A proven system to prevent and reduce the need for restraint.
"By treating people with dignity and showing them respect in every interaction, an environment of support and care can be developed where even disagreements and physical risks can be dealt with in a productive and open way" - Gerard O'Dea
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Prevent & Reduce Incidents Of Restraint
Successful restraint reduction strategies are built on values and culture. High-quality training can play a key role in reducing restraint, but short standalone courses have limited impact when entrenched workplace culture cancels out potential training benefits.
Cultural change must be led from within, with specialist external input focused on empowering employees to lead the change they want to see. A train-the-trainers programme, like the one featured here, can yield significant results within just a few months.
This programme focused on empowering staff to improve care, consistency, communication and confidence, with content that included de- escalation training, personal safety, breakaway skills and physical interventions.
Place dignity and respect at the heart of workplace culture. Ensure that all staff and, where possible, service users, understand these values and what they mean in practice.
Verbal and body language skills have a crucial role to play in preventing and de-escalating emerging conflict situations, and in managing service users in crisis.
Clearly communicate, embed and monitor behavioural expectations both for staff and service users. Inconsistency leads to more challenges, surprises and adverse outcomes.
The key to developing confidence in new skills, whether verbal or physical, is repeated practice in context. There is no shortcut.
Reducing the Need for Restraint
The Dynamis programme focuses on improving care, consistency, communication and confidence, through content including:
- core values: Treating people with dignity by showing respect in every encounter
- consistent high expectations of every staff member's practice of communication
- pro-active behaviour mapping and care planning to reduce negative stimulation and boredom
- non-escalation skills for preventing everyday encounters turning to conflict
- de-escalation training to defuse encounters which escalate
- crisis management strategies to deal with service users who are emotionally disturbed or in crisis
- self-protection and breakaway skills to increase staff confidence and injury prevention
- team-based holding interventions without pain or the indignity of floor holds, wherever and whenever possible.
- introduction of safer options for the management of distress, including the Safety Pod equipment.
- staff debriefing strategies, guaranteed opportunities for post-incident review and follow-up
Staff comments from our programme of Restraint Reduction training....
Hundreds of safer clients...
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How to Reduce
Our Process for Working with You
- 1Book your free training needs assessment. Every organization is unique and so you need a unique training course. Our free training needs assessment is a 20-minute process where we identify the risks your staff face and the training solutions you need to support your children.
- 2We formulate a Bespoke Training Course. Having understood the needs of your organization and the children you look after, we will create a bespoke training course tailored to your conflict flashpoints, issues and incident profile.
- 3Your Staff experience relevant and beneficial training. We will conduct your bespoke training course, helping your team to prevent and manage conflict within your service and with your children.
- 4Satisfaction and Course Follow-up. Following the training session, we will conduct questionnaires with all attendees to give tangible before and after data.
We will teach you to deliver
High Staff Engagement
Because of the immediate relevance your staff see in your course design and delivery, they are engaged, motivated and Energized during and after the training.
Better Transfer to the Workplace
Because sessions are all driven by your own scenarios, issues and challenges with the people you meet in your work, it has immediate relevance and transfers directly to your day-to-day workplace.
Your teams get many, many opportunities to learn and practice their new skills during 'countless reps' of the target skills, actively learning in every session. There doesn't need to be endless powerpoints!
Measurable Change Happens
With highly targeted new skills, your teams can make measurable changes to their interactions and truly realise your organisation's safety ethos, focussing on dignity and respect, safety and wellbeing.
HI! I'M GERARD O'DEA
Director Of Training At Dynamis
Hi and thanks for visiting our website today.
In over 15 years of working with frontline staff who face difficult, distressed and dangerous behaviour, i have seen time and again how prepared staff can perform well and respond to challenging circumstances.
From teachers to nurses, teaching and care assistants to security officers in our hospitals and social workers in the community, if you deal with people every day, managing conflict becomes a necessity.
I became involved in this work because i saw the power of training and preparation in helping people to stay safe at work and to be more successful in working with their colleagues to create better outcomes.
I and my team of professional trainers now teach in over 200 training engagements every year around the uk and internationally for a wide variety of public-facing organizations just like yours.
We have sought out the best conflict management training content and the best learning methods in the world and bring them together for you and your team.
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What our customers are saying:
Best Course I have attended in the NHS...
“This was by far the best course I’ve attended in the NHS. Fit for purpose, current, relevant and extremely well delivered. 10/10 for delivery, professionalism and structure.”
ANDY W. // Security Management Specialist
Made it Relevant...
“Very good training, and great effort to make it relevant for the type of conflict and situation we face. Excellent Trainer – 10//10”
MICHAELA G. // Community Engagement Officer
Tailored to situations we actually face...
“Gerard was a great teacher, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. He tailored the training to situations we might actually find ourselves in which I found incredibly useful.”
Louise C. // Homeless Shelter Support Worker
I left feeling confident that I could safely apply the techniques I had been shown and know when to use them. Since completing this training another member of staff and I who where both on the course have been able to safely escort a child, whom we have previously struggled and felt unsure/ unsafe with escorting when dis-regulated back in to the school building safety. We were both on the same page as were the other members of staff who witnessed the incident (and were also present for the training that day) and this greatly helped us to safely bring the child back in to school. I would like to once again give my thanks to the team who came in to teach us that day. They were both amazing!
Classroom Teacher // Blossom House School March 2020.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Our Partners and Accreditation
MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF
Dynamis is a Quality Award Centre with the ICM, a recognised accrediting body in the U.K. for workplace training in the prevention and management of workplace violence.
EUROPEAN PARTNER FOR
Dynamis is the premier European Partner for Vistelar, a global consulting organisation covering training across the entire spectrum of human conflict.
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR 9 ATTITUDES BEHAVIOURAL TACTICS
Dynamis represents the 9 Attitudes system, a fully behavioural approach to self-protection and physical control which is based on the observable realities of physical confrontation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Usually the training venue will be our client's responsibility and full details of this are made clear around the time of booking so that you know what we are going to need to give your people the best possible experience of training with our team.
We have often helped our clients to source appropriate training venues, where that assistance was requested!
Due to the nature of our training approach, we often require a good-sized training room which has the capacity for your team to move around in and in which we can set up scenarios which are as close as we can get them to real-world applications of the material we teach your people.
Our training costs are often calculated on a per-day basis and directly related to the Needs Analysis which we carry out with you.
We are constantly working to make sure that the investment level is reasonable and competitive.
We generally ask for an investment which takes into account the type of content we are going to work on with your staff, the numbers of staff involved, the risk level of the encounters they engage in and the number of days of training which will be required to get your people up to the proper standard.
We are VAT registered and all pricing sent to you is 'plus VAT at the prevailing rate'.
We also charge travel expenses which you should discuss with our training advisor so that these are as clear as possible as you book in your training course.
Our training advisor is waiting to have a call with you to discuss your timelines and preferred schedule. We generally book training 4-6 weeks out from today, however we always have been able to respond to clients who need training 'as soon as possible' when urgent needs pop up. The sooner we talk with you, the sooner we can get the training in place!
There are numerous formats which we use to deliver training with your team, whether it be a large group or a smaller team. We know that the best group sizes for learning depend on the complexity of the material to be covered, the amount of time we have with your people and also the constraints you may be working with in your budget and resources. Most of our clients put 12-16 people in our less-physically demanding training courses, and often fewer people than this into our more demanding courses. Let's talk about the best solution for your needs....
Dynamis has attained the respected Quality Award Centre status (QAC #2201) with the Institute for Conflict Management (ICM), demonstrating our commitment to quality assurance and strict adherence to the most recent guidance on the management and prevention of workplace conflict. All our trainers are fully qualified and attend CPD development on a regular basis in accordance with ICM requirements.
Our goal is that you see a tremendous improvement in your team's ability to prevent and manage difficult encounters with the people in your service, so we focus on making sure that each training session with your people feels directly connected to their everyday work and is compliant with the relevant guidance which governs it.
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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied by the training we deliver for your team, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.