My wellness contribution to kids. My coping skills handbook: 4 steps for kids to cope with everyday challenges. I hope this book becomes a great resource for 8-12 year olds...

Positive Thinking Clinic (PTC) Services for Kids and Teens Positive Thinking Clinic (PTC) is able to provide professional services to kids and Teens of all ages (through to and including adulthood). Amanda Dounis is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Strategic Psychotherapist, Professional Counsellor, Master Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner and Early...

JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM AT THE POSITIVE THINKING CLINIC Ok the school holidays are coming up and lots of kids (and families) are wondering what’s planned for growth and development. Each session = 1 hour. COST:  $40 per 1 hour group session  or   $50 per individual session at...

TIPS: STARTING SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME TIPS: Take some trips to the school.  Your child will then become familiar with the area and the route.  This will desensitise him /her and allow the route to become familiar.Starting school is “huge” for all.  So celebrate it.  Involve others...

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS  Kids who thrive in social and emotional development tend to do better at school.  So we need to encourage this area of development as soon as we can…. Like from the time they are born.  Its never to early….  And...

SKILL BUILDING We often see kids develop and build on skills, and how rewarding it is to watch them do this on their own. On occasions whilst I have had kids in my care (child care centre or clinic) I have heard, I wish I could….. ...

These days our kids are easily exposed to scary images and video. The reality is, children do not normally distinguish fantasy from reality until about age 6.  So even closely beyond this age, we can see how our children can become frightened of whats in the...

HEY KIDS, LETS EVALUATE YOUR YEAR SO FAR… AND LETS SET SOME GOALS AND PLAN FOR A BETTER YEAR NEXT YEAR!!!! GROW YOU EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU! In-fact I’m definitely going to throw in some anxiety solutions for kids to choose to take...

Recently I engaged my attention in a sleep and kids summit.  Without too much detail I wish to let you in on some general information, and still keep this blog brief.  If you really want to explore more about it you may find it on...

MY CALM PLACE This activity combines yoga, meditation, mindfulness and guided imagery activities to soothe emotions and promote self-regulation in children. There are 4 categories to choose from: Movement cards consist of yoga poses and low impact exercises to relax and recharge the inner and outer self. For...