Light Up Your Life

Half Day Workshop designed to lift our spirits and let our light shine!

 

Durham is the “Place of Light” and November brings the fabulous Lumiere back to brighten our Autumnal nights.  And not only that but Rainbows End will be bringing “Light Up Your Life” into schools with their wonderful new programme promoting good Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.

 

This half day workshop tackles potential pitfalls of growing up in a fun and interesting way, using various light themes to get important messages across.  Pupils will learn some excellent life skills and we will have done our bit towards supporting our young people to be far less at risk of developing a mental health problem.

 

  • Spot Light on You! – Working out personal values and why they are important
  • Light at the end of the tunnel – Having direction and setting goals
  • Sunshine – What makes us happy
  • A beacon of light – Encouraging a Positive outlook
  • Light bulb moments – The power of a growth mindset

 

These inspiring sessions have a real and positive impact and are fun and interactive, based around activities and crafts (who knew you could power a light bulb with a potato?!).  Young people will have fun too keeping our Rainbow bike lit up with pedal power!  Using team work and perseverance to see what they can achieve together.

 

Let us “Light Up Your School” this Autumn!  Please call Jenny on 07762 932 164 to book a workshop or Email elizabeth@rainbowsendcoaching.com.  These Workshops cost only £250 and will give lifeskills to your classes that will last a life time.

Mental Wellness at Work

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CPD Workshop for Teachers

Teaching is a rewarding but stressful occupation. It is commonly agreed that people who display high levels of emotional resilience are better equipped to deal with stress and appear to thrive compared with those with lower levels of emotional resilience. The good news is that resilience is not an innate characteristic, it can be learned.

Our workshop gets the year off to a wonderfully positive start.  Staff feel cared for and valued and the challenges of this profession are not over looked but considered and supported.

The programme is designed to leave participants with:

  • Improved emotional literacy
  • An evidence based toolbox of techniques for coping with stress
  • A greater ability to self-regulate with a particular emphasis on stress and mild anxiety
  • A more positive ”growth” mindset and the ability to challenge internal negative thoughts
  • Improvements in motivation, confidence and self esteem
  • Knowledge of where to go for help if it is needed
  • A greater sense of team spirit and unity with colleagues
  • An understanding of ‘locus of control’ and how it affects the ability to deal with stressful situations

The lessons learned in these interesting, engaging and enjoyable workshops, not only increase staff’s capability to stay happy and strong, and deal with stress, but has an impact on the ethos of the school and influences the children too.

Options for these workshops are as follows:

Twilight Session – This 1 ½ hour taster session raises the awareness of the key points outlined above.  Participants will take away with them some ideas about looking after their Mental Wellbeing.  The price of this session is £250 for a group up to 30 participants.

Half day CPD Session –  During this 3 hour session participants will adopt the learning points to formulate a personal growth plan and consider how different tools and techniques can improve their particular needs.  The cost of this is £35 per participant for a minimum of 20 and up to 30 participants.

Full day CPD Session – Here participants will enjoy an immersive personal development experience.  They will take time for themselves to learn, practice and enjoy the techniques of improving mental wellness – The cost of the full day experience is £55 per participant for a minimum of 20 and up to 30 teachers.

These workshops are based on the principles of positive psychology – the scientific study of human flourishing.  It would be our pleasure to support your school to flourish and welcome the opportunity to work with you.

For more details and to book a workshop please phone Liz on 07549 850 240.

 

For a look at the poster

Mastering Mental Health

Thoughts for the Summer

 

 

Transcript of above. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
But how much effort do we actually put in to being mentally well? If we want to improve our physical wellness, most of us have a pretty good idea of what we should be doing; eating healthily, taking regular exercise, drinking plenty of water and sleeping well.

But how many of us really know what we should be doing to improve our mental health? Do we need to read a book, or take a class? Probably not. There are lots of proven things that we can build into our day to day routines that will help us build our mental wellness.

Firstly, we should be practising happy habits. That is doing things on purpose that make us feel happy. It may be going to the gym, reading a book, taking a bubble bath or phoning a friend. It could be something as simple as making someone a cup of tea, or paying someone a compliment. Anything that gives you that feel good factor.

Sounds simple, but how much are you really doing? Why don’t you try writing it down in a journal for a week? This of it as a “pedometer” for the brain. Instead of counting steps you will be counting all of those opportunities to feel happy. Once you have a clearer picture, you can decide whether you need to be doing more on a daily basis.
Over the coming weeks, we are going to be looking at a whole range of things that you can do to improve your mental wellness. And with Summer here, what better time to start? Let us know how you get on.

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What Others Say About Us

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Building Girls Confidence

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We have a very exciting new workshop this year called ‘Making Rainbows’ to promote girl’s confidence. A name chosen to reflect the desire to influence girls to live fabulous, colourful lives!
The goal is to teach young girls to build confidence so that they have the tools to enable them to achieve anything they wish.

 

We developed this workshop with the  evidence by the Department for Education that girls start to fall behind in certain subjects at Key Stage 2 Skills through lack of self-confidence and becoming ‘invisible.’

 

Read more on this article below:
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/http://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/Keeping%20Up%20-%20Pupils%20who%20fall%20behind%20in%20Key%20Stage%202.pdf

 

Our Mission

  • To inspire girls
  • To increase levels of confidence in girls
  • To influence girls by looking at inspirational women

The Outcomes 

  • To improve academic achievement in girls in year 6.
  • To build confidence in girls.
  • To help girls to have a better connection with one’s own self, identifying values and principles, managing ourselves with self help strategies, learning styles and how to apply wisdom.

All our workshops are designed to be thought provoking, inspiring and fun and endeavour to achieve the fundamental outcomes and make a real difference to people’s lives.

 

Delivery
The delivery of this project is over 3 half day workshops to girls in Year 5 and 6.

Workshop One introduces the project and is based around fun activities to embrace the key parts of the mission.

Workshop Two is a continuation of the theme and includes a local inspirational woman key speaker, a role model who is socially and culturally relevant.

Workshop Three focuses on is the organisation an art based exhibition of inspirational women from the North East.

To discuss how this Workshop can benefit your school please call Jenny on 07762 932164.

‘Making Rainbows’ a workshop for girls confidence

DAY ONE
Gender stereotyping – critical thinking
Identify inspiring women
Introduce art project – Women who changed the World!
Power of yet
Growth mind set
Comfort zone

DAY TWO
Self perception
Values and principles
Identifying own strengths, learning style (the ore we know ourselves, powerful)
Speaker – Amanda Coulson
Organisation of the Art project

DAY THREE
Building positive relationships
Overcoming challenges
Asking for help – reaching out
Self management – stress and anxiety

Testimonials

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Coaching for Leaders

Who is it for?

If you are a head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher or a Chair of Governors (or if you aspire to be one) then our leadership coaching can help you achieve your goals and feel confident and self-assured in your role.

How will I benefit?

In dedicating time and energy to the coaching process you will benefit from:

  • Improved leadership skills, confidence and self-belief
  • Achievement of “stretch goals” and business results
  • Improved ability to persuade, influence and negotiate for results
  • Greater voice and visibility
  • Enhanced authority and credibility
  • Being a leader as well as a manager
  • Personal branding and profile raising
  • Greater recognition and reward for accomplishments
  • Career advancement including higher level projects
  • Improved satisfaction with work life balance.

 

Our style is client centred and non-directive, with a strong emphasis on results. With that in mind, each session focusses on the achievement of identified goals, action planning and accountability. We use and teach a variety of coaching tools and techniques to assist you in meeting your objectives.

How do I book?

Our coaching programmes always start with a “chemistry check” meeting. That is a 30 minute non chargeable meeting which ensures that both parties are confident that they can develop a positive and fruitful coaching relationship and set objectives for the coaching programme.

To book a chemistry check meeting call Elizabeth on 07549 850 248

A programme of 6 x 1.5 hour coaching sessions is recommended to run over a period of 4 months at approximately 3 week intervals. At a cost of £70 per hour the total programme cost is £630.