Run your own workshops to reduce anxiety

"The thinking styles of people exhibiting anxiety and depression resembles the pessimistic thinking style as highlighted by Seligman. He noted that pessimistic and optimistic thinking is learnt and therefore can be changed."

(Chaplin, Gillham and Seligman 2009)

Bright Thinking is a fun, engaging and practical 6 week programme for children whose anxiety fuels their negative thinking.  Developed over 12 years ago at The Resilience Centre in Australia and delivered successfully over 50 times, the programme demonstrates a significant reduction in children’s anxiety and a dramatic increase in their social and personal competence. 

 

Bright Thinking is a strengths-based programme. Rather than a focus on the child’s anxiety or worry thoughts, it encourages a focus on what’s working! Throughout the programme, children recognise pessimistic and optimistic thinking, while giving them the solution focused skills to get from one type of thinking to another.​​​​​

Learn how to run these workshops in your organisation.

What is it?

This training provides an opportunity to gain strategies for working with children whose anxiety fuels their negative thinking. It explores the key aspects of resilient thinking, practical ways we can foster optimism in children, the use of solution focused and strengths-based language can assist children to face difficulties and challenges and a full walk-through of the Bright Thinking programme and materials. The programme demonstrates a significant reduction in children’s anxiety and a dramatic increase in their social and personal competence. Bright Thinking is a strengths-based programme. - Rather than a focus on the child’s anxiety or worry thoughts, it encourages a focus on what’s working! Throughout the programme, children recognise pessimistic and optimistic thinking, while giving them the solution focused skills to get from one type of thinking to another.

Who is it for?

This training is designed for small groups of practitioners including:

  • Teachers, teaching assistants, pastoral / welfare staff, pupil support staff.

  • Child wellbeing and mental health leads.

  • Mental health practitioners.

Please note: This is not a train-the-trainer course.

What are the options?

This training is delivered in-house over half a day for a minimum of 4 participants. - For schools, it's perfect to be run for a cluster of local schools.

What is included?

Participants have access to:

  • ​3.5 hours of high quality, practical, face-to-face training.

  • A copy of the Bright Thinking teaching materials. - £60 if bought separately.

  • Bright Thinking resource shop. - Only available with this training.​​

  • Free resource downloads. - Only available with this training.​​

What does it cost?

£115 per person. 
Travel and accommodation costs apply.

 

During the COVID-19 outbreak we have temporarily suspended all face-to-face workshops and training.  

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