This course is an introduction to the Ollie Model and how to turn Anxiety on its head. It is comprised of two videos and a workbook for you to use. This course is for everyone – teachers, parents and individuals and you will be able to use the techniques you learn straight away.
This is the first in a series of courses building up your knowledge of emotions and the different ‘language’ you can use.
Session 1: Introduction to the model.
This session is all around the concept behind the Ollie Model giving you a simple but powerful understanding of why we are the way we are and why we behave the way we do. How our environment and up bringing can create our belief systems and how those belief systems create behaviours.
You will learn that every emotion is a part of you, not who you are!
We will show you how simple it is to change a negative or limiting belief and how to take control of your emotions rather than be controlled by them. The video is just over an hour long is aimed at giving you the knowledge in a fun and engaging manner so that you can be the best version of you and help those around you to do the same.
It will give you a language and a set of tools to help yourself and our youngsters communicate about their emotions, their fears and anxieties and a lovely way for you to help them to help themselves!
Session 2: Anxiety.
The Ollie Model will give you a really good take on what anxiety is and how to explain it to youngsters and how to control it!
We turn anxiety on its head and I promise you will see what I mean when I say “anxiety is a powerful ally! It’s just a bit of a jobsworth sometimes.”
This first module is full of simplistic explanations for why we are like we are i.e. so awesomely different. And how we learn things, how our magic library files all our learning, how our emotions are our special team to help us navigate through life why they get a bit big sometimes and what to do about it. A simple but brilliant way of helping young and old deal with their emotions.
Use the workbook for writing your notes as you go through the course. The Magic Circle technique is brilliant for kids but you can also use it for yourself especially when you need that extra bit of confidence.
What is the Ollie Model?
It’s a simplistic but of so empowering therapeutic model to help young and old take control of their emotions rather than be controlled by them – turning how we deal with emotional wellbeing on its head!
The Ollie Model focuses on the emotions that create the behaviour rather than trying to change a behaviour without removing the root driver. This means that a child or adult can understand the driver and then find empowering better choices to deal with the need of the root emotion. As a result, we don’t have re-occurring behavioural issues as is often the result of a lot of other therapeutic interventions. The model also aims to empower parents/carers/teachers with the tools they need for themselves and their children so that neither are dependent on a therapist to fix them.
“50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24”
Kessler RC, Berglund P, Demler O, Jin R, Merikangas KR, Walters EE. (2005)
The Model teaches you HOW so you don’t need a therapist!
Fears, phobias, anxiety attachment issues are all emotionally driven behaviour. This powerful model gets to the root emotion that is driving the behaviour. By changing the emotion the behaviour will change.
“10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents
who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age”
Children’s Society, 2006
The Model is being used in schools, in foster and adoption, early intervention and alternative provision as well as with individual clients.
Since it’s creation a few short years ago it is now being accessed throughout the UK and Ireland with plans to launch it in Europe, Africa and Australia. We have developed a programme of courses to help you and those around you learn to take control of your emotions allowing you to be the best version of you.
“Truly exciting and revolutionary in their approach to therapy”