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 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.
Holdfast Community Centre
Soul Space Brisbane
Ainslie Arts Centre
Southport Community Centre
Sandridge Community Centre
Merewether Life Saving Club
Kawana Island Meeting Place
Community Northern Beaches Meeting Room
Port Hacking Community Centre
The Bay Room, Double Bay
Annangrove Progress Hall
Harry Todd Band Hall
Snacks, Lunch and Water Bottle
Comfortable clothing and closed-in shoes so you can move in your movement session
This workshop runs from 10am to 3pm
How to start a conversation with someone you have never met?
What is confidence and how to get more of it?
Making a great first impression – even if you are nervous.
Our little ladies work with an incredible circus performer to help them build their confidence in a creative way.
The movement session is designed to engage our girls through movement and music.
The anticipated outcome is elevated confidence and tools on how to utilise music therapy and movement to express themselves.
What is a healthy friendship?
What does a toxic friendship look like?
How to navigate moving in and out of friendship groups?
How to make new friendships?
How to deal with conflict at school when you are having issues with a friend?
How to deal with bullying and stop it before it escalates
How to deal with being overwhelmed?
Learn to release anxiety and stress.
Be the best version of you.
Learn to turn off the inner, negative self talk that may be holding you back.
Our girls sit together with our our Youth Leaders so we ensure all girls are included and feel happy and supported whilst having their lunch break.
How do you ‘get back up’ quickly after something has upset you?
This session is about building up our girls resilience levels so they are less affected by situations that may occur around them.
With a clear understanding of gratitude and grit, our girls will learn how to happier and overcome obstacles quicker.
Dealing with your changing bodies.
What to do when your period arrives.
Knowing what is ‘normal’ verses what is not normal.
Sponsored by Cottons and Endometriosis Australia.
A fun and creative class to channel our girls creative side. Using real flowers, our girls are shown how to use mindfulness when focusing on one task at hand. With the use of colour, texture and the ability to be creative, this is a dynamic session.
The final recap session is a way to refresh our girls on all the tools and strategies that they have taken away from the day. We ensure our girls leave feeling happy, positive about life and having had made wonderful new friends.
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 and non refundable. You are not able to get a refund for this event however you can sell your ticket or gift it to a friend. 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 loose 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.
Yes! You cannot put a price on having your daughter walking away from a program feeling happier and more self assured. You are setting her up for life with some incredibly valuable skills and tips. This will be the best money you ever invest in her. To compare, a one off visit with a psychologist is around $280 for an hour. Your daughter will be spending 5 hours with a team that have created a program developed for them by psychologists. The value is exceptional! On top of that, your daughter will receive a My First Period Online Program, a Cottons care pack, healthy snacks and a gorgeous flower crown.
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!