The purchase of ‘Stronger Than Anxiety’ provides a personal license for individual use only. If you would like to have the content made available to children and teens in your school or organisation, we can certainly make that happen. Depending on your specific needs, there are two options:

Option 1: A Broadcast License

To access the content from within your school or organisation, any time.

Who is a broadcast license best for?

A broadcast licence is best for schools, organisations, or clinicians (such as psychologists, counsellors, school counsellors, therapists) who would like to make the content available to all young people within their school or organisation, or with individual students or clients as part of their sessions. A broadcast license is for viewing and access on your premises exclusively.

Is there a limit on the number of people who can access the content?

There’s no limit at all, as long as they are enrolled in your school or organisation and watch the material on your premises.

Does our whole school need to watch it at the same time? I mean, we like each other but sometimes we like to do our own thing.

You certainly don’t need to watch it all together. The content will be available for 12 months, so individuals, groups, classes, or year levels can view the material at their own pace, as many times as they want.

If our students would like to watch the content from home, say, with a parent or carer, will the broadcast license include this?

No, a broadcast license allows you to make the content available to anyone within your organisation, but the content must be accessed from within your school or organisation. If you would like to make the content viewable outside your school or organisation for the young people enrolled with you, we have another option that would be perfect. Take a look at the multiple license option (Option 2) below. This will be the one for you.

How long can the content be accessed for?

The content will be accessible for 12 months from when your license is activated. During that time, the content can be accessed as many times as you like, provided it is viewed on your premises.

Can each student have their own workbook?

Yes, absolutely. The license provides for you to download the workbook and copy it as many times as you need for the children or teens in your school or organisation.

Okay. This is the one. How do we purchase a broadcast license?
  • First, we’ll need some details from you. Please email with:
    • the name of your school or organisation;
    • a billing email;
    • the number of students in your school or organisation.
  • We will then issue an invoice and when payment is made, we’ll send through access details.
What does a broadcast license include?

Each license will provide access to:

  • ‘Stronger Than Anxiety’ course video (42 minutes).
  • ‘Calming Your Amygdala’ downloadable workbook. Once this has been downloaded, you can copy this as many times as needed for each student viewing the course to have their own individual copy.
Let’s talk cost. How much?

The cost for a broadcast license is AUD $2000.

Okay. This is the one. How do I purchase a broadcast license?
  • First, we’ll need some details from you. Please email with:
    • the name of your school or organisation;
    • a billing email;
    • the number of students in your school or organisation.
  • We will then issue an invoice and when payment is made, we’ll send through access details.

Option 2: Multiple License Bundle

To access the content from anywhere, any time.

Who is this best for?

This option is best if you would like the content available to individual students or families from your school or organisation, for access outside your premises. This option will allow children, teens, or their immediate families to access the material from home. This will make way for parents to view the content alongside their children or teens and have meaningful conversations within the family about courage and resilience, and ways through anxiety.

How is this different to the broadcast license?

The broadcast license is for one license that allows you to show it to the people within your school or organisation, from within your premises only. Multiple licenses are separate licenses that allow the course to be accessed by individual children, teens, or families from within their own homes. A broadcast license allows the content to be accessed from one location, whereas multiple licenses allow the content to be accessed from multiple separate locations, and by different families.

How long will the course content be accessible for?

The course content will be available for 3 months from the date of activation of a license. For example, if you purchase a bundle of 25 licenses, each license will allow for three months of access from the date of activation of that particular license.

What’s included?

Each license includes:

  • ‘Stronger Than Anxiety’ video (42-minutes).
  • ‘Calming Your Amygdala’ downloadable workbook.
Is there a discount if I purchase multiple licenses?

Of course! The discount will depend on the number of licences you purchase. The more licenses, the higher the discount:

  • 10-25 licenses – 30% discount
    • To calculate: [number of licenses] x [cost of course] x 0.7 = what you pay
  • 26-50 licenses – 40% discount
    • To calculate: [number of licenses] x [cost of course] x 0.6 = what you pay
  • 51-100 licenses – 50% discount
    • To calculate: [number of licenses] x [cost of course] x 0.5 = what you pay
  • 101-200 licenses – 60% discount.
    • To calculate: [number of licenses] x [cost of course] x 0.4 = what you pay.
  • More than 200 licenses – Please get in touch.
How can I purchase multiple licenses, and how does the process work from there?
  • First, we will need a few details from you. Please email with:
    • the name of your school or organisation;
    • a billing email address;
    • the number of individual licenses you would like to purchase.
  • We will then issue an invoice, and when payment is made, access will be provided in one of two ways (you choose):
    • Option 1:
      • We will provide one code that will be valid for as many uses as the number of licenses purchased.
      • You can then share this code with as many families in your school or organisation as you have purchased licenses for. The code will provide each family or individual with a 100% discount for the purchase of the course.
      • The code will be valid for as many uses as the number of licenses as you have purchased. For example, if you purchase 25 licenses, the code can be used 25 times for a 100% discount each time.
      • When the course is purchased (with the 100% discount code), this will provide access to the course content will be provided for 3 months.
    • Option 2:
      • We will provide different codes, for as many licenses as you have purchased. For example, if you purchase 25 licenses, we will provide you with 25 different codes. Each of those 25 codes can be used once for a 100% discount off the purchase price.
      • A code can then be provided to each child or family a license has been purchased for.
      • When the course is purchased (with the 100% discount code), this will provide access to the course content for 3 months.
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There are lots of reasons we love people or places, and a big reason is that we love who we are when we’re with those people or in those places. It’s the same for our children.

Do they feel seen, important, fun, funny, joyful? Or do they feel annoying, intrusive, unimportant, stupid? Do they feel like someone who is valued and wanted? Or do they feel tolerated? Do they feel interesting, independent, capable? Or do they feel managed?

It’s so easy to fall into a space - and this can happen with the most loving, most wonderful parents - where we spend too much time telling them what to do, noticing the things they don’t do, ‘managing’ them, and not enough time playing or experiencing joy with them, valuing their contribution (even if we’ve had to stoke that a little), seeking out their opinions and ideas. 

We won’t get this right all the time, and that’s okay. This isn’t about perfection. It’s about what we do most and being deliberate when we can. It’s about seeing who they are, through what they do. It’s about taking time to enjoy them, laugh with them, play with them, so they can feel their capacity to bring joy. It’s about creating the conditions that make it easy for them to love the people they are when they are with us.♥️
This week I had the absolute joy of working with the staff of Launceston College, presenting two half-day workshops on neuroscience and brain development for children and adolescents. 

The teachers and staff at this school care so much about their students. The everyday moments young people have with their important adults matter so much. It’s through these moment to moment interactions that young people start to learn that they are important, believed in, wanted, that they belong, and when this happens, learning will too. It just will. 

This is what teachers do. They open young people up to their potential, to their capacity for learning and doing hard things. They grow humans. The work of a teacher will always go so far beyond content and curriculum. 

Thank you @launceston_college for having me. Your students are in strong and wonderful hands.♥️

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Building brave and moving through anxiety are like lifting weights. The growth happens little by little. Sometimes this will be slow and clumsy. Sometimes it will feel big bold, certain, and beautiful. Sometimes undone, unhappened, frustrating. It all matters. 

There will be so many days where they will see the brave thing in front of them, and everything in them will want to move towards it but they’ll feel stuck - between wanting to and scared to.

This is the point of impasse. The desire and the resistance come face to face, locked in battle. On the outside this might look like frustration, big tears, big anger, the need to avoid or retreat (or in us, a need to retreat them), but inside the work to strengthen against anxiety is happening.

This isn’t the undoing of brave. It’s the building of it. In this precious space between the wanting and the fear, they’re doing battle. They’re doing the hard, imposing work of moving through anxiety. They’re experiencing the distress of anxiety, and the handling of it, all at once. They might not be handling it well, but as long as they’re in it, they’re handling it.

These moments matter so much. If this is all they do, then they’ve been brave today. They’ve had a necessary, important experience which has shown them that the discomfort of anxiety won’t hurt them. It will feel awful, but as long as they aren’t alone in it, it won’t break them. 

Next day, next week, next month they might handle that discomfort for a minute longer than last time. Next time, even longer. This isn’t the avoidance of brave. It’s the building of it. These are the weight lifting experiences that slowly and surely strengthen their resiliency muscles. These are the experiences that show them that the discomfort of anxiety is no reflection at all of how capable they are and how brave they can be. It’s discomfort. It’s not breakage.

These little steps are the necessary building blocks for the big ones. So, if they have handled the discomfort of anxiety today (it truly doesn’t matter how well), and if that discomfort happened as they were face to face with something important and meaningful and hard, let them know that they’ve built brave today.♥️
Anxiety is a valid, important, necessary way the brain recruits support in times of trouble. In actual times of danger, the support we give is vital. This might look like supporting avoidance, fighting for them, fleeing with them. BUT - when there is no danger, this ‘support’ can hold them back from brave, important, growthful things. It can get in the way of building resilience, self-belief, and the capacity for brave. All loving parents will do this sometimes. This isn’t the cause of anxiety. It’s the response to it. 

We love them so much, and as loving parents we all will, at some time or another,  find ourselves moving to protect them from dangers that aren’t there. These ‘dangers’ are the scary but safe things that trigger anxiety and the call for support, but which are safe. Often they are also growthful, brave, important. These include anything that’s safe but hard, unfamiliar, growthful, brave.

This is when the move towards brave might be in our hands. This might look like holding them lovingly in the discomfort of anxiety for a minute longer than last time, rather than supporting avoidance. It might look like trusting their capacity to cope with the discomfort of anxiety (and approaching hard, brave, growthful things) rather than protecting them from that discomfort. Knowing what to do when can be confusing and feel impossibly hard sometimes. When it does, ask:

‘Do I believe in them, or their anxiety?’
‘Am I aligning with their fear or their courage?’
‘What am I protecting them from - a real danger, or something brave and important?’

They don’t have to do the whole brave thing all at once. We can move them towards brave behaviour in tiny steps - by holding them in the discomfort of anxiety for a teeny bit longer each time. This will provide the the experience they need to recognise that they can handle the discomfort of anxiety.

This might bring big feelings or big behaviour, but you don’t need to fix their big feelings. They aren’t broken. Big feelings don’t hurt children. It’s being alone in big feelings that hurts. Let them feel you with them with statements of validation and confidence, ‘I know this feels big, and I know you can handle this.’♥️
We all do or say things we shouldn’t sometimes. This isn’t about breakage, it’s about being human. It’s about a brain that has registered ‘threat’, and a body that is getting ready to respond. 

‘Threat’ counts as anything that comes with any risk at all (real or perceived) of missing out on something important, separation from friends or you or their other important people, judgement, humiliation, failure, disappointment or disappointing their important people, unfairness or loss. It can also count as physical (sensory overload or underload, pain, exhaustion, hunger), or relational (not feeling seen or heard, not feeling valued, feeling replaced, not feeling welcome, feeling disconnected from you or someone important).

Young ones have the added force of nervous systems that haven’t got their full adult legs yet. When brains have a felt sense of threat, they will organise bodies for fight (this can look like tantrums, aggression, irritation, frustration), flight (can look like avoidance, ignoring, turning away) or freeze (can look like withdrawal, hiding, defiance, indifference, aloofness).

The behaviour is the smoke. The fire is a brain that needs to be brought back to a felt sense of safety. We can do this most powerfully through relationship and connection. Breathe, be with, validate (with or without words - if the words are annoying for them just feel what they feel so they can feel you with them). 

When their brains and bodies are back to calm, then the transformational chats can happen: ‘What happened?’ ‘What can I do to help next time?’ ‘What can you do?’ ‘You’re a great kid and I know you didn’t want this to happen, but here we are. How can you put this right? Do you need my help with that?’

Of course, sometimes our boundaries will create a collision that also sets nervous systems on fire. You don’t need to fix their big feelings. They aren’t broken. Stand behind the boundary, flag the behaviour (‘It’s not ok to … I know you know that’) and then shift the focus to relationship - (‘I’m right here’ or, ‘Okay I can hear you want space. I’m going to stay right over here until you feel better. I’m here when you’re ready.’)♥️

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