an introduction to neuroscience for families
Our Neuroscience for Families workshop is the starting point for the Family Wellbeing Pathway. In this two-hour workshop, parents and carers will be introduced to key neuroscience concepts and explore practical applications. Focus is on supporting wellbeing, building resilience, and helping to create a positive home environment. Throughout the workshop participants will reflect upon their own interactions and communication on children’s developing brains.
building resilience in families
This two-hour workshop builds on An Introduction to Neuroscience for Families to provide families with a tool kit of strategies to support and strengthen the resilience of children. Participants will gain knowledge about the types of communication and interactions which build perseverance and flexibility, and learn how to support their children in developing an awareness of their emotions and responses.
an introduction to mindfulness
This two-hour experiential workshop provides participants with tools and strategies to regulate themselves, increase their self-awareness and respond mindfully to daily challenges. Parents and Carers will gain an understanding of the ways in which a personal mindfulness practice can promote resilience and wellbeing, and help to build a positive home environment. They will also explore ways to bring mindfulness into their daily lives.
an introduction to self-care
This two-hour interactive workshop explores the ways in which stress can impact brain function. Participants engage with reflective tools that enable them to develop both an awareness of the messages their body is communicating, and the impact of their thoughts and emotions on their wellbeing. They step through a number of processes, creative and cognitive, that can increase their capacity to regulate during stressful experiences, and explore short and long-term self-care strategies.