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RESILIENCE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

In Term 4 of 2021 is now closed for registrations.

Here is some general information about the NAVIGATORS Program. Applications for 2022 will open in Dec / Jan.

 

In Alert Level 4, 3 and 2 the program is run live, face to face online using a ZOOM group format and additional resources to support kids and families. 

More info about group structure in 2021:

Games Group for Ages 6 - 7 years visit here>

Resilience Program for Ages 8 years to 14 years here >

EXAMPLE OF APPLICATION FORM -  here> 

CONSENT FORM – NAVIGATORS GROUP USING AN ONLINE PLATFORM here>

 

CONSENT FORM – Program here>

 

To apply please email the application and both consent forms to reception@anxiety.org.nz   

You can read about the Code of Rights here>

MORE ABOUT RESILIENCE 

Everyone experiences bumps in their life, yet we all deal with these twists and turns differently. Resilience is the ability to adapt to and cope with the events in our lives. 

 

“Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.”  -  American Psychological Association

 

How do you increase resilience?

Research has shown that there are many different ways to increase resilience. Examples include;

 

Building connections:

Having supportive relationships with friends, family or whanau. People who have positive relationships with others which include reassurance and encouragements, are able to cope better when something goes wrong and rebound more quickly. Prioritize relationships to build resilience. 

 

Self-care: 

Having a positive view of yourself and your abilities in life can increase your resilience. This means you are able to recognise your own assets and potentials, in a realistic way. Those who see themselves for who they really are likely to be more resilient. Encourage positive self-talk among your peers in order build resilience. 

 

Taking care of your body:

Research shows that having a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, sleep, hydration and regular exercise can strengthen you body to adapt to stress and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Look to eat foods such as fish, nuts, beans, fruits, vegetables, probiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, and limit packaged or processed foods or foods high in sugar.  

 

Practicing mindfulness:

Meditation, yoga and mindful journaling have also shown to help people build connections and deal with situations that require resilience. 

 

Setting goals: 

Setting realistic goals for the day and ticking them off is a rewarding activity which can help build resilience. Write down what you want to achieve today, not matter how big or small. Doing something regular which enables you to move towards what you’d like to accomplish can help build resilience. 

 

Getting help:

When you need it, getting help is vital in building resilience. Whether it be talking with friends, family and whanau or seeking professional help when you feel you are unable to go about your daily life. 

 

For more information, contact us on 09 846 9776.