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The Positive Minds Curriculum offers a practical approach to teaching young people thinking patterns to underpin healthy, rational optimism. A whole school, health care and community approach to getting along with yourself and others to improve wellbeing, resilience and happiness is provided in this practical curriculum. It can also be used with individuals and small, targeted groups.
Role plays, discussions and practical activities make it easy for students to build healthy relationship skills, self-awareness, empathy and compassion, gratitude, presence, optimism, problem solving, decision making and much more. Each chapter is divided into several lessons that logically break down individual components of each skill.
The Positive Minds Curriculum will appeal to teachers, educators, and health professionals with a keen interest in wellbeing, social emotional learning and compassion. It is also an important resource for parents and carers who wish to teach these valuable life skills at home.
Chapter 1. Healthy Relationships.
Chapter 2. Compassion
Chapter 3. Taming Your Inner Critic
Chapter 4. Using Emotional Intelligence to Disagree Gracefully
Chapter 5. Optimism: How to Look on the Bright Side
Chapter 6. Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Building Capability and Independence Through a Sense of Agency and Self-Efficacy
Chapter 7. Managing Challenging Feelings Constructively and Responsibly
Chapter 8. Wellbeing to Uphold a Positive Mindset