The Positive Minds Curriculum: Building Optimism & Healthy Relationships in Young People, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Positive Minds Curriculum

Building Optimism & Healthy Relationships in Young People, 1st Edition

By Madhavi Nawana Parker


160 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents



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

About the Author

Madhavi Nawana Parker is Managing Director of Positive Minds Australia, Author, Child and Youth Practitioner and Keynote and Public Speaker.

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