Learning to navigate life is a little like learning to be a circus performer; we need to juggle a few balls, balance many demands, walk the tightrope, let go and trust that others will be there to catch us, clown around a little and feel the thrills.
This workshop looks at all the demands being placed on today’s teenagers and shows them how to find balance, look after themselves, become resilient and take control of their future.
Stress is the number one cause of illness for today’s teenagers.
They are living in an increasingly fast-paced environment preparing themselves for jobs – many of which don’t yet exist - and with every aspect of their progress being scrutinised relentlessly.
This workshop is designed to help teenagers become resilient to these pressures showing them how to spot and deal with the danger areas in their own lives whilst looking forward in a positive and inspiring way.
Students address their use of internal language leading to resilient thought processes.
Students examine the balance in their lives, identify the weak area(s) and commit to themselves to making positive changes.
Students gain a clear understanding of what stress is and are shown how to take an holistic approach to reducing the stress in their lives.
Students are encouraged to develop a growth mindset focusing on their desired outcomes.
The workshop is split into three main areas: resilience, well-being and growth.
Each area contains exercises and information designed to encourage personal development and progress thus leading to reduced stress levels and increased resilience.
To be effective learners both our body and our mind has to be fit and healthy so this workshop takes an holistic approach addressing body, mind and spirit.
The course has three main aims:
Students learn to challenge habitual thought patterns replacing stress inducing language with resilient language.
Students identify the stress points in their life and commit to making necessary changes.
Students learn how to take an holistic approach to their well-being thus combatting stress illness.
Students begin to develop a growth mindset.
Our year 8 students had a workshop with Natalie today. The year 8's thoroughly enjoyed the workshop as did our staff! Natalie was fantastic, she had the attention of our students all the way through. We are not sure where she gets her energy.
It was indeed interactive and as well as informative. As a school we are always trying new things and one of our key focuses is to work more with parents. The session Kim delivered certainly helped us make that connection we were hoping. WE are going to try to continue this type of support for parents to support their child. Really positive and still testing students on their knowledge on Marco Polo and the elements of the periodic table. Kim was friendly, easy to talk to and nothing was ever a problem. She was indeed MAD – top session
Kim, forgive me for not writing to you to thank you on Friday. We wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful workshops you did – they made a big impact on staff and boys – and parents – and have given us a lot to think about and discuss in lessons. Thank you again for your huge effort, hard work and for sending through the power points.
The boys in each session were very enthused – the age range was from 7 – 13. Kim did really well adapting the two sessions to each age group – but each time the messages were equally clear and strong. The power point was excellent and backed up visually what Kim was saying – staff and boys have been talking about some of the points that came up, partly because the visuals were so strong and have helped us remember the content.
A good balance between Kim talking and getting the boys to participate – each session went quickly and enjoyably. Kim was in complete control of her content and audience. The parents at the last session were also engaged and enthused and Kim did well to pack the information into a tight 45 minute slot.
The sessions tied in very well to topics we have begun to explore in school – mindfulness, resilience. Having Kim gave us different angles to think about eg What does success look like? What are the chemical reactions that go on in the brain and influence our mood? Keep a bedtime diary of positive things to keep the “good” hormones in the front of your mind while you sleep. So lots of good ideas there for us.
The Resilience INSET Day was an excellent course and staff were energized and motivated by the training. Kim was a first rate trainer who judged the mood of the staff well and ensured that the day met their needs. The resources provided were spot on and supported Kim’s delivery well. I would not hesitate to recommend this training to anyone. The day was well organized and passed really quickly. Momentum was kept up throughout the day and I can honestly say staff enjoyed every minute.