Becoming a Behavioural Detective: Understanding and Supporting Complex Behaviour

There is always a reason for the behaviour! This 12 hour workshop will provide an understanding of the integrated neurobiology of sensory processing and emotional/ relational problems that result in “challenging behaviour”. Participants will be invited to forevermore become behavioural detectives, using clinical reasoning, to look deeper than the surface actions we observe. By seeking to understand why people do the things we do, from a myriad of perspectives, we allow compassion into the equation. This alone changes the brain – but also the mindset of clinical curiosity supports treatment strategies at home, at school, in business, and in all levels of relationships.
Kim Barthel is an award-winning occupational therapist, trans-disciplinary teacher and best-selling author who is actively supporting function and healing in many cultures. A pioneer in reinforcing the importance of relationship, Kim’s passionate interests include complex behaviour, attachment, sensory processing, trauma-informed practice and mental health. Kim’s mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. 


6th of May 9:00am – 12:30pm AEST

7th of May 9:00am – 12:30pm AEST

11th of May 9:00am – 12:30pm AEST

12th of May 9:00am – 12:30pm AEST

The workshop will run from 9:00am-12:00pm, leaving 30 minutes for break out groups to further discuss strategies and break down the information provided in the workshop. 


The workshop will be recorded and available for access for 60 days for all participants. All participants will have access to handouts, reference list, chat histories. You will also have access to the Facebook group that will be made prior to the workshop to discuss strategies once the workshop is completed. Each participant will also receive a complimentary monthly Relationship Matters newsletter with new blogs and upcoming events.

$500.00 (AUD) per person.
10% discount for group bookings of 5 or more individuals. 
This cost includes the 12 hour workshop via Zoom, 30 minute breakout groups post workshop each day hosted by Leaps & Bounds, access to the workshop recordings for 60 days, and access to the Facebook Group for further discussions, tips and strategies.


Participants will learn:

• To identify and discern the neurobiology of challenging behaviour

• To differentiate between the sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behaviour

• To understand the integration between visual, vestibular and auditory contributions to learning and engagement

• To adopt a mindset of curiosity which supports relationships in becoming more healthy, respectful and connected

• This 12 hour workshop dives deeper into analysing overlapping contributions of challenging behaviour, and invests more time into holistic theories of sensory intervention, attunement, co-regulation, relationship-building skills and self-care.


Please note that this workshop is limited to 60 people.

Please note registrations have now closed in preparation for the workshop starting on the 6th of May.