Past events

Positive Minds Australia has a number of events throughout the year. These include Intensive Resilience and Social Emotional Literacy Courses for Young people, Parenting Workshops, Professional Training for Teachers, Educators and Health Professionals, Training to use ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox,’ ‘Positive Mindset Curriculum,’ and ‘What’s the Buzz’s social emotional literacy programs. Other exciting events including parent retreats, educator retreats, kung fu classes for children’s self confidence, art therapy for young children and family yoga, will all be announced soon!

March 2019

Calling on Principals, Teachers, SSO’s, ESO’s and Allied Health Professionals looking for a simple and practical Resilience and Wellbeing approach for your School, Health Care Setting or Private Practice.

Madhavi Nawana Parker is offering a rare training opportunity for you to become an endorsed facilitator of, ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox.’

You will learn strategies for working effectively with school age children to build their emotional resilience and wellbeing. As you explore the program deeper, you will feel more confident about supporting young people who struggle to regulate their feelings, thinking and behaviour.

Once completed, you will receive endorsement and certification from Madhavi Nawana Parker. You can then confidently run ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox’ in small groups, whole classes or through one on one therapeutic sessions.

NDIS recognises ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox’ as a social emotional literacy program that helps young people who experience a braod range of challenges with friendships, emotions and resilience. If you are an NDIS registered service provider, this program could be added to your service.

Places are limited and tickets usually sell quickly. Morning tea, light refreshments and lunch provided. Attendees are eligible for up to 3 copies of ‘The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox’ book at $40 each on the day (RRP $65.00) If you already have a copy, please bring it along to refer to.

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April 2019

Madhavi Nawana Parker is back again to offer a small group Parent Masterclass. Madhavi will help you get to the heart of the trouble spots in your family life. Madhavi will teach you how to build your own emotional resilience to cope with the challenges of raising children, while providing loads of practical tips on Positive Discipline, Technology and Devices and Responding to Big Feelings while staying emotionally connected to your child. This is suitable for parents of children from 4 to the teenage years. (Madhavi will adapt information for the different ages).

Groups are kept small to provide individualised support and usually sell very quickly.

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Madhavi Nawana Parker is offering an intensive resilience and self confidence course where your child will learn a broad range of tools that are the stepping stones to cope with pre adolescent and adolescent life. Madhavi will teach tips on handling bullying, conflict and difficult personalities, as well as emotional regulation skills.

Madhavi has also engaged an experienced and qualified Kung Fu teacher to offer one hour of self confidence building Kung Fu skills as part of this unique offering.

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Madhavi Nawana Parker provides a rare opportunity to teach your pre adolescent and adolescent practical thinking and behaviour skills to manage anxiety and build their emotional resilience and wellbeing. Tips will also be offered around social media communication, tricky friendships, fitting in and handling uncomfortable feelings.

As an additional treat for the students, to close the session, Leah Braun, the Nifty Yogi will teach yoga and wellbeing activities to the group Madhavi.

Groups usually fill very quickly and are kept small to allow for tailored support and teaching. If your child has previously done an intensive course with Madhavi they are very welcome to come along as new material will be offered, as well as a chance to further consolidate skills.

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May 2019

Small, relaxed, non-competitive and inclusive groups to learn the Art of Kung Fu. Nick Bennet is a qualified martial arts instructor with over 20 years experience working with a broad range of young people. Nick is also a professional actor. His sessions are fun and interactive to build your child’s self confidence, personal strengths and sense of belonging. This is a 10 week course with the option to continue on longer term.

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‘What’s the Buzz?’, is a globally published social emotional literacy program. Students will learn life skills including problem solving, handling challenging feelings and getting along with others. Sessions are offered by a qualified Teacher, Nikki Harmer Wadewitz in a warm, supportive and inclusive environment. Groups are tailored and kept small, running for 8 weeks per term over two terms in total.

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‘What’s the Buzz,’ is a globally published social emotional literacy program. Students will learn life skills including getting along with the others, handling challenging feelings and much more. Sessions are offered by a qualified Teacher, Nikki Harmer Wadewitz in a warm, supportive and inclusive environment. Groups are tailored and kept small running for 8 weeks per term over two terms in total.
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Weekly small group drama program with Katie O’Reilly, qualified teacher and professional actor. These sessions are offered in a warm, friendly, non-competitive and inclusive environment. Sessions are tailored and great for young people wanting a creative outlet & a fun way to build their self confidence, communication & social skills. The program runs for ten weeks with the option to continue after that.To read more about Katie & her work view her bio here.

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July 2019

‘What’s the Buzz,’ is a globally published social emotional literacy program. Students will learn life skills including getting along with the others, handling challenging feelings and muchmore. Sessions are offered by a qualified Teacher, Nikki Harmer Wadewitz in a warm, supportive and inclusive environment. Groups are tailored and kept small running for 8 weeks per term over two terms in total.

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‘What’s the Buzz?’, is a globally published social emotional literacy program. Students will learn life skills including problem solving, handling challenging feelings and getting along with others. Sessions are offered by a qualified Teacher, Nikki Harmer Wadewitz in a warm, supportive and inclusive environment. Groups are tailored and kept small, running for 8 weeks per term over two terms in total.

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Small, relaxed, non-competitive and inclusive groups to learn the Art of Kung Fu. Nick Bennet is a qualified martial arts instructor with over 20 years experience working with a broad range of young people. Nick is also a professional actor. His sessions are fun and interactive to build your child’s self confidence, personal strengths and sense of belonging. This is a 10 week course with the option to continue on longer term.

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Weekly small group drama program with Katie O’Reilly, qualified teacher and professional actor. These sessions are offered in a warm, friendly, non-competitive and inclusive environment. Sessions are tailored and are great for young people wanting a creative outlet & a fun way to build their self confidence, communication & social skills. The program runs for ten weeks with the option to continue after that.

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March 2020

A step by step method to build a confident, resilient mindset in young people based on Madhavi’s latest book, The Confident Minds Curriculum

Madhavi Nawana Parker, globally published author is offering a rare opportunity to work in a small group with like minded people who want to teach themselves and young people how to think with confidence and resilience. This program is based on over 20 years professional work and is used around the world to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. You will learn the mindsets that support healthy relationships, problem solving, decision making, emotional regulation, balanced thinking, compassion and much more. The Confident Minds Curriculum will be available to purchase on the day (RRP $65.00) to strengthen your skills after your training. PD certificates for 6 hours training will be provided on completion. The person attending will be endorsed by Madhavi Nawana Parker to run the program in your school, health care setting or psychology practice. Coffee, tea, water, delicious morning tea and a nutritious lunch will be provided on the day. Just bring a pen and notebook and we will take care of the rest!

If you’re delivering ‘The Confident Minds Curriculum’ in your school or organisation, we kindly ask the author be acknowledged and the original book cover image displayed in your advertising. Thank you.

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April 2020

Practical tools for parents to get past overwhelm, stress and conflict. Parent for peace & long term outcomes like resilience & wellbeing.

With so many conflicting ideas out there about how to raise a family, it’s no wonder parents are confused about what to do when their child is uncooperative, misbehaving and emotionally explosive. Learn how to tune back in with your gut feelings, manage your emotions, cope with stress and most importantly, build lifelong connections with your child that strengthen their resilience, happiness and wellbeing. Madhavi Nawana Parker will teach you in a small, relaxed group, how to bring joy into parenting, guide better behaviour and feel calmer and more relaxed about family life. Excessive conflict between children and parents can cause long term rifts and impact on a child’s resilience and wellbeing. In three hours you will learn the why and how of a healthy parent child relationship without compromising on clear boundaries. This is a rare opportunity to work with Madhavi in a private setting and get your family back on track. Leah Braun will join you for a break to teach you mindfulness and presence strategies to cope with your emotions. Tickets are very limited and usually fill quickly.

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May 2020

Join Madhavi Nawana Parker for a relaxed, engaging & practical training day to use What’s the Buzz in your school or health care setting.

Mark Le Messurier and Madhavi Nawana Parker share a strong commitment in building the social emotional literacy, resilience and confidence of young people. Over the last ten years they combined their knowledge, experience, training and passion to create a world class social emotional literacy program, ‘What’s the Buzz?’ now used in over 87 countries around the world. Join Madhavi Nawana Parker as she takes you through all three programs, from early learners to teenagers, step by step, so you can easily deliver it in your school, community or health care setting. You will receive a professional training certificate, a delicious and nutritious morning tea and lunch while enjoying the opportunity to network with a small group of like minded professionals on building the social emotional confidence of the next generation.

Enquiries through madhavi@positivemindsaustralia.com.au or via www.positivemindsaustralia.com.au and bookings to secure your place via this link. Tickets are limited to keep the group small and tailored.

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June 2020

Practical tools for parents to get past overwhelm, stress and conflict. Parent for peace & long term outcomes like resilience & wellbeing.

With so many conflicting ideas out there about how to raise a family, it’s no wonder parents are confused about what to do when their child is uncooperative, misbehaving and emotionally explosive. Learn how to tune back in with your gut feelings, manage your emotions, cope with stress and most importantly, build lifelong connections with your child that strengthen their resilience, happiness and wellbeing. Madhavi Nawana Parker will teach you in a small, relaxed group, how to bring joy into parenting, guide better behaviour and feel calmer and more relaxed about family life. Excessive conflict between children and parents can cause long term rifts and impact on a child’s resilience and wellbeing. In three hours you will learn the why and how of a healthy parent child relationship without compromising on clear boundaries. This is a rare opportunity to work with Madhavi in a private setting and get your family back on track. Leah Braun will join you for a break to teach you mindfulness and presence strategies to cope with your emotions. Tickets are very limited and usually fill quickly.

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A step by step method to build a confident, resilient mindset in young people based on Madhavi’s latest book, The Confident Minds Curriculum

Madhavi Nawana Parker, globally published author is offering a rare opportunity to work in a small group with like minded people who want to teach themselves and young people how to think with confidence and resilience. This program is based on over 20 years professional work and is used around the world to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. You will learn the mindsets that support healthy relationships, problem solving, decision making, emotional regulation, balanced thinking, compassion and much more. The Confident Minds Curriculum will be available to purchase on the day (RRP $65.00) to strengthen your skills after your training. PD certificates for 6 hours training will be provided on completion. The person attending will be endorsed by Madhavi Nawana Parker to run the program in your school, health care setting or psychology practice. Coffee, tea, water, delicious morning tea and a nutritious lunch will be provided on the day. Just bring a pen and notebook and we will take care of the rest!

If you’re delivering ‘The Confident Minds Curriculum’ in your school or organisation, we kindly ask the author be acknowledged and the original book cover image displayed in your advertising. Thank you.

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