6 step program:

  1. Focus on the Positives in your life

Opportunities for appreciation and being grateful.

Considering the great things you see and do, and the great times you spend with others.  Noticing magical moments.

This involves other people, nature, physical activities, accomplishments, personal discovery and creativity, physical sensations, and relaxing.

If you do this often you will get use to feeling good with the things you choose to think about.

  1. Learn about Feelings

Exploring kindness and where it takes you.

Building on emotional intelligence to become good at building skills to understand our own and others emotions. And the connections between our thoughts, emotions and the way we behave.  Building on empathy.

Self awareness and being able to manage oneself and leads to an increase in confidence, self esteem and resilience.

We experience different emotions that require action from us: frustration, hurt, fear, disappointment, anger, discomfort, guilt, inadequacy, overwhelm, and loneliness.  But what are their messages? We look at possible solutions for each individual.

There are also emotions of power.  These include love, curiosity, flexibility, confidence, cheerfulness and more.

It is important to be able to identify and reflect on emotions, normalise them, develop strategies, and practice mindfulness.

  1. Narrow your Focus on learning and your senses

Helping you become a better learner and participator.

When you are focused, you are present, and thus totally connected with your experience.  This experience can be homework, reading, playing a sport, eating, and more.

Learn to get into the flow, be mindful, and continuously practice focus skills.

There are many different ways to focus; listening, seeing, learning, reflecting, loving, experiencing joy, reading, feeling, and performing.  Doing these enriches ones life.

We can use our focus skills to continuously learn, control distractions, be confident, create positive imagery, prepare mentally for a task, and become committed.

  1. Relaxation as a skill

Learning how to relax and deal with many situations.

Relaxation assists with feeling calm, peaceful, healthy and being strong.

Using the breath correctly is a useful technique.  The outgoing breath should last longer than the incoming breath.

Using movement in any way helps to relax and get rid of stress.

Mindfulness is also a skill that is very useful.  Best to program a commitment to practice mindfulness so that it can become something your regularly do. 

When children relax they are better at controlling stress and anxiety and also become more positive and improve concentration.

  1. The purpose of Co-operation 

The benefits of working together with others.

Working towards common goals, or assisting others to achieve goals, helps you feel good in yourself.

Co-operating promotes interactions, allows for accountability, develops interpersonal and small group skills, allows for processing, and positive interdependence.

Children learn acceptance, inclusion, and they usually enjoy the experience too.  Respect, trust, and teamwork become important.

  1. Working on Self-esteem

The importance of self talk.

Self esteem comes from within.  Its about believing in yourself and being kind.  Its about being confident in your choices, accepting some mistakes and still being proud of yourself.

We look at beliefs, and self talk, respect for self and others, and physiology.

Troubles, thoughts and beliefs can be challenged, and thus adjusted.  We consider strategies such as new type of self talk, forgiveness, focusing on the positive, letting go of “should” and “must” statements, reframing, and encouraging one self.

Its important to allow time to relax and focus on things that make us feel better.  Have you ever heard the saying …that which fires together wires together… So lets encourage ourselves to fire together positive thoughts.

If you think your child can benefit from such a program please contact me on:

amanda@positivethinkingclinic.com.au and mention the PERSONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS PROGRAM