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What We Offer

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CPS / Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

“Kids do well if they can, not if they wanna.”

– Dr. Ross Greene

In  CPS, behaviour is considered just the signal (the ‘fever’) that is communicating that the child is struggling to meet or handle an expectation. We move away from focusing on the challenging behaviour you are observing to focus on what sets in motion the behaviour. 

We will begin with the ALSUP (The Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems), which helps us to:

  • Understand your child’s lagging skills.

  • Identify the specific expectations that your child is having difficulty meeting (we call these “unsolved problems”).

  • Prioritise what to begin working on first in a ​collaborative problem solving discussion (we call this a "Plan B").

 

We will also work together so you become skilled in how to conduct a Plan B.

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Children

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

- Dr. Seuss

Areas of support for children struggling with difficulties at home, in school, in social situations or within themselves, including:

  • Anxiety & worries

  • Social & emotional difficulties

  • Sleep difficulties 

  • Challenging behaviours

  • Social issues or bullying

  • Attachment or separation anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low mood & sadness

  • Neuro-divergency (ADHD and Autistic thinkers and feelers)

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Teenagers

“Adolescence is not a period of being 'crazy' or 'immature'. It is an essential time of emotional intensity, social engagement, and creativity.”

- Dr. Dan Siegel

Areas of support for teenagers (and/or those around them) who are struggling with this life stage, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress & worries

  • Social & emotional difficulties

  • Challenging and/or risky behaviours

  • School refusal and unmet learning and/or behavioural expectations

  • Negative self-image

  • Identity formation

  • Depression

  • Low mood & sadness

  • Neuro-divergency (ADHD and Autistic thinkers and feelers)

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Young Adults

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

- Oscar Wilde

Areas of support for those who are struggling to find their own path and get themselves together, including:

  • How to be open, curious and make sense of thoughts and feelings

  • Strategies to drop the struggle with difficult feelings & respond with awareness 

  • Recognising helpful and unhelpful thoughts

  • Increasing personal effectiveness

  • Exploring what matters most and taking action toward it 

  • Improving social connections and relationships

  • Identifying choices in each moment and solving problems

  • Relating to yourself and others compassionately

  • Adjusting to life transitions and events

  • Coping better, doing better

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Parents & Families

“See a child differently…see a different child.”

– Dr. Stuart Shanker

Parental coaching to tune into yourself and your child, including:

  • Learning about social and emotional cues from baby and older children

  • Developing a flexible and responsive mindset and skillset

  • Building awareness to respond effectively 

  • Identifying what's contributing to conflict

  • Communicating and relationship building 

  • Implementing solutions ahead of time to be responsive rather than reactive in the heat of the moment

  • Learning to set realistic expectations and collaboratively solve problems that affect your child's life and yours

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Students & Schools

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

- Albert Einstein 

Workshops for Individual Students or Groups (from Primary through to Tertiary Education):

  • The Brain-Mind-Body Connection

  • Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

  • Social & Emotional Skills (including emotional regulation)

  • Thinking & Planning Skills

  • Discovering Values & Strengths; Goal Setting & Action Planning Skills

  • Study Skills 

Workshops for Year Levels & Whole-School: 

  • Mental health literacy and student well-being (including bullying prevention)

  • Tailored workshops to meet the needs of your school community (including Teacher Professional Development workshops; Staff Well-being)

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