Child and Youth Counsellor. Senior Developmental Educator
Positive Minds Australia are specialists in Counselling and Professional Development.
We provide uniquely tailored services, recognising individuality and personal character strengths.
We are an experienced and professional team of experts who provide a compassionate and inclusive service, meeting each individual and organisation where they’re at and tailoring a service to fit. Madhavi Nawana Parker and her team will work together with you to find the right solution for you, your family, school, or organisation.
Our warm, genuine and impactful team, proudly deliver on our values of humility, honesty, compassion and connection.
Keynotes and Professional Development for organisations on wellbeing, stress management, avoiding burnout and creating happier workplaces, are delivered by Madhavi Nawana Parker, Director of Positive Minds Australia. Madhavi has addressed conferences and events around Australia and overseas for over two decades.
Professional Development for schools and kindergartens on ‘Inclusive Classroom Culture’, ‘Neurodivergence in the classroom,’ and ‘How to Connect with Students to improve productivity and behaviour’ are delivered by Senior Teacher, and Workshop Facilitator, Nikki Wadewitz.
Practical workshops for young people are offered in schools and kindergartens. Topics include: How to be a pro social friend, Bullying and what to do about it, Build your resilience and wellbeing from the inside out, Social emotional literacy skills, Emotional regulation and Resilience. Led by Nikki Wadewitz, Madhavi Nawana Parker, Katie O’Reilly and a team of allied health and education professionals, these sessions use evidence based and globally published programs, ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox’, ‘The Confident Minds Curriculum’, ‘Educator Wellbeing’ and ‘What’s the Buzz? social-emotional literacy programs,’ to help create class and school cultures of kindness, empathy, connection, social awareness, self awareness and emotional regulation.
Our skilled team offer the following services at our Unley rooms and in Schools:
Counselling for 4-18-year-olds.
Group counselling and Social – Emotional Confidence Building for 4-18 year olds.
Parent Coaching sessions with Madhavi Nawana Parker.
Behaviour Support sessions teaching emotional regulation and social confidence skills, using Role Modelling, Role Play and Counselling.
Whole Classroom Workshops for students on Emotional Regulation, Friendship Skills, Conflict Resolution, Resilience, Wellbeing, Confidence and much more. (Three to five visits per School package).
Counselling for children after family separation. Parent sessions on co parenting and blended families.
Mentoring for Autistic Teenagers and Adults.
Counselling support for disengaged high school students.
Programs offered include, ‘What’s the Buzz?’ ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox,’ and ‘The Confident Minds Curriculum.’
Yet another wonderful CPD experience with Madhavi today. We are so lucky to have such an inspirational woman right here in Adelaide, championing the way to a more positive and kind future. A wealth of knowledge and experience!
Senior Teacher. Social Emotional Intelligence and Peer Relationships Specialist. Workshop Facilitator in Schools