In the current climate, Professional Development (PD) in mental & emotional health and well-being has never been more important.
I am passionate about professional development in schools, companies and not-for-profit organisations and believe that making time to be the student again is humbling and a beneficial, necessary experience for all.
My focus areas are mental health, emotional health, communication, social-emotional learning and self-care practices. I also work with ‘soft skills’ – the things we are ‘meant’ to know but rarely actually learn – Emotional intelligence, personal growth, openness, empathy, attitude, ethics, belief systems and active listening.
For organisations and schools:
Self-care: Understanding self-care · Useful stress v. harmful stress · Creating work-life balance · Resilience · Empathy · How to switch off · Meditation made easy · Things you can do today.
A solution-focused training on the essentials of self-care practice. Participants will leave with a range of practical and realistic step-by-step skills for professional and personal daily life.
Communication: Communication techniques · Tone of voice · Body language · Conflict resolution· Empathy.
Communication is 7% verbal, 38% tone and 55% body language. On the phone and online communication is 18% verbal and 82% tone.
This training provides a framework in which to understand the fundamentals of communication and learn effective tools to enhance your personal and professional capabilities.
Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being: Creating work-life balance · Resilience · Self-care · Mindfulness · Understanding of Self · Anxiety · Depression.
This training provides participants with a step-by-step guide to greater self-awareness and self-enquiry, how to self-soothe and create personalised self-care practices. Participants will gain knowledge in identifying, understanding and learning useful strategies for depression, negative thoughts and anxiety in themselves, colleagues, family and friends.
Specifically for Schools:
Mental Health for Educators (for adolescents 12+): Psychosocial development of adolescence · Adolescent identity · What is important to ‘them’ v what is important to ‘you’ · Understanding mental health · Anxiety and Depression – What to look for, what you can do and when to get help · Understanding friendships from their perspective · Language (choice of words), tone and body language.
This workshop is designed for educators to feel better prepared to handle the increase in mental health issues of their students, learn strategies and gain confidence to assist. Educators will gain the tools to increase their professional capabilities by understanding the psychosocial development of their adolescent students with step-by-step strategies in different areas of mental health and emotional well-being.
Emotional Intelligence for Educators of Teenagers: Bespoke training from ‘The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens’ resource. This training will be customised depending on the students’ needs as identified by the teachers or school. Topic from this resource are listed below.
The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence · Values · Empathy · Identity – Different versions of Self · Communication skills / Tone of Voice · Choices · Breath/Meditations · Anxiety · Success & Failure · Unconditional self-love · Negative Thoughts · Creating Positive Affirmations · Understanding Sadness v Happiness · Depression · What is friendship? · What kind of friend are you? · Jealousy & Envy · Bullies / Bully Check-in · Acts of kindness · Apologies · Compliments · What is family? · Resolving arguments · My home · Divorce · 5 Stages of grief/loss.
The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens is a guidebook for teenagers, teachers, educators, parents and a resource for school counsellors. See The Key Here.
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‘Empowering Teachers: A Teen Mental Health Toolkit.’
To present at SXSW in Austin Texas, 2023.