I have completed the training available to caregivers including the caregiver certificate course and feel very strongly that all caregivers should complete at least the short 2 day certificate of knowledge over say the first 12 months of caregiving...it amazes me how many carers out there have no training and support and these children are not the same as our own to bring up as they have so many problems that are hidden and need bringing out to be dealt with.” GRG Member
Mind Over Manner presented a Workshop at our 4th National GRG Caregivers and Members Summit 2016.
For individuals who experience sensory processing differences, ordering priorities or meeting the expectations of others and the world around them frequently results in anxious, confused or oppositional behaviour. Children and teenagers may be undiagnosed and high functioning or diagnosed with such labels as Autism, Aspergers, OCD, ADHD, DYSPRAXIA, ADD, ODD and many others.
The caregivers of these children and teenagers discover the standard parenting rules or boundaries do not apply or cannot resonate with the way their children or teenagers think and act. In each case it can create significant challenges for all concerned.
MIND OVER MANNER Workshops looks at how to adjust their negative world view, to recognise the onset of a meltdown and how manage a positive meltdown recovery process for all of those involved. It uses Applied Theatre Techniques and works with theatre practitioners to re-construct highly-charged events drawn from life experiences and exercises that deliver “active-reality” scenarios so that participants have the chance to reassess their responses to these most difficult moments.
It is a workshop like no other and is guaranteed to be an extremely valuable ,entertaining and eye opening experience.
One of the most enlightening presentations you can ever attend on the development of the brain at the different ages and stages of a child's development through to adolescence and adulthood is a Brainwaves Trust Aotearoa presentation. GRG highly recommends