Dates: 24th July - 22nd September 2017 Times: Weekdays 3.30pm-5.30pm
The aim of our Breathe Easy Program is to allow children and young adults to learn how to use mindfulness practice and clinically prescribed exercise medicine to reduce stress, mild anxiety, mood disorders, and improve focus, effectiveness of study, resilience to physical and psychological challenges (performance anxiety) and mindset on a daily basis.
The introduction of techniques encouraging children to incorporate purposeful mindfulness into their coping strategies empowers them with lifelong skills to manage stress and their mental health. The concept of exercise prescription as medicine of the prevention of chronic disease and illness may be new to us as parents but to our children it will become the standard treatment protocol over the next twenty years.
The program features the use of our Mindfulness Jars, a simple mechanic that encourages children to engage in the mind body connection, as well as high intensity cardiovascular efforts on an exercise bike or rower. Children will progress through the sessions supervised by our team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists. Children are booked on 10 minute intervals into our Thrive Clinic to ensure adequate individual attention and supervision through each of the four stages of the practice. This practice process also supports and encourages self accountability and an intrinsic focus in the children whilst being surrounded by similarly motivated peers during practice. The sessions are 30 minutes only and offer children and young adults a place to learn, discuss and experience first hand how effective the combination of mindfulness practice and specifically prescribed cardiovascular exercises medicine is in managing our mental health and the relationship between our mind and body (not in a mungbean loving way, but in a very clinically sound and research supported based practice).
The program is a 3 sessions per week package, to ensure consistent practice. The 8 week program is priced at $375, which works out at $15.61 per session. Private health rebates are applicable, providing your health fund participates in the group cover scheme (participating providers listed below), at the completion of the 8 week program. Depending on your health fund and cover level, a rebate from the program can be up to $150, meaning the overall out of pocket cost comes to $225.
This program is suitable for children:
Entering year 11 and 12 facing an increased study load
Children anxious to engage in social or competitive sport
Children that have difficulty coping with stress deadlines at school
Junior athletes with performance anxiety
General populations between 10-17 with an interest in learning about their minds, bodies and the fascinating scientific connection between the two.
The Thrive Clinic 21 Stuart Street Mosman Park 6012
Price: $375 + GST * Private health rebates apply
Click on the Button Below - You will be directed to our Booking and Payment System. Once you have created your account, if you have not created already, select the 'Workshop' Tab and select "Children's Breathe Easy" "Sign up now" to enroll You will be directed to Checkout for Payment
Terms and Conditions - Any exercise program is not without risk and this or any other exercise program may result in injury, serious illness or even death. The risks are higher when you have a pre-existing medical condition or have not exercised for some time. You are responsible for seeking appropriate medical advice before commencing this program. The Exercise Therapist and Elite Health Management disclaims all liability from all in connection with your use of the programs, videos, and seminars or whether or not The Exercise Therapist or Elite Health Management is negligent. If you have commenced an exercise activity in accordance with this program and at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy or physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a doctor.