The Mentally Fit Teen
Program for improving well-being and emotional intelligence of teens.
Your level of mental fitness indicates your MIND’s ability to function efficiently and effectively. When you are mentally fit, your mood is mostly positive, you know and use your strengths well, you develop and sustain positive relationships with others, you are confident about your ability to learn and succeed, and you cope well with setbacks across a range of situations.
Understand the concepts of physical fitness and mental fitness, and describe why they are important in their lives.
Learn their character strengths and implement ways in which their strengths can be used for the benefit of both themselves and others.
Explain the importance of using positive thinking, and describe how the different types of positive and negative thinking affect their feelings, behaviour and well-being.
Identify a range of strategies for developing and maintaining a positivity mindset, and be able to plan to regularly use positivity reflections.
Understand and be able to use mindfulness techniques and make plans for using some of them.
Understand and explain the positive effects on their mental fitness of staying connected to family and friends.
Describe and use core coping skills for resilience.
Only 12 Participants
The program has three key components.
Character Assessment: Character Strengths for Students survey will identify their top three to five character strengths, called ‘signature strengths’. When you are using one of these character strengths, you learn more quickly and you feel more energised and engaged.
Workshop: Workshop is experiential workshop, so we’ll be actively doing activities and have fun. There are four, two hours workshop with kids and One, two hour workshop with parents.
The Game: In the game, students develop their own avatar, based on their personal character strengths. They travel in a virtual world overtaken by a negative force, which has drained colour from everything. Students navigate individually through the game, making choices as they interact with a range of characters that are overwhelmed by negativity. The avatar must be recharged daily by inputting three good things, encouraging them to evaluate their life through a positive lens.
Note: The game is designed for iPAD and PC (Windows or Mac)
53 Sarvodaynagar Society, Part-1 , Sola Road, Ahmedabad
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Only 12 Participants
The workshop is based on Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), which is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.You can read about all the scientific evidences at this link..
There are also activities from Positive Psychology and Well-being Theory. Positive psychology is the branch of psychology that uses scientific understanding and effective intervention to aid in the achievement of a satisfactory life, rather than treating mental illness.
On top of this, the program is associated with Australian Higher Education:
Mrugank Patel aka MP has a passion for helping people thrive. Working as a Management Consultant, he became increasingly interested in human behaviour. These lead him to pursue formal study in Human Behaviour and Psychology. He is an Australian certified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach.
As a Coach, he is helping individuals maximize their potential for rich, full and meaningful life through evidence based behaviour science. He assists individuals and teams identify their psychological barriers and provide skill sets to enhance performance for greater productivity and well-being.
These are ‘personal development’ workshops. You will learn skills to overcome your own inner obstacles, to make life rich, full and meaningful, and to effectively handle the stress and difficulty that life inevitably brings. While the skills learned will be helpful for people suffering from depression, anxiety and other psychological conditions, these workshop should NOT be a substitute for professional evaluation, diagnosis or treatment.
Disclaimer: Results may vary person to person and depends on their effort.