Short Courses

Holistic Approach for the School Environment

For Senior Students – Psychology and Life Ready course (2 hour)                       

This course is also available as PD for educators who teach year 11 and 12  HDPE and/or the  Life Ready curriculum. 

Grassroots Approach Program (GAP) for senior high students fulfills the requirements of the Life Ready curriculum. In addition it provides holistic approach in addressing the current social trends regarding relationships and mental health.

Senior high students are provided with psychological understanding of behaviour, personality types and relational  skills required for creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

Relationships have significant impact on health and wellbeing. There is strong evidence that supports healthy relationships have an impact on physical, emotional and mental health.

Grassroots Approach Programs (GAP) are taught in relevant, contemporary and simple way, providing essential and empowering skills to support independence, health, safety and wellbeing for self and others.

Topics include: Developmental Psychology, Nature & Nurture, Personality Types, Behaviour Formation, Emotional Intelligence, Relational Skills for restoring or maintaining healthy relationships, Defining Love and Happiness.

For more information or to your student program please go to bookings page.


For Teachers – The Relational Aspect of Teaching

Runs for 2 hours

The Relational Aspect of Teaching course covers topics that will help educators gain an understanding about what causes loss of motivation and engagement for students, what hinders capacity to learn and what to do to promote cognitive and emotional health for best learning experience.

There are three processes involved in learning;

  1. a) Motivation b) Comprehension and c) coherence

With busy curriculum and high work demands the relational aspect of teaching can be easily overlooked, yet it’s an important factor for the teacher’s and student’s wellbeing.

The program combines psychology with teaching of unique relational skills that are often counter-intuitive, providing a holistic view of how behaviour is formed and how it’s possible to promote change.

Teachers awareness of psychological factors help us to create a conducive environment where creativity and effective learning occur. This is supported by research showing improved results in student’s learning outcome (Teven, Jason J.; McCroskey, James C. 1996).

Topics include: Causes and Effects of Trauma, What Promotes Healing, Emotional Intelligence in Education and Relational Skills (Please see core topics list below).

Teachers will come away from the course with better understanding about why students may behave the way they do and how they may contribute toward changing challenging behaviour.

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For Parents – The Psychological Aspect of Parenting (1 hour)

Parents are often unaware of the extend of their influence on their child. This program informs and equips parents to effectively nurture their children to become caring, resilient and confident adults.

GAP will also equip parents with how to establish feeling of security and trust in their children from a very young age and gain an insight about different personality types. The topics covered in the program will provide parenting skills that promote optimal mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

GAP will also equip parents with relational skills that are often counter-intuitive, empowering them to change the dynamics of any relationship they wish to improve.

Topics include: Nature & Nurture, How to Instill Resilience, Relational Skills.

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Grassroots Approach Program Topics;

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • How our personalities and behaviour develop
  • The 3 phases of relationships
  • Essential Skills for committed lifelong relationships
  • Mindful living and its benefits
  • Deconstructing and reconstructing the meaning of Love and Happiness
  • Choosing a career
  • Financial Wisdom

For Corporates – Ensuring Healthy Relationships in the Workplace between Managers, Employees and One’s Peers       

Cultivating Effective Working Relationships in the Business World (1 hour workshop)

Workplace culture can be challenging at times. When the challenges begin to cause depleted levels of creativity, productivity and motivation it is time to address the causes and manage the relationships by changing the workplace culture.

Often it is believed it’s not possible to change behaviour of another person, which is true. However, there is a way to change the toxic culture that ensues challenging behaviour.

Grassroots Approach Programs provides insight and the skills required for improving workplace culture, which benefits the organisation in retaining talented and productive team members. 

Topics covered include;

  • Psychological Insight about Behaviour.
  • How to Improve relationships and Resolve Conflicts – in the workplace and in personal life.
  • Emotional Intelligence.
  • Productivity and Work Satisfaction.
  • Working with Remote Workforce – building teamwork and connectedness.

Due to the current economic climate we have made it feasible for large and small organisations.

Please contact our team to discuss your specific needs to receive an obligation free plan of action.