Teenagers can choose the future that they want for themselves and it would be really helpful for them to learn how to do this without angst and frustration, worry or self doubt. They are rapidly heading towards independent living and freedom. Teenagers need to develop coping skills in order to deal with the new and the unexpected, not least with their physical, emotional and social changes.
Do you feel that your teen is under pressure to conform or fit in and is in danger of being led down the wrong path? Teens can experience conflict in lots of areas and this can result in mental health issues, self harm, drug and or alcohol abuse, eating disorders, behaviour problems, social withdrawal and anxiety, fears, phobias, stress, panic, obsessions and compulsions, unwanted habits, low self esteem and so much more.
As a parent you wouldn’t want to see your child struggling with teenage life, all the stresses and strains of relationships, family expectations, education, fears for the future. All of this tends to hold them back when you now they can fly and be the best that they can be.
Confidence building, how to become resilient and value yourself together with the art of effective communication isn’t often part of your child’s education, they have to learn those soft skills by trial and error and sadly most don’t get that opportunity. That is where this workshop can help fill the gap in their skill set. Once your teen understands how much responsibility they can take for their own actions, how to get back in control, manage their thoughts and feelings and how not to let others unduly influence them, by default all of your lives become much easier.
Confidence Workshop in conjunction with KMW training Monday 18th and Monday 25th September
Venue: Concept Corner – 134 Seabank Road New Brighton Wirral CH45 1HG
Aim – by the end of the two sessions the trainers will have set the delegates on the road to building their confidence by helping them to understand how important confidence is, what underpins their lack of confidence and teaching them techniques about how to develop and maintain it for their future.
Objectives (by the end of the sessions the students will be able to:
1 – Define the meaning of confidence, how does this relate to you personally, why it is necessary to be confident and what that entails
2 – Identify the common times we lack confidence and how our body/minds respond.
3 – Discuss the impact of your mind chatter and how to challenge it, demonstration of how negative thinking relates to your beliefs about yourself and your life
4 – Describe techniques that can help you boost your confidence, interactive or observational exercises included
5 – Explain how you will utilise these techniques now and in the future. A practical exercise in communication.
6 – Resilience, what that means and how it links to self esteem or self worth.
7 – How to develop towards resilience and building up your coping skills in order to and move forward in your life.
This framework is broad and flexible and we will incorporate the specific needs of the group accordingly. Every group adds their own dynamic which makes each workshop unique.
The cost for the 2×2 hour workshops is £75, when booking in 2 teenagers at the same time then the total cost is reduced by £20 (ie pay £65 per head). Please use discount coupon code Teensx2 when booking.
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Pat Harland – Harland Consultancy
Following on from Kelly’s introduction post. I am Pat Harland from Harland Consultancy. Mother of 2 grown up girls and Grandmother of 4.
Since 2003 I have been working with teenagers, adults and children, helping them to create very strong psychological foundations so that they can deal with life’s twists and turns more effectively. I am fully DBS/CRB checked.
My aim is to set them on their road to health, happiness and success. Success of course, means different things to different people.
I feel very strongly that our younger generations should be taught how to become resilient, move forward in their lives, create a good level of self esteem and avoid having to be overly aware or concerned about what others are doing or what others think about them.
Over the years I have seen so much more pressure being put upon our youngsters in terms of conforming, being included, being the best, either in the academic world, the sports world or the arts world. They are expected to be high achievers and when this doesn’t happen they fall apart and lose confidence, sometimes creating fear, panic and anxiety as a result. If you fear failure then sometimes you won’t even try, if you don’t try then you can’t possibly fail.
The pleasure I get from seeing any of my clients, particularly teenagers and children learn, develop and grow into confident, competent happy people is second to none.
For me the collaboration with KMW for children in the form ofthe delightful and professional Kelly has been amazing. We work well together and our delegates also have a lot of fun whilst learning. Using our joint skills we have created this and other successful workshops and long may we continue to work together for the benefit of our students and clients.
Kelly McWilliam – KMW 4 Children
I am Kelly and I am from KMW 4 Children and will be delivering this workshop with Pat from Harland Consultancy. I started KMW 4 Children after working with and studying children for many years. My aim is to help adults understand children and to help children understand themselves more. I have worked in schools, nurseries, in Sports & Arts Initiatives and one to one with children and have completed a Ba in Childhood Studies to further my understanding of children and all their needs and I am of course DBS (CRB) checked.
Whilst I have many years of knowledge and experience (mainly from being a mum) I still like to work with others who have different experiences and perspectives in helping children and am delighted to work with Pat from Harland Consultancy on this project. I will let Pat explain her background and why she is involved, but, for me Pat understands the impact first hand the pressure and stress on children and most importantly has the skills and knowledge plus she uses tried and tested techniques which work in order to combat it.
I hope this explains at bit about why we are doing this and assists you in making the decision whether any of the sessions or one to one support we can offer is right for your child.