For those working with young people
3-Hour Online Workshop, 27 May 6pm - 9pm
RESILIENCE, Thriving in the Face of Change, Challenge and Stress
Resilience is the ability to bounce back – and move forward – from periods of change and adversity, stress and trauma, loss, disappointment, and perhaps most importantly, the strain and intensity of just doing the “day-to-day” in today’s world.
We know that those most at risk – many of today’s youth – need resilience more than anything. Skills for greater resilience are achievable for those who are vulnerable – they can be learned and developed – like any other skill.
Resilience Training makes the challenges we face “smaller” – simply by making us “bigger” and more capable.
We are offering a 3-hour online workshop on Wednesday 27 May. The online workshop is aimed at those working with young people.
Edmond Otis BA, MSc, MFT
Real Feedback from Real Teachers
"The most valuable aspects were the opportunity for students to reflect on managing themselves and realise that they not alone in the way they deal with situations that may arise and to realise there are strategies to deal with every situation".
"I loved hearing our students talking about the sessions in between workshops. We also had great feedback from parents when they heard about the content in the workshops".
"Being taught strategies of reducing stress. Especially the exercises! These are so simple but effective. Our students need to know these ways".
"Very clear presentation! Very good tools!".
"Stress strategies, breathing, tense. Love the egg/basketball. Excellent presentations - engaging, clear and activities/videos to keep students engaged and pitched at their level and interests".
Who is Edmond Otis?
Edmond is a health educator, licensed psychotherapist, and speaker who works with individual clients, athletes, sport teams, businesses, and public and private organisations, in New Zealand and the US, to increase resilience, improve performance, reduce stress, and facilitate change.
Edmond and his family moved to New Zealand in 2008, and became citizens in 2015. He is a senior lecturer in Health and Sport Science at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), and from 1981 – 2007, a senior lecturer in Humanities and Physical Education at the University of California, Riverside. As director of UCR’s nationally known martial-arts program, Edmond coached numerous individuals and teams to national (USA) and international karate championships.
Edmond developed ‘Lets Make Me Resilient’ with Health Hawke’s Bay – the primary health organisation in Hawke’s Bay.
The Background to Resilience Training
The program "Let's Make Me Resilient" 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.
3-hour Online Workshop
Wednesday 27 may, 6pm - 9pm
You will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.
This workshop will be delivered using ZOOM. Please familiarise yourself with ZOOM, it is very easy and free to use.
Watch this video on How to Join a ZOOM meeting: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/zoom/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting-step-by-step/