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WORKSHOPS

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS

 

THURSDAY WORKSHOP (NSW & WA)

Reframing Bullying: How to Flip Power Imbalances and Encourage Connection in the Classroom

Dr Hayley Watson

This workshop will empower participants with hands-on skills for intervening in bullying and relational conflicts between youth in a way that promotes mental health and resilience. Through role plays, self-reflection exercises and group activities, they will learn how and why their responses to these incidents can promote connection or further conflict between students. They will understand the principles of behaviour change and how to relate to the actions, thoughts, and emotions of their students in a way that decreases stigma and isolation. They will learn how power imbalances originate between young people and how they can help in shifting them. They will be equipped with tools for self-reflection and empathy that will create a therapeutic space in their classrooms and schools. This enables students to communicate honestly and feel safe to express their feelings rather than projecting them onto others through the bully/victim dynamic.

 About Hayley

Dr Hayley Watson is a clinical psychologist, researcher, program developer, and trainer. She is an expert in the field of group and school interventions, having developed and delivered programs for youth in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. Her PhD focused on bullying interventions, and she has four other degrees in the fields of criminology, psychology, and Eastern philosophy/mindfulness. Her most recent projects are a YouTube Channel making psychology accessible to youth, and a video-based mental health curriculum for high schools being rolled out in Australia, Canada, and the US. She also delivers teacher and parent training seminars worldwide.

 

 

 

 

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