Psynamo Group Professional Mental Health Practice


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    Winter Courses with Psynamo                         

     

    The Psynamo Group have a range of learning opportunities, from evidence-based programmes to bespoke and developed in-house courses, trainings and workshops, offered year-round. We provide learning in many areas of human development and well-being for every age group and appropriate for all audiences.

    Our standard courses during the year typically run from August to June and are often carried out over six-, eight-, or 10-weekly sessions. Our week-long summer fun camps provide fun learning opportunities for everyone and can help to support multiple areas of child development.

    See our course descriptions below for more information and click on this REGISTRATION FORM link for a PDF form to sign up today.

    Online Registration and payment coming soon!

     

    Sandtray Stories© 7-10 years old | HK$2900 | Thursdays 4pm-5pm September 20th to November 15th (excluding 18th October) → Discovering our imagination through the modality of play is as natural as breathing for children. Some have difficulties expressing themselves or with the formal academic process of written communications. Working out stories through play can be an easy way to kick-start the little pre-literary minds while having fun at the same time. Helping children learn to tell their stories and express themselves empowers them for school and for their future. We will develop a full story over the course and save it in a book to take home. This course will be run over eight (8) one-hour sessions this term. Click here for more details.

     

    Beading Buddies™ (by kikissimo!) 8-12 years old | HK$4300 |Saturday’s 2pm to 3.30pm | October 27th to November 24th → Creating wearable works of art is a real treat for girls and boys alike. In this five-week course your little ones will be able to learn some basic beading, knotting and jewelry-making skills as well as create three bracelets they can take home and treasure. Important skills they will have the opportunity develop and hone include hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills improvement, planning, organisation, sequencing and attention/focus. Let your children develop these important executive function skills needed for school in a fun and creative way. By the end of the course they will have three new little treasures to wear and won’t even be aware of how much learning they were doing. This course will be run over five (5) one-and-a-half-hour sessions and is offered twice this term. Click here for more details.

     

    Social-Emotional Superstars™ 8-11 years old | HK$4200 | Mondays 5pm to 6pm 22nd October to 10th December → Navigating relationships in school and life can be tough when we are young and sometimes we need a boost to support this naturally developing process. This course is designed to support children’s social-emotional development and communication skills through fun games and exciting activities. By the end of the week your child(ren) will have some great new action plans for making connections with their peers and some polished-up confidence in time for the new school year. This course will be run over eight (8) one-hour sessions this term. Email flourish@psynamo.com to register for this course.minimindfuls8-12 years old HK$3200 | Monday September 17th to November 12th (excluding 15th October) 4pm to 5pm → This is our fun-filled course that explores slowing down and finding calm through the use of all of our senses. Each day explores a different sense through a unique set of activities. Children will learn to calm their bodies and their minds, extending their abilities to concentrate and focus. Traditional mindfulness techniques and some powerful but fun neuroscience in a child-friendly manner are core elements. Children will have the opportunity to develop a sense of their own stressors in life and expand their toolkit for managing these. This is a great way to be prepared for academic engagement and to expand their knowledge and skill-set. Children will be exposed to natural items to touch, smell and taste during this course, please advise of any allergies or intolerances in advance. This course will be run over eight (8) one-hour sessions this term. Click here for more details.

    MannersMatters© 9-14 years old | HK$5500 | Saturdays, 12.00-13.30 | October 27th to November 24th → This autumn lunch course will set your children up for any formal event in just a few weeks. Over the course of five lunchtimes, your children will learn the art of table setting, appropriate serving, accurate etiquette when seated at the table and when we need to excuse ourselves, the delicate balance of conversation during a meal and round it all off with thoughtful table clearing. Yes, there is an appropriate way to do that too! Have your child join in on some simple but informative lunches that will set them up with the knowledge needed to sail through any Western table setting with aplomb, whether in Europe, the UK or the USA. This course will be run over five (5) one-and-a-half-hour sessions and is offered twice this term. Email flourish@psynamo.com for registration on this course.

     

     

     

       
  • The team at Psynamo and the OpenMind Learning Space have joined forces to provide a range of community learning opportunites for a wide variety of audiences this Autumn/Winter.

    Have a look at the titles below and complete the pdf registration form (online booking coming soon!) to attend. Bring along a colleague, friend, family member, anyone you feel could benefit from a little easy learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Come and join us for these talks (and more), it is only $100 per person to join each of these community learning focused talks and we’ll make you a lovely cup of tea to help you relax and learn while you are with us. 

    Complete and return this PDF Registration Form OR email us on flourish@psynamo.com or grow@openmindhk.com and just let us know what you would like to learn, we'll do the rest.

    ♦ Mindful Awareness Eating: How to gain a foothold out of compulsive eating habits - Friday 28th September 2018 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    ♦ The Neuroscience of ADHD: So, what do we know today? - Monday 22nd October 2018 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    ♦ Neuroplasticity and Overcoming Addictions: Remembering to Rewire - Monday 19th November 2018 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    ♦ Caring for Caretakers: How Self-Care can be a Life-Saver for everyone - Tuesday 11th December 2018 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    ♦ Creating a Sustainable Goal: How to put an S at the end of SMART Goals - Monday 21st January 2019 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    ♦ Mind Over Matter: Using Self-Talk to Reframe Your Perspective - Monday 18th February 2019 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Mindfulness for Children                                    

    minimindfuls © is our fun six (6) week inspiring after-school programme designed for children to raise awareness of stressors in life and give them the skills to manage themselves.

    In this course children will explore slowing down and finding calm through the use of their senses. Each class explores a different sense through a unique set of activities. Children can learn to calm their bodies and their minds. They will extend their abilities to concentrate and focus generally as well as specifically in the classroom.

    We use traditional mindfulness techniques from Jon Kabatt-Zinn and more recent Mind-Up programme research, powerful models from modern neuroscience and a healthy dose of fun to bring this course to life for children once they have finished a long day at school.

    The programme is also designed to help children improve their own awareness of stressors in life as well as togive them some skills to manage themselves.

    We offer two sessions each term. Please see the details of times and days on our Seasonal course pages.

     

     Mindfulness for Teens - "Taming the Adolescent Mind" from Dr Lucy Tan

    Taming the Adolescent Mind from Dr Lucy Tan is a thought provoking course to hep teens identify the unique stressors in their life carried out over six weeks in the late afternoons.

    Through a range of activities your teen will be challenged to view themselves in a different light and recognise their own strengths.

    We use these strengths to go throug the ROAM curriculum and encourage them to develop their own sense of calm and strategies for what to do when hormones may take over.

    Your teen will gain a new skillset that can make all the difference between stressful dating, homework or exam situatins and make you wonder how they are so cool about everything.

  • Social Emotional Superstars

    Social Emotional Superstars is an exciting class that helps children increase their social-emotional and communication skills with age appropriate peers. This course is designed to support and extend the natural learning process of children's developing social and emotional skills and instill confidence n themselves.

    This six (6) week after-school programme combines elements of the "Social Thinking" programme by Michelle Garcia Winner, recent relevant research and well established evidence-based practices to work with children to increase skills and confidence with age appropriate peers.

    Our children have more information and opportunity available to them than ever before, which can mask maturity levels in some. This course can help to bring them up to speed and use each other as role models.

    This course is designed to support and extend the natural learning process of children's developing social and emotional skills.

  •  The FRIENDS For Life Programme br Dr Paula Barrett is a ground breaking curriculum from Australia for children from 8 to 11 years of age that helps children, their families and especialy the schools to learn about and develop the all-important life skill of resilience that comes through social emotional learning.

    Through a range of gaes, arts, reading and play, children are exposed to all the skills they will need to be a friend to others as well as calm themselves, recognise emotions in themselves and others, make positive invitations to play, do better at schol and work well in teams on projects.

    This course is carried out over ten weekly sessions and includes all materials, course books, relevant parent literature and support as well as two 'check-back' sessions to ensure students are incorporating the ideas and support into their everyday lives and developmental challenges.