way. If they are experiencing any distress, our kids are increasingly looking online to celebrities, influencers, and online tests to self-diagnose. But what if their feelings of anxiety, despair and hopelessness are simply intelligent and understandable responses to a world that is not meeting their needs. How might we the grown-ups listen and respond to children and their experiences in a way that truly honours and empowers rather than pathologises?’ LW

Louis Weinstock is a psychotherapist who works with children and the child inside us all. For over 20 years, he has expertly guided children and grown-ups through some of the toughest challenges life can throw at us – loss, trauma, divorce, burnout and breakdowns. He is also co-founder of Apart of Me, a multi-award-winning charity that helps young people transform their grief into compassion. His book – How The World Is Making Our Children Mad, And What To Do About It, was recently published by Penguin. His work has been featured on the BBC, ITV, and in the Guardian newspaper. He lives in Manchester with his wife and daughter.

Date and time: Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:00 – 12:30 GMT

Location: Online

Tickets available here