PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
Sometimes our children have emotional support needs that could improve with some extra guidance. In small groups children learn new skills and thought processes to better manage stressful times. We use child-friendly activities so they will feel safe and engaged and can learn how to approach their circumstances with improved self-regulation strategies. And if you let them tell you about what they learned, they might even teach you some things too!
If you are interested in registering for one of our groups, get in contact by phone on 4914 0444 or use the enquiry link.
Seasons for Growth® Children and Young People’s Program is a peer-support, companion-led psychoeducational group for children 6 to 18 years who have experienced family loss or change. Age-appropriate activities such as drawing, music, stories and journaling illustrate the concept of the four ‘seasons’ of grief and loss. Children will learn to understand their feelings as they develop skills to cope and restore their self-confidence. The program is underpinned by evidence about resilience, emotional competence and identity.
The Peaceful Kids program is a mindfulness and positive psychology based small group program for children. Children learn skills to lessen anxiety and stress and increase their emotional resilience. Sessions include learning a range of mindfulness strategies and meditations, effective coping strategies and positive psychology exercises. By practicing these skills over the 8 week program, children become better equipped to deal with the day-to-day stresses that life brings them. Parental involvement is required with a commitment to support the strategies at home.
Little Yogis is a child centred group designed to support early childhood development and enrichment. Classes encourage little ones to develop self-confidence, self-love and regulation through awareness and reflection. Classes are physically energetic and filled with FUN! incorporating exciting elements of music, dance, drama and lots of active imagination! There is also emphasise on breathing, relaxation and intuition, allowing children to ground themselves and experience the calming effect of breath on their bodies, allowing for self-regulation.
The benefits of yoga for children include:
· Support for mindfulness skills in daily life
· Simple strategies to assist slowing down and unwinding
· Tools to assist children to ground themselves
· Gentle guidance to help them learn to be their authentic selves
· Social development
· Skills in following direction