And Here Is What Students Said They Learnt
"To just carry on and always stay positive and that having plans are good to have, as well as making a change to many outcomes that come your way".
"That our brain has a GPS. That "calm down" makes someone mad. That we have to say "no" three times for it to be processed".
"Different ways to handle and talk to people in hard situations and conversations".
"That there are different ways to breathe and I have probably been breathing wrong my whole life and how to calm myself in different situations".
"I think the phrase of doom because it taught me that no matter how I say calm down, it still won't make the conversation any better. It is better to admit to your wrongs".
"Saying no is OK and having to learn when to say no. Muscle relaxation to relieve stress".
"How to start a hard conversation with my parents or how to bounce back from a bad day or game".
The Background to “Let’s Make Me Resilient”.
The program was trialled across schools in Hawke’s Bay during 2016-17 and then presented at 14 secondary schools during the 2018-19 academic years. It is expected that a similar number of schools within Hawke’s Bay will use the program in the 2020 with many schools choosing to have Edmond present the workshop.
To spread the skills and better support young people, this ‘Teacher/Trainer Workshop’ is designed specifically to train others to deliver the program. Our vision is to deliver this by training teachers or local coordinators within schools and then offer an ongoing coaching process where Edmond supports schools to integrate the training within their curriculum.