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.
Every educator on board with Beautiful Minds is a professional in their field. Working with a number of different educators makes this workshop exciting and inspirational for the girls.
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Snacks, Lunch and Water Bottle
Comfortable clothing and closed-in shoes so you can move in your movement session
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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, please send us the details on how that needs to be made out to and our team will action this for you so you can get the funding.
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:
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