INSTANT THUNDER boys aged 8 - 12

INSTANT THUNDER focuses on building each child's potential, character and overall well-being. Our tools backed by science will help them become mentally and physically stronger to meet life's inevitable challenges head on. Our boys will learn to deal with stress, anxiety and fear in real time through six high octane activities including Australian Ninja. Paul Roos, Australian Father Of The Year and AFL premiership-winning coach has created an immersive experience where boys will identify their purpose, belief, values and life vision. This will help them build inner strength, respect themselves and others and be resilient when they find themselves in a tough moment. This session will be facilitated by Big Bash star James Bazley. ​
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What to Bring:

Snacks and water

Comfortable clothing so you can move in your fitness session

A smile

Every educator on board with Beautiful Minds is a professional in their field. They all have their own businesses and working with a number of different educators makes this course really exciting and inspirational for the boys. Our pre-teen workshop gives your son the key social and decision making skills to use BEFORE an issue escalates.

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Our icebreaker session gets our boys comfortable with each other and the process of the day they are about to embark on. We focus on how to make a great first impression, how to start conversations with people they have never met, the art of the perfect handshake and the importance of remembering names. 

Resilience & Mental Strength Through Exercise

Our boys work with our fitness instructor who takes them outside to do a series of movements and tasks that are designed to build resilience. We educate the boys on mental strength as well as physical strength and how a young person can channel their negative emotions through physical exercise. This session is brilliant for boys that are experiencing outbursts of anger and a change of emotions.

What Is A Real Man? Elevating Our Boys' Self Respect

This session is all about understanding the choices our boys are making and how these impact their world. When we think about what is a real man, we want to break down society’s view on what this looks like and instead focus on what qualities and values each boy has to ensure they are the best version of themselves.

This session has a strong focus on friendships and healthy relationships at home.

Mental Health

What are our boys struggling with? We tackle the tough topics, assisting our boys to open up and share what is going on for them. Anxiety, school pressure, low self esteem, beating the blues, stopping the negative self talk and the power of vulnerability.

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Our award winning programs have been given the tick of approval from the Department of Education. That is why we are the sole, content providers for the My Diary school diary’s that are distributed to just over 1.5 million Aussie school students. We are the pioneers in these courses as we launched Beautiful Minds 13 years ago. There was nothing like this back then and we have continued to grow and expand. Today, Beautiful Minds is Australia’s leading provider of educational workshops for teens, delivering sessions to thousands of teens annually.

All of our content has been created by our experts at Beautiful Minds (please see our educators page) and our team of psychologists. We work with our Board of Advisors, psychologists and parenting experts to regularly update all of our content. We also support headspace as our charity partner and this helps us ensure we are up to date on all relevant facts relating to mental health. Trusted by our International partner brands, you know your son is getting the best when he attends a Beautiful Minds workshop.

Tickets to our events are non transferable to another date and are non refundable. You may gift or on-sell your ticket to the registered date of the event. You are not able to get a refund for this event. If you are living in an area that becomes closed  due to COVID or you are unable to cross the border to get to the venue, then we can move you into another date. If you live in any suburb and the workshop is going ahead but you choose not to attend due to COVID, you will lose your place and we will not be able to move you to another date due to changing your mind

We see incredible results from our one day courses but we at Beautiful Minds do not view them as a one day course. We set the course up as a mentoring program and then encourage all our students to stay in contact with us after the course. We also offer after care with any of our psychologists if your son needs additional support.

We take the work we are doing at Beautiful Minds very seriously, we are dealing with young lives and so we ensure that our course plus after care options deliver outstanding results.

Yes they do. This is important to ensure we only hire and work with educators that we can trust.

Every course is overseen by our Head Presenter Dan Price, who is on hand throughout every session to address any needs that arise.

This is a personal choice. We have many boys that attend our courses on their own. Yes, they are nervous at first but within the first 30 minutes, they are relaxed and loving it. It is always more fun if they attend with a friend or sibling.

To ensure of an intimate setting we take no more than 35 students per course.

If we feel that a young person needs further after care and support after our courses, we will contact the parents and engage with them, discussing steps that need to be taken in order to get maximum results.

Yes. We have Public Liability Insurance coverage with a highly reputable Australian provider.

Comfortable clothing, lunch and a big smile!