Parents

As parents, we want our children to have self-confidence, a positive attitude, strong friendships, and the ability to process their emotions in a healthy way (with a twist of gratitude thrown in for good measure!). Many concepts we teach are what most would consider ‘common sense’, however it sometimes takes a person other than a parent, to reinforce the concepts that you are trying to instil in your (sometimes resistant!) dear little ones. That’s where we come in!

Our workshops are designed to:

  • build each student’s self-esteem
  • provide children  with techniques to manage and reduce anxiety in order to promote feelings of calm and focus
  • teach children to ‘focus on themselves’ (i.e. to be independent of the negative opinions or behaviours of others)
  • explain the tendency of the human mind to focus on unpleasant situations    from the past or possible negative scenarios that may happen in the future,   and how to interrupt that pattern of thought
  • develop the children’s ability to adopt an optimistic outlook
  • teach students how to use mindfulness techniques to focus
  • encourage children to identify closed minded thoughts, and assist them to reframe their beliefs to develop a growth mindset
  • provide strategies for improving each student’s emotional set point (i.e. teaching children how to feel calmer/happier more often)

20 Years Experience in Teaching

Schools

After their physical health, a child’s emotional wellbeing, confidence, resilience and perseverance are at the forefront of their readiness to learn and ultimately their developmental and academic success.

Life Lessons Australia specialises in primary level education, and provides age appropriate, in-school classroom based incursions which are designed to improve each student’s emotional health and their ability to manage their mind.

Our incursion packages can be tailored to support your Whole School approaches, in order to maximise the relevance to your staff and students.

Our incursions are designed to:

  • build each student’s self-esteem;
  • provide children  with techniques to manage and reduce anxiety in order to promote feelings of calm and focus
  • teach children to ‘focus on themselves’ (i.e. to be independent of the negative opinions or behaviours of others);
  • explain the tendency of the human mind to focus on unpleasant situations   from the past or possible negative scenarios that may happen in the future, and how to interrupt that pattern of thought;
  • develop the children’s ability to adopt an optimistic outlook;
  • teach students how to use mindfulness techniques to focus;
  • encourage children to identify closed minded thoughts, and assist them to reframe their beliefs to develop a growth mindset;
  • provide strategies for improving each student’s emotional set point (i.e. teaching children how to feel calmer/happier more often);
  • improve social interactions within the classroom by explicitly teaching appropriate language, tone of voice and body language.

Bachelor of Arts in (Psychology)

Organisations

Life Lessons Australia is proud to work with service providers who are serving our children in the community with the highest needs. Through working with organisations such as Foster Families South West, Anglicare and Women’s Refuges (amongst others) we seek to reach the children who need us the most.

Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary)

Courses

Life Lessons Australia offers a range of courses for parents and educators. We frequently partner with other service providers in order to maximise the benefits for our participants and provide comprehensive workshops detailing latest research.

In 2018, Life Lessons Australia began a joint venture with RAIN- Regional Autism Intervention Network providing half day workshops to parents and educators of children with Autism and Anxiety.

  • Our ASD/Anxiety Workshop in collaboration with RAIN highlights the neurological differences between neurotypical and Autistic brains. It is common for children who have ASD to experience anxiety. This workshop details practical strategies and curriculum adaptations that can be immediately implemented to overcome barriers to social, emotional and communication progress.

Helen O’Grady Drama-Academy Teacher

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