'The Core 7'
Psychological Well-Being Knowledge and Skills-based Course for Parents of Adolescents
Welcome to Core 7 - This 7-part course has been designed for parents, and is suitable for anyone interested in learning about the psychological well-being and mental health care of adolescents.
'Core 7' is also available as a teach-training course delivered in modules through the academic year.
1. Growing self-esteem – learn to love, like and believe in the self
- Identify you core values and how well you live them
- Work through a process to strengthen values integration
- Explore you unique qualities, gifts and strengths
- Identify weakness and learn how to come to acceptance of what we do not like
- Make acquaintance with the inner critic and the inner angel and learn to give strength to the voice of your accepting angel
- Discuss the importance of doing what makes you happy and falling in love with who you are
- Implement boundaries to support self-love and self- worth and how to model this for your teenagers
- Identify key strategies for supporting your teenager in integrating this process
2. Integrating Family Values and Setting Healthy Boundaries
- Explore unconscious family values and define your top 5
- Identify how well you live your family values and where there is room for growth
- Learn how to integrate family values with your children and teenager
- Discover the impact of aligning family values with house rules and boundaries
- Enhance your living space with more quality family time.
3. Generating Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution and Social Confidence Skills
- Recognise the cause and development of inner and outer conflict
- Identify social fear, worries and inhibitions
- Learn a cognitive development strategy to transform fear and worry into courage and strength
- Identify communication type: assertive, aggressive or passive
- Understand the projection and internalization of emotions and feelings
- Learn a communication tool to facilitate emotion management and assertive expression
- Learn the ‘rules’ of conflict resolution
- Create a social confidence tool kit for your teen and identify how you will communicate this with them
4. Anxiety and Depression Coping Skills
- Learn the cause of development of anxiety disorders and depression
- Identify signs of eating disorders, self-harm, obsessive and compulsive behaviors or panic attacks
- Discover what you can do when you teen is anxious, depressed or having a panic attack
- Practice mental and physical anxiety management techniques to share with your teen
- Learn how to support your teen through depression
- Know when to seek professional help
5. Coping with Grief, Loss and Sadness, and Teen Suicide Awareness
- Learn to identify when your teenager is processing how they feel in a healthy or unhealthy way and what you can do to support them with feelings of shock, devastation, anger, sadness, loss and depression.
- Know the symptoms of grief
- Understand how to respond and communicate with your grieving teen
- Know the support strategies you can offer them to support healthy coping
- Suicide prevention: Discuss concerns about teen suicide, learn the possible causes and the suicide warning signs, and what you can do if you have concern for any teenager
- Resources: learn about support systems available for grieving teens and those who have experienced suicide or trauma.
6. Staying Safe on-line and Managing Bullies
- Malware awareness and safety settings
- Online predators – programmes and people to avoid
- Setting boundaries that support self-esteem and defense from bullies on and off-line
- Setting technology boundaries in the home
- Modelling technology boundaries in the home
- Identity protection
- Smart social networking for teens: what to do and not to do
- Talking to your teen about exposure to inappropriate content online
7. Finding Meaningful Life Direction
- Work through ideals into the core truth of what truly matters in each area of your life today
- Recognise what is going well and where values are being lived and how to make changes to create more of what matters now in your life.
- Identify the beliefs and behaviors that work for and against you
- Learn to get motivated and make the changes you want now.
- From a place of recognising what you truly want and how to create what is within your power, engage in a creative process to design a meaningful vision founded on core values and the techniques that empower you to make the changes you now want.
- Reflect on this process as a group and learn how to guide your teenagers through this process.
- Use this process to drive motivation and performance growth, and to overcome procrastination.
Courses for January to March 2019
Course Starts: Wednesday January 23rd from 09.30-11.00 am in Marina Sotogrande
(Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 20th, March 6th & March 13th)
Investment: 225.00 Euros
Atlantic Clinic, Nueva Andalucia, Spain
Course Starts: Tuesday January 22nd from 10.00-11.30 am
(Jan 22nd, Jan 29th, Feb 5th, Feb 12th, Feb 19th, March 5th & March 12th)
Investment: 295.00 Euros
What you gain for your investment:
- Knowledge: This course provides knowledge on mental health, psychological-well being, cognitive and behavioral developmental processes, the cause and influence of mental health dis-ease and dis-harmony, and an overview of some of the most common adolescent mental health issues facing us today.
- Skills: You will be taught how to: build self-esteem, dismantle fear, grow social confidence, help your family members create healthy boundaries and develop effective and positive communication skills, support someone struggling with anxiety or depression, manage a panic attack, help someone who is struggling with an eating disorder, support a child in managing a bully, specific things you can do to help a teenager stay safe online.
Through seven-weekly 90-minute small group meetings, blending psycho-educational knowledge and evidenced based practices as well as acquiring new knowledge and a tool kit of helpful mental health and psychological well-being skills, due to the small group sizes (4-8 individuals per group) you will have opportunities to be coached on how to integrate the knowledge and skills for yourself and your family, from the parent role.
Boundaries and Confidentiality
It is important to understand that this course cannot give you specific advice on how to help your own child, because I would not have met your child, and therefore it would not be appropriate to advise. You can bring to the course anything you wish to share, and rather than advising you on how to 'treat' your teenager, I can coach you on how you apply the knowledge and skills given to your specific situation. This means that you will be supported in accessing your inner wisdom and parenting skills to apply the skills and knowledge given, on the basis that you know your child better than anyone. For reasons of confidentiality and the protection of trust, if you child is in therapy or coaching with me, it would not be appropriate for you to join this course.
It is understood that for those who do join these courses, what is shared in the group, stays in the group.