I'm Shannon, a Youth, and Adult, First Aid for Mental Health instructor and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
I collaborate with schools, academies and colleges who care about cultivating positive mental health and well-being with staff and students
My expertise is teaching mental health awareness coupled with practical, everyday, mindfulness and mediation based tools. I literally show you how to develop healthy coping strategies that you can easily call upon when life is stressful or overwhelming. I teach tried and tested tools with a fresh twist. Meditation, mindfulness and self-care methods for reducing anxiety, stress and worry. Making staff and students more resilient and prepared to face the inevitable, ups- and downs of life and education.
I inspire young people to approach problem solving with a solution orientated mindset while providing them with the practical skills to manage self-care and build their resilience. And I encourage teachers and supporting staff to lead by example, that means bringing their whole-self to the job.
When I deliver well-being sessions it's always more than just a box ticking exercise. It's a sustained approach to openly discussing mental health and well-being . That has the power to be a competitive advantage in education and life. Imagine a learning environment with less absenteeism, less stress, less anxiety, less worry, less anger. Increased productivity, creativity and calmness
Students and staff who are compassionate about the mental health and well-being of their peers and are self-aware enough to know if, or when they should confide in someone for themselves
Ask me about my pre-recorded 30 minute resilience or anxiety busting videos- Available NOW
Pathways for Positivity
It doesn't feel like there are enough hours in the school day at the moment. So much catching up to do in so little time.
That's why I make short mental health and wellbeing videos for schools and academies so that you don't have to set the time aside to welcome an external visitor and you can access the videos at your convenience
You have exclusive use of specially developed, written and edited videos for young people.
The videos are each under 30 minutes and can be used as part of Form, during assembly or as part of a wider discussion about mental health, anxiety, resilience and wellbeing.
Videos currently available right now, are Anxiety and Resilience.
"Student & staff rated the video presentation as excellent"
Coming soon: Goal Setting and Mindfulness
Anxiety is the most commonly recognised mental health disorder in young people. It is an overwhelming feeling of unease, dread, worry or fear. It can be mild or severe. Anxiety can last moments, hours, days or years. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. Untreated anxiety can get worse and cause more stress in a person's life.
This interactive session explains the simple science of anxiety, why it arises and some simple techniques that can be used to manage it, leaving you feeling happier, calmer and more in control of your emotions.
10% of life is what happens to us, the other 90% is how we deal it. Deliberately choosing to focus on what you do want instead of fearing what you don't want has the power to positively impact participants mental health, drive and determination to succeed. Resilience is the inner strength required to keep going through times of inevitable adversity. Learn how a simple shift in thinking can strengthen your resolve.
Developing a Positive Mental Attitude and a 'can do' approach to managing tasks and assignments is an invaluable tool that can be incorporated into any area of life. By being open and receptive to challenges and viewing inevitable setbacks with a positive mindset and willingness to achieve the best possible outcome, participants gain the tools to improve self-confidence, mindfulness and resilience. It can boost mental health and increase their motivation at an educational and professional level.
Mindfulness means paying full attention to something, taking your time to really notice what you're doing. Mindfulness can increase academic performance, as students learn to focus on one task at once with less distractions. Mindfulness is recognised as a leading self-care technique to manage mental health and well-being. This session will literally show you how to be more mindful.
It's not about how good you are now, it's about how great you have the potential to be. Using simple techniques to improve self confidence and banish negative self-talk, students can overcome the stumbling blocks that hold them back from pursuing their educational and professional aspirations,
Successful people rarely succeed by accident. They hone their skills, they broaden their knowledge, they show up early and finish late, they have the drive, determination and the will to rise up to any challenges that may present themselves. This workshop explores the habits of successful people from all walks of life and the traits they share in common. What can we learn from their success and how can we apply those principles to our path?
EFT also known as Tapping is a hands- on acupressure-and-mindfulness technique used to calm the brains fear centre and significantly lower the stress hormone cortisol.
Millions of people have learned to apply EFT tapping for themselves when they feel stressed, angry, scared or frustrated. EFT is ideal for students who are struggling emotionally, educationally, or worrying about exams and other pressures being a young person brings. This workshop is perfect for anyone (teaching staff included) who wants to feel happier, calmer and more in control.
Ideal for small groups of students or those who would benefit from 121 support
Please note that there is no physical contact between practitioner and learner and all the tapping areas are above the waist and accessed through clothing.
The Internet has global reach 24/7 and is the most powerful resource ever invented. The world as we know it now, simply could not exist without it. Therefore it is natural for young people and adults alike to have an online presence.
Many people don't feel they have enough hours in the day to learn an instrument, read a book, complete their studies or learn a language. Yet they may spend in excess of 56 hours each month browsing online.
This highly interactive workshop raises questions about the amount of time spent online and how it affects mental health, wellbeing and decision making.
Education workshops and staff CPD are booked per hour. Each session includes elements of mindfulness and resilience and is tailored to the requirements of the participants to leverage the maximum, beneficial results.
Make contact today to discuss your bespoke packages
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