‘RAISING TWEENS INTO RESILIENT TEENS’
WE WANT TO WORK WITH PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE AS WE BELIEVE, AND ENABLE YOU TO ENJOY RESULTS BEYOND BELIEF.
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
As adults we experience a multitude of responsibilities and stresses, yet childhood isn’t always completely stress-free either! The tween to teen generation are under pressure to achieve in school, make new friends which in itself comes with a whole array of emotions to navigate and communications skills to learn.
They may experience fall outs with those friends and sometimes family members, perhaps even the loss of someone close to them, unkind children taking the ‘mickey’ out of their new shoes because they don’t have some label that is over-priced anyway!
The main thing that helps our children navigate those experiences is resilience. Resilient tweens and teens tend to face a problem head on and look for a solution, if the first one doesn’t work they will find another way. Not only will they find another way but they will do it with a sense of confidence.
Perhaps not alone, they may ask for help… this in itself is an act of courage, seeking support is a key factor of resilience.
I often hear parents saying things like ‘I wish I could have that cold for them so they don’t have to feel ill’ I am pretty sure I have said it myself a few times, in reality it could be the immune system resilience they build from that cold that helps them fight the flu or infection later in life.
We, as parents, are often trying to stay one step ahead of everything our kids are going to experience, so that they don’t have to experience the struggles we may have faced.
The problem is life doesn’t work that way, and they are experiencing the world today in a very different way than we did as children.
WHAT WE DO?
We work with your son/daughter to develop the courage to look inside themselves and explore those emotions which are often described as anxiety, numbness, fear, anger, lack of self-confidence and much more. We offer strategies to better manage these emotions in the moment so they can choose a different response to any given situation.
We work with them in a variety of different contexts from challenges they may be facing at school, sport or socially.
HOW WE DO IT?
There are no two people the same and our coaching sessions are tailored to you and what you and your child want to achieve.
Through firstly getting to know you and see the world through your eyes, understanding how you process information, emotions and respond in various situations. We utilize highly pragmatic coaching techniques which echo the human psychological processes relating to performance, we will identify a specific context, and change your performance within that context in an observable, measurable way.
Then we will apply the mindset shifts (also described as ‘desired state’) at the most powerful place – your unconscious mind.
This is the part of your mind that stores all memories, it is responsible for developing habits and behaviours, and most importantly, it works on auto pilot 24 hours a day. So it’s important to make sure this massive database is getting the best possible training as it’s the engine driving all your thoughts, decisions, immune system, digestion, and much more!
We are all doing the best we can with the internal resources we have available. Imagine those internal resources as jars of sweets in a sweet shop. My role is to help you put more jars on the shelve to reach for at the moment you want or need them and refill them when they are running low.
WHAT DO THE PARENTS SAY?
I highly recommend Kay, my daughter was suffering with Anxiety & Mental Health and I did not know how to help her. Kay treated my daughter like her own, she is very thorough patient in all she does. My daughter found it hard to talk to me and her mental health was hard for her to understand, being a teenager made it harder. Her sessions with Kay helped get her back into school and certainly made it much easier for her to have these difficult conversations. Please keep on doing this very important and lifesaving work!
My son loves his sport, however was riding with no confidence after a bad crash. He went for a session with Kay. After only one session he was back riding with confidence and more focus than ever.
Within minutes Kay was able to create a rapport and my daughter did not want the session to end. From the first meeting I was amazed at Kay’s ability to make her feel at ease and comfortable with no sense of judgement. The way in which she naturally leads into questions challenges her to think about different scenarios and possibilities than the ones she has in her mind that are causing blockers. Knowing how difficult teenagers are to open up in these challenging years it’s is a unique skill!