Peaceful kids https://www.peacefulkids.com.au/ is an 8 week skills based program to help encourage individuals reflect and share their thoughts and feelings, validate their experiences and build resilience in young people manage day to day stresses.
Johnny & Jono, directors of http://www.opendialogue.com.au specialise in working with adolescences, both previously working for Headspace, Bondi Junction and have both trained in the Peaceful Kids model alongside other psychotherapies.
The 8 week program runs a weekly session (approximately 1 hour) that firstly explores feelings, emotions; introduces healthy coping strategies and finishes with a mindfulness mediation. The program also engages with parents. Sending out a weekly email to summarise the session and provides an audio recording of the meditation, for the children to practice at home.
We are also able to offer ‘taster’ sessions to your school for staff and students to experience and consultation groups to teachers.
5 - 15
Feedback for previous groups
Classrooms are calmer
Children seems more settled and focused
Children are coping with conflict better
Lower detention rates
Feedback from parents
Children not feeling as anxious
Handing worries better
Handling difficulties better at school
Best times to run program
End of year, in conjunction with exam stress
Beginning of the year, support transition from primary school.
New year, new strategies.
$660 per session including GST