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Dealing With Teenagers  

Many parents have difficulty dealing with their teenage children. They blame themselves when their darling children suddenly change into “monsters”. Parents also expect their teenage children to continue to behave the way they did when they were age six! Too many parents are unaware that teenage is a necessary stage of development in which children begin to detach from their parents and learn to think and act independently. Children need to go through this phase to develop into independent adults capable of making their own way in the world. Parents need to recognize that their teenage children are “trainee adults” going through a very confusing in-between period between childhood and adulthood. As such, it is the parents who need to change the way they talk to and interact with their teenage children. Parents come and learn about adolescence how you can support your teenage children as they steer through this challenging stage of development.   

Number of sessions: 6
Duration: 1 hour per session 


Week 1:  Introduction and Overview

  • Recalling Teenage Experiences
  • Parenting Experiences: Identifying Problems and Expectations
  • Finding Meaning in the Madness! [“Trainee Adults”]: Overview
  • Taking Charge, Maintaining Perspective: Self-Perception, Mindset, Emotions and Behaviour [Parents are Adults!]
  • Creating a Positive Atmosphere; Specifying Values

Week 2: The Teenage Growth Spurt

  • Sharing of Parents’ Experiences
  • Physical Development
  • Social and Emotional Impact
  • Need for Sensitivity, Guidance and Support
  • Parents Are Role Models
 Week 3: Intellectual Development   
  • Sharing of Parents’ Experiences
  • The Adult Brain Has Arrived
  • Reasoning, Questioning and Challenging
  • Parental Styles: Authoritarian vs. Collaborating
  • Making the Best of It

Week 4: Clash of Concerns

  • Identifying Parents’ Major Concerns
  • Teenagers’ Concerns: Freedom, Identity, Peer Groups
  • Managing the Misfit; Managing the Media
  • Maintaining the Relationship: Choosing Your Battles
  • Coaching the Trainee Adult
 Week 5:  Communicating with Teens   
  • Sharing of Parents’ Experiences
  • Parents Need to Change
  • Listening, Cultivating Dialogue and Empathizing
  • Growing Need for Privacy and Boundaries
  • Communication Styles
 Week 6: Sex and BGR   
  • Need For Accurate Information, Clarity About Consequences
  • Culture of Openness and Understanding
  • Emphasising Values vs. Moralizing in a Different World
  • Establishing Ground Rules; Respect and Trust
  • Recap and Wrap-Up
 
 

Neck & Shoulder Massage Therapy 

Introduction

massageThis therapy is a combination of Swedish and deep tissue massage. Deep Tissue Massage is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to “unstuck” the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.

Brief Outline

  1. Common neck & shoulder problems 
  2. Techniques/exercises use to strengthen muscles in neck, hand, wrist and arm. (e.g., grip strengthening, wrist flexion stretch, wrist extension stretch, tendon gliding exercises, shoulder shrugs etc)  
  3. Prevention measures to keep neck, hands, wrist and arms in good condition.  
  4. Simple 5 step hand massage to increase blood circulation and reduce pain/numbness in hands/wrists. 
     

Benefits of Therapy

Massage is a great way to reward your employees, treat your coworkers, or say thanks to important clients and their employees. Here are some of the numerous benefits of a massage:

  • Improvement in employee’s morale and elevates moods
  • Improvement in employee’s concentration and alertness by maximizing blood circulation
  • Reduce muscle tension and tension headaches
  • Helps alleviate repetitive movement stress symptoms
  • Strengthens the immune system
 

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Juggling to Achieve Work-life Balance 

Introduction 

The highly competitive economic climate forces companies to maintain high levels of productivity which is achieved by keeping full-time staff to a minimum and expecting them to multitask. The result is an overall increase in workload. In addition, increments and bonuses are now tied directly to work performance. To excel in such an atmosphere it is necessary to get maximum done in minimum time while maintaining accuracy and reliability. Meanwhile, with the two-income family now the norm, working adults also have to cope with family responsibilities. Hence, achieving Work-Life Balance to ensure adequate time and energy for both work and family responsibilities has become increasingly challenging. Come and learn how juggle your time and energy to achieve a healthy level of Work-Life Balance.  

The proposed course outline can include following areas:

  • Introduction to Work-Life balance
  • What is Work-Life Effectiveness, the Business Case and what it means to the Organization and it's Employees
  • The Work-Life Implementation Cycle
  • How the Organization can implement Flexibility and other Work-Life Initiatives
  • Role the Manager and Supervisors play in promoting Flexibility
  • Managing employees on Flexible Work Arrangements and overcoming barriers
  • Skills training: listening and problem solving skills
  • Managing Work-life issues: roles and responsibilities
  • Helping your employees overcome stress and job burn-out (or improving communications with employees) 
  • Time Management Techniques
  • Stress Management Techniques
 

Workshop Objectives 

By the end of this workshop, participants would have: 

  • Become convinced of the importance of Work-Life Balance in their own lives
  • Taken responsibility for their own Work-Life Balance and made new choices to match their life priorities
  • Examined how they can juggle their time and energy to honour their commitments to family, work and self more effectively to achieve healthier Work-Life Balance.
 

In addition to the training, as preparation and value add to the company, we will conduct pre-workshop customization (analyze company's Work-life programmes, ascertain needs by interviewing HR officer overseeing the Work-Life functions.  
 

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Laughter Yoga

 Benefits of Laughter Therapy 

  1. Natural pain killer as it increases the levels of endorphins in our bodies
  2. Strengthen the immune system by increase of natural killer lymphocytes
  3. Improves the lung capacity and oxygen level in the blood
  4. Improve interpersonal relationships and self confidence
  5. Easy form of meditation and relaxation to reduce stress
  6. Gives us a sense of well being and freshness
  7. Makes you look younger
  8. Good for actors and singers for better control over speech
  9. Laughter is a state of the mind-body in which the dominant emotions are pleasure, peace, love, and joy
  10. Control high blood pressure and heart disease 

 

Interesting info 

It has been estimated by scientists that laughing 100 times equals the same physical exertion as a 10 minute workout on a rowing machine or 15 minutes on a stationary exercise bike. Laughing works out the diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles. 
 

What is laughter therapy?

laughter yogaLaughter Therapy is a physically oriented technique that uses a blend of playful, empowering and otherwise "tension-releasing" simple laughter exercises (such as lion/lioness laughter, coffee/tea laughter, bow and arrow laughter etc).

With gentle yoga-breathing and -stretching exercises, rhythmic clapping and chanting of Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha in unison a simulated laughter turns into real laughter.
Laughter Yoga is done as a way to improve health, increase well-being and promote peace in the world through personal transformation. It is non-religious, non-sectarian, and non-political. The session may be adapted to suit the needs, abilities and motivations of the group participating.

Workshop Outline  

1st Segment  

  • Theory of laughter therapy
  • Benefits of laughter therapy
  • The benefits of a belly laugh
 


 
2nd Segment  

 
  • Group and individual laughter exercises (incorporating stretching/acupressure/tapping)
  • Various other methods for self laughter stimulation
  • How to activate the pelvic muscles through laughter

 
3rd Segment  

  • Q and A and summary of main points
 

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Food & Nutrition 

food & nutrition

Introduction:

To become and remain healthy, our bodies need good food, and the time and energy to process it and use it. Healthy eating provides all the necessary nutrients to create and repair tissues, to sustain a healthy immune system and to enable the body to execute daily tasks with ease.

Your browser may not support display of this image.Links between diet and disease are better understood than ever before, and there's a large body of evidence showing that what you eat has an enormous impact on health.Our lifestyles and eating habits have changed drastically over the past couple of decades. We now rely more on convenience food and nutritional supplements than on fresh food. Much media attention has focused on what foods you shouldn't eat, rather on what foods you can and should eat. 

Brief Outline:  

  • Your browser may not support display of this image. The aims of good nutrition
  • The Essentials for Energy
  • (Protein, Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Minerals and Water)
  • Foods to choose in each category
  • Additional tips that go hand in hand with nutrition
  • Do we need nutritional supplements?
  • Smart tips for healthy and delicious snacks
  • The Dangers of anorexia and bulimia
  • Benefits of High carb-High protein meals only.
 

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Colour Therapy for all 

Synopsis:  

Colour Therapy can be used for any problem whether, physical, mental, emotional or spiritual for specific problems as well as an over all relaxation therapy. Colour Therapy can be used safely and effectively - either alone or alongside any other therapy, whether complementary or orthodox medicine - for adults, children, babies and non-human animals alike.

Colour energy can be the catalyst for our healing process and encourages normal and healthy workings of the body.

Colour Therapy should not be something you just go to a therapist to 'have done to you'. Colour is everywhere and should be utilized as part of our everyday life. A Colour Therapist can explain and advise you on how you can use colour at home for health and wellbeing.  

Topics: Participants would learn: 

  1. The colour that works best for each of us and how to use it to your advantage.
  2. Three methods of using colour therapy for healing (meditation, application and warm bath)
  3. The different colours and their significance on our lives and moods.
  4. The different colours healing properties.
  5. Colour therapy in the world.
 
 


Herbal Remedies 2- Internal Cleansing 

Introduction 

While some people may dismiss herbal remedies as quackery, the use of botanicals is well rooted in medical practice. Ancient doctors methodically collected information about herbs and developed well-defined pharmacopoeias to treat a variety of ailments. More than a quarter of all drugs used today contain active ingredients derived from those same ancient plants.  
 
It's estimated that nearly 80 percent of the world's population use herbs for some aspect of primary health care. In the United States, more than 1,500 botanicals are sold as dietary supplements; top-selling herbs include echinacea, garlic, goldenseal, ginseng, ginkgo, saw palmetto, aloe, ephedra, Siberian ginseng, and cranberry. 

Participants will learn: 

  • The different types of fruits, herbs and vegetables that could be used to assist in treating various ailments such as sore throat, hypertension, varicose veins, morning sickness, indigestion etc.
  • The usefulness of the different types of tea for different ailments, e.g. green tea, herbal tea, lemon tea, chamomile tea etc.
  • How to make a cocktail of lime, wheat, brown rice and cherries/berries as a internal/colon cleansing tonic.
 
 
 

Yoga & Your Body 

Duration: Approx 1 hour per session

Synopsis:

Yoga means ‘union’ in Sanskrit. Yoga is an ancient art based on harmonizing the bodily systems and unification of the body, mind and spirit. yoga
 
Physical and mental therapy is one of yoga’s most important achievements. Yoga has succeeded as an alternative form of therapy in the treatment of common ailments such as asthma, migraine, digestive disorders, blood pressure, constipation, insomnia and stress related ailments.  
 
Yoga’s calming effects are a great benefit for those who experience stress. Sometimes it is hard to calm the mind down and relax enough to fall asleep. Most of us have experience those nights. If you can’t sleep, try using calming poses to help yourself relax. Gentle moments and inversions are good choices. Remember to breathe slowly and fully. Soon you would probably fall asleep without knowing.  
 
Yoga is the World’s oldest holistic system of self-development, integrating body, mind, and spirit. The science of Yoga began its development in India over 5,000 years ago and has evolved into a contemporary mind / body health and wellness system with practices ranging from purely physical fitness to a holistic lifestyle grounded in spiritual principles that expand consciousness and cultivate compassion.

Yoga encompasses a diversity of teachings and techniques, yet all schools of Yoga commit to cultivating health, fostering personal growth and supporting spiritual transformation. Yoga is highly adaptable. The only authentic Yoga is the one that works for each person according to circumstances and needs.

The Benefits You Can Expect:

  • Yoga helps to create an optimal environment for healing through relaxation and focused breathing.
  • Distracts mind and body from habitual pain messages.
  • Builds strength and flexibility in a relaxed way.
  • Relieves deeply held tension in the body and mind.
  • Increases circulation and oxygen intake.
  • Improves postural alignment and range of motion.
  • Studies have indicated that people with chronic pain who are active have fewer problems with pain.
  • Yoga empowers people to manage their pain.

 

Classes Available

Beginners’ Course

Designed to take the mystery out of how to move the body with understanding and without pain.

Intermediate Course

Our most advanced classes for those with previous yoga training who are strong in standing poses and inversions. Designed for those who wish to challenge their postures.

Children’s Class

Children ages 10-14 are invited to learn and play the YogaKids way. The style and pace of the class addresses the natural interests, needs and rhythms of children. Activities include yoga poses, games, stories and relaxation techniques.

The full duration for each course is 1 hour. However, participants can sign up on a per class basis or the full 6 sessions. 

 
 
 

Yubiwaza Self Defence  

Duration: Approx 1 hour 30 minutes   

Topics:

  • Nerve centers to concentrate to disarm an attacker/aggressor.
  • Breathing techniques to maximize the use of the mind and not physical strength.
  • Simple striking techniques to stall an attacker.
  • Imagery technique to improve concentration skills.
 
 

Touch Rugby Clinic (beginners and advanced) 

Programme Main Objectives:  

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:  

  • Know basic touch rugby skills
  • Learn the terminology and appreciate the mental skills of the game

Touch Rugby or TOUCH, as it is known, is a minimal contact sport that is played worldwide by men, women and children of all ages. The game emphasizes running, agility and ball handling skills such as pass and catching. 

Looking something similar to Rugby, without the tackling, scrumming, kicking and the like, the aim of the game is to score tries. Played on a flat surface, half the size of a conventional sports field, Touch rugby is “The Game taking the World by Storm”. 
 

Modules 

  • Introduction to touch
  • Safety Briefing
  • Warming up exercises
  • Posture & Stance
  • Recap of rules (Scoring/Foul/Penalty etc)
  • Basic runs/passing
  • Drills and Exercises
  • Basic runs/passing 
    Recap of rules/passing techniques
  • Developing Good Fundamentals
  • Group Skills Development sessions (In groups of 5)
  • Friendly Matches between teams of 5
  

 


 Three Balls Juggling! 

 Duration: Approx 1.5 hours per session 

Synopsis: 

Ever asked yourself 'what is juggling'? Probably not - you probably have better things to do. Anyway, it's pretty obvious that juggling is about throwing things in the air and catching them, right? In a way that's true, but there can be more to it than that, for example contact juggling, where the whole point is that the objects stay in constant contact with your body.  

You could probably learn to juggle three balls in a day if you practice hard (yes, even you!) You don't need fantastic coordination or even any special equipment (oranges make pretty good juggling balls). So getting started is pretty easy and then it's up to you where you want to take it. You could start learning some tricks with three balls - some of those would probably only take you a couple more days, but others could take weeks. Or you might want to get into juggling larger numbers - this gets much harder the more you do.  

Benefits of Juggling:

  • Juggling is fun and for everyone regardless of your age!
  • Improves hand-eye coordination!
  • An excellent task for teaching goal setting, tracking of improvement, perseverance, and delay of gratification!
  • Personal achievements, challenging and the physical activity involved in juggling!
  • As a means of relaxation and keeping fit!
  • Entertain your love ones, friends and colleagues (great for socialization)!
  • Life-long skills that will stay with you forever!
  • A relatively inexpensive activity!

Beginners’ Course

Learn the fundamentals of juggling and master how to juggle one, two and three balls through the “Cascade” method.

Intermediate Course

Once you mastered the basics of one, two and three balls juggling, graduate to coordinated group juggling whereby you will learn how to juggle in pairs and in groups of three or more!

Children’s Class

Juggling is for all ages and everyone! Start early and let your children indulge in an activity that improves their hand-eye coordination and dexterity, heighten their mental alertness, keep fit and have fun all at the same time!  

 

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