For our full range of online training courses, free offerings, upcoming workshops, and support programs for parents, educators, and mental health professionals please visit Building Better Brains Australia. The mission of Building Better Brains Australia is to help make the world a better place through training, consultancy, education, connection, and empowerment. We work to grow capacity and understanding in the systems around the next generation of children in our care – parents, educators, and mental health professionals.

Parent Education

Training Programs

Filial Therapy Child-Parent Relationship Model (6-week course):
C-P-R training is a research-based, parenting course that teaches parents and caregivers how to use some of the same ‘ tools of the trade’ that play therapists use to help children experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral problems. The 6-week training will help you regain control as a parent, help your child develop self-control and increase confidence, teach effective discipline & limit setting of inappropriate behavior, increase understanding your child’s emotional needs, and help you communicate more effectively with your child.

Suitable for parents of children experiencing social, emotional, or behavioural concerns such as: meltdowns, early trauma experiences and high stress environments, anxiety, separation anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, concerns related to adoption or foster care, chronic illness or disability, inattention, trauma including abuse, oppositional behaviours, aggression, attachment issues, school refusal, attention deficit problems, violence, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive behaviours. Research shows that motivated parents can be as effective as a professional in helping their child.

In 6 weeks, of practicing these techniques at home with your child, you will see noticeable differences in your relationship with your child, your child’s behavior, your ability to respond effectively, your confidence in your parenting skills.

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Preschool, Daycare and Kindergarten Workshops

Glow Bugs – Kids Yoga, Mindfulness & Creative Expression Sessions for Preschool Children

Through stories, songs, creativity, awesome props, the rainbow parachute, a giant breathing ball, feathers, bubbles, music, dress ups and games, kids will be introduced to fun yoga poses, breathing exercises, self-expression activities & mindfulness. Classes will include partner yoga, dance and movement, drama, stories, group work, art, guided imagery, mindfulness, relaxation, and lots of laughter!!!!

Yoga helps children:
• Improve attention and emotional control, promotes self-esteem and creative expression
• Learn emotional self-regulation to aid stress and anxiety behaviours
• Strengthen their parasympathetic nervous system (through breath, stillness, and relaxation)
• Learn to identify and label their emotions and become tuned in to their body states
• Improve strength, body awareness and flexibility of muscles
• Improve prosocial skills such as sharing, empathy, compassion, kindness and teamwork
• Integrate thoughts and emotions, balancing the frontal lobe (executive functions) with the hindbrain
• Integrate left and right brain and stimulates mirror neurons involved in connection and sense of belonging

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Express Yourself! Kids Music and Movement Sessions

Through music making, instruments, puppets, percussion, colourful props, rainbow parachute, bean bags, bubbles, magical lights, movement, drama, games, singing and much much more we explore the world of music and expression together. These classes help to increase creativity and confidence through fun musical, instrumental and movement adventures, whilst encouraging social-personal development.

Music helps children:
• Improve attention, listening and emotional control, promotes self-esteem and creative expression
• Integrate left and right brain and stimulates mirror neurons involved in connection and sense of belonging
• Enhance social skills encouraging turn taking, teamwork and leadership and provides interaction and engagement opportunities that develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning
• Strengthen gross and fine motor skill development through dancing and action based songs and learning to play different percussion instruments
• Improve self-expression and build confidence through acting games, puppets and solo, and group performing practice.
• Find a positive way to process and release their emotions and releases dopamine.
• With speech development through experimenting with sound, self-expression, highs and lows, pitch recognition, singing and articulation in songs
• Engage the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with higher intelligence such as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.
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