Holistic Wellness for Girls in Brisbane | LIFE – Standing Strong program
LIFE-Standing Strong – ‘Girls feel supported and happy, Parents feel relieved’
Is your daughter needing a little extra support? Does she need another perspective, or would it help if she understood that her peers are also going through what she is going through?
She will get that at LIFE – Standing Strong. She will also learn to appreciate her body and use it to keep her healthy. This program incorporates three components;
- STRONG Body – which is movement and activities that get our bodies moving and strengthens them.
- STRONG Mind – which is all about learning to think with a growth mindset and diving into relevant issues that girls are facing today.
- STRONG Heart – which is about practicing mindfulness in a calm and quiet setting; learning techniques that help with stress and anxiety.
LIFE – Standing Strong is a safe space for girls to meet new friends, learn about themselves and take away strategies that will help them in their daily lives.
Who is behind LIFE?
A dedicated and caring teacher, Kim has taught children in Hong Kong, Melbourne and now Brisbane. She is dedicated to hearing every voice and making sure they get a chance to express their thoughts and feelings.
Kim has worked as an early years and primary school teacher for 13 years. She thought it would be wonderful to work with children and youths in a different capacity than a classroom. Often children would speak to her at school about their upset, feelings and worry. With her new business at LIFE (Learning Inspiration for Evermore), she is running the Standing Strong Program where she can be with smaller groups of girls and unpack these big feelings that girls come across whilst growing up. Kim said, “It is a wonderful feeling to impact a young person’s life positively and know that they are gaining a lot from Standing Strong – it always keeps me coming back for more! And fills my heart with happiness!”
Kim is also actively pursuing her Counselling qualifications at the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors.
LIFE offers classes for girls aged between 5-17 years.
September 2021 School Holiday Program
Holiday workshops are being held these school holidays, on 20th, 22nd, 28th and 29th September, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Your daughter will enjoy a fun day learning new skills that will help her build resilience and inner strength!
See the LIFE – Standing Strong website for more info and to book.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is the program?
It is an evidence-based program, endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, that started in 2013 in Perth. It is just catching on now around Australia; there are more Standing Strong programs to come! Ultimately, it is a program where girls can come, be accepted by their peers, share their experiences and listen to others. There is always a different topic to cover in each class which is explored and dissected and talked out.
Should I sign my daughter up for a term class or workshop?
LIFE believes that both will deliver tools to your daughter! Workshops are a super great way to experience what they do at LIFE – Standing Strong. Most kids who experience a workshop then ask their parents to join the term classes.
In a workshop, they will be given a taste of the program where they cover several STRONG Mind topics and incorporate exercise and mindfulness.
The term classes are where the groups do a lot of work on themselves. The girls get a chance to make deeper connections with their peers and dive deeper into each topic in a cosier setting., generally with fewer girls. The program is meant to be done over time . . . so that girls can really become familiar and comfortable with their peers and talking openly about the topics. It’s really all about sharing and unpacking the issues they are facing.
How do I make a booking?
There is an easy online booking system that can be found on the LIFE – Standing Strong website. Kim is also very responsive by phone and email.
What can I expect once I’ve made a booking?
You will receive an immediate confirmation of payment and enrolment in a class or workshop. Then, a week or a few days before your booked class or workshop, you will receive a reminder email with all the details of what to bring and what time to arrive.
What does my daughter need to bring to a class or workshop?
For classes, all she needs to bring is a water bottle and yoga mat (if she does not have one, don’t worry, LIFE have plenty of spares). For workshops, because they are full days, she will need to bring her water bottle, yoga mat and lunch and morning tea snacks.
“We get to do workouts and we can play and do other activities and we get to be with you!” – Elly, aged 7
“We get to socialise and we kind of learn about our surroundings.” – Isabella, aged 10
“I like drawing and playing.” – Alana, aged 5
“We get to do a lot of exercise and meet new people – it was really fun!” – Yan Yan, aged 10
“I like that I can express my feelings whenever I want to here. I like to do ‘STRONG Body’ because I can warm myself up. I also like to do mindfulness – candle gazing.” – Pia, aged 9
For more information about workshops and term classes, please head to the LIFE – Standing Strong website.