Welcome To The February Issue Of Our PALS Programme Blog
We hope you all enjoyed a nice midterm break.
The focus for many students in February was on study plans and the mock exams.
This is often the final chance to focus on the study plan in preparation for the Junior and Leaving Cert Exams.
Hope you are all happy with the results coming back to you!
One to One PALS Programme for Teenagers and Young Adults Continues To Grow
We are so happy to see the awareness and understanding of our PALS one to one programme growing with parents and guardians. HQ is receiving several calls a week from parents enquiring if PALS may help their teenagers or young adults.
PALS Programme has been designed to focus on many areas where challenges are faced. The programme is adaptable to individuals and groups and will focus on bringing about positive changes in many areas. Sometimes a challenge which seems small and insignificant to an adult can actually be very overwhelming to a 12 or 13 year teenager.
Often the process of taking time out to look at positive experiences, strengths and attributes, can often help a teenager focus on all their good skills and in doing so they feel confident to grow and progress in other areas which they find more challenging. Often the very act of taking time out to review our progress and development can be just the very activity which is needed to bring about positive changes in our lives. This one small change can have a very positive knock on effect and bring about big changes in several areas including school, social skills and general mental health and well being.
We have seen huge positive results almost immediately with our one to one clients. The sessions are tailored to the client and therefore can focus on the core areas of concern. Many students feel such a positive impact on their day to day lives that they want to continue maintaining this well into the future.
Sessions are delivered over 3, 6 or 9 sessions depending on the needs of the teenager or young adult. The process of the weekly or fortnightly sessions allows time for the student to introduce new habits and complete the weekly action plan.
All in all the overall result is very very positive!
Big congrats to all our one to one clients who have embraced the PALS Programme both positively and proactively.
Mindfulness and Meditation
We are delighted to announce plans for introducing Mindfulness and Meditation to our PALS Programme for both schools and businesses.
Awareness of how Mindfulness can impact on our day to day life in a very positive and empowering way is growing all of the time.
We would like to deliver this to all students but especially the exam year students.
Mindfulness can be practised anywhere and anytime – all we need to do is to remember to practise it. This is particularly helpful for students sitting in the exam room with the exam paper in front of them. The benefits of Mindfulness can include a reduction in stress, anxiety and panic, a sense of calm when everything is chaotic, an awareness of how important it is to breath well all of the time.
We would like to deliver Mindfulness to the corporate sector to bring about the huge importance of taking some time out every day to clear the mind and recharge the batteries.
The positive impact on the individuals and teams who do this practice are varied and may be measured with increase productivity on a day to day basis in the business.
Absenteeism may greatly reduce if we can help people manage their stress through Mindfulness and Meditation.
Watch out for more details to come and if you would like more information please contact us.
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Have a super month.