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before and after school workshops 

Not only does my 7 year old daughter worry less now, but she actually sings on the way to her ‘Resilience in Kids’ classes as she enjoys them so much. I am so grateful to the team for helping her better navigate friendships and the schoolyard in a healthy and positive way

Why workshops?

Children are able to learn critical ‘life’ skills in a social context - this is as close to real life as it gets. They are also able to learn alongside their peers - for some this means strengthening existing friendships, for others it means making new ones. For all it involves the beautiful realisation that they are not alone in whatever it is they are experiencing. This in itself is so powerful.

They are able to learn from their peers and build a strong relationship with their Resilience Coach - how wonderful for children to have another trusted adult they can speak with. They are also given a safe and confidential space where they can talk freely about what is going on for them - some of our gorgeous kids tell us that this is the first time they have felt heard.

the lowdown

You sign up via our website for a term at a time. There are 9 or 10 workshops each term (depending on what day the workshop is taking place on) and each workshop lasts for 60-minutes. There are typically 6-10 children in each group and we break the workshops up into years K-3 and 3-6. Our workshops run on the Lower North Shore and in the Inner West of Sydney.

The workshops are for everyday children experiencing everyday challenges, such as making good friendship choices, managing their emotions and learning that it is OK to make mistakes. They are play-based and include a range of fun activities, including games, art, drama, music, movement and breathing. All of our content is framed by beautiful stories and fables that have been written by our own professional story writer.

Through our workshops we develop the behaviours detailed in our Resilience Framework: I am self-confident, I believe I can grow, I can solve problems, I can show empathy, I can keep going when things are tough, I am optimistic, I am self-aware and I can handle my emotions. We frame this in an overarching focus area, which include friendship, self-worth, fear, worry, anxiety and managing emotions.

Our workshops are run by teachers with a therapeutic background, or therapists with group experience. We don’t offer therapy but are equipped to respond to whatever comes up in the workshops.

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HOLIDAY CAMPS 

Simply fantastic! Big thanks to Erin. My son had a superb day.

why holiday camps?

Let’s face it, we sometimes need to send our kids off to camps in the school holidays - maybe we need to work, maybe we have an important appointment we need to go to or maybe we just need to get our kids out of the house and doing something different.

There are plenty of camps out there for kids - but wouldn’t it be great to know you are sending them to a camp that they will not only enjoy, but that will teach them valuable social and emotional skills at the same time!

the low down

You sign up via our website for a camp at a time. Our camps run from 8.30am - 3.30pm and they run on the Lower North Shore and in the Inner West in Sydney. We run a Calm Camp, a Confidence Camp and a Friendship Camp. Our camps are for children in years K-4.

The workshops are for everyday children experiencing everyday challenges, such as making good friendship choices, managing their emotions and learning that it is OK to make mistakes. They are play-based and include a range of fun activities, including games, art, drama, music, movement, breathing and storytelling. All of our camps are framed by beautiful stories and fables that have been written by our own professional story writer.

Through our workshops we develop the behaviours detailed in our Resilience Framework: I am self-confident, I believe I can grow, I can solve problems, I can show empathy, I can keep going when things are tough, I am optimistic, I am self-aware and I can handle my emotions. We frame this in an overarching focus area, i.e. staying cool and calm, building confidence or making good friendship choices.

Children don't have to have attended our term-time workshops or 1-1 coaching to benefit from our holiday camps, but equally if they have attended these they will enjoy the opportunity to top up their skills through new and fresh games and activities.

Our workshops are run by teachers with a therapeutic background, or therapists with group experience. We don’t offer therapy but need to be able to respond to whatever comes up in the workshops.

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1-1 child coaching

I am very grateful to Natalie for her most professional approach in helping my 7 year old son increase his confidence in building friendships at school. The one-on-one sessions provide an excellent platform for customised coaching. Whilst my son was initially sceptical towards the benefits of these sessions, Natalie managed to completely turn him around and now he doesn’t wish for the sessions to end. Thank you so much Natalie for your support and we look forward to future sessions.

Why 1-1 child coaching

Children’s specific issues are addressed when they attend 1-1 child coaching as we craft a bespoke coaching program just for them. They are also able to open up and talk freely and openly about what is going on for them - they can do this in our workshops but some older or more anxious children still feel uncomfortable doing this, irrespective of how many safe boundaries we put in place.

Children are also able to work through whatever is going on for them at their own pace. Some children will want to leave a couple of weeks between sessions so they can practice what they have been taught. Others will want to learn during the school holidays, when they are less tired and more open to learning.

the low down

Our 1-1 child coaching is made up of a package of 4, 60-minute sessions. The last 10-minutes of each session is spent briefing you on what we have covered and on how you can support what we have taught your child at home. Each package also includes a free, 30-minute call where you can give us some further information about what is going on for your child and what you would like us to work on with your children.

The sessions take place in the comfort of your own home and take place at a time and a pace that suits you. We are also happy to create bespoke coaching programs for siblings or small groups of friends (up to 3 or 4) where they get on well and are experiencing similar challenges.

Our 1-1 child coaching is for everyday children experiencing everyday challenges, such as making good friendship choices, managing their emotions and learning that it is OK to make mistakes. It is play-based and includes a range of fun activities, including games, art, drama, music, movement, breathing and storytelling.

We also offer one-off top-ups for children who have done 4 weeks’ worth of coaching but who would a few more sessions. It’s important to point out that this is not therapy or counselling - there is a fine line between the two which we manage diligently.

Our workshops are run by therapists who are members of a professional association. We don’t offer therapy but are equipped to respond to whatever comes up in the workshops.

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small group parent coaching

why small group parent coaching

Parents who attend our small group program are able to share their experiences with others and learn that they are not alone in experiencing what they are going through. This is a beautiful process to watch and forms a core part of the all important ‘self-care’ that so often goes by the wayside in today’s busy, always ‘on’ culture.

Parents are able to build new and supportive peer relationships and benefit from learning the full breadth of our parent coaching program. They are also able to enjoy spending some quality time away from home life, focusing solely on the critical role they play in their family and doing so in a warm, supportive, relaxed and informal atmosphere.

the lowdown

Our small group coaching for parents consists of 4, 90-minute evening sessions that take place across 4 weeks in a local cafe. We create a warm and inviting ‘home away from home’ atmosphere and invite up to 10 parents to join us for each program.

Our workshop content is underpinned by the latest scientific research into resilience but there is no fluff or scientific jargon - just a practical toolkit of strategies to apply.

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1-1 parent coaching

why 1-1 parent coaching

Parents who opt for 1-1 coaching (or 1-2 - we are happy to coach couples!) are able to focus on the specific challenges that they are experiencing. We can spend 4-weeks addressing a particular issue or honing a particular skill, or we can coach you around a broader area, such as helping your child sleep better, or helping your child make good friendship choices. The key benefit here - we are offering a bespoke solution.

We are also able to work at a time and a pace that suits you and your family rhythm.

the lowdown

Our 1-1 parent coaching is made up of a package of 4, 60-minute sessions. The sessions take place in the comfort of your own home or via Skype and take place at a time and a pace that suits you.

Our 1-1 parent coaching is for parents of everyday children experiencing everyday challenges, such as making good friendship choices, managing their emotions and learning that it is OK to make mistakes. 

We also offer one-off top-ups for parents who have done 4 weeks’ worth of coaching but who would a few more sessions. It’s important to point out that this is not therapy or counselling - there is a fine line between the two which we manage diligently.

Book in by clicking the link below.

 

 
 
 
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Parent presentations

why parent presentations

Bringing us in to present to parents about how to become their child’s personal ‘Resilience Coach’ gives parents the skills to build their children’s resilience at home. This is important because parents have the most significant influence on their children’s resilience. And why is it important for schools to have resilient children? Because resilient children achieve better educational outcomes.

Our presentations can also help relieve the pressure on teachers as they have a more resilient student and parent community to work with.

the lowdown

Our presentations last either 90- or 120-minutes. We typically deliver them in the evenings but are flexible and can also deliver these during the day. Our presentations are underpinned by the latest scientific research but are fluff and jargon free - our focus is on giving parents simple and practical tools and techniques.

We focus on developing the behaviours in our Resilience Framework and addressing the challenges children and parents tell us they are experiencing. But outside of that we are happy to create wholly bespoke events that meet the unique needs of the school community we are working with.

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educator professional development

why educator professional development

We give your educators simple and practical skills, tools and techniques to be able to build a resilient culture in your organisation - whether it is a school, a sporting club, a child care centre, or similar organisation.

This isn’t about creating extra work for your educators - we’re not giving them extra lesson plans to fit into their already busy schedule and we’re not expecting them to do copious amounts of extra study. Rather our aim is to give them the language and the insight they need to be able to respond to their students and each other in a resilience building way. It’s about enabling a ‘new way of working around here’.

the lowdown

This is a highly tailored and bespoke offering that we will craft in partnership with you and based on the unique challenges that you are facing. It typically consists of a short and sharp professional development solution, along with ongoing support and follow up post the event.

Contact us below to find out more.