About > PACE Method
PACE is an attitude and a way to communicate to others that they can be close to us without fear. When we can provide these safety signals to children, it is a way to co-regulate their affect, help them find emotional equilibrium, and gradually make sense of their lives. They are not tools to be applied in a linear or template fashion. We do not apply one cup of Playfulness followed by two teaspoons of Acceptance, one tablespoon of Curiosity, and two cups of Empathy. Acceptance of underlying experience must be a constant. Empathy can be used liberally, but may not always be tolerated. Sometimes curiosity and playfulness must wait until the child is more regulated.