EMPOWER : Education
Well-being and Mental Toughness has emerged as a highly significant factor in the development of young people and has been linked to a number of key factors such as academic engagement, valuing learning, coping effectively, thriving on pressure, attainment, well-being, classroom behavior, attendance. I work with school leaders to develop a clear well-being and mental toughness strategy to help students and teachers alike to flourish.
KEYNOTES AND WORKSHOPS
I offer a range of training sessions and keynote presentations on well-being, resilience, and mental toughness topics, sharing the latest research in novel and engaging ways.
I love developing unique training sessions to meet the needs of your school, but here are some examples to get the conversation started…
THE SCIENCE OF WELL-BEING
Discover what is the science of wellbeing, learn about the PERMA model of wellbeing and explore how these can be embedded to
create whole school approaches for building viable well-being change.
Our emotions play an important role in every aspect of our daily life. Understand how emotions guide our thoughts and behaviour,
why developing self awareness is crucial for wellbeing and how to support young people with emotional regulation.
One of the key contributions positive psychology has made is supporting individuals to reflect on, consider, and identify
their core strengths to utilize them to lead a flourishing life (Boniwell, 2006). Within positive psychology, personal strengths are defined as our built-in capacities for particular ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving (Linley, 2008). Using the VIA 24 character strengths, staff can define their own character strengths and reflect on how they can use their unique combinations of strengths to bring out the best in them and their students.
Mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. It influences how you think, feel, and behave in
any given situation. Explore the mindset research and the effortless tools we can use to shift mindsets. Utilizing these tools can support learning, build resilience and improve, well-being.
One of the biggest challenges we experience in relationships is that we are all different and we can perceive the world in so many different
ways. Explore how positive connection can improve your own well-being and the impact students’ learning. Learn how to build strong connections with others and how you can help students develop those skills.
FROM LANGUISHING TO FLOURISHING
Explore the latest neuroscience about the teenage brain. Using theories that provide a positive and proactive way to make sense of
the changes young people experience during adolescence, teachers can explore how to enable young people to thrive during this time.
Flow is a cognitive state where a person is completely immersed in an activity—from painting and writing to prayer and
surfboarding. It involves intense focus, creative engagement, and the loss of awareness of time and self. Explore how to give your deepest attention to an activity or task that you are incredibly passionate about, to find yourself creating the conditions necessary to experience a flow state of mind. Learn how to make the mind’s usual chatter fade away, placing yourself in a non-distracted zone. The feelings that would consume you under normal circumstances (inhibition, hunger, fatigue, or aches and pains) melt away, and all that matters is your dedication to your craft.
Adversities and challenges are an inherent part of our existence. Consequently, our ability to overcome hardships and take action
against unpredicted challenges has always been crucial for the survival of our species, as well as for the development of modern society. You will discover what the science says about mental toughness and explore the SCARFE™ model for building it.
FROM OUR CLIENTS
Gilda ran positive parenting and school workshops for our community. She exudes positivity and is passionate about what she does. A lively presenter with wellbeing at heart.
Gilda is a global thought leader in the field of Positive Education. Her intellect, passion and energy make her an asset to any client she works with.