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Event Details - Peaceful Kids Facilitator Training

Title: Peaceful Kids Facilitator Training
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

The 'Peaceful Kids' program is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children from Prep through to Year 12. This program helps children to build their emotional resilience so they are better equipped to deal with the day to day stresses that life brings them.  The Peaceful Kids program can be run in schools, organisations, hospitals and in private practice by teachers, wellbeing leaders, counsellors, psychologists, school nurses, chaplains, social workers and wellbeing practitioners.  

Course / Workshop Outline:

Day 1:  'Peaceful Classrooms' - Mindfulness Meditation Training.  This is a full day of introduction to Mindfulness Meditation skills and activities for children and teens.

Day 2:  'Peaceful Kids' - Facilitator Training
This is a full day of Peaceful Kids facilitator training.  

Once you are trained as a Peaceful Kids Facilitator, you can run an 8 week program (1 hour each week) for a small group of primary aged or secondary school children held at a school or a private organisation.  

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

Day 1:  'Peaceful Classrooms' - Mindfulness Meditation Training.  This is a full day of Mindfulness Meditation training covering: 

•Practical and easy to learn Mindfulness Meditations
•Simple background theory and scientifically proven benefits of Mindfulness
•How Mindfulness helps anxious and stressed students
•How to train other staff members or children in Mindfulness techniques
•A range of simple yet powerful techniques that staff can implement immediately
•Creative approaches to incorporating Mindfulness into a school setting
•Links between anxiety, stress and Mindfulness for both adults and children
•How to create their own daily Mindfulness practice to reduce their own stress levels
•Full electronic resources to use immediately in classrooms
•Mindfulness applications in the Peaceful Kids program

Day 2:  'Peaceful Kids' - Facilitator Training
This is a full day of Peaceful Kids facilitator training covering: 

•Understanding anxiety in children
•How to support children with anxiety through the Peaceful Kids program
•Hands on activities to thoroughly understand the Peaceful Kids weekly program to confidentially lead a small of group of children
•Identifying children for the program
•Using Mindfulness Meditations exercises with children
•Using Positive Psychology exercises with children
•Engaging parents throughout the program for successful outcomes
•Leading a parent information session on anxiety and the Peaceful Kids program
(prerequisite - completion of Day 1 Peaceful Classrooms program) ​

Start/End Date: 23/05/2019 to 24/05/2019
Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Georgina Manning, Director of Wellbeing For Kids
Contact Name: Georgina Manning
Contact Phone: 0419020891
Contact Email:
Qualifications: ​Masters of Student Wellbeing Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Hypnotherapy Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in Education

​General Enquiries and Bookings

Georgina Manning
Wellbeing for Kids
0419 020 891 

Georgina Manning is the Director of Wellbeing for Kids, a counsellor and psychotherapist and the owner of Elk Wellbeing, an allied health centre in Fitzroy North, Melbourne.  Georgina runs regular parent seminars in schools, school professional development days and is a national speaker for wellbeing events.  Georgina has created the ‘Peaceful Kids’ and 'Peaceful Parents' Mindfulness and Positive Psychology programs and holds training for school staff and mental health professionals across 6 states in Australia.  The Peaceful Kids program has been running for 4 years.  

Address: Crown Plaza
Address 2: ​Level 1, 54 Terrace Road
Suburb: East Perth 6004
State: WA
Postcode: 6000
Parking: Street
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $680 early bird, $750 standard
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

All Resources are included in the training cost.  

You will receive:

  • Facilitator Peaceful Kids Training manual

  • Huge set of Mindfulness & Peaceful Kids resources all included in the training

  • Access to the full set of electronic resources to fully implement the program

  • Ongoing electronic resource updates

  • Ongoing support and advice when needed

  • Certificate of a 2 day professional training program stating 14 hours of Professional Development

PDF Resources Included:

  • 34 Meditation Cards

  • Teacher meditation script pack

  • Set of Monkey Feeling Cards

  • Set of Coping Cards

  • Set of Positive Thought Cards

  • Set of Worry Cards

  • Problem Solving, Gratitude and classroom posters and worksheets

  • Online meditations and audio files

  • Train the trainer staff mindfulness resources including staff presentation

  • Staff Meditation training booklet

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