A one day workshop suitable for girls aged 8 - 12

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The One Day Workshop is suitable for pre-teen girls aged 8-12. It will help our girls  discover who they are through life skills, fun and inspiration. The workshop is technology free and runs from 10am until 3pm and focuses on confidence, building resilience, dealing with changing friendship groups and bullying, managing anxiety and much more. All our content has been created by our recommended psychologist and experts.

 

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Workshop
Outline

What to Bring:

Snacks, Lunch and Water Bottle

Comfortable clothing and closed-in shoes so you can move in your movement session

A smile

Included:

  • A Flower Crown made with fresh flowers
  • Illustrated aftercare notes of the topics covered throughout the day
  • My First Period Cottons box will be gifted to each girl. This has an illustrated booklet, pads and tampons in the gift box. 
  • Online Video Series of My First Period – Presented by Cottons, Endometriosis Australia and Beautiful Minds.
  • *If you are concerned about this topic, please call our team before the workshop date to discuss. 

All our content is created by psychologists and parenting experts that contract to Beautiful Minds

We cover
these topics

Confidence

How do we meet new people and strike up a conversation? It is often very daunting walking into a room of new people. How can you make new friends and feel comfortable in a new environment? We give our girls  tools to ensure that changing school, starting High School or making new friends does not have to be so daunting for them.

Movement and Music Therapy

Learning to let go! Girls often feel that people are judging them. This session is all about releasing that in a fun and interactive way with music. Our aim is to elevate our girls’ confidence levels so they feel safe and secure in who they are.

Friendships

From around the age of 8, we start to see our young girls struggling with their friendships. Groups are starting to change and girls are experiencing being pushed out of their circles. This is normally the time that girls experience the establishment of the Queen Bee in their groups. This is often the age when young girls may experience bullying and the dynamics in their relationships shifting. This is an important session to give our girls the steps they need to take to move into a new circle, move out of an existing circle, learn how to start conversations and build friendships with new people and deal with conflict that may arise at school. It is vital that our girls have a clear understanding as to what a healthy verses toxic friendship looks like.

Calming Anxiety

Research shows that anxiety is one of the main concerns of girls from the age of 8. Even if your daughter is not struggling with anxiety, she may be unable to sleep at night. This session gives our girls the tools to learn how to self soothe. We equip your daughter with simple techniques that can assist her when she is feeling scared, nervous or unable to fall asleep at night. 

Gratitude & Finding Resilience

Gratitude in the most basic terms is being thankful and appreciative of the good things you have. Building gratitude and resilience is a key part of a young person’s development. Cultivating empathy, gratitude and resilience are important tools for the development of our little ladies. 

My Changing Body

Even if your daughter is only 8 and a few years off from starting her period, her friends may be early developers and these conversations will start to happen at school. It would be best to equip your daughter with the right information so she is informed and not overwhelmed. We take a very gentle approach to discussing this topic and do not go into detail about body parts or topics that are too advanced for this young age range.

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FAQ

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 18 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 preteens, delivering sessions to thousands of girls 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 child is getting the best when she 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. Students can sign up to our online program which has informative videos covering a range of topics which keeps your child feeling supported long after the course wraps up. Our educational videos act as an incredible support system for both parents and teens. We also offer after care with any of our psychologists if your child needs additional support.

With our preteen workshops, teen girl workshops, retreats, online programs and after care support, we are here to ensure we support your daughter from the age of 8 right up to when she turns 18 years of age.

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 Founder Marina Passalaris who is on hand throughout every session to address any needs that arise.

This is a personal choice. We have many girls 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!

If you feel that your daughter is going through friendship issues, needs some confidence and tools to deal with overwhelm, then we are happy to have her join this workshop. We ask you as the parent to make that call.

 

If your daughter is having issues with her friends and has not yet started her period, she will benefit from this event. If however, you know as a parent that your child is very mature, we would suggest enrolling her into the teen girls events instead. Again, we do ask the parents to make this decision.

Yes, if you require an invoice in order to be able to claim NDIS, please send us an email with your child’s full name and who the invoice should be made out to and sent to. Our team will then send you an invoice to claim for our workshops. These invoices must be paid prior to the workshop start date.

No, our one-day events do not qualify for this due to the length of the program.

Yes. With all the dietary requirements each child has, please ensure your child is not hungry on arrival of our events and has lunch, water and a hat for their day.

 

Our team are equipped to support children in the mainstream school system. If you are concerned about if this is a suitable product for your child, we would prefer you email so we can discuss you needs prior to booking your child in. 

No. Our events are strictly a technology free day and we ask you as parents to respect this. Our team will be checking this at the door. If your child needs it to contact you after our event, the phone is to be handed into our team at the start of the day and it will be handed back to your child at the end of the event.

 

Our events are non-refundable and non-transferable. When you select the date you want to attend, our company has secured your place for that event date. If you are unable to attend we do not offer a ticket exchange as a result of a change in your personal circumstances.

No. Our events are for preteen girls aged 8 – 12 only. This is a safe space for children to open up to their peers.

We do not tolerate children who swear and are rude or aggressive to our staff or other guests at our event. A young person will be sent home if:

  1. A child hits another student
  2. Swears at our staff or at our guests
  3. Is caught bullying another child

Event terms and conditions:

These Event Terms (Terms) govern your purchase of tickets for, and attendance at events held by Beautiful Minds Pty Ltd (Events). It is your responsibility to review these Terms prior to the purchase of a ticket or making a booking any Event (Ticket). By purchasing a Ticket you agree to be bound by these Terms. We reserve the right to amend these Terms at any time, and will provide the most recent version on our website.

Throughout these Terms, the terms “Beautiful Minds”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Beautiful Minds Pty Ltd and its associated entities, and “you” refers to the individual or business purchasing tickets or attending Events.

1.   Event Booking and Ticket Purchase

  1. A list of upcoming Events, and Ticket prices are available on our website.
  2. In addition to the Ticket price, you must pay GST and any booking, handling, credit card surcharge or postage fees specified on our website.
  3. Ticket prices are subject to change, and Beautiful Minds will use its best endeavours to inform you if there is a change.
  4. You may purchase a Ticket for an Event online via our website.
  5. Your Ticket purchase for an Event is confirmed when you receive an email notification and receipt from Beautiful Minds. We will maintain a list of paid attendees for each Event, and you may gain entrance to the Event by presenting identification or your email receipt. You will not receive a hard copy or electronic ticket.
  6. Beautiful Minds reserves the right to vary the speaker, subject matter or materials provided under any Event at any time (including after the purchase of a Ticket).

2.   Refunds, Credits and Transfers

  1. All Ticket sales are final.
  2. All Tickets are exclusive and non-transferable (subject to 3(d) below). No exchange, credit or refund will be given except in the case of certain cancelled or rescheduled Events (see clause 3 below).
  3. For clarification, you are not entitled to an exchange, credit or refund if:
    1. you are no longer able to attend the Event; or
    2. you arrive late or are refused entry for any reason; or
    3. you did not enjoy the Event.
  4. A Ticket is only transferrable to another person strictly on the following conditions:
  5. a request is submitted in writing to [email protected] containing the proposed replacement guest name and email address.
  6. the request is submitted at least 48 hours prior to the relevant Event.
  7. Beautiful Minds accepts the requested proposed replacement guest in writing.

Beautiful Minds reserves the right to refuse entry if a replacement guest arrives at the Event without the ticket being transferred in accordance with the above procedure.

 

 

3.   Event Cancellation or Postponement

  1. Sometimes Events are cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to Force Majeure Events, situations which affect the speaker, or other causes (Affected Event).
  2. If an Affected Event is postponed to another date:
    1. you may, at your option exercisable by notifying us in writing no later than 30 days after the originally scheduled date of the postponed Affected Event, request a credit for the ticket price to put towards a Substitute Event; and
    2. if you do not notify us in writing of your request for a credit within 30 days after the originally scheduled date of the postponed Affected Event, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date for the postponed Event.
  3. If an Affected Event is cancelled and/or a new date for the Affected Event is not announced within 60 days of the postponement/cancellation you will be given a credit for the ticket price to put towards a Substitute Event.
  4. We will use reasonable endeavours to notify ticket holders of an Affected Event by sending an email to the address provided to us by the ticket holder; however, you bear the responsibility of ascertaining whether an Event has been cancelled, rescheduled or postponed
  5. In no circumstances, other than those outlined in Clause 3, will ticket prices (or any part thereof) be credited.Unless otherwise provided by law, any credit issued will be your sole remedy for a postponement or cancellation of an Event, and we will have no further liability to you in respect of any cancellation, rescheduling or postponement of an Event for any reason.  Any credits issued for postponed or cancelled Events that are not used within 12 months of the originally scheduled date of the postponed/cancelled Event will be forfeited.
  6. Tickets will only be refunded following a failure by Beautiful Minds to provide a Substitute Event within 24 months. Failure by you to elect a suitable Substitute Event within the period provided in these Terms, or failure to attend a Substitute Event, will not permit you to obtain a refund for the Ticket.

4.   Event Conduct

  1. You are expected to behave in a professional and appropriate manner at all Events. Your children are expected to behave, and listen to instructions given by our speakers, presenters, facilitators and youth leaders.
  2. We reserve the right to refuse entry or require you and/or your child to leave if your behaviour is deemed unacceptable.
  3. You acknowledge that phones and smart watches may not be permitted at certain events. Beautiful Minds will advise whether this is the case at each Event.
  4. Beautiful Minds films and photographs every event. You consent to your child being filmed or photographed by Beautiful Minds (or its representatives) and to Beautiful Minds using your name, likeness, image and/or voice in such photographs or films for the purpose of promoting our events, services and products. No remuneration is payable for such use. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please email [email protected]
  5. Beautiful Minds does not grant permission for you or your children to record an Event.

5.   Limitation of Liability & Indemnity

  1. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all implied conditions and warranties relating to your purchase of tickets for and attendance at Events, notwithstanding your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
  2. Where our liability cannot be excluded, such as in relation to Consumer Guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law or other prescribed terms under legislation, our liability for breach is limited to the face value of the Ticket purchased by you, plus any relevant booking and delivery fees.
  3. Certain laws imply terms, conditions and warranties (“Prescribed Terms”) into contracts for the supply of goods and services and prohibit the exclusion, restriction or modification of such term, conditions and warranties. The liability of Beautiful Minds in respect of a breach of a Prescribed Term or any warranty made under these Terms is limited, to the extent permissible by law to the resupply of the Event again within a reasonable timescale.
  4. We will be excused from performance under these Terms and in relation to Events to the extent such performance is affected by a Force Majeure Event.
  5. Unless the terms and warranties are included in these Terms, all prior discussions, quotations, warranties and Prescribed Terms, to the extent permitted by law, are excluded.
  6. Beautiful Minds will not be liable for any loss or damage or for incidental, special or consequential loss or damage of any kind arising out of the supply or failure to supply any goods or services to you, or arising out of Beautiful Minds’ negligence or in any way whatsoever.
  7. It is your responsibility to bring any relevant ailments or conditions of you or your attendees which may impact or be impacted by an Event to the attention of Beautiful Minds prior to ordering a Ticket.
  8. You agree that you are liable for and indemnify Beautiful Minds against all costs, charges, expenses, loss and/or damage (including but not limited to recovery costs and legal costs on an indemnity basis) incurred by Beautiful Minds as a result of or in connection with your breach of these Terms.

6.   Intellectual Property

  1. Intellectual Property (including all rights in copyright, patents, registered and unregistered trademarks, registered designs, trade secrets and know-how) in the Events and in all designs, concepts, and processes developed by Beautiful Minds in respect of an Event, or otherwise, is property of Beautiful Minds.
  2. You shall not use or disclose the material, processes, concepts or other intellectual property (or copies thereof) for any other purpose without the written consent of Beautiful Minds.

7.   Actions of Speakers and Presenters

  1. Beautiful Minds shall exercise reasonable skill and care in the performance of the Event in conformity with relevant and applicable professional standards.
  2. Beautiful Minds does not warrant and shall not be liable for the work or performance of other persons engaged by Beautiful Minds, including the speakers, presenters, facilitators and youth leaders.
  3. Any actions, statements, representations or opinions of persons engaged by Beautiful Minds (including the speakers, presenters, facilitators and youth leaders) are that person’s own, and may not act as representations by Beautiful Minds.

8.   Miscellaneous

  1. These Terms shall in respects be governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Queensland to determine any matter or dispute which arises under these Terms.
  2. If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid or unenforceable, all or part of that provision will be severed from the Terms and will not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Terms.
  3. No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Any failure to assert any right under the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right.
  4. In these Terms, “Substitute Event” means an Event on a similar topic, at a reasonably similar ticket price to the Affected Event. Beautiful Minds does not guarantee that the speakers, presenters, facilitators, youth leaders, subject matter or materials provided will be identical to those provided at the Affected Event.
  5. In these Terms, a “Force Majeure Event” means any of the following (whether or not foreseeable or anticipated): acts of God, terrorism, war, civil unrest, strike or labour dispute, lack of transportation, breakdown, labour or material shortage, blockade or embargo, supplier failure, epidemic or pandemic, government restriction or recommendation, legal requirement, extreme weather, earthquake, drought, fire, flood, explosion, natural disaster, government orders or regulations (including health orders), and/or any other event, cause or circumstance that is beyond our reasonable control.
  6. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between Beautiful Minds and you in relation to the Events.