Educators

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Educational Institutions

Educational institutions are one of the greatest influencers on the next generation. Mental and emotional models of personal competence, empathy and individuation are formed during the formative years of secondary and tertiary schooling. Helping young people with both self awareness and being societally conscientious will have the biggest impact on how governmental, corporate and social systems evolve for future generations.

 

trulyBalance has been working in schools since 2008 offering courses and programs for:

 

  1. Adolescents
  2. Primary Students 
  3. School Assemblies
  4. Teachers and Staff
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Educational Institutions

 

Educational institutions are one of the greatest influencers on the next generation. Mental and emotional models of personal competence, empathy and individuation are formed during the formative years of secondary and tertiary schooling. Helping young people with both self awareness and being societally conscientious will have the biggest impact on how governmental, corporate and social systems evolve for future generations.

 

trulyBalance has been working in schools since 2008 offering courses and programs for:

 

  1. Adolescents
  2. Primary Students 
  3. School Assemblies
  4. Teachers and Staff

Course for Schools

ADOLESCENTS (in-class and extra-curricular)

beChill® Exams & Life programs: Self leadership with Calm Confidence

This is a unique course or series of in-class sessions that help students perform to their best ability in school and in society. Performing at our best level is about mastering anxiety and self-doubt. This requires an active mind in a relaxed body. Sophrology (what is Sophrology) and Mindfulness exercises reset the limbic brain so that students can set emotions aside and achieve at their best level.

These techniques assist participants in finding clarity and confidence in decision making, improve self-awareness, increase their ability to concentrate, give them the courage to be themselves and approach stressful periods with a sense of calm. It is an experience in happiness inside and out.

Techniques based in Sophrology, Mindfulness, Neurolinguistic Programming and Positive Psychology.

Target Audience:
Students ages 11 to 18

Course for Schools

 

ADOLESCENTS (in-class and extra-curricular)

beChill® Exams & Life programs: Self leadership with Calm Confidence

 

These are unique programs or series of in-class sessions that help students perform to their best ability in school and in society. Performing at our best level is about mastering anxiety and self-doubt. This requires an active mind in a relaxed body. Sophrology (what is Sophrology) and Mindfulness exercises reset the limbic brain so that students can set emotions aside and achieve at their best level.

 

These techniques assist participants in finding clarity and confidence in decision making, improve self-awareness, increase their ability to concentrate, give them the courage to be themselves and approach stressful periods with a sense of calm. It is an experience in happiness inside and out.

 

Techniques taught are based in sophrology, mindfulness, neurolinguistic programming and positive psychology.

 

Target Audience:
Students ages 11 to 18

 

Delivery:

beChill® Life programs are offered throughout the school year as an in-person weekly extra-curricular activity.

 

beChill® Exams programs can be offered to students several weeks ahead of their examination periods or as part of advisor period sessions. Staff that work as school counsellors or pastoral heads can be certified to deliver the beChill® Exams program within their schools.

 

Option 3 is an abreviated version of the full program to be delivered live online to students.

 

Note, beChill® Exams certified sophrologist also exist in Australia and the UK making it easy to deliver such programs in various locations and time zones.

 

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PRIMARY  (in-class and extra-curricular)

Settle In & Focus

A series of 9 Sophrology exercises for elementary aged students are presented in a specific order which bring a classroom of students to stillness to give their mind moments of complete rest to enhance overall performance. Classroom teachers then utilize the exercises within the daily rhythm of the classroom to enhance concentration and energetically change transitions from recess or before tests. These exercises include dynamic movements, stilling and visualizations. Practice posters are available for students to take home and for classroom use.


In-Class: 6×30 minute in-classroom sessions with the teacher and students.
Full day workshop: Working with a group of teachers to learn the principles, practice the techniques, and practice teach backs with peers.

Target Audience:
Primary school students and teachers

Mindfulness

Both the Pawsb and .b courses from the Mindfulness In Schools Project UK are designed to be taught in the classroom with teachers present. These courses enable both the students and teachers to become familiar with and integrate mindfulness practices in the daily operation of the classroom.

Target Audience:
Paws b is for students age 8 to 11 and .b is for students 12 to 16

 

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PRIMARY  (in-class and extra-curricular)

 

Settle In & Focus

This is a series of 9 sophrology exercises presented in a specific order which brings a classroom of students to stillness and possiblity. These exercises give students a complete nervous system rest while in an active learning state.  These exercises include dynamic movements, stilling and visualizations. Practice posters are available for students to take home and for classroom use.

 

Target Audience:
Primary school students

 

Delivery:

In-Class: 6×30 minutes in-classroom sessions with the teacher and students. Classroom teachers then utilize the exercises within the daily rhythm of the classroom to enhance concentration and energetically change transitions from recess or before tests.

 

Full day workshop for teachers: Working with a group of teachers to learn the principles, practice the techniques, and practice teach backs with peers.

 

Mindfulness

Both the Pawsb and .b courses from the Mindfulness In Schools Project UK are designed to be taught in the classroom with teachers present. These courses enable both the students and teachers to become familiar with and integrate mindfulness practices in the daily operation of the classroom.

 

Target Audience:
Paws b is for students age 8 to 11 and .b is for students 12 to 16

 

Delivery:

Weekly 40-minute classes over the course of 8 to 12 weeks with the teacher present in the classroom. Teachers can then reference and use the techniques with the students following the course. Teachers would need an additional hour of training in the mindfulness ethos before using the techniques effectively in the classroom.

 

Extra-Curricular. The course can also be offered to students as an after school activity for one term of the school year.

 

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

 

As a motivational speaker I offer two options for school assemblies. These can be delivered live or online.

 

ADOLESCENTS

What the “HELP!” is going on?

Fun, fascinating and informative talk for adolescents about how their brain is quite exceptional and ready to learn. Students will become familiar with both the limbic and thinking brain as we touch on how the brain develops, its uniqueness in the adolescent years. This is a journey of discovering why they’re behaviours, emotions relationships and decision making changes through the adolescent years. We will also explore what it is so easy to become addicted to various substances and behaviours during this period of brain development. Presentation includes an eye opening experiemnt that usally makes student’s jaws drop!

 

Strategies for conscious management of the adolescent transition are presented, as well as identification of habits that hinder health and brain development and performance. A version of this presentation is also available for parents of adolescents.

Target Audience:
13 to 18 years of age, parents of adolescents

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Healthy Choices = Healthy Brain & Happy Me

Fun and interactive presentation describing, in age appropriate ways, how the body needs water, fuel, rest, exercise and stillness (mediation, day dreaming, etc) to perform at its best. We touch upon the concepts of “you are what you eat”, “move the body to grow the body & mind”, “still the body to settle the energy in order to create new things”.

The take aways are 5 healthy habits that are easy to remember and put into practice.

Target Audience:
10 to 13 years of age

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Programs & Courses for Staff

 

trulyBalance is ready to assist you in improving the wellbeing and mental health of all of your staff. There are three options available: Programs, Professional Development Day workshops, Weekly online meditations.

 

Wellbeing programs target burnout prevention, sleep issues and daily energy management. These can be tailored to your school’s needs. I begin with offering a 75 to 90-minute workshops to all interested staff. For those staff that would like to go more in-depth than what the workshop offers they can register for a live online follow on course of 5 to 6 weeks. trulyBalance discounts these courses for your staff and as a BONUS extends this discount to the spouses or partners of your staff.

 

Professional Development Day 1.5 or 3 hour workshops targetting specific wellbeing topics can also be arranged. These are bespoke workshops tailored to your specific development needs.

 

Weekly Meditations over lunchtime are also available for school staff. These sessions are 35 minutes in duration and include various techniques such as coherence, mindfulness and sophrology. We focus on a different theme each month.

 

So that I can better address your school’s needs please book an exploratory call.

 

I just wanted to say thank you for this one, Annette was great, she pitched her talk at exactly the right level and got a serious round of applause at the end.

P. Giddings, Head of Year 11, 2017 International School of Geneva, La Châtaigneraie Campus

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Programs & Courses for Staff

 

trulyBalance is ready to assist you in improving the wellbeing and mental health of all of your staff. There are three options available: Programs, Professional Development Day workshops, Weekly online meditations.

 

Wellbeing programs target burnout prevention, sleep issues and daily energy management. These can be tailored to your school’s needs. I begin with offering a 75 to 90-minute workshops to all interested staff. For those staff that would like to go more in-depth than what the workshop offers they can register for a live online follow on course of 5 to 6 weeks. trulyBalance discounts these courses for your staff and as a BONUS extends this discount to the spouses or partners of your staff.

 

Professional Development Day 1.5 or 3 hour workshops targetting specific wellbeing topics can also be arranged. These are bespoke workshops tailored to your specific development needs.

 

Weekly Meditations over lunchtime are also available for school staff. These sessions are 35 minutes in duration and include various techniques such as coherence, mindfulness and sophrology. We focus on a different theme each month.

 

So that I can better address your school’s needs please book an exploratory call.

 

“I have battled in the past to fall asleep. Since using the breathing and basic sophronisation I drop off quite quickly.”

Teacher, International School of Lausanne

“I found the workshop very insightful and useful as it had practical strategies we can take away with us.”

Teacher, British School of Geneva