Workshops for Schools
Attention and Concentration
The workshop is geared at providing students with psychologically relevant tips and tricks to improve their concentration and to get them to attend to anything from studies to hobbies, better. This is aimed at new age kids who are addicted to gadgets and unable to focus on anything for more than very brief periods.
Good touch Bad touch
It is best to prepare our children for the thorns in the path of life. In a very pro-active and comprehensive fashion our facilitators take the children participants through what is ‘bad touch’ and how to distinguish it from ‘good touch’. The workshop also drills into them what they are to do if they ever experience this sort of bad touch. This workshop delivery is modified slightly depending on the age of the children participating.
Nowadays it is really important to come across as a confident communicator. Not everyone has the same level of expressivenessbut they can all be trained to communicate in an effective manner. This workshop is particularly helpful for college students and working professionals.
Competitiveness and the quest for excellence creates a lot of stress in the minds of students. Board examinations are given a lot of importance. Parents and teachers are also somewhat responsible for this. This workshop is aimed at teaching students how to understand their own examination stress and giving them coping strategies.
Workshops for Parents
Answering Gen Y questions of your child
Given the content that is shown on TV and internet media it is not uncommon for children, even as young as 4 or 5 to ask their parents awkward questions ranging from where babies come from to death of a pet/relative etc. What is the right age to give what sort of information? How does this tie in with the child’s cognitive development and ability to make sense of the world? These are questions that are answered in this workshop.
Modern Parenting: Psychological perspectives
Today’s children are learning and adapting to this ever-changing world of digitalization. As they evolve, so should our parenting styles and patterns. In this workshop we focus on some specific issues related to children and then a free question and answer session. The purpose of this is not to teach anybody how to be a parent but to make them aware of the behavioural principles behind how everyone from a toddler to a teenager function.
Addressing and managing sibling rivalry
For all those parents who are planning for a second child or have recently had one this workshop is a must-do. Different years of age gaps mean different sorts of complexities in the minds of the older sibling, however it all stems from the insecurity that they are going to lose their place of prominence and love in the family. Our psychologists will explain to parents why this happens, various manifestations of this and how to handle it.
The Balancing Act (working parents)
Educated couples nowadays become dual income parents. Most of them struggle with guilt about to being able to give qualitytime to their children. What to do to maximize the time that they do spend with their children and how to make sure they are balancing work-life and parenthood adequately is what this workshop covers.
Parenting for special children
This workshop is generally done with a small group of parents who have special needs children. The workshop is an intimate discussion of the shared hardships and joys of having a special child and the participants learn as much from each other as from the trainer. Some psychologically sound methods of managing a special child and improving their quality of life are also shared.
Workshops for Teachers
Positive Classroom Management
In this age of no-punishment and audio visual teaching aids, teachers have to get creative to manage a classroom. Whether they are teaching adolescents or kindergarten, it is more difficult than ever now to hold the attention of so many students at once and get them to perform to the best of their abilities. This workshop facilitates a dialogue amongst teachers on tried and tested methods and new ones on class management while also giving them the psychological background behind what works and what doesn’t.
Tackling The Tough Ones: Responding to Questions about Death, Sexuality, & Other sensitive issues
As a teacher, adolescents are a particularly difficult bunch to handle. Even more difficult might be their questions on the somewhat taboo topics of sexuality, death and other sensitive issues. Often the children who have no one else to turn to with their queries open up to a particularly warm teacher. And this despite the fact that there is the internet. How to tackle these questions in the correct way is the focus of this workshop.
Taming Tantrums: Helping Young Children with Strong Emotions
In a class of twenty plus students, there are often a few who are uncontrollable. These are the children with temper tantrums or crying fits who are difficult to manage and disrupt lessons for the others. As a teacher, what are the psychologically relevant tools you should have in your box in order to ensure a stable classroom environment and to get such difficult students to also concentrate? Also covered in the workshop are the red flags that differentiate temper tantrums from underlying psychological problems and how a teacher
Awareness to recognize mental disorders in students
Out of the many students in a class, there may be some whose behavior is aberrant or unmanageable. A teacher is in a prime position to observe and report on the child’s developmental status in the classroom, hence it becomes necessary for teachers to be educated about the red flags or warning signs that might signal the need for a student to be given psychological help. Be it kindergarteners or adolescents, a referral at the right time could solve a lot of problems.
Teachers as Colleagues
Apart from the classroom, the staffroom is one area where the teacher spends most of his/her time in school. What is good staffroom etiquette? Are there any dos and don’ts when it comes to staffroom behavior? What makes a good colleague in a school? Answers to all these questions, some fun bonding and team building games and a forum to voice grievances if any, this is a must-do workshop for all teachers.
This is not an exhaustive list of our workshops. We have many more exciting and useful topics to offer. The best part is that we customise the duration and content based on the needs of the organisation.