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The Myth of Multitasking – And How It Impacts Your Mental Health And Wellbeing
Many people believe that women are excellent at multitasking, while men don’t do as well. However, the truth is that no one is really that good at multitasking, regardless of gender. In fact, not only are we not built for multitasking, but you could be doing yourself
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The Power of Sleep
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Thoughts on Critical Incidents and Trauma in the School Context
Critical Incidents and Trauma If you work at a school, you need to prepare yourself for all eventualities and potential circumstances. This includes being prepared for trauma and critical incidents. While we all hope that a disaster or serious accident never happens at the school we work for
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How to Help and Respond If Your Teen is Depressed
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The Impact of Poor Mental Health on School Attendance and Supporting Student Motivation
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Setting Boundaries Framework
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What Our Students Say

Excellent workshop with practical, realistic advice and strategies for classroom use. I am already thinking of new ways to manage my classes tomorrow. Thanks Rocky.

Lauren Clarkstone
Cranebrook High School

Thank you for the Conscious Classroom Management Training workshop. So happy to know I can be myself and establish teacher presence that is me.

Johanna Lynch
Christadelphian Heritage College

I would like to take a moment to tell you what a great experience I had at your workshop. I have been a teacher for 19 years and have participated in sessions such as BoysTalk, and completed units on Interpersonal Relationships at Uni. I found your workshop to be informative, challenging (in a good way), and most importantly it contained skills that are immediately useful. I found myself using some of the techniques covered in the following week with great success.

When I got to work on Monday I immediately recommended you to the schools’ Executive Leaders as something to be considered for our staff PD. Whilst it may not suit everyone (as not everyone is comfortable being a counsellor), your workshop would be an invaluable experience for anyone interested in developing their skills as a counsellor, either as a career pathway or as an ‘accidental’ counsellor.

Dale Evans
Charles Campbell College Adelaide

As Deputy Principal of a large primary school, I am often faced with situations where I need to provide guidance and support for students.

Having recently completed the course, I have already used many of the strategies back at school and now feel more confident and well-equipped to deal with student issues.

The course was practical, action-packed and opened my mind to the many ways we can speak with and support students. I now feel better-equipped to manage the “difficult conversations” when my school counsellor isn’t on site. The added bonus is that many of the strategies will prove effective in my personal life as well.

Thanks Rocky! I will definitely be recommending the course to my staff.

Leigh Robertson
Grafton Public School

This training covered a range of strategies and I could relate it to my own experience.

Stan Sklias
Sefton High School
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