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Awareness for Life – Sunday 14th October

A Social Skills Programme for Teens

Geelong | Sunday 14th October, 2018

This course focuses on helping students (aged 13-15) gain skills to develop a positive self-awareness that will contribute to making a lasting impression. Etiquette expert and founder of ‘The Standard Companion’, Ana Retallack, will guide the students to building strong self-esteem through improved social skills, body language, good posture, and mindfulness. As well as learning the value of positive body language, self-respect and respecting others, they will also gain invaluable strategies for managing nerves.

The course also encompasses a ‘Self-Awareness’ module and we are delighted to be joined by Kate Meadows of ‘Be More Mindful’ who not only brings with her the wealth of 20 years’ experience in education, but also her knowledge as a high school Student Wellbeing Co-Ordinator. Kate will help the students build on the importance of understanding emotions and how they impact on the overall health and wellbeing of an individual.

Finally, the importance of table manners in the modern world, as well as the mental and physical benefits of healthy eating, is covered during this session, giving the students an opportunity to put newly acquired dining skills into practice over a healthy, light and nutritious 2-course lunch!

This course is ideal for those wishing to increase their general social and self-awareness in order to behave and manage themselves in a wide range of situations.

First Impressions Count

The importance of a good handshake

Meeting new people and making confident introductions

Hugs and kisses! Social kissing explained – and the cultural differences

Small talk, ‘big’ talk & topics to avoid

What to do when you don’t catch their name

Party tricks and tips!

Mobile phone etiquette

Body Language and Posture

How to present ourselves positively

Recognising positive and negative body language signs

Don’t cross your arms and other body language pitfalls

Standing tall and sitting straight

Walking well to instill self-confidence

Strike a pose! Setting yourself up for great photos!

Self-Awareness

How your state of mind affects your overall wellbeing

Common feelings and emotions for teens

Mindfulness and lifestyle changes

Support options

Modern Table Manners

Setting the table – knowing where all the pieces of cutlery, crockery, glassware & linens go

Navigating a place setting: Which bread plate is mine? Which glass do I use?

Napkin etiquette

Dos and don’ts in a dining environment

Your duties as a host – and a guest!

Knowing when to start

How not to ‘HKLP’! Holding cutlery correctly

Polite table talk

Passing and offering food

How to deal discretely with food you don’t like – and offend no one!

What to do when we have finished eating

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Further information

Venue:           Sacred Heart College, Retreat Road, Newtown VIC 3220

Time:              10.00am – 2.30pm projected finish

Price:             $160 per person

 

Price includes full tuition, light refreshments, a 2-course lunch, together with notes provided shortly after completion of the course, and a Certificate of Completion.

Please Note: The Standard Companion reserves the right to change modules. Students will be informed where possible about major changes.