(pronounced de-escalate)

Open Workshops

de-escalation & pbs training hubs - Courses and Workshops covering De-escalation and Positive Behaviour Support in health and social care. Developing Positive Relationships with Individuals in Distress rather than Managing Challenging Behaviour





D.ESCAL8TM in association with like minded partner organisations can bring you these fully operational de-escalation training hubs delivering accessible de-escalation training for carers and family members


Our next open courses arE: 


Bristol & South West



West Wales

24-26th Sept 2019

I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for the fantastic course last week. I genuinely mean it when I say it was the best course I have ever been on. In my line of work I am used to going on many courses and usually come away feeling like my time has been wasted and completely bored. Not this time. I would recommend your course to anyone.
— J.T. Behavioural Therapist

D.ESCAL8TM (pronounced de-escalate) training is open to everyone, delivered across healthcare in any settings where carers assist those in distress. D.ESCAL8TM training will actively teach, support and promote the principles of a positive behaviour support. We provide participants with the confidence to approach incidents or ‘Challenges in a calmer way. It will increase your awareness, and ability to manage safely stressful or potentially physical encounters. The training will support you to build better relationships and increase your own resilience.


Our Current Training Hubs include:

I have to say that in our profession we are often given models of intervention to use and the theory behind them, but applying them in reality often fails. Your course helped me challenge my own belief system in understanding the psychological impact of ‘power’ in applying re-enforcement theory for children and young people with Learning disabilities. Your course provides a realistic interpretation of the work environment and how to remain calm and it certainly tests participants! Listening to your own experience and your realistic role plays certainly causes you to reflect on your own practice and how you will go forward to help carers in their roles. Thank you.
— K.Z. Supervising Social Worker
Really excellent course and Des is an exceptional Facilitator and Trainer. The three days were extremely challenging and thought provoking but also really enjoyable and clearly vital for anyone working with vulnerable individuals. Des puts the relationship first and his techniques help to question established approaches where the needs of those in the care of others is sometimes lost due to behaviour or environments that can be challenging. Highly recommend it to any employer providing care services to vulnerable individuals.
— A.P. Director
The course was everything I expected and more. We have previously used a different company, however we decided to change providers because following the previous training, on the rare occasion a team member had needed to use the techniques, they had been unable to remember them. Following this course, all staff felt confident they would remember the procedures! This was mainly because they had actually practised all of the techniques during ‘as close to real life as possible’ role plays. I highly recommend this course!
— R.S. BCBA & Director