2019 Groups

The Magic Coat Program (5-11yrs)

The Magic Coat is an analogy of an imaginary coat that helps children to feel safe and deal with a number of difficult situations they may come across in their young lives. The strategies for dealing with these situations are taught using a range of workshops, books and merchandise. Across a 6-week after school program, The Magic Coat encourages children to use strategies to become confident and resilient but also radiate the positive qualities of love, happiness, compassion and kindness. Positive people feel safe, happy and relaxed and, when the vibe that they radiate is welcoming, they make friends easily.

Enrol your child, and our Psychologists will teach them to:

  • Manage their worries
  • Feel more confident
  • Manage friendships and bullying
  • Problem solve everyday issues
  • Build resilience
  • Have positive self-talk
  • Communicate with other effectively
  • Build positive relationships with friend and family

When: Sessions are held on Monday afternoons 4:00-5:00pm (5-8yr olds) and 5:30-6:30pm (9-11yr olds) during the term, running for 6 consecutive weekly sessions. Starting Monday 29th July.

Where: Direction Psychology, Suite 3/109 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup

Cost: $360, to be paid up front. If your child is on a GP Mental Health Care Plan, you are eligible for a rebate of $21.65 per session. The MHCP must state that it can be used for Group Therapy and be given to the Group Coordinator before sessions start. Private Health rebates may also apply, check individual funds.

Eligibility: All children aged 5-11 are eligible to attend. Severe learning delays, aggressive behaviours, or non-compliance may deem them unable to enrol.

Download a Term 3 Info and Enrolment Sheet here Term 3 Enrolment Form

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Girls with a Purpose: self esteem for girls (9-17yrs)

Girls with a Purpose is a powerful program that provides relevant life skills for young women. We run these important workshops for girls aged 9-12 and 13-17yrs, with our aim to improve the self esteem for all young women! Topics covered in the workshops are: Personal worth and self esteem, communication, healthy relationships, positive body image and self talk, dealing with risk, finding purpose and value, inner beauty and self care and more.

When: Sessions are held on Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm (9-12yr olds) and 6:00-7:30pm (13-17yr olds) during the term, running for 6 consecutive weekly sessions. Starting Wednesday 31st July.

Where: Direction Psychology, Suite 3/109 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup

Cost:

9-12 GROUP: $550, with a rebate of $121 if under a current Mental Health Care Plan.

13-17 GROUP: $360, with no rebates.

Download a Term 3 Enrolment Form

Queries: [email protected]

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Wise Minds (Youth 13-17yrs)

Wise Minds is a CBT Mood Management program developed by Direction Psychological Services. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is an evidence-based approach that is effective in treating a range of emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues. This goal-oriented approach focuses on examining and improving the connections between thinking patterns, feelings, and behaviours. This group uses CBT to teach important skills of: Critical thinking, Identifying negative thinking patterns, Challenging negative thoughts, Using positive thinking alternatives, Replacing unhelpful coping skills with the positive skills of mindfulness, strengths exercises, affirmations, gratitude, and goal setting.

When: Sessions are held on Thursday evenings 6:00-7:15pm (13-17yr olds) during the term, running for 6 consecutive weekly sessions. Starting Thursday 1st August.

Where: Direction Psychology, Suite 3/109 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup

Cost: $360, to be paid up front.

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Previous Groups

All of the below groups do not currently have a group scheduled. But if you would like to register your interest, we will arrange a group to be run if there are enough enquiries.

Stop, Think, Do! (5-11 yr olds)

Children need friends for good mental health and a happy life! Stop Think Do is an Australian cognitive-behavioural program that teaches children specific social skills and a process of relating to others so that they can make and keep friends. It has a preventative focus and aims to improve the social skills of children from a young age to prevent social-behavioural problems from developing. This course focuses on teaching: pausing before reacting, thinking through consequences, identifying assertive vs aggro vs weak ways of acting, choosing the right friends, verbal and nonverbal assertive responses, dealing with teasing, building confidence.

We do not currently have a group scheduled for 2019. To register your interest in enrolling in Stop Think Do, please click HERE.

Queries: [email protected]

In the Zone! Mindfulness for stress, anxiety, and overwhelm (13-17yrs)

In the Zone is a 6-week Mindfulness group program that teaches teens aged 13-17 the skills to slow down, be more present in the moment, and live a meaningful and mindful life. This course will take teens through the importance of practicing mindfulness, how to observe their thoughts and emotions without distress or judgement, how to accept things in their life more readily, and how to use mindfulness both formally and informally to reduce stress, calm anxiety, and avoid overwhelm.

We do not currently have a group scheduled. To register your interest in enrolling in Stop Think Do, please click HERE.

Guys on a Mission (9-17yr olds)

Guys on a Mission is a powerful program that provides relevant life skills for boys aged 9-17. We run these important workshops for guys aged 9-12 and 13-17yrs, with our aim to improve the self esteem for all boys and young men! Confidence, self worth, depression, and identity issues are major problems for teen and tween boys these days. Topics covered in the workshops are: Personal worth and self esteem, communication, healthy relationships, positive body image and self talk, dealing with risk, finding purpose and value, inner strength, and more.

We do not currently have a workshop scheduled. To register your interest in enrolling in Guys on a Mission, please click HERE.

Queries: [email protected]