WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
Teens who will benefit most from this workshop are those who experience one or more of the below:
- Low in self confidence and self belief
- Compare themselves to others and don’t feel good enough
- Feel fat, ugly and self conscious with their body and appearance
- Scared of being themselves in fear of judgement and what others will think
- Have been bullied and as a result have low self worth
- Spend a large chunk of time thinking negative, worrying, over thinking and analysing
- Feel like they don’t fit in and often feel ‘different’
WHY DO TEENS NEED THIS WORKSHOP?
Having worked with over 20,000 Teens, Teachers and Parents across Australia in relation to all things mental health, wellbeing & body image, Amy knows that there has never been a time when caring about mental health and wellbeing has been so important. Body image, self comparison, bullying, peer pressure, anxiety, depression, stress, teen pressures, judgement, mental challenges; they’ve all been around for decades. However, social media has not. We have to learn a new way to not only cope but live healthily, in a world that is so heavily dominated by technology. A teen’s self worth, in a moment of posting or sharing, can be crumbled. They can forget the present moment, lose perspective, forget the family who loves them, the handful of real friends that they have and instead be consumed by their online world and their inner mental thoughts; they have limited followers, therefore they’re not worth following or connecting with as a human being. No one liked that post therefore no one likes them. People wrote negative comments about that photo, therefore people think negatively about them. Our social accounts are becoming directly linked with our self esteem and mental health. How you feel about yourself, your body, your life, your relationships – all directly impacted by social media today. However, the answer is not to delete our accounts and get off the online world. Doing that would be putting our head in the sand and living in denial. Amy believes the answer is to simply teach our Teens how to be healthy, happy, confident and comfortable within their own skin whilst living within a world that is dominated by technology. Amy shares her professional and personal tools, strategies and stories, to help teens cope in a world where they are switched on 27/7 both mentally and physically.
WHAT WILL THE WORKSHOP INVOLVE?
Amy understands that the last thing Teens want is to sit in a boring workshop (especially during the school holidays!!) whilst talking about challenging topics in a boring way that leaves you feeling uncomfortable and sad. This workshop WILL NOT be like that. It has been designed specifically for Teens and is based on fun, inspiration, creativity, activity and feeling a little better about who you are inside and out. The music will be cranked, the environment will be casual, warm and friendly, and you will be surrounded by people who just want to feel good within themselves and their life.
WHEN & WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
Workshop for Girls – Years 7, 8 & 9 Date: Saturday 14th Jan Time: 1pm – 4pm
Workshop for Boys – Years 7, 8 & 9 Date: Saturday 21st Jan Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Exact location to be confirmed however it will be within the Noranda to Mount Lawley precinct.
If the workshop interests you but the above dates/ times do not suit you, please email email@example.com and Amy will email you the details for the 6 week program being held during Term 1 and 2 of 2017 and any future half day workshops.
WORKSHOP INVESTMENT AND HOW TO SECURE A SPOT FOR YOUR CHILD:
The investment for the workshop is $ 49.00 +GST, which includes the workshop itself, all materials, snacks and refreshments.
To secure a spot, please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her directly on 0422060793
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT AMY’S PAST WORKSHOPS:
“I am still absolutely blown away by the courage and braveness you inspired in our girls last night. I saw the light in their eyes after facing their fears and having achieved such a big feat in front of a group of almost strangers. You were the best presenter I have had so far and the girls were the most engaged they have been all five-weeks of the program. I was blown away by your session and I think the way you break large heavy concepts of mental wellbeing down into such a great representation for young teens is incredibly impressive. I hope you always continue to do what you do and inspire people – you are changing lives”. Ashleigh Tapper, Community Development Officer – Youth, City of Armadale
“Amy, all I can say is thank you. From the beginning to the end you were fun, inspiring and helped me learn so much about feeling good; thank you for really caring about us.” Year 7 Girl
“Thank you for everything you did for us Amy. I loved meeting you and I loved how you make everything so easy to understand. I’m really going to miss this each week!” Year 8
“Amy, I’ve set my Gratitude Tree up in my room and I love it! It will remind me that no matter what, we always have something to be grateful for!” Year 9