Are you worried about your anxious child?

We help children who struggle with their emotions, learn better ways to cope with life’s challenges.

Executive skills are the cognitive skills required to negotiate the typical demands of childhood at home, at school and with friends. When children learn strategies to improve their executive skills, they find it easier to:

  • Regulate their emotions
  • Control impulses which can get them into trouble
  • Be flexible when things do not go to plan
  • Organise themselves for school
  • Initiate work and stay on task
  • At some point, to some degree, all children struggle with emotional regulation, exercising self-control and getting along with others.

Some children, however, need additional support to help them catch up to their peers at a similar developmental stage. Given the right strategies, tools and support, these children often thrive in their new-found resilience and confidence.

Evidence-based strategies to improve your child’s coping skills.

Resilience Kit follows the structure of the evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy program Exploring Feelings developed by Clinical Psychologist Dr Tony Attwood. The well-structured program was designed to appeal to children in a way they can understand and apply in their everyday life, and has proven very successful in empowering children to manage their emotions.

Program Outline

Session 1:

  • What are we good at?
  • What makes us feel happy?
  • How can we increase happiness, kindness and relaxation in our life?
  • How can mindfulness and visualisation help us sleep better at night?

Session 2:

  • How many different feelings can we have every day?
  • What are the physiological responses to worry, sadness, anger and fear?
  • How can we increase self-awareness and train our attention towards the positives?
  • What kinds of situations may contribute to various feelings?
  • How can we handle difficult situations with more flexibility?

Session 3:

  • Can we explore the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviour?
  • What kinds of thoughts can help us home, at school, with peers and teachers?
  • How can our thoughts help try new things, deal with change and problem-solve?

Session 4:

  • How can we problem-solve at home, at school, with peers and teachers?
  • How can we stay calm in difficult situations?
  • Can we help mum or dad practice coping strategies at home and in environments outside of the home?

Session 5:

  • Can we identify more things we are good at and celebrate our success?
  • Let’s consolidate and share all of the skills and strategies we have learnt
  • Take home Resilience Kit – a tangible reminder of resilience skills and strategies to apply in everyday life

Support for your family

The Resilience Kit Program helps children who struggle with their emotions learn better ways to cope with life’s challenges. This is a five-session program delivered face-to-face to Perth children and teens.
The Resilience Kit Program consists of evidence-based strategies designed to help children improve their ability to regulate their emotions, enhance helpful self-talk and develop constructive behaviours.
Learn more about the Resilience Kit Program here or call 0481 369 446.

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