Pathways to Resilience Trust | Pathways to Resilience
Professional development, resilience building and social and emotional programs for educators and parents.
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Resilient kids. Positive families. Strong communities.


  • Discover the importance of social and emotional learning.
  • Unearth the benefits of strengths based community wellbeing programs.
  • Follow the pathways to resilience by participating in our programs offered below.

  • Evidence-based social emotional learning programs for educators in the early years


Wings to Fly is a new strengths-based approach to social and emotional wellbeing for children from birth to five years. It is designed to support educators to optimise their pedagogical practice in order to enhance overall outcomes for children.

Wings to Fly is delivered as a professional development program for early years educators as an in-centre training anywhere throughout Australia and will soon be available online. Wings…


  • Neuroscience and social emotional learning for educators and parents


The aim of this seminar is to give educators an overview of how our understanding of neuroscience impacts social, emotional and academic learning in the classroom.

This seminar will help you begin to understand the implications neuroscience has for educators and parents, especially in the areas of social and emotional learning. The seminar will help you identify a number of ‘neuro-friendly’ principles and help kids build better brains. The Neuroscience for Educators and Parents seminar runs for 90 minutes and also available for online delivery. Neuroscience…


  • Building resilience in children by understanding how the brain works


Research has demonstrated that teaching students about how their brain works (in particular, that the brain is plastic and can develop new capacities with effort and practice) makes a big difference in how constructively children deal with mistakes and setbacks and how motivated they are to persist until they achieve mastery.

Brain Talks for Kids run for approximately 45 minutes. Brain…


  • Mindfulness for educators is great for building resilience and wellbeing


Mindfulness gives us the ability to stay calm and present, to gently and wisely transform our difficult experiences into understanding. This workshop aims to introduce participants to the concepts of mindfulness, look at the benefits of mindfulness and to explore how it might be introduced into everyday life as well as the classroom.

This seminar runs for 90 minutes and is also available online. Mindfulness…


  • Building resilience in families


Life for any family includes ups and downs, challenges and unexpected twists and turns in the road. A family’s ability to negotiate this journey and keep going depends on the skills they are working on along the way. There are certain skills and strategies that have been identified as important for the development of resilience. Some are internal skills we can build and develop, whilst others external, which encompass the relationships in children’s lives.

Families can draw upon these skills to build successful strategies to bounce back after challenging times. This seminar will enhance your understanding of the importance of interactions, connectedness and relationships in assisting children to build resilience. Building…


  • Building emotional and academic resilience using growth mindset


Why do some people give up when challenged while others thrive? Why do some students learn from feedback whilst others ignore it? Why do some children regard effort as essential for success while others regard it as a weakness?

Based on research from leading Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, this seminar explores the concept of mindsets and how they impact on resilience, motivation and performance. Growth…


  • Looking beyond behaviour to prevent anxiety in children


Looking Beyond Behaviour explores the underlying message in children’s behaviour and the impact of our expectations and beliefs upon our responses and strategies.

All children need a sense of connectedness, however some need to be taught the tools.

“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” – Carl Jung

Looking Beyond Behaviour is available as a two hour in-person training program or online. Looking…


  • Mindfulness for wellbeing – An introduction to mindfulness


The power of thought is central in creating our experience of life. In this introduction, we explore both the nature of mind and thought. In order to build our wellbeing we need to become more aware of our negative thinking patterns and understand how these patterns cause us to experience challenges.

At the end of the day, we need to use thinking flexibly – to make valuable choices no matter what thoughts are pressing on us to act. This session runs for 90 minutes or is available as a more in-depth program running in two hour sessions over 6 weeks. Mindfulness…


  • Principles for building resilience in children and adults


Learn how to answer the question: “what is resilience?” during this 90-minute seminar. Develop a greater insight into the relationship between resilience and adversity and unpack the key principles behind resilience as a concept.

Develop a greater insight into the relationship between resilience and adversity by looking at the five core social and emotional learning competencies. Principles…


  • Weaving social and emotional learning concepts into culture


What approaches are you taking to enhance SEL of students in your classroom? On what theory are you basing these approaches? What evidence do you have that you are progressing towards your SEL goals?

In this workshop, we explore common issues in implementing evidence-based SEL programs, show educators how to turn SEL concepts into classroom culture and complete a grid identifying beginning steps, specific practices and general opportunities to ‘weave’. Weaving…


  • Journey to the Island of Calm


The Journey to the Island of Calm is a Social and Emotional Learning program for upper primary aged children ages 9 to 11. The metaphor of a Journey is used to speak of growth through adversity.

The program takes children on a journey as a ship’s captain. Each week on their Journey to the Island of Calm they face an adversity which requires ‘social and/or emotional skills’ to meet the needs of the challenge. Metaphors, like keeping a captain’s log, along with very practical and easily practiced activities make this a very engaging and memorable young persons’ social and emotional learning program. Journey…


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