For our full range of training and consultancy services 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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Positive Discipline Parenting – Developing Respectful Relationships (7-week course)
Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in the development of a child’s personality and greatly influence children’s overall well-being. Different parenting styles have been linked to a variety of specific developmental outcomes related to social and emotional well-being as well as academic achievement. The core of the evidence-based, Positive Discipline approach is that “there are no bad kids, just bad behaviour.” All of the Positive Discipline tools are designed to help parents practically apply what is shown to be most beneficial for family relationships and child development.
Positive Discipline Parenting focuses on improving family connection and reducing unwanted behaviours by:

1. Helping children feel a sense of belonging and significance.
2. Being kind and firm at the same time.
3. Being effective long term.
4. Teaching valuable social and life skills for good character, respect, concern for others, problem solving and cooperation.
5. Inviting children to discover their full capabilities and resilience, and how to use their power constructively to make better choices.

Create a calmer and happier household and eliminate problem behaviours long term in this transforming 7-week Positive Discipline Parenting course. Run by a supportive and experienced educator with a 20-year background working with children and families – and juggling the ups and downs of her own parenting journey.

Artistic Revolutions Education Classes

Nurture Groups: Theraplay®, sensory and creative arts sessions – attachment games, activities, sensory exploration, creativity, music, and fun for children and caregivers. Suitable for children with attachment issues, children born preterm, early hospitalizations and separation, adopted or foster children, autism, early developmental or birth trauma, where there is been high stress, anxiety, depression or PND etc.

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Artistic Revolutions Training Programs

  • Connect2Calm Program – Filial Therapy Training Program (Child-Parent Interaction Therapy) for Parents and Caregivers. Group or individual programs – 6 weeks
  • Positive Discipline Parent Education – Developing respectful family relationships – 7-week course
  • Fill your cup’ Mindful Mummies – 6-week course (2019)
  • Taming the Beast (children aged 3-6 with caregivers) – mindfulness skills, breathing, kids yoga and self-regulation strategies for anxiety and attachment issues (2019)
  • Theraplay®, sensory and creative arts sessions – attachment games, activities, sensory exploration, creativity, music and fun for children and caregivers (2-6 years – small groups). Suitable for children with attachment issues, children born preterm, early hospitalizations and separation, adopted or foster children, autism, early developmental or birth trauma, where there is been high stress, anxiety, depression or PND etc. Ongoing classes. (2019)
  • Trauma-Informed Classrooms – consultancy program suitable for preschools, childcare, and schools. How to transform your classroom into a brain-based, trauma-informed safe place for all your children so that they can learn better self-regulation and behaviour management, and experience what it feels like to be ‘brain safe,’ to learn and thrive. (2019)
  • Growing Babies Brains – 6-week program for expectant mothers covering the basics of evidence-based parenting and connection. Includes: education about babies brains, needs, need for sensory and creative experiences, emotions and behaviour, mindfulness skills for effective parenting, how to fill our own cups so we can keep giving, the sensitive periods of brain development, the importance of co-regulation for development of a healthy nervous system, emotional IQ and how this relates to later ‘success,’ lots of fun playful activities to learn about connection and mirror neurons (laughter, love rituals, baby massage, songs, the power of touch etc), and above all else, a supportive group for us to all work together to build thriving brains for the next generation of children. (2019)
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Building Better Brains Workshop Series

Workshops

Refer to Artistic Revolutions Facebook page for current program schedule, locations and any costs involved

Artistic Revolutions Offers the Following Stand Alone 2 -3 Hour Workshops:

  • Reconnecting after Trauma -Trauma Informed Parenting, Interventions and Supports
  • Taming the Anxiety Beast – Connect – Calm – Reflect (2019)
  • Playing to Learn – The power of play and creativity for optimum brain development
  • Brain in a Box – Child Brain and Behaviour Tool kit for caregivers
  • Calming the chaos – Creating a more mindful, happier home for your family
  • Yes We Can!! – Building confidence and Resilience in Your Child
  • Introduction to Positive Discipline for parents
  • Introduction to Theraplay® Skills for parents and caregivers – Building skills in attachment based parenting
  • Child Centred Play Therapy – Therapeutic Skills for Parents
  • Neurons that fire together, wire together – Attachment based games and techniques for healthy relationship bonding and repair

Play and Creativity Sessions for Adults:

  • Discover Your Voice – Singing for wellbeing and happiness
  • Fill your Cup Creative Arts Therapy Workshops
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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.
Contact us for a full information package and availability

Trauma Informed Classrooms

Trauma Informed Classrooms Introductory Workshop – Brain-based Trauma Education and skills for educators (2019)

Trauma Informed Classrooms Consultancy Program – suitable for preschools, childcare, and schools.
How to transform your classroom into a brain-based, trauma informed safe place for all your children so that they can learn better self-regulation and behaviour management, and experience what it feels like to be ‘brain safe,’ to learn and thrive.

We can tailor a program for your school community providing brain and trauma education workshops for parents and educators and courses for children to teach explicit skills in mindfulness, self-regulation and how to work with their amazing brains! (2019)

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