Families’ Emotional Wellness

The emotional wellness of families worldwide suffered since the pandemic.


of children ages 5-17 experience emotional distress


of children have social or emotional delays


of children have learning differences like ADHD, autism, dyslexia


increase in adolescents with mental health issues from 2008 – 2017


increase in more severe cases considering suicide

Emotional Wellness

How we feel about ourselves, interact with others, and overcome obstacles in life makes an enormous difference in our ability to be happy and succeed.

What are families’ biggest challenges with emotional wellness?

Our Children’s Future

Social skills acquired during childhood lay the foundation for a successful future. A 20-year study confirmed a strong association between the early acquisition of social skills and future success in both academic and professional lives. On the contrary, children who lack social competence skills are likely to experience loneliness, career setbacks, substance abuse problems, and emotional distress.

The strengths within ourselves are invisible yet more durable and lasting than physical ones. Despite receiving the best possible education, not all children succeed in life at an equal level once they leave the cocoon of school. Social-emotional skills, cultural fluidity, and character strengths are equally important in combination with academic performance to give children the best chance of long-term success and happiness.

Tips for Parents?

Be aware of appropriate psychoeducation tools and resources to bring into coaching
sessions with parents
• Able to support parents to develop practical, mindful strategies to emotion coach their
child to build emotion regulation.
• Know when to refer a parent/child to a specialist
• Able to support parents to improve their communication and connection with their
child/teen and build a secure attachment.

Want to learn the following?

1. Secure Attachment: A brief look at attachment theory and how to support parents to
form a ‘good enough’ secure attachment with their child/teen, being kind & firm as
they support their child/teen’s feelings and needs for independence and connection.
2. Emotion Coaching: Exploring a child/teen’s feelings & needs further, understanding
the needs of a healthy brain, and how a parent can teach emotion regulation and
emotional intelligence.
3. Communication & Connection: The need to overcome negativity bias and confirmation
bias, focus on the positives (5:1), praise vs encouragement and how to engage
4. Problem Solving with Children/teens: exploring alternatives to punishment, building
independence & resilience, building optimism, focusing on long term values and
5. What is anxiety? Exploring and understanding anxiety, the mind-body connection, the
anxiety avoidance dance, when to refer on, focus on early intervention, focus on
values (both sides of the coin)
6. The CBT Model of anxiety: understanding the anxiety spiral, exploring perfectionism
as a form of anxiety, rigid forms of thinking vs flexible thinking
7. Mind-Body strategies to reduce anxiety: including changing thinking, changing bodily
sensations, visualisations, etc
8. Creating a fear step ladder: exploring gradual exposure, rewards, smaller steps,

Parent Coaching with Mindfulness is on offer to you now!

This workshop will run for 9 weeks, and each session will be 90 minutes in duration.
Please contact us at info@lifecoachingacademy.edu.au if you are interested in participating in this
workshop and wish to receive an enrolment form.