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Connected Kids

A Term Long Program Helping 4-6 year olds Develop Social Skills, Self-Expression, and Emotional Awareness through Play and Mindfulness

Imagine a world where your child confidently navigates social interactions, makes friends easily, expresses their needs with clarity, and finds their unique place in every group. This world can become a reality with our specially crafted Connected Kids program!

How “Connected Kids” Can Help:

Enhanced Social Skills: Our carefully designed activities focus on effective communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution, equipping young children with the tools to navigate social situations confidently.

Friendship Building: For children who find making friends challenging, “Connected Kids” provides a supportive environment where they can connect with peers and forge meaningful relationships.

Expressing Needs: Through play-based scenarios and guided interactions, children learn to articulate their needs and preferences, fostering healthy communication habits.

Boosting Self-Confidence: We celebrate each child’s unique personality and strengths, promoting self-awareness and self-esteem in a way that makes them feel valued and empowered.

Mindful Self-Discovery: Our blend of mindfulness and emotional awareness activities helps children better understand their emotions, fostering resilience and emotional well-being.

Who Can Attend?

“Connected Kids” welcomes children aged 4-6 who are eager to enhance their social skills, build meaningful relationships, and discover confidence in their incredible personalities.

Join the Journey: Whether your child is an outgoing explorer or needs a little extra support, “Connected Kids” is the place where growth happens. Our program is designed to meet every child where they are, fostering a sense of belonging and achievement to build confident, and connected kids.

Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in your child’s future happiness and success. Enrol them in the “Connected Kids” program today!

 Empower your child to flourish socially and emotionally with “Connected Kids.” Because every child deserves to shine!

Insight-Full Kids

Insight-Full Kids is a mindfulness and resilience building group for children (6-11 years of age), who experience anxiety, have difficulty regulating their emotions, are overthinkers, or struggle to manage stress in their lives.

Seeing your child struggle with anxiety, overthinking, or regulating big emotions can be so challenging. You want to provide the best support for your child, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

That’s why our Insight-Full Kids Group Program was created. 

If your child is struggling with any of these, we understand how challenging this can be for you both. Beneath these sometimes challenging behaviours are often some big, heavy feelings like sadness, shame or anxiety. With individualised support, children can learn that it is okay to have these big feelings, and find safe ways to seek help and to express them.

Over the course of the Program, your child will learn about their emotions and practise skills to help them better manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to:

  • promote self-confidence
  • build resilience
  • improve self-regulation, and
  • build healthy friendships.

This program is run in small groups (no more than 8 children) to ensure individual attention and support, and is adapted to meet the needs of each child.

Based on the principles of kindness, compassion, gratitude, acceptance and non-judgment, this program is adapted to meet the needs of each child. We draw on a mix of meaningful and age-appropriate techniques, including:

  • Reflective discussions (participation is always optional)
  • Storytelling and reading, with opportunities to unpack the meaning within these stories
  • Mindfulness, yoga and meditation activities for nervous system regulation
  • Group and partnered activities that promote turn taking and respectful communication, and allow opportunities for children to share, learn from each other, and experience a sense of inclusion
  • Creative activities and games that bring fun into learning new skills.

Positive outcomes identified by parents of past participants include:

  • Increasingly speaking about their feelings
  • Increased awareness of feelings, and increased ways to safely manage big feelings (like anger)
  • Increased willingness to step out of their comfort zone
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Improved ability to self-regulate, by identifying when they need quiet time
  • Feeling more connected to a community of other kids.

If you would like further information or to register your child, please get in touch via email at info@insighttherapiesvic.com.au or Call 0492 881 360.

Insight-Full Paws

Building Social Connections and Emotional Growth

Are you seeking a unique way to enrich your child’s emotional well-being, boost confidence, and enhance their social skills? Your search ends here with our newest group program, Insightful Paws – a children’s group that seamlessly integrates the successful Insight-Full Kids Program with the incredible benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT).

At Insight Therapies Counselling and Consultancy, we deeply understand the profound impact therapy dogs can have on a child’s development. Here’s how our program empowers your child in the areas of emotional awareness, mindfulness, emotional regulation, confidence, and social skills:

  • Fostering Emotional Awareness: Our therapy dogs provide a nurturing environment where children can explore and understand their own emotions. Through gentle interactions and observation of our intuitive canine companions, children develop a heightened awareness of their feelings, gaining insights into the complex world of emotions.
  • Promoting Mindfulness: Interacting with therapy dogs encourages a state of mindfulness in children. By being fully present in the moment during these interactions, children learn to appreciate the value of mindfulness, a skill that can be applied to everyday life, helping them manage stress and anxiety effectively.
  • Enhancing Emotional Regulation: Canine-assisted therapy is a powerful tool for teaching children how to regulate their emotions. Our therapy dogs provide a calming presence, offering a non-judgmental space for children to practice emotional regulation techniques. This helps them learn how to navigate and express their feelings in healthy ways.
  • Building Confidence: Through guided activities and teamwork with our canine companions, children gain confidence in their abilities. The unconditional love and support of our therapy dogs boost their self-esteem, empowering them to face challenges with newfound self-assurance.
  • Developing Social Skills: Insightful Paws takes pride in its ability to enhance children’s social skills. In group settings, children engage in collaborative activities alongside their canine partners, fostering teamwork and communication. These experiences pave the way for improved social interactions and the formation of meaningful connections with peers.

Contact us today to secure your child’s place in this amazing new program!

Parent Feedback from Insight-Full Kids Program

“She gained more confidence in joining in group discussions. She gained more confidence with playing with friends & she is able to talk to me about things that have upset her at school 10/10”

“Our son comes home a lot calmer after attending the program and he can pull himself out of a meltdown a lot quicker than normal”

“We could literally see a weight come of Amy’s shoulders after the first session. Very grateful for your gentle guidance”

“Thank you very much for teaching me how to stay calm. It was great having someone to look forward to see every Wednesday”

“Mindfulness is the area behind the waterfall, which allows you to step out of the cascade and view your urges, impulses and desires without getting caught up in it all”

Dan Harris