We want participants to:
- Think and control their mental and emotional development
- Develop social skills and relate well to others
- Use verbal and physical language techniques to be effective leaders and communicators
- Develop courage to participate and contribute to those in their environment
- Realise their potential and develop skills around managing themselves and their personal development
The Empowered program is tailor made for New Zealand schools linking directly into the school curriculum for Health and Physical education requirements. Our program will enable its participants to be Confident in who they are and what they can do, developing lifelong resilience and positive attitudes. It will enable them to be Connected to those around them and their community developing empathy and respect. They will learn that to be Actively Involved is the way to make change in themselves and those around them. Our active life skills development means that Lifelong learning is forefront in the lessons. They will have to creatively think and adapt to scenarios that life presents making informed and decisive decisions far beyond just reacting with violence.
Regular Physical exercise
Ongoing repetitive sessions will develop coordination and understanding of the benefit of physical exercise allowing participants to realise they are capable of completing various physical demands and enabling them to take this self belief on into their personal development outside the course.
Scenarios help develop awareness of various context situations that participants may encounter and gives them effective strategies to manage the risk and make conscious safe choices.
Understanding who they are and growing personally is important to participants. Development of strong mental capacity, self worth, self confidence and respect are important to learning how to overcome adversity and anxiety.
Positive Movement skills
Through a range of gross and fine motor movements participants will learn how their body works and how people move will affect given scenarios. The range of movement is meant to challenge their thinking and learn new skills. It will allow them to develop strategies to overcome new situations the encounter and extend their own abilities.
Building effective relationships and friendships is an important component of mental wellbeing. The program works on understanding the differences between people and their characteristics. It allows participants to build trust and respect for each other. To help each other and demonstrate assertive behaviours.
By developing a strong healthy positive mindset the participants will help promote positive changes and guidelines in classrooms, school and local environments. They will influence those around them to follow their example and be better.
Life skills Empowerment
Participants are encouraged to develop core life skills around:
- Respect (Manaaki) – Treating others the way you would like to be treated
- Attitude (Waiaro) – Displaying a positive attitude and being willing to try new challenges.
- Empowerment (Whakamana) – Believe in your own potential and inner strength
- Friendship (Hoahoa) – Surround yourself with positive friendships
- Confidence (Whakamanawa) – Adopting an ‘I can’ mindset and having the courage to try
- Focus (Arotahi) – Ignore distractions and focus on your goals
- Goals (Whainga) – Set short/medium & long term realistic goals
- Resilience (Manawaroa) – Develop ways to accept and overcome life’s challenges
- Strength (Rira) – Strength of mind and body