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: $450, 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.
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.
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.
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