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SELF COMPASSION AND MINDFULNESS FOR TEENSSometimes its not easy having conversations with teens (especially when they don’t speak!).  But we respectfully keep trying.Sometimes we need to have conversations about:AnxietyDepressionSchoolADHDLGBTQIAnger Body imageMindful awarenessCompassionAt the Positive Thinking Clinic, I use mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion, and kindness to tackle, discuss,...

GROWING MINDFUL FOR ALL AGESIn the Positive Thinking Clinic I ensure that no matter what age my client /participant is, I teach: awareness,  how to be present in the moment, and  cultivate kindness and curiosity.One thing that I realise, is that mindfulness is neither difficult, nor easy,...

MINDFULNESS SKILLS FOR KIDSIts so easy to teach kids mindfulness skills.  They love to play, so lets play and learn mindful skills.Kids from ages 4 and up really enjoy learning how to: Calm their mind and body Pay attention Become more self aware Feel happier...

MELTING WORRY AND RELAXATIONI find it extremely important to be able to relax and learn the skills to get rid of constant worry.What I do during these sessions are:Encourage thinking by using cognitive therapy techniques.  The aim here is to directly change your thoughts to worry...

DEEP SPEAK… WITH TEENAGERS & YOUNG ADULTSAt the Positive Thinking Clinic I endeavour to give teenagers and young adults an opportunity for a voice.I use selected topics for one : one, or small group experiences.A common complaint is that adults do not listen to young...

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)At the Positive Thinking Clinic I use 3 different types of exercises to incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Theory. I often use these techniques in my sessions for all age groups.  These wonderful activities assist in building connections, finding focus and reducing...

YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR TEENSYoga and Mindfulness for teens is different to yoga and mindfulness for children.Children are usually really happy to “play” with the experiences offered.  Teens sometimes bring a little resistance with them.  But when they don’t … wow they really unlock and...

CHOOSE YOUR STRENGTHSAt the Positive Thinking Clinic I use “strengths” to help build conversations.Everyone has strengths.They are great to use during kids workshops.We all have strengths.  Sometimes they are obvious and sometimes we wonder where they have gone!  But they are there…shall we choose to...

BE MINDFULJUST FOR KIDS AND TEENSMindfulness is noticing your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations in the present moment without judgement.In these sessions, whether individual, group, or during my workshops, I show kids and teens lots of ways to be present in their life as it...

WORKSHOPS AT THE POSITIVE THINKING CLINICRELAXATION AND MEDITATION FOR TEENSWhat can we do to help our teenagers relax?  What would happen if they allocated some time to deliberately relax and meditate?  Would they develop better coping skills? Will they focus and concentrate better?Lets say the...